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Happy birthday to Brock Hail, Hunter Perigo, Whitney Johnson, Mark Whitley, Christy Powell, Kay Bunn, Haydin Buterbaugh, Farron Hottel, Seth Newman, Laryssa Couch, Gage Foulk, Emrie Hays, Bobbie Calvert, LB Flanigan, Jackie Hope, Bobby Pendley, Amanda Powell, Fran Ray, Nicole Ray and Terry Ellis.


School has started in the Heart of Oklahoma.

Crosswalks and neighborhood streets will be filled with children walking and bicycling to school.

The message is simple: Mortorists - Put down the phone, stay alert and watch out for these precious, vulnerable children.


The Purcell Public Library will hold its 3rd Saturday Book Group from 10 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, August 21.

Adults are invited to join in for a virtual book discussion each month! In August, the discussion will be held on The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

Registration is required by calling 405-527-5546 or online at mcpioneerlibrarysystem.org.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce will hold a chamber luncheon “State of the Schools” at 12 p.m. Friday, August 27.

The luncheon will be  held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2300 S. 9th, in Purcell.

The program will feature superintendents from Wayne, Lexington, Washington, Purcell and the Mid-America Technology Center.

For more details or to RSVP call Elisabeth Baker at 405-527-3093 or email elisabeth@theheartofok.com.


There are still kits available for the Quilt Block Challenge contest to be held during the 2021 McClain County Fair, September 7-11.

The contest is sponsored by the McClain County Home and Community Education groups. All entrants must use the designated fabric kit from OHCE.

There is a $6 participation fee which is due when the quilt block kit is picked-up.

The quilt kits are available for purchase at the McClain County OSU Extension Office in Purcell. Call the office 405-527-2174 to purchase a kit, contest guidelines and entry information.

Raffle tickets are also available for purchase of the quilt from the blocks of the 2020 Quilt Block Challenge contest of the McClain County Fair. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

Tickets may be purchased from any McClain County OHCE member.

For more information contact the McClain County OSU Extension Office.


With football season right around the corner, it’s time to start gathering good football game snack food for your get-togethers.

Creamy Taco Dip

1 lb. ground beef

1-oz. package taco seasoning

10-oz. can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained

8-oz. package cream cheese, cut into cubes

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain.

Combine beef, taco seasoning, Rotel and cream cheese in a slow cooker. Stir until cheese melts.

Serve warm with tortilla chips.