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Gracie Montgomery
Posted 11/30/23

Happy birthday to Charlie Sherman, Tyler Cummings, Mark Suchy, Judy Taber, Julie Gentry, Heather Moring, Jeff Abernathy, Bob Atterberry, Debbie Gantz, Teresa Pollok, Yesenia Carrillo, Abigail …

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Happy birthday to Charlie Sherman, Tyler Cummings, Mark Suchy, Judy Taber, Julie Gentry, Heather Moring, Jeff Abernathy, Bob Atterberry, Debbie Gantz, Teresa Pollok, Yesenia Carrillo, Abigail Escobedo, Angelica Gil, Mary Ann Gralla, Abigail Ibarra, Fritz Johnson, Victoria Cleeland, Helen Harrison, Matt Frazier and Caylin Nimmo.


The Purcell Public School Foundation will be selling fundraiser tickets to benefit the foundation.

Tickets are $50 and and one lucky winner will share in half of the money raised.

Tickets can be purchased from any foundation member or by contacting Kerry Wilhoit at McClain Bank or John D. Montgomery at The Purcell Register.

The drawing will be held Tuesday, December 12, at the Purcell High School basketball game versus Pauls Valley at The Reimer Center.


The annual Okeyha Mothers Club Holiday Home Tour is this Sunday, December 3, from 2 to 4 p.m.

This year’s tour will include  four Heart of Oklahoma area homes and an upstairs living space in downtown Purcell.

Holiday Home Tour homes include Mike and Marcia Starchman, 318 Kenna Court, Cory and Heather Wyatt, 24296 Eagle Road, Kerry and Sharie Wilhoit, 18396 Johnson Ave., all in Purcell, Gerald and Judye Burkhart, 23342 Hilltop Circle, in Washington and Inspire Wellness Clinic and Medical Spa upstairs living space, 128 West Main St., in Purcell.

Tickets may be purchased at the door of any of the homes or by calling Jenny Goodspeed at 405-517-5346, Melissa Pruitt at 405-255-1463 or Gisela Wolfinbarger at 405-693-0449.


The Cole Fire Auxiliary will host a Christmas Santa Party Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, from 4 to 7 p.m.

This a great time for families and the community of Cole.

Pictures are $5 with Santa or get a free picture with an unwrapped unopened gift.

The event will include crafts, ornament decoration, cookie decoration, hot cocoa bar and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.


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.


Mother’s Entwined Home Tour is set for Sunday, December 10, from 1-4 p.m.

The homes of Tom and Kelsey Orendain, 1513 Walnut Way, Jason and Judith Ross, 1566 Walnut  Way, Darrin and Whitney Beller, 3012 SE 12th Ave., all in Goldsby, and Althea’s Vault, 218 N. Main Ave., will be featured.

Tickets may be purchased at any of the venues or by contacting any Mother’s Entwined member.


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

Over two miles of lights are available to drive through.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.


Mark your calendars now!

The Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting  will be held Thursday, December 14, on Main Street in Purcell.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the parade to start at 6 p.m.

The theme this year is “Anything Christmas in the Heartland.”

To register your parade entry, contact the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 405-527-3093.


McClain County Treasurer Teresa Jones reminds property owners in the county that 2023 tax statements have been mailed.

Full or half payments are due before January 1.

The treasurer’s office can email tax statements if it is requested.

Property owners can also print out their tax statements by going online to oktaxrolls.com.

For more information call 405-527-3261.


Here’s a good recipe to pop in your slow cooker and have ready at the end of the day during this busy time of the year.

Slow Cooker Mexican Taco Casserole

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 onion, chopped

1 cup of corn

1 can black beans, drained

1 can Rotel tomatoes

1/2 pkg. taco seasoning

Garlic salt to taste

2 cups cooked rice

8 ozs. shredded cheddar cheese

Brown your beef. Add onions, taco seasoning, tomatoes, beans and corn. Stir to combine and set aside.

Spray the inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the cooked rice in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic salt.

Spoon meat mixture over the rice. Top with cheddar cheese.

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours.


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