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Even with no spectators, fair food or special events, the 2020 McClain County Free Fair went on without a hitch.That in itself is worthy of a record in the middle of a pandemic with so many other … more
Thanks to tropical storm Beta parts of Oklahoma received rainfall Monday night and into Tuesday.The Purcell area measured 1.1” bringing the year-to-date total here to 42.25”.So far Oklahoma City … more
On Friday night, Lexington football fans are hoping the hometown Bulldogs take a huge bite out of the Ruf-Nex from Crooked Oak High School.After all, it is homecoming.Thirty candidates – 15 girls … more
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Dwayne Hatcher, 66, of Wayne was seriously injured when his Ultralight collided with a hay bale.The 2004 Cosmos Phase 3 Ultralight Trike was taxiing through a … more
McClain County Election Board Secretary Karen Haley hasn’t yet run a report on requests for mailed absentee ballots.Not that she has to in order to verify a record number of voters will be … more
One of Washington’s “Favorite Daughters” was honored with a special ceremony last Thursday at the Washington softball diamond.Jacie Stephens Cochran, who played on a slow-pitch softball state … more
One of the most important things citizens can do for their community and state is to register for the census. Since numbers are reportedly low from citizens in Purcell, the City of Purcell will be … more
Forty-one bids for sub contractor work on the new Purcell Municipal Hospital were accepted Tuesday evening during a joint meeting of Purcell’s City Council and Public Works Authority.Members voted … more
Maria Hart likens the rollout of REAL IDs at the Purcell Tag Agency to a Clint Eastwood movie.“It’s been the good, the bad and the ugly,” she said.Thankfully, the ugly accounts for “only a … more
Overnight rains last Tuesday and Wednesday dumped 1.75” of rain in the Purcell area bringing the year-to-date total for 2020 to 41.15”.That compares to the 30.81” recorded so far this year at … more
Dusty Ricks, superintendent of Mid-America Technology Center (MATC) in Wayne, recently announced his retirement effective September 30.Ricks, a longtime Blanchard resident, has contributed 37 years … more
The Town of Lexington is looking forward to celebrating and showing our appreciation to our essential workers on Friday, September 18, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park.The community is … more
Rick Whitten may feel a little like a yo-yo with good reason.In June 2016, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections sent Whitten to Lexington Assessment & Reception Center to serve as deputy warden … more
David Pickard is a man divided.A longtime Baptist minister, one foot has led him to the pulpit at Sunray Baptist Church in Purcell where he has taken on the title of interim pastor.His other foot is … more
Purcell’s fall brush pickup is still a few weeks off, but residents may want to start their  annual cleanup now.The City of Purcell will again collect limbs and brush left at the curb according to … more
Four security staffers at Lexington Assessment & Reception Center were singled out last week as recipients of the ARROW Award.It was no mean feat that brought them the honor from Oklahoma … more
The greeting for Robert Dempsey came by mail in 1942.Its message was brief and to the point.“The President says you’re needed,” Robert recalled his draft notice scant months after the United … more
Purcell residents who are dissatisfied with the current internet service attended Monday’s Purcell City Council meeting to express support for allowing Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Fiber to come … more
A former sheriff’s deputy from California will stand trial early next year in McClain County District Court for first degree manslaughter.James S. Blackwood, 62, of Byars, pled not guilty to the … more
The former co-owner of Sooner RV charged with 18 felonies in a case that began in December 2014 was sentenced September 1 to 133 years in prison.But then McClain County Special District Judge Leland … more
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