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The Purcell Register will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

The office will be open at 8 a.m. Tuesday and regular deadlines of 11 a.m. will apply.


Happy birthday to Charles Gray, Lynn McCurdy, Echo Tompkins, Shelly Eubank, Kaisha Mathis, Nonie Humeston, Aron Cruz, Emanuel Escobedo, Jesus Cruz, Kenny Hardesty, Alexandra Waddle, Gerardo Franco, Don Goldsby and Evangelina Luna.


The August Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held Thursday, August 31, at 12 p.m. at the Mid-America Technology Center, 27438 State Highway 59, in Wayne.

The luncheon will feature superintendents Dr. Toby Ringwald, Wayne; Dr. Sheli McAdoo, Purcell; Chad Hall, Lexington; and Chris Reynolds, Washington, and Mike Eubank, Mid-America Technology Center.

The superintendents will be speaking on the “State of the Schools.”

The host for the luncheon is McClain Bank.

RSVP by Monday, August 28, by calling or texting 405-527-3093 or email elisabeth@theheartofok.com.


The Purcell Public Library will present “Spark a Change: Let’s Talk about Resiliency” Saturday, September 9, from 10-11:30 a.m.

The program is for adults 18+ and will be held at the McClain County Expo Center, 1715 Hardcastle Blvd., in Purcell.

Join author Elizabeth Letts to explore the theme of resiliency in her book The Ride of her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America.

Learn more about resiliency in yourself and your community through a conversation with author Elizabeth Letts. Learn about the resiliency shown through this true story of Annie, her horse, Tarzan, and her dog as she rode across America to fulfill her dying wish of seeing the Pacific Ocean.   

Download our PLS Connect app for quick and easy access to physical and digital copies of the book.

This program is a part of our Spark a Change Challenge. Engage in a variety of activities and experiences to explore this year’s theme of resiliency.

For more information call 405-527-5546 or go online to pioneerlibrarysystem.org.


The Purcell Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Fe Plaza on Main Street.

Fresh, local produce, crafts, artisan food/drinks, book and vintage finds are all available.


“Manage Your Money: Estate Planning” will be presented at the Purcell Public Library meeting room Tuesday, September 12, from 6-7 p.m.

The program, designed for adults, will show attendees how to take control and become the boss of their money in this introduction to estate planning. Designed for adults.

Manage your money and find out how to maximize your future. Discover tools and strategies to enhance your finances and find out how you can build a successful, financially secure life.

Planning for your future, your children, potential health issues, and how your property and wealth will be managed if you become incapacitated or how it will be distributed when you pass is important.

With attorney, Carolie Rozell, learn how estate planning offers peace of mind and could reduce, if not eliminate, disputes between your family members.

Registration is required and you can save your spot by calling 405-527-5546 or online at pioneerlibrarysystem.org.


Here’s another 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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