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Happy birthday to Brad Clark, Dr. Bryan Dye, Donald Sherman, Virgil Hope, Kandy Wollenberg, Jackson Ewing, Kevin Jones, Allen Biggs, Phylis Norvell, Cooper Lynn, Ann Black, Patsy Branam, Shantel Maxon, Adrian Arriaga, Brandon Fisher, Debra Fisher, Erica Montelongo, Dutzie Nabonne, Henry Dumas, Lisa Clark Robertson, Gustavo Chacon, Cristina Hernandez, Carlos Pacheco and Pat Sheehy.


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.


Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween.

This year’s Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Halloween of the Heart will be held Saturday, October 28, from 3-6 p.m. at the Purcell Lake.

House-to-house trick or treating in Purcell will be held on Tuesday, October 31.


This is so good and sooo easy.

Honey Bun Cake

1 box yellow cake mix

4 eggs

1 c. sour cream

3/4 c. vegetable oil

1 c. brown sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon


2 c. powdered sugar

6 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325°.

By hand mix together cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and oil until well combined. Set aside.

In a seperate bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon and mix together until well combined. Pour half of cake batter in a greased 13×9 pan. Spread it out real well.

Add half of brown sugar mix on top of that covering all the batter. Pour rest of batter and spread until even. Top with rest of brown sugar mix. With a knife swirl your batter around.

Bake 45-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Meanwhile mix ingredients for frosting. When cake comes out of the oven pour the frosting on the hot cake. Let cool or serve warm.


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