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Happy anniversary to Mike and Janie Allen!

They will celebrate their 55th anniversary Thursday, March 7.


Happy birthday to Matthew Baker, Karen Bollenbach, Kristin Wollenberg Gonzalez, Meegan Moore Rooker, Rigoberto Carrillo, Blake McGowen, Fabiola Calixto, Adriana Losoya and William Wyndham.


Purcell Elementary School Pre-K registration and Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2024-2025 school year will be available Friday, March 1.

The link may be accessed on the Purcell Elementary School Facebook Page.

The link is also available on the Purcell Schools website using the Purcell Elementary School drop-down link.


Visit the Pop-Up Mobile Maker Lab at the Purcell Public Library.

Let the Mobile Maker Lab Team help you make beautiful things! Learn to use the 3D printers, laser cutters, embroidery machines and more.

The Maker Lab will be open Tuesday, March 12, from 1-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 14, from 1-5 p.m., Friday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program is for all ages.

For more information call the Purcell Public Library at 405-527-5546 or online at pioneerlibrarysystem.org.


Daylight Saving Time is March 10! Time to spring forward.

Mark your calendar now and don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night, March 9.


A hot, hearty soup is waiting for you when you get home if you rely on your slow cooker!

Cheesy Potato Soup

32 oz. bag frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 medium stalk celery, diced (1/2 cup)

32 oz. carton chicken broth

1 cup water

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

8 oz. bag shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend

1/4 cup bacon pieces

In slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, celery, broth and water. Cover; cook on low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.

In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to high. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish with bacon and extra cheese.


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