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Happy birthday to Aaron Perkins, Clarica Wall, Carol Powell, Sally Abbott, Whitney Wollenberg, Patsy Roach, Mandy McCoy, Kelly McCoy, Cindy Hayes, Kelly Eck, Jennifer Corn, Mandy Clay, Tina Swayze, Cooper Frankenberg, Isaiah Couch, Daniella D. Belfiore, Carol DiRienzo, Juan Aguinaga, Joshua Banks, Jerod McGee, Tammy Kochn, Cheyanne Pace, Dahnevyn Pace, Maria Esther Aguinaga Torre, Lizbeth Caralampio, Pedro Velasco, Hurbert Engdahl, Zack Simmons and Lynda Soenksen.


The Purcell Public Library will present “Learn It! Quilting for Beginners” a four-part series 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 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.


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.


The Purcell Public Library will present “In My Experience: Day of the Dead” Thursday, November 2, from 4-6:30 p.m.

Deepen your connection with your community and expand your mindset on the Mexican celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. Learn with others in this interactive program where we will discuss Dia de Los Muertos traditions, watch Disney’s “Coco” and get crafty all while enjoying some some pan de muerto (bread of the dead).

First 24 registrants will receive their own Sugar Skull coin bank which they can personalize.

This program is for all ages.

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


McClain County Operation Christmas is now accepting applications.

The deadline to submit applications is November 28.

Applications are available at The Purcell Register, the McClain County Health Department, the Purcell Public Library, the OSU Extension Office, senior citizen centers in Wayne, Purcell, Newcastle, Washington, Byars and Dibble or Delta Community Action Foundation in Purcell.

For more information contact Peggy Christian at 405-990-4001.


It’s getting close to Daylight Saving Time!

Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, November 5, so don’t forget to turn your clock back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night, November 4.

You don’t want to be an hour early for church!


If you’re looking for a good breakfast casserole, this one fits the bill.

Sausage, Egg and Cream Cheese Hashbrown Casserole

8 large eggs

2 cups milk

2 pounds breakfast sausage, ground

32 oz. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes

16 ounces softened cream cheese

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

2 cups shredded cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cook the sausage. Drain any excess grease.

Add the sausage to a bowl and combine with the cream cheese.

Place the hashbrowns in the skillet that you cooked the sausage in and saute until lightly browned.

Layer the hashbrowns in the bottom of  well greased 9x13 baked dish. Top the hashbrowns with the meat mixture. Sprinkle the cheese over the meat.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and seasonings until well combined. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese in the casserole dish.

Bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through completely.


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