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Leading the parade

Texas transplants Greg and Tammy Dillard have a combined 66 years service to Purcell Public Schools. On Friday, they will top that off as grand marshals for Purcell High School’s Homecoming …
News

Dragons to crown Queen

Football homecoming for the Purcell High School Dragons will  be Friday at Conger Field Stadium. The coronation of a homecoming queen and king will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the …

Interesting Neighbors

The prairie southwest of Purcell rolls gently to the horizon and beyond. It is a welcoming place for horses, people and dogs. This is where plans are hatched, champions are made and dreams …

5 questions with Glen Murray

Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is McClain County District 1 Commissioner Glen Murray. Q: Has being a county commissioner what you …

Truck stuck on railroad track

The McClain County Sheriff’s Department investigated a truck stuck on the railroad tracks between Purcell and Wayne last Monday morning. McClain County Sheriff Sergeant James Nail said when …

Public hearing on lake project September 28

Mark your calendars now for the important public hearing on Phase 3 of the Purcell City Lake Trails Project. The City of Purcell Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a public hearing …

Accident claims Blanchard man

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated a four-wheeler accident last week that claimed the life of a Blanchard man. The OHP said the four-wheeler rolled over and pinned 28-year-old Blayne Gibby …
Sports
Dragons rack up yards, points
Purcell racked up 341 yards rushing and 302 passing in a 51-6 victory at Lexington last Friday night. Sophomore Boston Knowles lit up the Bulldogs for 202 yards on the ground finding the end zone …
‘Dawgs win the Bridge
Monday night was round two of the Battle for the Bridge in Purcell. The Lady ‘Dawgs got a late 3-run homer from Cora Vasquez to win the game, 8-6. Lexington was up 4-0 in the top of the …
Air raid warning for Warriors
Fresh off their open week last Friday, Washington’s No. 1 ranked Warriors will host the Frederick Bombers Friday at 7 p.m. at Reed Field. Frederick will come into Washington 2-1 with wins …
Warriors clinch host site
The Washington Warriors clinched a home draw for the Regional softball tournament after they defeated North Rock Creek 6-4 last week. For Washington, the defending State champs, everything is …
Playoff picture shaping up
Purcell had a very busy week on the softball diamond playing eight varsity games and three junior varsity games with the varsity going 3-5. “Playing 11 games in five days is a lot,” …
Lex hosting Tish on Friday
With everyone at 0-0 in district play, Lexington will kick off league play and the second season at home Friday night when they host Tishomingo at 7:30 at Floyd West Field. The Indians are coached …
Obituaries
Funeral services for Helen Sue Barnett, 79, of Purcell were held Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral …
Memorial services for Willis Bettes will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Lexington. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in …
Thelma Lee Bowlin of Purcell, Oklahoma was born on January 15, 1938 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to Roy and Mildred (Neese) Little and passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the age of 84 …
Graveside services for Joyce Butler, 102, of Purcell were held Sept. 21, 2022 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell. Mrs. Butler died …
Betty Elizabeth Carter died September 10, 2022, in Midwest City, Oklahoma at the age of 92 years 3 months 18 days. A Private family memorial will be held at a later date, entrusted to the care of …
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Editorial
A recently released study suggests the number of Christians in the United States is diminishing quickly and being replaced by those who do not identify with any religion. A new report by Pew …
Happy birthday to my great-niece Ellianna Rusler. Ellianna celebrates her 9th birthday Sunday, September 25. *** Happy birthday to Clayton Fisher, Susie Stringer, Kathy Chance, Shallen …
In May of 1980 when the Purcell High School senior class received their diplomas and changed over their tassels, the State of Oklahoma had no idea what was about to happen to it. In that group of …
Happy birthday to Kristin Kotecki, Ryan Abney, Velda Peck, Melena Jones, Sue Mize, Sofia Estrada, Adrian Jones, Justin Nimmo, Daisy Resendiz, Carol Bennett, Duvi Diaz, Jade Chaples, Rocky Bates, …
We had a surprise and unwanted visitor at the newspaper office the other morning. Angie Ivey was in the office early last Friday doing her job of cleaning up the inside of the newspaper. All of …
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