A special happy birthday to my extra special granddaughter, Lane Elizabeth Montgomery.

Lane celebrates her 6th birthday Saturday, November 16!


Happy birthdays also go out to Glenn Frankenberg Sr., Brenda Smith, Claire Brady, Kent Peck, Marie Flanigan, Kaitlyn Keeler, Damon Clark, Alma Linares, Isaias Avila, Matthew Konrade, Boezenna Jones, Janet King, Maurita Summers, Nancy Richardson, David Matthews, Tracy Folsum, Jewel Moore, Daniel Schaub, Krysta Matthews and Gary Tate.


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.


The Purcell Public Library will offer its resources and the knowledge of an experienced genealogy researcher Wednesday, November 20, 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.


Teens are invited to the Purcell Public Library for Teen Lounge on Tuesday, November 19, 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.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 14.

The host for the coffee this month is the Purcell Public Library, 919 N. 8th.

This is a great opportunity to connect with local business and community leaders.

Make sure you bring your business card.


Stop Motion Studio will be held at the Purcell Public Library Thursday November 14, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

School age children will be making a stop motion video using Legos and various other objects.

Make up stories and bring them to life.

If you want to keep your video, bring a flash drive.

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


“Chopped! Holiday Edition” will be held at the Purcell Public Library Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

In the style of TV programs like Chopped, Iron Chef or Bake-Off, adult participants will be divided up in teams to meet a challenge with mystery ingredients to create a winning dish.

Registration is required.

To register call 405-527-5546 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/purcell.


The Purcell Library is presenting Pie Making for Kids.

The program will be held Tuesday, November 26, from 1-2 p.m. in the meeting room of the library.

Kids will get to make their very own pie. All supplies will be provided.

The program is for ages 6-12 and registration is required. Registration opened on November 1.

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


The Purcell Register will have early deadlines for the issue of November 28 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

All ads, classified ads and news must be in the office by Monday, November 25, at 11 a.m.

The paper will be available Tuesday, November 26, at 2:30 p.m.


Here is another great Thanksgiving dinner recipe! It comes from my sister-in-law, Chris Evans of Venice, Fla.

Broccoli Rice Casserole

1/4 cup chopped celery

1/3 cup chopped onions

1/4 cup butter

2 cups cooked rice

2 10 oz. packages chopped broccoli

1 can cream of mushroom soup

16 oz. jar Cheez Whiz

Heat oven to 350°.

Saute celery and onions in butter. Combine with rest of ingredients.

Grease a 2-quart baking dish and add mixture.

Bake 30-40 minutes or until bubbly.

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