Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope you have a fabulous time with that special someone.

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A special happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Missy Clark.

Missy celebrates her birthday Saturday, February 16.

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Happy birthday to Lloyd Beaudion, Dale Bunn, Victor Lohn, Kitty Velasco, Jeff Eck, Judy Moring, Parker Page, Lavene Jones, Bailey Beller, Margaret Miller, Egan Galvin, Anna Belle Carpenter, John Henry Forster, Daniel Calixto, Jaime Ibarra, Margaret White, Matthew Smith, Jovita Trejo, Jerry Potter, Arvie Roberts, Dorothy Potter and Kennedi Tompkins.

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The 30th Annual Purcell Livestock Show and Bonus Auction are coming up!

The Livestock Show will be held Sunday, February 16, at 2 p.m. at the McClain County Fairgrounds.

The Purcell Bonus Auction will be held Tuesday, February 18, at 6 p.m. in the Purcell Ag Ed Building.

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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 Tuesday.

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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Teens are invited to the Purcell Public Library for Teen Lounge on Tuesday, February 18, 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.

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

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Full STEAM Ahead will be  presented at the Purcell Public Library on Tuesday, February 18, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Children are invited to use littleBits and Squishy Circuits for hands-on exploration of electrical circuits.

Design and create whatever you can imagine with the components of light, sound and movement.

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“Game On” for children will be held at the Purcell Public Library on Thursday, February 13, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Play games with your friends after school. Play the Wii, computer games, card games and more. Snacks will be provided.

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

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The annual Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Monday, February 24, at the Showplace Theatre at Riverwind Casino. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event is non-smoking and will have a private entrance and valet parking.

For more information, or tickets, call 405-527-3093.

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The Purcell Public Library annual Family Dance will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 22, in the cafeteria of the Purcell Public Schools Administration Building.

While this event in the past has been specifically for fathers and daughters, this year it’s opened up to children and any special grown up in their life. It’s a chance to experience a day of dressing up, dancing and having fun.

All attendees will need to register online, including adults. After registering, attendees will need to pick up tickets to the dance from the Purcell Public Library.

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

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Try this recipe on a cold winter night.

Paula Deen Crockpot Potato Soup

30 oz. bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (frozen southern style)

1/3 cup chopped onion

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

2 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz. each)

1 can cream of chicken soup

8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)

Shredded cheese

Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker except for the cream cheese and shredded cheese. Mix well.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until combined.

Garnish with cheese and any of your other favorite toppings.

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