Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers!


Happy 55th anniversary to Rita and Alfred Giroux.


Happy birthday to Susan Tarp, James Wilder, Ron Smith, Camdyn Frankenberg, Rita Conway, Charla Ratliff, Maddison Smith-Ivers, Jed Williams, Nathan Brady, Tyler Davis, John Mantooth, Tom Martin, Kathe Green, Jeremy Cudd, Margaret Johnson, Katelyn Eck, Lynna Bryan, Katie Midkiff, Susan Roberts, Maria Garcia Velasco, Matt Berrey, Sergio Diaz, Jovany Veleta Romero, Betsy Simmons, Ethan Troyano, Father Nerio Espinoza, Abby Berrey, Marjorie Dennis, Jessica Vega, Guadalupe Ibarra and Petra Ibarra.


Doesn’t seem possible that school is already out for the summer!

Watch out for all the kids as they enjoy their summer break!


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 13.

The host for the coffee this month is Davis Sit-N-Sleep and will be held at the store, 1535 S. Green, in Purcell.

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

Make sure you bring your business card.


The TSET Healthy Living Program is sponsoring the 1st Annual Play Streets on Wednesday, June 26, from 9-11 a.m. at 919 N. 9th Ave., on the south side of the Purcell Public Library.

Other dates will include July 10 and 24.

Events will include jump rope, hula-hoops, bubbles, soccer basketball, kickball, music and much more.

The entire family is invited to come and play in the street!


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. on Thursdays during June and July.

A special activity scheduled for Thursday, June 13, is “Space Explorers.” It’s a chance for preschoolers and toddlers to practice as future space explorers by using galaxy dough, taking part in an asteroid toss, making rockets and more.

Each of the story times also 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, June 19, 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.


The 24th Annual Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 28, at the Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course in Purcell.

For more information contact the chamber office at 405-527-3093 or chamberoffice@theheartofok.com.


Cathy Hanselman, our ad exec, gave me this recipe she found online recently.

Ice Cream Bread

1 cup of any flavor ice cream

3/4 cup self-rising flour

1 TBL sugar

Heat oven to 350°.

Melt ice cream and combine with flour. Add sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes.

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