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Nominations are being accepted for Purcell Citizen of the Year.The award will be presented at the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Banquet in February.All that’s needed is the individual’s … more
Will Rogers got it right when he said of weather in the Sooner state, “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change.”Case in point, the bitter cold on December 15 … more
The number one story for the calendar year 2019 was the total revamping and grand opening of Conger Field.A bond issue provided funding for the artificial surface,  new stands on both sides, a new … more
Purcell Junior Ryan Maynard has been selected by State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister to serve on her Student Advisory Council (SAC).Maynard is the son of Than and Sally Maynard.Hofmeister’s … more
Purcell Police investigated not one but two reports of stolen vehicles December 11.Officer Todd Carpenter was called to the Conoco North convenience store at 1738 North Green Avenue just after 8 … more
The elves of McClain County Operation Christmas have called it done for the 2019 holiday.Gifts and food baskets were distributed to recipients Friday at the Multi-Purpose Center, Dibble School and … more
Christmas is next week – the middle of the week, actually – so no long weekend for this Yuletide time.Federal offices will be closed only on Christmas Day.Closing for Christmas Eve and Christmas … more
Area churches will join Christians around the world in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and the miracle of the Christmas season.The following is a list of services:First Christian Church … more
It was a roundabout path that Tom Martin took from a Mississippi Delta cotton farm to Purcell.The longtime veterinarian and face of Purcell Veterinary Hospital grew up on that farm.And while he had a … more
One person was killed in a grinding two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of SH 59 and SH 24 Monday afternoon.The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Mary Ann Chappell, 76, no address provided, … more
The Oklahoma State Department of Education’s report cards are out for area public schools and the 2018-19 school year.While Washington and Newcastle Public Schools received B’s across the board, … more
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Purcell civic leader and war hero Ron Fishburn.Fishburn, 86, served three tours of duty flying helicopters in Vietnam earning seven medals including the … more
“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And … more
Purcell High School band members will have their bite of the Big Apple next spring.The Purcell School Board gave their blessing to a proposed March trip to New York City for the band.Director David … more
Ever wonder how reindeer fly?We did. So we went to the source of all things Christmas.No, not Santa. This close to the Night of the Great Sleigh Pull, he is much too busy making lists that have to be … more
Though there won’t be a primary election for area school board offices, Purcell voters will go to the polls February 11 to mark ballots in a 3-way race for city cuncil.Candidates in the Office 1 … more
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Tuesday the Pauls Valley couple charged over the summer with crimes relating to child abuse have each received a life sentence without the possibility … more
It’s almost parade time in Purcell and, spoiler alert, Santa Claus is coming to town!And so, we have it on good authority, is that green-skinned identity thief, the Grinch.Now the question is will … more
Nominations are being accepted for Purcell Citizen of the Year.The award will be presented at the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Banquet in January.All that’s needed is the individual’s … more
Tickets remain on sale for the huge drawing of prize money from the Purcell Public School Foundation.Tickets are $100 and can be purchased from any foundation trustee or by contacting Kerry Wilhoit … more
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