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Happy birthday to my great-niece Ellianna Rusler of Midwest City.

Ellianna celebrated her 10th birthday Monday, September 25.


Happy fall, y’all!

Fall officially started Saturday, September 23.

Doesn’t feel much like fall with all this hot weather, but I’m hoping for some cooler weather soon!


Happy birthday to John Warren, Lori Frankenberg, Allison Northcutt, Andrew Cummings, Riley Wren, Ixcel Murrieta, Emil Engdahl, Denise Garanzuay, Marcia Haynes, Jeremy Lizana, Humberto Aguinaga, Jesus Espinoza, Cary Glen Warren, Kevin Konrade and Miguel Legarda.


Jackie Listen will be having an in-person book launch for his book A Place Called Through Thursday, September 28.

The launch will be held fom 4:30-7 p.m. at McClain Bank, 2900 W. Lindsey St., in Norman.


Marilyn McReynolds, longtime Purcell resident, will be celebrating her 90th birthday in October.

Her family will be honoring her with a birthday celebration from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, in the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Hall, 100 Stinson St., in Norman.

Your presence is her present. She would love all her friends to attend.


The Pioneer Library System Foundation invites families to sign up for The Royal Games on Thursday, October 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Hillside Manor Wedding Venue in Goldsby.

The event’s theme is a royal garden party featuring games and hands-on learning activities for children of all ages. Rapunzel and Robin Hood, along with other characters from beloved children’s stories, will interact with attendees while they participate in painting, jousting, croquet, archery, and more.

Tickets are $10 per child and include all activities and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to dress up in royal or medieval attire.

Advance registration is required, and tickets are available online at www.plsfdn.org. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and each ticket includes admission for up to two caregivers.

For more information about the Royal Games, visit www.plsfdn.org or call 405-801-4521.


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.


The Purcell Public Library will present “Manage Your Money: Stress-Free Holidays on a Budget” Wednesday, October 11, from 6-7 p.m.

Take control and become the boss of your money in this introduction to Stress-Free Holidays on a Budget. The program is 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.

Learn more about enjoying the holidays instead of stressing about them. A Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU) Financial Educator will share tips on how to set a holiday budget and stick to it, how to avoid the year-end credit crunch, and what to do now to avoid getting into debt in the future.

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


The Purcell Public Library will present “Learn It! Quilting for Beginners” a four part series beginning Thursday, October 5, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

In this introduction to quilting we will build confidence in your sewing skills. This class is designed for adults who are beginner quilters.

Strengthen your sewing/quilting skills. In this 4 part program we will create a unique quilted wall hanging through hands-on exploration in a supportive learning environment. Each week we will learn a different aspect of quilting. All materials will be provided.

October 5—Cutting your pieces

October 12—Piecing your blocks

October 19—Sandwich and simple quilting

October 26—Binding the quilted wall hanging

It is recommended that you come with basic machine sewing skills.

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


This is a really good dip recipe and easy too!

Addictive Crab Dip

12 ounces cream cheese softened, 1 ½ blocks

6 green onions finely chopped

5 tablespoons mayonnaise ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon

2 6-ounce cans crabmeat 12 ounces total, drained

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese or shredded mozzarella, divided

Sliced green onions for garnish

Crackers, chips, celery, or crostini for serving

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, crabmeat, garlic powder, salt, and 1/2 of shredded cheese. Stir until very well combined.

Spread into a small 6-inch cast-iron skillet or 1 quart baking dish. Top with other 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until bubbly.

Turn broiler on and broil until cheese on top is browned in spots.

Remove from oven and let sit 5-10 minutes before serving.

The dip will be very hot.


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