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In the wake of Winter Storm Uri, anxiety abounds where upcoming utility bills are concerned.But for Purcell residents, there is hope that anxiety will be allayed.City manager Dale Bunn told the city … more
COVID-19 numbers may be dropping, but don’t stop wearing your mask anytime soon.The Purcell City Council unanimously approved a resolution extending the city’s mask ordinance through the current … more
Editor’s note: The Purcell Register continues its feature in which civic leaders and others will answer five questions. The following were answered by Purcell Fire Chief Greg Cypert. Q: How did … more
Editor’s note: The Purcell Register is continuing its feature in which civic leaders and others will answer five questions. The following were answered by Purcell Chief of Police Bobby Elmore.Q: … more
Purcell was spared the worst of the winter storm’s brunt, city manager Dale Bunn said Tuesday.Bunn credited employees from the water and electric departments with keeping both utilities flowing to … more
A room at Rubys Inn & Restaurant reportedly rented by a Good Samaritan for a homeless person has been trashed.Investigating Purcell Police Officer Jeffrey Hixon’s report said the front window … more
The snow is gone and with it the sub-zero temperatures.But last week’s record winter storm left residents with some costly reminders – things like broken water lines and stopped up sewers – … more
Even though the 4.2 magnitude earthquake was about 190 miles north of Purcell last Friday at least one resident here felt it and heard it.Dick Gray, who lives at 715 W. Washington, said he first … more
McClain County Election Board Secretary Karen Haley has announced the Paoli I-00525 School District has opted to close the polling places in McClain County for its Board of Education/Municipal … more
Editor’s note: The Purcell Register continues a feature in which civic leaders and others will answer five questions. The following were answered by Chris Reynolds, Washington school … more
They called it the “Groundhog Day Blizzard.”When the meteorologists started warning what was coming our way in late January 2011, I tried to prepare.I moved into my mother’s house with my dogs … more
A two-day winter event wrapped a blanket of white around central Oklahoma Saturday and Sunday stifling travel and bringing business to a basic halt.Monday was a holiday for many anyway but the … more
W.T. Farrow’s ancestors left their mark on Lexington when they were among the first settlers staking a homestead east of the present-day Cleveland County town during the 1889 land run.Now Farrow … more
Yogi Berra wasn’t talking about the weather, but he nailed it anyway with this gem: “It’s like deja vu all over again.”Think back. Ten years and a handful of days. The Blizzard of February … more
As much as the COVID-19 pandemic painted Oklahoma into a corner this year, flu season came to the state with all the impact of a feather floating in air.According to the most recent information from … more
Editor’s note: The Purcell Register is continuing its feature in which civic leaders and others will answer five questions. The following were answered by Toby Ringwald, Wayne School … more
You can describe Harry Grider in two words: Work ethic.If you doubt it, just ask anyone at Lexington Public Schools.On average, Harry puts in 60 to 65 hours a week there, wearing dual hats as … more
Tuesday wasn’t the kind of day people willingly venture out.And that showed plainly at the polls.Through the ballot, Purcell voters showed their approval of a proposed 5 percent lodging tax.“I … more
Presidents’ Day is Monday and that means a holiday for many.There will be no classes at schools across the area, but with the day set aside for professional development or parent-teacher … more
While responding to a call last fall about two men firing shots from a moving vehicle, a McClain County sheriff’s deputy recovered a handgun stolen earlier in the day.Now the driver of the car, … more
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