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Happy birthday to Kristin Kotecki, Ryan Abney, Hazel Yoakum, Velda Peck, Kathryn  Ratliff, Melena Jones, Sue Mize, Carol Bennett, Duvi Diaz, Jade Chaples, Rocky Bates, Agnes Belfiore, Mary Ille, Rachel Loux, Tomas Trejo, Brandon Smith, William Troyano, Dru Ann Niehaus, Brent Holden, Lucas Northcutt and Kylie Buterbaugh.

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Heart of Oklahoma high school football games on Friday night include Lexington hosting Bridge Creek. Purcell, Wayne and Washington all have open dates.

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The Purcell High School Purcell Pride Marching Band will perform its whole half time show “machine” at 8 p.m. Friday, September 17, at Conger Field.

All band parents, family, friends and the community are invited to attend.

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The Purcell Public Library will hold Story Time at the Purcell Lake - Preschool Story Time f rom 10-11 a.m. Monday, September 20.

Join the fun at the Purcell Lake Rotary Pavilion for stories, songs, games and more!

Purcell Lake Rotary Pavilion is located at 1400 Chandler Road in Purcell.

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The Purcell Public Library will hold its 3rd Saturday Book Group from 10 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, September 18.

Adults are invited to join in for a virtual book discussion each month! In September, the discussion will be held on Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker.

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

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The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of  Commerce Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held Friday, October 15, at the Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course in Purcell.

The four man scramble will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. followed by lunch and an awards ceremony.

For more information call the chamber office at 405-527-3093 or register at www.theheartofok.com.

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Here’s another good recipe to have ready when you get home from  work or a sports outing.

Slow Cooker Cowboy Chicken

4-6 chicken breasts

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoons Dijon Mustard

2 cups salsa (any type)

15 oz. can corn, drained

15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup sour cream (plus extra for serving)

Brown rice (for serving)

Place chicken in a 5-6 quart greased slow cooker.

In medium bowl mix brown sugar, mustard, and salsa.

Pour mixture over chicken. Add water to cover chicken, if needed. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.

With 30 minutes of cook time remaining remove the lid and shred the chicken using two forks.

Add the beans, corn, and sour cream to the slow cooker and mix together with the chicken. Replace lid and cook for remaining 30 minutes.

Serve over rice with sour cream.

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