After a strong week against the spread, it’s time for Mizzou beat writer Dave Matter to ride the momentum into another weekend of college football picks, including a SEC-Big Ten rematch in the Hoosier State; a major SEC West showdown; and an epic pillow fight in Lawrence, Kan., where somethi…

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An 18-wheeler driving on Sleepy Hollow last week clipped some low hanging electric lines. The situation was responded to by Purcell Police, Fire and Electric crews.

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Kiwanis member Armelda Moody dishes out beans last Friday evening at the Farm and Home Building. A good turnout went through the serving line.

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Wayne students in Mrs. Keeler’s and Mrs. Boles’ classes got a taste of the McClain County Free Fair Friday morning at the McClain County Farm and Home Building.

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Phillis Cochren, right, was charged with judging cakes, pies and salsas at the McClain County Free Fair. Cochren, of Stratford, was joined by OSU Extension Educator Mickey Simpson.

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Angela and Frank Stone enjoyed Grandparents Day at Purcell Elementary School with their granddaughter Spencer last Friday.

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Jeanette Hale and her grandson, Everett, enjoyed lunch last Friday at the Purcell Elementary School cafeteria.