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A special happy birthday to Rebecca Cypert.

Rebecca celebrates her birthday Friday, August 26.


Happy birthday to
Dusty Ricks, Haydin Buterbaugh, Brittany Mayes, Shandy Nemecek, Patrick Kozik, Garrett Galyean, Bernita Wilson, Lynn McCurdy, Bobby Pendley, Jerry Mauldin, Ralph Crampton, Lea Ann Isley, Phyllis bennett, Autumn LaChance, Don Ratliff, Alvin Jones, Cole Coble, Shelly Eubank, Echo Tompkins, Terry Ellis, Hoss Frasier, Kathy Keeler, Macy Ellis, Grace Goldsby, Tim McGowen, Walter Belfiore, Stan Gralla, Matthew Keeler, Laura Harris, Aron Cruz and Emanuel Escobedo.


Washington will be hosting its annual golf tournament fundraiser Sunday, August 28, at Westwood Golf Course in Norman.

Funds raised at the event will go to the boys basketball and golf teams.

Registration starts at noon with a shotgun start targeted for 1 p.m.

Registration fees are $100 per golfer or $400 per team.

Lunch and a golf cart are included in the fee.

Sign up online at www.Washington-Warriors-Golf-Tournament.perfectgolfevent.com.


The Purcell Public Library will host bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, “Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Thrive.”

Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed, and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life. So how can we teach them to be mentally strong and more successful?

Dr. Borba empowers educators and parents to help kids thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Through her research, she found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to the personal traits that set Thrivers apart and set them up for happiness and a greater potential later in life.

She offers practical, actionable ways to develop these Thrivers traits for kids and shows you how to teach them to cope today so that they can flourish tomorrow in school and life. These are lessons that will last a lifetime.

This is a virtual program and registration with an email address is required by calling 405-527-5546 or online at pioneerlibrarysystem.org.


Kiwanifest craft fair will be held Friday, September 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McClain County Expo Center in Purcell.

The event is being hosted by the Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis.


The Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis are hosting a “Fill the Classroom” drive for teachers Saturday, September 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McClain County Expo Center in Purcell.

Visit the Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis Facebook page for a complete list of items needed..


The Purcell Carp Classic 2022 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 25, at the Purcell City Lake.

The event is hosted by the Oklahoma Fly Fishing and the Purcell Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information visit www.purcellparks.com or call 405-527-7227.


This is a super easy dessert and delivers great flavor!

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

12 vanilla wafer cookies (I use Nilla Wafers)

2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened

3/4 c. granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

21 oz. can cherry pie filling

Place softened cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl; mix with an electric mixer until just combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

Line the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with foil cupcake cups. Place a vanilla wafer cookie in the bottom of each cupcake cup.

Fill each cup 2/3 to ¾-full with cream cheese mixture, dividing the batter evenly between the 12 cups. (I use a large cookie scoop.)

Bake at 350℉ for 16-18 minutes until set, with just a small bit of wiggle in the center.

Cool completely. Top each mini cheesecake with cherry pie filling and chill. Store in the refrigerator.


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