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It’s a Small World

Gracie Montgomery
Posted 11/2/23

Happy birthday to Justin Blankenship,   Kim Woods, Bob Barnett, Erin Richardson, Chris Mossman, Glenn Frankenberg, Gunner Mathis, Laverne Gray, Andres Estrada, Mary Pollok, Isidro Ibarra, Alyson …

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Happy birthday to Justin Blankenship,  Kim Woods, Bob Barnett, Erin Richardson, Chris Mossman, Glenn Frankenberg, Gunner Mathis, Laverne Gray, Andres Estrada, Mary Pollok, Isidro Ibarra, Alyson Aguinaga, Lillian Calixto, Juan Carlos Resendiz, Angie Wallace, Adam Frazier, Linda Simmons, Angela Vega, Miles Pedlow, Michelle Sheehy and Spencer Wallace.


It’s time to fall back an hour!

Daylight Saving Time is this 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!


Purcell High School’s annual Veterans Day Program, hosted by the National Honor Society, will be held Thursday, November 9, at 11 a.m.

A lunch will follow the program.

Veterans are welcome to begin arriving at 10:30 a.m. to fellowship in the library before being escorted by National Honor Society members to the Reimer Center for the program.

For more information contact April Trumbo or Amy Stone, NHS Advisors, at 405-442-0099.


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 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.


The Wayne Fire Department is holding its 33rd annual Toy Drive.

Firefighters are currently accepting toy donations, $10 value, or cash donations to help them meet their goal.

Toys will be given to children at the department’s drive-through program December 9.

For more information contact Sarah Kennedy at 405-570-2478 or Meghan Claunch at 405-412-7848.


This is always a good choice on a cool evening.

Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat

1 yellow onion diced

2 cloves garlic minced

24 oz. chicken broth

2 15 oz. cans great Northern beans drained and rinsed

2 4oz. cans diced green chiles

15 oz. can whole kernel corn drained

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. cumin

3/4 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

4 oz. cream cheese. softened

1/4 cup half and half

Add chicken breasts to bottom of slow cooker, top with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder and cayenne pepper.

Top with diced onion, minced garlic, great Northern beans, green chiles, corn and chicken broth. Stir.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Remove chicken to large mixing bowl, shred, then return to slow cooker.

Add cream cheese and half and half, stir, then cover and cook on high for 15 minutes, or until chili is creamy and slightly thickened.

If you want to ensure a smooth blend of the cream cheese, try adding the softened cream cheese to a small mixing bowl, then adding a few ladles of the chili from the slow cooker. Whisk until smooth, then stir that mixture into the slow cooker and proceed with adding the half and half and cooking on high for 15 minutes.


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