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Happy birthday to Laura Clark Smith, Jim Blevins, Mike McGregor, Brandon Powell, Mike Foshee, Shelly Matthews, Alyssa Rooker, Cannan Haynes, Ryki Gay Hudson, Barbara Lambert, Jerrett Haynes, Candice Clark, Avery Wren, Seth Berger, Peggy Rauser, Leigh Anne McGregor, Fernando Ivan Auz, Jeffery D. Wood Jr., Diana Legarda Del Toro, Tammy Burton, Thelma Arriaga, Micah Chavez, Jacob Dumas, Wyatt Mills, Darren Michael York, Sharon Barton, Leslie Clouse, Lee Anna Forster and Sherri Sikes.


The Purcell Public Library will present “Community Matters: Internet Safety Program - alrt!” Tuesday, October 17, from 4-5 p.m.

Engage with your community and discover more about internet safety with presenter Ronni Roney from Abbott House Child Advocacy Center in Norman. Designed for students in the fifth through 12th grades.

Ignite your civic engagement and learn more about topics that are important in your community. Become engaged and informed by connecting with Ronni Roney from Abbott House Child Advocacy Center and diving into their new internet safety program “alrt!”

alrt! is a comprehensive, evidence-informed prevention education program for middle school students in grades 5-8 and high-school students in grades 9-12. The program educates and empowers teens and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, relationship abuse, sex trafficking and other digital dangers.

Get information from the source and share your voice through open dialogue with others.

This program is intended for students grade levels 5th-12th. If you are parent or guardian, please register for our 5:30 p.m. session which will be geared for parents or guardians.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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 which began on 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 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.


Here’s another good recipe that’s a little out of the ordinary.

Caramel Cream Cheese Bread

8 ounces softened cream cheese

1 cup room temp unsalted butter

1.5 cups white sugar

4 room temp eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup caramel topping

Optional: Add 1/2 cups nuts of choice

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture until well combined. Stir in nuts, if using.

Spread 1/4 of the batter into prepared loaf pans. Drizzle 1/4 of the caramel topping over the batter. Cover with the remaining batter, then drizzle with the remaining caramel topping.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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