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Gracie Montgomery
Posted 9/7/23

Happy birthday to Laverne Powers Arnold, Les Hudson, Kesha Montgomery, Angie Wren, Charles Dawson, Rex Umber, Navoy Skinner, Bobby Musgrave, Charles Goddard Jr., Patrick Haynes, Margie Panter, …

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Happy birthday to Laverne Powers Arnold, Les Hudson, Kesha Montgomery, Angie Wren, Charles Dawson, Rex Umber, Navoy Skinner, Bobby Musgrave, Charles Goddard Jr., Patrick Haynes, Margie Panter, Timothy Smith, Brian Gantz, Paige Brown, Vernon Brady, Margaret Allen, Connie Chaples, Tyler Clark, Vanessa Linares, Susan Warren, Neil Willis, Cristobal Cruz, Julie Jones Sharp, Angela Vieux, Diana Aguinaga, Karina Alamos, Amanda Pedlow, Prisma Trejo Alessandra Tompkins Sanchez, Mike McCaskill and Raul Trejo Jr.


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.


The Purcell High School Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, September 15.

The route has changed due to construction on Main Street. It will now be held by the football field.

If you want your club/organization to be in the homecoming parade, you must contact Krysta Matthews, matthewsk@purcellps.org, to fill out the proper form.

The parade is at 1:30 p.m. and line up is at 1 p.m.

The public will park in the gravel parking south of the practice field and east of the staging area.


The annual 4-man Warrior Golf Scramble Fundraiser Tournament will be held Saturday, September 16, at the Brent Bruehl Golf Course in Purcell.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the Shotgun Start will begin at 9 a.m.

All proceeds benefit Washington Boys and Girls Golf.

Visit wwgolftournament.squarespace.com.


The Purcell Carp Classic 2023 will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 23, at the Purcell City Lake.

The event is hosted by the Purcell Parks and Recreation Department and the Oklahom Department of Wildlife.

The tournament will be divided into three age divisions: 5-12, 13-17 and 18 and up. Ages 5-12 are free to enter and 13 and up are $10.

Each division will have first, second and third place awards for heaviest stringer weight of carp caught.

For more information visit www.purcellparks.com or call 405-527-7227.


This a really good recipe when you’re rushed for time.

One Pot Taco Rice

1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey

1 packet taco seasoning

1 can rotel

1 cup beef broth

1 cup instant rice

1-2 cups shredded cheese

Brown meat in a pan and drain any grease. Add in taco seasoning and rotel and stir until combined.

Add in beef broth and rice and bring to a boil. Once boiling cover and remove from heat for 5 minutes.

Uncover and top with cheese. Put heat to low and cover so cheese melts.


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