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Gracie Montgomery
Posted 10/13/22

A special happy birthday to Amanda Allen of Austin, Texas.

Amanda celebrates her birthday Monday, October 17.


A special happy birthday to Kevin Rother of Clinton.

Kevin celebrates his …

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A special happy birthday to Amanda Allen of Austin, Texas.

Amanda celebrates her birthday Monday, October 17.


A special happy birthday to Kevin Rother of Clinton.

Kevin celebrates his birthday Monday, October 17.


Happy birthdays also go out to
Jim Blevins, Carol DiRienzo, Shelly Matthews, Alyssa Rooker, Cannan Haynes, Ryki Gay Hudson, Barbara Lambert, Jerrett Haynes, Candice Clark, Avery Wren, Clarica Wall, Carol Powell, Sally Abbott, Whitney Wollenberg, Seth Berger, Alex Pendley, Peggy Rauser, Wyatt Field, Nakyia Timmons, Josh Burrus, Leigh Anne McGregor, Diana Legarda Del Toro, Tammy Burton, Thelma Arriaga, Micah Chavez, Jacob Dumas, Watt Mills, Darren Michael York, Sharon Barton, Leslie Clouse, Lee Anna Forster, Sherri Sike, and Daniella D. Belfiore.


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 east of Green Ave. between Grant and Highway 39 will be picked up October 17-21 and must be at the curb by Sunday, October 16.

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 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.


Here’s another good slow cooker recipes

Cheesy Chicken and Rice

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 large onion, chopped

8 oz. box Zatarain’s Yellow Rice Mix, cooked according to directions

1 cup cheddar cheese

10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup

15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained

Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Scatter chopped onion over top. Spoon soup over top of that.

Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours.

A few minutes before serving, add in cooked rice, corn, and cheese. Stir to combine. Serve hot.


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