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The money crunch

The most contentious agenda item at Monday’s Purcell City Council and Public Works Authority meeting wasn’t even up for a vote. During the council meeting, council member Allen Eubanks …
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Back to School Bash

Free school supplies are nothing to be scoffed at. The 13th annual Heart of Oklahoma Back to School Bash is Saturday in downtown Purcell. The event starts at 5 p.m. at 2nd Avenue and Main …

Staying safe in unsafe times

School shootings are a frightening – and rising – trend in this country. Don’t think so? Think again. Between January 4 and May 24, students were targeted in 28 school …

An Interesting Neighbor

John Blue tells people when he headed east out of the Texas Panhandle, Purcell was the first place he came to with grass and trees so he stopped and settled here. That’s not how it happened …

Advent in August

Global warming likely put the kibosh on the Christmas in July campaign for McClain County Operation Christmas. Well, a new month brings new opportunity to give. So how about Advent in …

Rainfall scarce here

While many parts of Oklahoma received healthy doses of rainfall during the past week, Purcell and much of McClain and southern Cleveland County came up high and dry. Parts of northern Oklahoma …

Rationing water working in Goldsby

Voluntary odd-even water rationing in Goldsby is working, a Town Hall spokeswoman said Tuesday. Two weeks ago, the demand for water was so great, it far surpassed the system’s ability to …
Sports
Lewelling All-State
2021 Wayne graduate Brannon Lewelling made the most of his opportunity to play in the 2022 All-State football game. The East …
Young and skilled
Entering into her 9th season as head coach of the Purcell Dragon Fast-pitch team, head coach Sarah Jones has the ingredients for a …
Familiar face leading at Wayne
A familiar face is now leading the Lady Bulldogs as fast-pitch season gets underway. 2016 Wayne graduate Nikki Herrin is the new head …
Defending their title
The Washington Warriors begin defense of their State crown when they host Tuttle on August 8. Second-year head coach Tylor …
Fundraising golf tourney set for August 28
Washington will be hosting its annual golf tournament fundraiser August 28 at Westwood Golf Course in Norman. Funds raised at the …
New cage coach Toney Cooper
Purcell’s new girls basketball coach Toney Cooper is settling into his new digs. Cooper, who is active in his church, loves …
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Obituaries
Angela Jennett Brickey died July 30, 2022, in Lexington, at the age of 48 years 9 months 20 days. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment …
Private family services for Jim Crossland, 80, of Purcell will be held. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell. Mr. Crossland died July 19, …
Funeral services for Mickey Holden, 86, of Purcell will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Purcell. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell …
Susan Elaine Merrell died July 29, 2022, in Purcell at the age of 73 years 6 months 28 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel.  Interment …
Funeral services for Calvin Jerry Peltier, 67, of Lexingon were held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the Rose Hill Pentecostal Church of God. Interment was at Chappel Hill Cemetery under the direction of …
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Editorial
Happy Anniversary to my roomie. Gracie and I will celebrate number 43 this week. jdm Attention parents, grandparents and childcare providers. There are new driving restrictions in and …
Happy anniversary John D.! August 4, 1979 in Norman at noon was just about as hot as you can get. Why we decided that was a good time to get married I’ll never know. Probably wanted to …
There’s not a question as to whether or not Gov. Kevin Stitt fabricates the truth. My question is, when is he telling the truth? The Swadley’s Foggy Bottom scandal was on his …
A special happy birthday to my funny, awesome grandson, Thomas Robert Montgomery. Thomas celebrates his 6th birthday Monday, August 1. *** Happy 72nd anniversary to Bert and Bonnie …
The more people I talk to about the situation with college athletics, the more convinced I am that the powers that be need to get a handle on NIL and transfer portals. Ever since the name, image …
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