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Happy birthday to Margaret Allen, Charles Gray, Kesha Montgomery, Kaisha Mathis, Bobby Huddleston, Nonie Humeston, Mike Williams, Brian Claunch, Addison Banks, Shirrie Strasner, Jesus Cruz, Kenny Hardesty, Alexandra Waddle, Gerardo Franco, Don Goldsby, Evangelina Luna, Connie Chaples, Tyler Clark, Vanessa Linares and Susan Warren.


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 is 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 Public Library will host bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, September 8.

Dr. Borba will discuss 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 mcpioneerlibrarysystem.org.


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.


Doesn’t seem possible, but it’s football season! Here’s a great idea for your tailgating Saturday.

Bacon Cheeseburger Crockpot Dip

1 lb. of ground beef

8 oz. packet of cream cheese, cubed.

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

10 oz. can of diced or chopped tomatoes with green chiles.

6 oz. package of real bacon bits, divided

1 tbsp dried parsley.

Assorted chips

Begin to brown the ground beef. Remove excess liquid and place into a large skillet.

Over low heat, stir in the cheeses, tomatoes along with all their juices. Add bacon bits except for 2 tablespoons (set these aside for garnishing at the end). Mix together well within the skillet until all ingredients are heated well.

Pour the heated mixture into a 2-quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally.

Stir in parsley 1-3 minutes before serving.

Serve & garnish with remaining bacon bits.


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