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Purcell Schools AED equipped

After the recent cardiac arrest event of NFL player Damar Hamlin, board members of the Purcell Public School Foundation were prepared to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the …
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I-35/SH 39 lane closures

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials have confirmed to The Purcell Register that I-35 will be constricted to one lane southbound over SH 39 until at least the end of the …

Thunder sleet causes problems

Thunder sleet caused heavy icing of streets, highways and exposed surfaces Monday in Central Oklahoma and across many areas of the state. The massive sleet storm forced the closing of many schools …

An Interesting Neighbor

David Childress works every day from 7:30 in the morning until the Washington School Campus is cleared of students and faculty and he watches over every home high school sporting event. But he …

Citizen of the Year nominations requested

It’s time to nominate someone as Purcell’s Citizen of the Year for 2022. Accompanying the nominee’s name must be a statement why he or she deserves to be Citizen of the …

Courthouse News

The following persons have been charged by the State of Oklahoma with traffic or other violations or have filed other court actions in McClain County District Court between January 19-25, …

Aaron Dillard new PHS coach

The Purcell Dragons have a new skipper but he’s not new to the program or the community. Aaron Dillard, son of former Dragon assistant coach Greg Dillard and his wife, Tammy, was officially …
Sports
Weather messing with games
Purcell’s stifling defense limited Davis to a mere 19 points last Friday night in a 51-19 homecoming breather. Sophomore Kobe Freeman nearly matched the Wolves’ team total with 14 …
Wins and cancellations
Washington’s boys and girls basketball teams picked up wins amid a flurry of cancellations. Last Friday’s Bridge Creek games were the only contests held due to winter weather wreaking …
PHS weight lifting
Rowan Ardery placed first in the 168 pound class with a 1,155 pound  total in the Dibble Powerlifting meet. Adam Edelman placed 3rd in the 157 pound class with a 975 pound total.  Derek …
Jr. high weight lifting
Purcell Junior High Powerlifters traveled to Dibble to lift last week to compete in the first meet of the year.  Westyn Akerman placed second in the 7th grade 181 pound class with a total of …
Wayne’s final stretch
Last Friday Wayne hosted Konawa and the Bulldogs dropped a 50-49 overtime decision. Jaxon Dill led Wayne with 18 points in the close loss. Wyatt Webster added 11 and Kaleb Madden had …
Tough week for Lex
Two snow days last week had the Bulldogs sluggish in their game with Pauls Valley as they dropped a 58-43 decision last Friday night. “We came out sluggish and had to work to come back the …
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Obituaries
Norma Gail Watson was born on July 29, 1942, to Woodrow and Katharine Watson in Purcell, Okla. As an only child, she enjoyed time with her parents and extended family, living near her …
Funeral services for Delbert Leon Taber, 71, of Purcell will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the First Baptist Church in Purcell. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Pond Creek …
Funeral services for Maxie Tucker, 93, of Lexington were held Jan. 30, 2023 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at the Lexington Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little …
Colton Allen Turner died unexpectedly on January 21, 2023, at the age of 21 years 1 month 20 days. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel.  …
A Celebration of Life service for Linda Nell Womack, 75, of Purcell will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 at The Church at Norman, 900 24th Ave. SW, Suite 1, in Norman. Services will be under …
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