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A special happy 1st birthday to my great-niece, Emmaline Rusler of Midwest City.

Emmaline celebrates her birthday October 26.


Happy birthdays also go out to
Kevin Cantrell, Allen Eubanks, Bobby Gee, Aaron Perkins, Patsy Roach, Mandy McCoy, Kelly McCoy, Cindy Hayes, Kelly Eck, Shelly McBroom, Sherri Smith, Amanda Bryant, Mandy Clay, Jennifer Corn, Cheyanne Pace, Tina Swayze, Cooper Frankenberg, Cindy Pendley, Isaiah Couch, Kinley Croslin, Gary Couch, Juan Aguinaga, Joshua Banks, Jerod McGee, Tammy Kochn, Dahnevyn Pace, Maria Esther Aguinaga Torre, Liz Caralampio, Pedro Velasco, Hurbert Engdahl, Zack Simmons, Lynda Soenksen and Bart Keeler.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, hosted by the City of Purcell.

The coffee will be hosted and held at the Shelter Insurance - Ronn Davis Agency, 418 W. Washington.

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


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 west of Green Ave. between Grant and Highway 39 will be picked up October 24-28 and must be at the curb by Sunday, October 23.

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.


Hope Center Ministries will host Gala 2022 Thursday, October 27, at the McClain County Farm & Home Building in Purcell.

The gala will raise funds for  the Hope Center, a Christ-centered recovery program for women. The Center is located south of Goldsby.

Tickets are $65 and may be purchased online at www.hopecm.com.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

For information on the gala, contact MonicaHenry, Purcell Campus Director, at m.henry@hopecm.com or go to the website hopecm.com.


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.


It’s almost time to fall back an hour!

Daylight saving time is Sunday, November 6, so don’t forget to turn your clock back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night.


This turned out to be one of our favorite recipes.

Easy Slow Cooker Taco Pasta

1 lb. ground beef

Bell pepper, chopped

15 oz. can crushed tomatoes

1 cup jarred salsa

15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained

1 pkg. taco seasoning mix

2-1/2 cups water or chicken broth

12 oz. pasta

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the meat, stirring often, until browned. Transfer beef to slow cooker.

Add the bell pepper, crushed tomatoes, salsa, corn, taco seasoning, and broth or water. Stir.

Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

Stir in the pasta. Cook on high for 10-20 minutes. Pasta cook time will vary by slow cooker, begin checking for doneness at 10 minutes.

Stir in the cheddar cheese and serve.


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