Halloween is right around the corner!

Downtown trick or treat in Purcell will be held Tuesday, October 29, and city-wide trick or treat will be held Thursday, October 31.

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Happy birthday to Donald Sherman, Lori Frankenberg, Ann Black, Virgil Hope, Kandy Wollenberg, Jackson Ewing, Bryan Dye, Kevin Jones, Allen Biggs, Phylis Norvell, John Warren, Adrian Arriaga, Dr. Bryan Dye, Brandon Fisher, Debra Fisher, Erica Montelongo and Dutzie Nabonne.

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For the tenth year in a row, students from Purcell High School are joining other students from across the state in the fight against cancer.

They are participating in Win-Win Week, a statewide initiative aimed at preventing cancer and raising funds to support Oklahoma cancer patients.

Win-Win Week is a program coordinated by the Oklahoma Cancer Center and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

To date, students from Purcell and Lexington have raised over $40,000 for this wonderful cause.

This year’s “Pink Out” football game will be held Friday, October 4.

T-shirt sales are currently underway and will continue through September 27.

Students will be raising money throughout Win-Win Week by participating in various fund raisers.

The goal is to raise money for the Oklahoma Cancer Center and fill the brand new stadium with pink to show a united front and a determination to find a cure for this dreaded disease.

For more information, please contact Candice McCurdy at Purcell High School at 405-527-4400 or mccurdyc@purcellps.org.

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The Purcell Public Library invites its youngest guests to STEAM learning at the library’s weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Times.

Story Times are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. each Thursday.

Each of the story times feature stories, science, tech, engineering and math, art, crafts and hobbies 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 welcomes one of its best book buddies, Lilly the Mouse, for her special Lilly Open House for first graders, taking place at 4 p.m. Friday, October 11.

During the early part of this school year, Lilly has been making visits for classrooms to talk about reading and libraries and invite students to come visit her at the library.

Lilly is the central character in Kevin Henkes’ popular book series, which is perhaps most famous for “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

Activities at the event will include snacks, refreshments, games, crafts, photos with Lilly and a chance to see all the library has to offer and, if you aren’t already, to get signed up for a library card.

Registration is not required to attend.

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, October 9, 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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Teens are invited to the Purcell Public Library for Teen Lounge on Tuesday, October 8, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

School can be exhausting. Teen lounge is a weekly program to hang out and relax and have some fun. Many of the things we will be doing will be cooking, gaming, arts and crafts, and technology.

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This recipe is pure kitchen magic!

Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 

1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix

1 cup milk

2 eggs

Heat oven to 400°F.

Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.

In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in salt. Spread in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese.

In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate.

Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Note: Prep and assemble the pie up to 24 hours ahead of baking. Stash covered, in the refrigerator and bake 5 to 8 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean since it will be chilled. 

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