Hope everyone has a safe and happy July 4th.

Don’t forget to enjoy the fireworks celebration at the Purcell City Lake on Saturday, July 6.

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Happy birthday to Ron Fishburn, Holly Burrus, Houston Hays, Brilyn Smith, Julie Franco, Leonard Bryen, George Carpenter, Loretta Farley, Jake Harris, Andrea Johnson, Amy Woods, Jeffrey Chaples, Fritz Johnson, Paul Neal Gullion, Megan Summers, Mariela Ocampo, Noah Ewing, Amy Nemecek, Stephanie Knowles, Debbie Umer, Karlee Tolle, Mary Dawson, Jeff Wells, Erik Gonzalez, Eric Peters, Bruce Moore and Scott Stephens.

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The TSET Healthy Living Program is sponsoring the 1st Annual Play Streets on Wednesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 24, from 9-11 a.m. each day at 919 N. 9th Ave., on the south side of the Purcell Public Library.

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!

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The McClain County Museum is offering genealogy help from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, for adults.

An experienced genealogist will be on hand to help adults with their questions.

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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 July.

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.

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The Purcell Public Library will offer its resources and the knowledge of an experienced genealogy researcher Wednesday, July 10, 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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The Purcell Public Library is taking tweens ages eight to 11 on a journey in its weekly Space Camp series scheduled at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 and 18.

The theme for July 11 is Outer Space Dioramas and July 18 will feature Cooking Out of This World.

Space and supplies for each week’s event are limited, so registration in advance is required.

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

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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 one of my favorite recipes. It would be great to have ready for the July 4th holiday.

Mississippi Roast

3 lb. chuck roast

1 oz. packet of dry ranch seasoning mix

1 oz. packet of dry au jus gravy mix

6 TBL butter

1/4 cup water

5-6 pepperoncini

Add 1/4 cup of water into the insert of your slow cooker then place the chuck roast on top.

Sprinkle the dry ranch seasoning mix on top of the chuck roast, then sprinkle the dry au jus mix on top, then place 6 tbsp. of butter on top of the roast, and finally 5-6 pepperoncini around the roast.

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Shred and serve with gravy.

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