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Happy New Year!

Hope everyone rings in the new year safely and happily!

Don’t forget to eat your blackeyed peas!


Happy 50th Anniversary to Bob and Amanda Allen of Austin, Texas.


Happy birthday to Susan Nicholson, Rita Ganster, Jessica Jones, Melissa Mills, Connie Mack Sikes, Doug Weimer, Brianna Cleeland, Lacy McGee, Maria del Carmen McGee, Quincy McGee, Jobeth M. Suarez, Raul Caralampio, Jose Ortiz, Barbara Bruehl, Martin Montelongo, Marsha Womack, John Bourquin, Sharon Elliott, Tanner Martin, Scarlett Austin and Nicholas Northcutt.


This is your last chance to drive around Purcell City Lake and create holiday memories as you see over 190 animated displays featuring over 650,000 lights at Purcell’s Lights From the Heart!

There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. nightly.

The lights will be open until Friday, December 31.


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.


With school resuming early next week after the Christmas break, drivers should be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours.

Drivers need to watch out for children walking and biking to and from school which includes those getting out of cars in school parking lots which can be particularly dangerous.

We  need to pay special attention to our greatest resource, our children!


Here’s a twist on how to make sure you get your blackeyed peas on New Year’s Day.

Cowboy Caviar

15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

15.8 oz. can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

15.25 oz. can sweet corn, drained

14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes or Rotel Tomatoes, drained

1 avocado, diced

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

3/4 cup zesty Italian dressing

1 TBL lime juice

Pour all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir until combined. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge.

Allow the flavors to blend for about 1 hour before serving.


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