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Happy birthday to Charlie Sherman, Mark Suchy, Judy Taber, Julie Gentry, Susan Gray, Jeff Abernathy, Bret Petty, Johna Pryor, Kurt Gray, Bob Atterberry, Heather McBride, Debbie Gantz, Fritz Johnson, Victoria Cleeland, Helen Harrison, Matt Frazier, Caylin Nimmo, Kevin Clagg, John Isaac Dumas and Susannah Marie Rowell.


Washington travels to Langston Friday night at 7 p.m. to play the Beggs Golden Demons in the semi-finals of the 2021 playoffs.

The stadium is located at 701 Sammy Davis Jr. Dr. in Langston.


The Fifth Annual Tacky Sweater 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday, December 4.

Check-in starts at 7 p.m. at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center and the run begins at 9 p.m.

All registration fees will go to The Fallen Outdoors Oklahoma Team.

For more information email pqhteam@gmail.com or call Melissa Pruitt at 405-255-1463 or Tiffany Cheatwood at 405-205-3420.


Lights from the Heart opened at the Purcell Lake  November 24 and will continue through December 31.

The drive around the lake will be lit up nightly by more than 190 animated structures.

Hours will be 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. However, donations will be accepted.


The Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting  will be held Thursday, December 9, on Main Street in Purcell.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the parade to start at 6 p.m.

To register your parade entry, contact the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 405-527-3093.


The Wayne Fire Department is holding its 31st annual Toy Drive.

Firefighters are currently accepting toy donations, $10 value, or cash donations to help them meet their goal.

Toys will be given to children at the department’s program December 11.

They are also selling chances on a drawing for several items.

For more information contact Sarah Kennedy at 405-570-2478 or Jared Reaves at 405-640-7110.


Ted Haxel will be honored with a retirement celebration Friday, December 10.

The come-and-go celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at his office, 108 N. 2nd, in Purcell.


McClain County Treasurer Teresa Jones reminds property owners in the county that 2021 tax statements have been mailed.

Full or half payments are due before January 1.

The treasurer’s office also now has the ability to email tax statements.

Property owners can also print out their tax statements by going online to tmconsulting.us.com.

For more information call 405-527-3261.


The Purcell Public Library will hold its 3rd Saturday Book Group from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, December 18.

Adults are invited to join in for a virtual book discussion each month!

Registration is required by calling 405-527-5546 or online at mcpioneerlibrarysystem.org.


Here’s a great recipe to use up holiday turkey.

Turkey Tetrazzini

16 oz. linguine, cooked

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 10.5 oz. cans cream of celery

1 cup sour cream

1 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp pepper

3/4 cup chicken broth

3 cups chopped cooked turkey

2 TB grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cook noodles according to box instructions. Set aside.

While noodles are cooking, combine butter, soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and chicken broth in a medium bowl. Mix well and add turkey chunks. Stir in noodles until well combined.

Spray a 9x13 pan and pour in noodle mixture. Sprinkle cheeses on top along with bread crumbs.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.


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