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Gracie Montgomery
Posted 11/9/23

Happy birthday to Curtis Conway, Sharon Hutchens, Joe Butts, Glenn Frankenberg Sr., Teodoro Aguinaga, Anna Pollok Dean, Kaitlyn Keeler, Damon Clark, Alma Linares, Isaias Avila, Matthew …

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Happy birthday to Curtis Conway, Sharon Hutchens, Joe Butts, Glenn Frankenberg Sr., Teodoro Aguinaga, Anna Pollok Dean, Kaitlyn Keeler, Damon Clark, Alma Linares, Isaias Avila, Matthew Murray-Konrade, Bozenna Jones, Janet King and Crystal Sheehy.


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.


How are you handling your extra hour since we reverted back to daylight saving time?

It’s always an issue for me to get acclimated to the new time.

Maybe one of these days we can just stick with one or the other time and not have to change back and forth!


The Purcell Public Library will present “Get Moving with Tai Chi for Better Balance” Monday, November 13, from 10-11 a.m.

Join Karen Fielder, a certified instructor with OHAI, in Tai Chi for Better Balance for adults. Learn how you can boost your confidence and improve your strength, balance, and mobility.

Please bring any materials to help support your experience and comfort. Wear comfortable clothing and exercise shoes. Exercise may be done from a chair.

There will be 12 weekly sessions in this series. Participants must sign a waiver before each class, and anyone under 18 must have parent/guardian consent and signature.

OHAI is a statewide network through the Section of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is designed especially for seniors and their loved ones living anywhere in Oklahoma and offers a wide range of healthy aging educational programs and resources close to home.

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


The Purcell Register will have early deadlines for the issue of November 23 because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

All ads, classified ads and news must be in the office by Monday, November 20, at 11 a.m.

The paper will be available Tuesday, November 21, at 2:30 p.m.


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.


Purcell’s Lights From the Heart at Chandler Park will be open nightly from Wednesday, November 22, to Sunday, December 31, from 5:30-10 p.m. nightly.

Over two miles of lights are available to drive through.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.


This is a holiday favorite and must have at my house. It is a recipe from John D.’s grandmother, Theitis Curreathers Montgomery, who lived in Hobart, Okla.

Buffet Potatoes

2 lbs. frozen hash brown potatoes

1/2 cup melted margarine

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 can undiluted cream of chicken soup

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cups sour cream

2 cups crushed corn flakes mixed with 1/4 cup melted margarine

Heat oven to 350°.

Thaw potatoes. Combine with rest of ingredients except corn flakes.

Sprinkle buttered corn flakes on top in large flat pyrex dish.

Bake 30-45 minutes or until bubbly. Mix all ingredients together.

Place in greased 9x13 inch casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.


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