A fuel tank at the D&S Petro station on Green Ave. in Purcell burst above the parking lot surface Thursday after heavy rains inundated Central Oklahoma and underground water forced the tank upward.

Shoppers cleared out the bread shelves during the coronavirus scare last week in a Purcell grocery store.

No school? No problem for three buddies out for a stroll around the Purcell City Lake earlier this week. From left, Cooper Hall, Raleigh Savage and Dalton Holder were hanging out around the lake while Dalton was walking his dog, Scooter.

KK and Tripp Eck display their masterpiece after finishing up “art class” at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. All public schools remain shut down after the Oklahoma State Board of Education ordered schools to be shuttered on March 16.

Purcell Schools handyman Curtis Conway was knocking down some weeds near Education Station in Purcell earlier this week.

2.4” of rain last Wednesday night and Thursday morning turned a normally docile creek just north of West Adams Street into a raging creek.

Grant Smith plays his ball during the Purcell Invitational Golf Tournament at Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course. Smith shot 114 in the tournament.

The temperature climbed to nearly 90 degrees, which is pretty hot for March 12.

School buses that were busy transporting students last week are sitting idle at their respective barns while students take a sabbatical from attending classes around the state until April 6.