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It’s a Small World

Gracie Montgomery
Posted 12/21/23

A very Merry Christmas to all our readers.

Hope you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas and are able to spend it with family and friends.


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It’s a Small World


A very Merry Christmas to all our readers.

Hope you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas and are able to spend it with family and friends.


The Purcell Register will be closed Friday, December 22, and Monday, December 25, for the Christmas holiday.


Be sure to take a few minutes to read the Letters to Santa from all of our area schoolchildren.

Some of them are absolutely hilarious!

Also included in the section are Christmas wishes from our merchants to you!


Happy birthday to Max Richardson, Carletta Pryor, Jeanie Abney, Monica Fanning, Braden Fisher, Alejandro Montelong, Mike Zuech, Ella Still, Taylor Banks, Gary Lambdin, Kelsey Lizana, Malucithelma Arriaga, Jean Sweeney, Pauline Chausse, Ingrid Espinoza and Sarah Schlotthauer.


The Annual Christmas Parade last Thursday was one of the best I ever remember!

So many people were on hand to enjoy the many floats and participants in the parade.

What a great time everyone had!


This was in our bulletin at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and I thought it was something to share.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Many people believe the Twelve Days of Christmas is a song about the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day. Actually the Twelve Days of Christmas begins on Christmas Day and ends on the evening of The Epiphany on January 5.

It was written in the late 1700s when there was extreme religious persecution and was written as a catechism song that could be sung without fear.

Each verse starts with “my true love gave to me.” “My true love” is a reference to God and the “me” in that verse is in reference to anyone who was baptized.

Starting on December 25:

Day 1: The partridge in a pear tree represents Jesus.

Day 2: The two turtledoves represent the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Day 3: The three French hens symbolize faith, hope and love.

Day 4: The four calling birds represent the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Day 5: The five golden rings represent the first five books of the Old Testament, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Day 6: The six geese a-laying represent the six days of creation.

Day 7: The seven swans a-swimming represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, prophecy, serving, teaching, exhortation, generosity, leading, mercy/compassion.

Day 8: The eight maids a-milking represent the eight Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-10.

Day 9: The nine ladies dancing represent the nine fruits of the spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Day 10: The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments.

Day 11: The eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful Apostles, Luke 6:14-16.

Day 12: The twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve points of the Apostles Creed.


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.


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.


This is a really good recipe and easy too.

Breakfast Casserole

1 can crescent rolls

1 pound mild breakfast sausage

6 eggs, beaten

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Brown sausage in skillet, drain excess grease.

Spread crescent rolls in bottom of 9×13 dish. Top with sausage, then pour eggs over sausage. Generously top with cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes.


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