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Happy birthday to Kristin Kotecki, Kylie Buterbaugh, Charles Perry, Nancy Ewing Friedman, Jane Sparlin, Agnes Belfiore, Mary Ille, Rachel Loux, Tomas Trejo, Brandon Smith, William Troyano, Matt Lohn, Savannah Yates, Adeline Still, Hortencia Legarda and Tyler Sherman.


The Purcell Carp Classic 2023 will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 23, at the Purcell City Lake.

The event is hosted by the Purcell Parks and Recreation Department and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.

The tournament will be divided into three age divisions: 5-12, 13-17 and 18 and up. Ages 5-12 are free to enter and 13 and up are $10.

Each division will have first, second and third place awards for heaviest stringer weight of carp caught.

For more information visit www.purcellparks.com or call 405-527-7227.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 29, at the Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course in Purcell.

The four-man scramble will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start followed by lunch and an awards ceremony.

For more information or to sign up contact Elisabeth Baker at elisabeth@theheartofok.com or call 405-527-3093.


The Purcell Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Fe Plaza on Main Street.

Fresh, local produce, crafts, artisan food/drinks, book and vintage finds are all available.


The Pioneer Library System Foundation invites families to sign up for The Royal Games on Thursday, October 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Hillside Manor Wedding Venue in Goldsby.

The event’s theme is a royal garden party featuring games and hands-on learning activities for children of all ages. Rapunzel and Robin Hood, along with other characters from beloved children’s stories, will interact with attendees while they participate in painting, jousting, croquet, archery, and more.

Tickets are $10 per child and include all activities and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to dress up in royal or medieval attire.

Advance registration is required, and tickets are available online at www.plsfdn.org. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and each ticket includes admission for up to two caregivers.

For more information about the Royal Games, visit www.plsfdn.org or call 405-801-4521.


Here’s a really good dip to serve on game days.

Crack Dip

16 oz. sour cream

16 oz. mayo

16 oz. ranch dressing, from a bottle

1 jar real bacon bits

1 pkg. shredded parmesan cheese

1 bundle green onions

Mix all together and refrigerate overnight.


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