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Happy birthday to my great-niece Ellianna Rusler.

Ellianna celebrates her 9th birthday Sunday, September 25.


Happy birthday to Clayton Fisher, Susie Stringer, Kathy Chance, Shallen Johnson, Cason Johnson, Erin Pounds, Ginger Coder, Lauren Banks, Claudine Herell, Margie Panter, Robert Fluke, Charles Perry, Nancy Ewing Friedman, Caleb Beller, Allison Northcutt, Andrew Cummings, Brandon Smith, William Troyano, Matt Lohn, Savannah Yates, Tencia Legarda, Tyler Sherman and Ixcel Murrieta.


Happy fall, y’all!

Fall officially starts Thursday, September 22.

Doesn’t feel much like fall with all this hot weather, but I’m hoping for some cooler weather soon!


Purcell High School Football Homecoming is Friday, September 23.

This year the theme is “Dragons Come on Down” Game Shows.

The Homecoming Parade is on Main St. and will begin at 1:30 followed by the pep assembly in front of McClain Bank.

The Homecoming Grand Marshals are Greg and Tammy Dillard.

The Homecoming coronation starts at 6:30 p.m. and the football game against Crooked Oak begins at 7 p.m.


The Purcell Carp Classic 2022 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this 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.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, hosted by the City of Purcell.

The coffee will be held at the Purcell City Hall Community Room.

This is a great opportunity to connect with local business and community leaders.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 30, at the Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course in Purcell.

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

For more information or to sign up contact Elisabeth Baker at elisabeth@theheartofok.com or call 405-527-3093.


The Purcell Public Library will host “Behind the Story: Author Talk with Hernan Diaz” from 8-9 p.m. on Thursday, September 29.

Join library staff for an evening with Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance and Trust.

Diaz holds a Ph.D. from NYU and edits, the Spanish-language journal Revista Hispánica Moderna, at Columbia University.

Diaz’s new book, Trust, is set during the roar of the 1920s around the Wall Street tycoon Benjamin Rask and his wife, Helen. Together, they have risen to the top of the world of seemingly endless wealth–all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end.

But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.

Hernan Diaz’s Trust elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction.

The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

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


A Hocusy Pocusy Moon Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center, 1400 Chandler Road.

The event will be fun for the whole family! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Moon viewing with telescopes, popcorn, hot chocolate, library books about space to check out, science shows, and watch Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” on the front lawn will all be included in the evenings events.

The movie night will be hosted by Purcell Parks & Recreation, Ten Acre Observatory, and the Odyssey Astronomy Club.

The evening will feature Mad Science of Oklahoma, Purcell Pioneer Library, Mr. Yeti’s Snow Cones and Hot Chocolate and Pride Popcorn!

For more information email parks@purcellok.gov or call 405-527-7227.


This is a really good dip recipe and easy too!

Addictive Crab Dip

12 ounces cream cheese softened, 1 ½ blocks

6 green onions finely chopped

5 tablespoons mayonnaise ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon

2 6-ounce cans crabmeat 12 ounces total, drained

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese or shredded mozzarella, divided

Sliced green onions for garnish

Crackers, chips, celery, or crostini for serving

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, crabmeat, garlic powder, salt, and ½ of shredded cheese. Stir until very well combined.

Spread into a small 6-inch cast-iron skillet or 1 quart baking dish. Top with other ½ cup cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until bubbly.

Turn broiler on and broil until cheese on top is browned in spots.

Remove from oven and let sit 5-10 minutes before serving. The dip will be very hot.


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