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A special happy birthday to Amanda Allen of Austin, Texas.

Amanda celebrates her birthday Sunday, October 17.

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A special happy birthday to Kevin Rother of Clinton.

Kevin celebrates his birthday Sunday, October 17.

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Happy birthday to Alyssa Rooker, Cannon Haynes, Ryki Gay Hudson, Barbara Lambert, Jerrett Haynes, Candy McCurdy Clark, Avery Wren, Clarica Wall, Carol Powell, Sally Abbott, Whitney Wollenberg, Peggy Rauser, Nakyia Timmons, Josh Burrus, Libbie Hays, Leigh Anne McGregor, Tammy Burton, Thelma Arriaga, Micah Chavez, Jacob Dumas, Wyatt Mills, Darren Michael York, Sharon Barton, Leslie Clouse, Lee Anna Forster, Sherri Sikes, Daniella D. Belfiore, Carol DiRienzo, Juan Aguinaga, Joshua Banks and Jerod McGee.

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Heart of Oklahoma high school football games on Thursday night include Purcell hosting Crooked Oak, Washington on the road at Lexington and Wayne at home against Dibble.

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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, October 18.

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, October 16.

Adults are invited to join in for a virtual book discussion each month!

In October, the discussion will be held on The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Registration is required by calling 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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A Despicable Lunar Party will be held Saturday, October 16, at 6 p.m. at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center, 1400 Chandler Road.

The evening will include lunar viewing with telescopes, popcorn, hot chocolate and an outdoor movie on the front lawn of the MPC.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

More information is available on the Purcell Parks Facebook page.

The event is hosted by the Purcell Parks & Recreation, Ten Acre Observatory and Odyssey Astronomy Club.

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Halloween of the Heart will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, October 30, at Purcell City Lake.

A festival will offer a pumpkin patch, inflatables, Mr. Yeti’s hot chocolate, trick or treating and more!

This event brings together the community to celebrate the season and attracts crowds from surrounding communities.

In addition to the Festival, children can Trick or Treat the City of Purcell’s walking trail during the event.

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Hope Center Ministries will host Gala 2021 Thursday, October 21, at the McClain County Farm & Home Building in Purcell.

The gala will raise funds for  the Hope Center, a Christ-centered recovery program for women. The Center is located south of Goldsby.

Tickets are $55 and may be purchased online at www.hopecm.com.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

In addition to food and fellowship, the event will include testimonies and an auction.

For information on the gala, call Monica at 405-255-1288 or Amanda at 405-434-8861.

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This will become one of your favorite recipes!

Chicken Bacon

Ranch Casserole

1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix

8 oz. pasta (I used Shells)

1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Salt/Pepper to taste

1 jar Alfredo sauce (14.5 oz)

Preheat oven to 375° and grease a 9 x 9 baking dish.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon until brown and crispy, about 7 minutes. Drain fat and place bacon on a paper towel to absorb the grease.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag, add in the olive oil, diced chicken (raw at this point), and Ranch mix.

Shake around in a bag until chicken is evenly coated.

Add chicken to skillet and cook until no longer pink. Set aside.

In a pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente.

Drain water and add pasta to greased baking dish.

Add cooked chicken and Alfredo sauce to the pasta.

Sprinkle both cheeses, bacon, and salt/pepper to the top of the Alfredo and place the pan in the oven.

Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

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