Chamber of Commerce members, Goldsby Construction crews, the Purcell Board of Education and past and present school administrators cut the ribbon for the new Conger Field prior to the Lindsay game. Superintendent Sheli McAdoo (front center) officially cut the ribbon provided by Elisabeth Bak…

Purcell’s 1946 Homecoming Queen Jean Trudgeon received this leather helmet signed by the Dragons as her homecoming crown. Signatures on the helmet included Thurmond Jacks, guard, Roy Wilson, quarterback, Joe Al Cunningham, Snuffy Turner, left end, Eugene Woods, right halfback, Don Crawley, c…

Main Street in Purcell welcomed another business recently with the addition of Wanderlust Mercantile at 206 West Main next to the Love Hotel. Owners of the business are Rauna and Julie Barrett. The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce and interim executive manager Elisabeth Baker spearheade…

Tenna Garrett, assistant secretary at the McClain County Election Board, instructed Wayne youngsters participating in a mock election at the recent McClain County Free Fair. She told the students that they are allowed to vote for only one candidate running for Kids’ Favorite Critter.

A coyote pelt is quickly identified by Wayne youngsters who attended the McClain County Free Fair. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Game Ranger Brian Meskimen shared a variety of animal pelts with the young fairgoers.

Colored ribbons denote the judges’ ranking for numerous entries every year at the McClain County Free Fair.

Bonnie Ray, right, with Purcell Public Library oversees an activity table Friday at the McClain County Free Fair.

Hope Madden takes a cut at a pitch against Heritage Hall. The Warriors began District play last week.

Bailey Kennedy tracks down a foul ball behind home plate. Wayne nabbed two wins last week over Alex (4-1) and Bray-Doyle (9-5).

Classrooms are beginning to take shape at the new Purcell Junior High. The expected opening of the facility is August of 2020.