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Happy birthday to Mike McGregor, Donald Sherman, Patsy Branam, Jeff Honeycutt, Shantel Maxon, Derek LaChance, Virgil Hope, Kandy Wollenberg, Jackson Ewing, Kevin Jones, Allen Biggs, Phylis Norvell, Cooper Lynn, Brandon Powell, Mike Foshee, Henry Dumas, Lisa Clark Robertson, Gustavo Chacon, Brad Clark, Cristina Hernandez, Carlos Pacheco, Pat Sheehy, Fernando Ivan Auz, Laura Clark Smith and Jeffery D. Wood Jr.


October is free limb/brush collection curbside pick-up only in Purcell.

Brush will be collected during business hours. Residents are required to have brush at the curbside. No brush, limb or debris will be picked up in the alleys.

Brush will be received free of charge through October 31 at the Purcell Convenience Center, 701 S. 6th Street, Monday-Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Brush south of Highway 39 will be picked up October 10-14 and must be at the curb by Sunday, October 9.

For more information call Purcell City Hall at 405-527-6561.


The Purcell Public Library will host “Behind the Story: Author Talk with Kate Quinn” from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.

Join library staff for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other works.

Quinn is the author of several New York Times best sellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress and The Rose Code. Quinn’s latest book, The Diamond Eye, offers an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son - but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious young woman to deadly sniper - a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death.

When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

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


Halloween of the Heart “Treats on the Trail” will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Purcell City Lake.

A festival will offer inflatables, monster trucks, 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.


This is one of our favorite recipes at my house! It comes from my friend Ann Radford of Tulsa

Ann’s Chili

1 lb. lean ground beef, browned

1 can Bush’s Best Chili Beans

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can Mexican tomatoes

Pkg. chili seasoning

1/4 cup brown sugar

Head Country barbecue sauce to taste

Combine all your ingredients in a slow cooker.

Cook for 2-3 hours.


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