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Foundation fund-raiser


The Purcell Public School Foundation is raising funds for teacher grants and other measures to enhance the education of Purcell Students.

They are selling 50/50 drawing tickets for $50 a ticket.

The winning ducat will bring half of the total money raised to the ticket holder.

Tickets are on sale from any Foundation Trustee and at The Purcell Register and McClain Bank.

Trustees include Jenny Gowens, Carrie Mayes, Ted Cox, Gale Wilson, Kelly Eck, Kerry Wilhoit, Mary Webb, Gracie Montgomery, Amy Tolle, Emily Montgomery, Katie Midkiff, Tammy Dillard, Dru Smith and me.

Ex-Officio Members who also have tickets are Sheli McAdoo, Jason Sanders, Carol Testa, Tina Swayze and Cindy Stone.

The prize money will be handed out after the drawing December 2 during the Purcell-Pauls Valley basketball games – just in time for Christmas shopping.

Get yours today and help the Foundation help students and teachers.

The Foundation was formed in 1991 and has funded thousands of dollars in teacher grants for special learning programs, purchasing things such as risers for music departments and even school supplies when state funding dipped several years ago.


I should have never made fun of my great-grandmother or her son-in-law, my grandfather, for how they handled the winter months.

My great-grandmother, Lena Straw of Hobart, had one of those old-fashioned stand-up stoves that she would crank all the way up and then sit nose to nose with it.

It would be close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in her house and she would be almost touching the stove.

My grandfather, Carl Flow of Norman, would don his long underwear at the beginning of winter and wear them the entire winter season.

Now I am a lot like them, officially freezing even when it’s not all that cold, yet.

Don’t know what I’ll do when the mercury really dips.


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