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Happy birthday to Lynn Bayless, Todd Rollins, James Maynard, Amber Banks, Rhett Lanten, Josh Jacks, Amber Barrett, Bill Cole, Max Richardson, Juan Garanzuay, Brandi Steiner, Bryan Ibarra, Raquel Z. Suarez, Carlos Estrada, Claudia Estrada, Eva Ocampo, Branden Fisher, Alejandro Montelongo, Mike Zuech, Taylor Banks, Gary Lambdin and Kelsey Lizana.


Schools will be out for Christmas break in the Heart of Oklahoma tomorrow, December 17.

Crosswalks and neighborhood streets will be filled with children playing and enjoying the warm December weather.

The message is simple: Mortorists - Put down the phone, stay alert and watch out for these precious, vulnerable children.


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.


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.


This cookie recipe would be great to leave out for Santa. I got the recipe from Jim West.

Holiday Crinkle Cookies

2 cups plus 2 TBL flour

3/4 cup plus 2 TBL cocoa powder

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2  tsp. salt

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup oil

4 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. peppermint extract

Powdered sugar

Hershey’s Kisses

Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl beat sugar, oil, eggs and extracts. Stir in dry ingredients just until combined.

Refrigerate covered at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop tablespoons of dough, shape into balls and roll in powdered sugar.

Place on cookie sheets about 1-1/2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and use a wrapped Kiss to form an indentation in each cookie.

Allow cookies to cool at least 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. After 5 minutes, place Kisses on cookies.


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