Hope you read the story in The Purcell Register about McClain County Operation Christmas accepting donations for “Christmas in July.”

Any items for McClain County Operation Christmas may be dropped off at The Purcell Register, 225 W. Main.

Monetary donations may be sent to Darrell Ford at P.O. Box 756, Purcell, Okla., 73080.

For more information on Christmas in July, contact Peggy Christian at 405-990-4001.

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Happy birthday to Tony Christian, Sean Michael Braden, John Schmitz, Kenslee McKiddy, Rowan Ardery, Daniel Chavez, Tanner Clouse, Tony DiRienzo, Eduardo Reyes, Erika Romerro, Mary Flueckiger, Regina Hayes, Kelly Lambdin, Brian Luna, Teresa Jones, Michelle Field, John Croslin, Charlene Fluke, Lorren Isley, Ted Idleman, Amber Page, Yvonne Roberts, Pam Beller, Sheri Enox, Alison Wells Bell, Sondra Richards, Arveda Rollins and Brad Kaiser.

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The McClain County Museum is offering genealogy help from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, for adults.

An experienced genealogist will be on hand to help adults with their questions.

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The TSET Healthy Living Program is sponsoring the 1st Annual Play Streets on Wednesday, July 24, from 9-11 a.m. at 919 N. 9th Ave., on the south side of the Purcell Public Library.

Events will include jump rope, hula-hoops, bubbles, soccer, basketball, kickball, music and much more.

The entire family is invited to come and play in the street!

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The Purcell Public Library invites its youngest guests to blast off into a summer of learning at the library’s weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Times.

Story Times are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays during June and July.

Each of the story times feature rhymes, stories, songs and more to help young children in developing their pre-reading skills.

Advance registration is requested, but is not required.

For more information, visit the library, call 405-527-5546 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/purcell.

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The Purcell Public Library will offer its resources and the knowledge of an experienced genealogy researcher Wednesday, July 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Participants can bring their specific questions or just learn more about starting their family research and about all the resources the library has to offer.

Ages 18 and up may participate, and no advance registration is required.

For more information call the library at 405-527-5546.

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The Purcell Public Library is taking tweens ages eight to 11 on a journey in its weekly Space Camp series scheduled at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 and 18.

The theme for July 11 is Outer Space Dioramas and July 18 will feature Cooking Out of This World.

Space and supplies for each week’s event are limited, so registration in advance is required.

For more information call the library at 405-527-5546 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/purcell.

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Murder in Outer Space, a murder mystery dinner theatre, will be presented at the Purcell Public Library.

The play will be held Saturday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m.

Registration is required by call calling 405-527-5546.

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Harvest from the Heart Farmers Market will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Friday at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center.

For more information call Dale Bunn, City Manager, at 405-527-6561.

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This is a great recipe to serve on a hot day.

Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

For the Dressing:

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup salsa

1 packet taco seasoning

For the Salad:

1 pound pasta, cooked according to package directions

1 cup corn kernels

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

1 -1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

6 ounce can black olives, sliced and drained

2 avocados, diced

4 green onions, thinly sliced

In a bowl whisk together mayo, sour cream, salsa, and taco seasoning until smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl mix together cooked pasta, corn, tomatoes, cheese, olives, avocado and green onions. Add dressing, and mix until everything is evenly coated.

Place in refrigerator until chilled.

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