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A very Merry Christmas to all our readers.

Hope you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas and are able to spend it with family and friends.


The Purcell Register will be closed Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, for the Christmas holiday.


Be sure to take a few minutes to read the Letters to Santa from all of our area schoolchildren.

Some of them are absolutely hilarious!

Also included in the section are Christmas Wishes from our merchants to you!


Happy birthday to Jay Tate, Leon Wilson, Jenny Johnson, Jim Hurst, Haleigh Wood, Monica Fanning, Matthew Mayes, Shelley Perigo, Adrienne Martin, Deborah Roberts, William West, Tammy Bourquin, Jeanie Abney, Roy Lanten, Alta Perigo, Carletta Pryor, Emily Maxon, Sandra Ezell, Jerry Swayze, Malucithelma Arriaga, Jean Sweeney, Pauline Chausse, Ingrid Espinoza, Sarah Schlotthauer, Penny Berrey, Susie Hoefer, Harrison Keeler, Brady Lizana, Verna Hernandez, Shannon Shaw and Rickey Colwell.


Schools are out for Christmas break in the Heart of Oklahoma.

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 will be open 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.


This is a favorite and must have for any holiday meal at my house.

Buffet Potatoes

2 lbs. frozen hash brown potatoes

1/2 cup melted margarine

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 can undiluted cream of chicken soup

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cups sour cream

2 cups crushed corn flakes mixed with 1/4 cup melted margarine

Heat oven to 350°.

Thaw potaotes. Combine with rest of ingredients except corn flakes.

Sprinkle buttered corn flakes on top in large flat pyrex dish.

Bake 30-45 minutes or until bubbly.


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