A special happy birthday to my awesome grandson, Thomas Robert Montgomery.

Thomas celebrates his third birthday Thursday, August 1.

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John D. and I celebrate our 40th anniversary Sunday, August 4.

Doesn’t seem possible that we’ve been married that long. And that we’ve spent almost 30 of it here in Purcell.

Here’s to many more!

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Happy birthdays also go out to Landri Tompkins, Nelda Matthews, Kyle Perigo, Alex Ewing, Eli Ewing, Andrea Smith, Jan Dye, Debbie Lambdin, Joe Luis Vazquez, Laverne Claunch, Dee Roberts, Joshua Cleeland, Maria Reyes, Linda Calixto, Donovan Farley, Martin Ibarra, Bob Calvert, Carolyn Butts, Sandy Brady, Debbie Cater, Olivia Couch and Brad Page.

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Happy 69th Wedding Anniversary to Bert and Bonnie Seabourn.

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Happy 56th anniversary to Gary and Earla Tate.

They will celebrate their anniversary Saturday, August 3.

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Happy 55th anniversary to Perry and Glenda Nemecek.

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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.

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 The Purcell Public Library is giving local teens and tweens a chance to explore some of their artistic side with its upcoming “Printmaking for Teens/Tweens” activity at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10, at the library, 919 N. Ninth St.

Attendees will get an introduction to printmaking and design. While the program is aimed toward people with little or no printmaking experience, it is a chance for those who have had some practice to learn something new as well.

The activity is for ages 10 to 18, and basic computer skills or a parent present to assist with the computer portion of the event are needed.

Space is limited, so advance registration is 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, August 7, 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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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 good recipe to serve any time. It comes from my friend Eulene Webster.

Seven Layer Salad

Layer of lettuce, about 1 inch

Small bunch of broccoli, chopped, stem off

Red onion rings

Bacon, 1 lb., fried crisp, crumbled

Box of frozen English peas

Cover with shredded cheese

8 oz. Hellman’s mayonaise spread on top

Layer each ingredient, starting with lettuce, cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

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