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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you are able to enjoy some time with family and friends this holiday.

The Register offices will be closed both Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, for the holiday.


Happy birthday to Suzanne Harris, Susan Johnson, Jose L. Chavez, Diego Murrieta, Gabriella Miranda, Juan Jose Aguinaga, Alayna Ray, Chris Sheehy, Teresa Pollok, Yesenia Carrillo, Abigail Escobedo, Angelica Gil, Mary Ann Gralla, Abigail Ibarra, Morgan Cross, Alton Dragoo, Addison Porter, Conner Smith, Claudene Ewing, David Sparlin, Jerry Maynard, Clay Dawson, Kylie Tolle Hayes, Kimberly Fulks and Tyler Cummings.


Washington travels to Owasso Friday night at 7 p.m. to take on Rejoice Christian in the quarter finals of the 2021 playoffs.

The school is located at 13407 E 106th St N, Owasso, OK 74055.


The Fifth Annual Tacky Sweater 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday, December 4.

Check in starts at 7 p.m. at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center and the run begins at 9 p.m.

All registration fees will go to The Fallen Outdoors Oklahoma Team.

For more information email pqhteam@gmail.com or call Melissa Pruitt at 405-255-1463 or Tiffany Cheatwood at 405-205-3420.


Lights from the Heart opened at the Purcell Lake  November 24 and will continue through December 31.

The drive around the lake will be lit up nightly by more than 190 animated structures.

Hours will be 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. However, donations will be accepted.


The Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting  will be held Thursday, December 9, on Main Street in Purcell.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the parade to start at 6 p.m.

To register your parade entry, contact the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 405-527-3093.


The Wayne Fire Department is holding its 31st annual Toy Drive.

Firefighters are currently accepting toy donations, $10 value, or cash donations to help them meet their goal.

Toys will be given to children at the department’s program December 11.

They are also selling chances on a drawing for several items.

For more information contact Sarah Kennedy at 405-570-2478 or Jared Reaves at 405-640-7110.


The Purcell Public Library will hold its 3rd Saturday Book Group from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, December 18.

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

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


This is a holiday favorite and must have at my house. It is a recipe from John D.’s grandmother, Theitis Curreathers Montgomery who lived in Hobart, Okla.

Buffet Potatoes

2 lbs. frozen hash brown potatoes

1/2 cup melted margarine

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 can undiluted cream of chicken soup

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cups sour cream

2 cups crushed corn flakes mixed with 1/4 cup melted margarine

Heat oven to 350°.

Thaw potatoes. Combine with rest of ingredients except corn flakes.

Sprinkle buttered corn flakes on top in large flat pyrex dish.

Bake 30-45 minutes or until bubbly. Mix all ingredients together.

Place in greased 9x13 inch casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.


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