Happy birthday to Pamela Provezano, Patrick Harris, Traci Lambert Boudreaux, Brody Galyean, Chance Midkiff, Roger Cudd, John Hobbs, Lynda Dawson, Karol Duffy, Sherry Honeyman, Tanya Herell, Jacob Wright, Kristiana Chavez, Nathaniel Chavez, Maria Estrada, Meghan Claunch, Charles Copeland, Edgar Del Toro, Mary Rolewicz, Erika Diaz, Jake Berrey, Joell Gray, Robert Nicholson, Gene Howard, Dale Mengers, Celesa Green, Linda Couch and Brennan Page.


The Heart of Oklahoma Back 2 School Bash will be held Saturday, August 3, from 5-8 p.m.

The event will be located at Main Street and 2nd Ave., across from the caboose between McClain Bank and the McClain County Courthouse in downtown Purcell.

There will be free school supplies, free food, games, outdoor laser tag, climbing wall, music, prizes and lots more.

Everyone is welcome and everything is free.


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. each Thursday.

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.


The Purcell Public Library will offer its resources and the knowledge of an experienced genealogy researcher Wednesday, July 31, 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.


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.


This is a good recipe to make when you’re in a hurry.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

24 oz. chicken broth

8 oz cream cheese, cut into pieces

1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup Buffalo Wing sauce, divided

2 Tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 Tbsp. water

16 oz. fettuccine noodles

In a slow cooker, place the chicken, broth, 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce, ranch mix, garlic powder and salt. Top with the cream cheese and cheddar cheese.

Cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.

Remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Add the remaining 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce to the chicken and stir to coat. Set aside.

Mix together the cornstarch and cold water. Add to the slow cooker and whisk everything together.

Add the chicken back in along with the noodles.

Cover and cook another hour until noodles are done, stirring every 15 minutes.

Note: I cooked mine on high and only used 8 oz. of pasta.

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