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Gracie Montgomery
Posted 3/3/22

Happy birthday to my daughter-in-law, Caitlin Montgomery of Norman.

Caitlin celebrates her birthday Wednesday, March 9.


Happy anniversary to Mike and Janie Allen!

They will celebrate …

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It’s a Small World


Happy birthday to my daughter-in-law, Caitlin Montgomery of Norman.

Caitlin celebrates her birthday Wednesday, March 9.


Happy anniversary to Mike and Janie Allen!

They will celebrate their 53rd anniversary Monday, March 7.


Happy birthday to Seth Brady, Karen Bollenbach, Phil Clark, Fabiola Calixto, Adriana Losoya, William Wyndham, Maria Franco, Alejandra Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Betty Hooper, Teresa Orta, Emanuel Guadalupe Perez, Barbara Brown and Alexis Wallace.


The 32nd Annual Purcell Bonus Auction has been rescheduled, according to Erica Keen, Purcell High School ag instructor and FFA advisor.

The Purcell Bonus Auction is now set for Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the Purcell Ag Ed Building.


Gary Goodfriend, cousin to Suzanne (Mrs. Jeff) Wells arrived in Purcell from Round Rock, Texas, Friday afternoon to attend the third birthday party for his third cousin, Blakely (Bb) Bell.

The annual celebration was held Saturday at Sooner Mall in Norman with many family members, friends and relatives attending.

Gary was also feted to two sumptuous meals accompanied by “BB”, her mother, Alison and grandmother, Suzanne.

He also visited with PawPaw Jeff Wells, Honey and Zoey Wells and Ms. Dixie Bell.

Unable to attend the festivities was “Pookie” Wells.

Suzanne Wells celebrated her 37th birthday, as well, on February 21.

Goodfriend returned to Texas the following Sunday.


The Purcell Public Library Penn Avenue Literary Society Book Discussion will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

Join the group for a lively virtual book discussion every first Thursday of the month. This month’s book is The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst.

This is a virtual program and registration is required by calling 405-527-5546 or online at mcpioneerlibrarysystem.org.


The Lil’ Dragon Food Pantry is in need of your help.

Professionally managed by Pam and John Hobbs, the food ministry is one of the most important in town.

Items needed by the pantry include canned vegetables, individual fruit cups or applesauce, beef jerky, mac and cheese, chunky soups, canned meals like SpaghettiOs, oatmeal, cereals and Vienna sausages.

The pantry is currently located in the old junior high school at Green and Apache.

For persons wishing to make a monetary donation they may be mailed to Trinity United Methodist Church at 211 N. Second Avenue, Purcell, OK 73080.


I’ve made this twice this month already. Easy and very good.

Philly Cheese Steak Tater Tot Casserole

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 cup diced yellow onion

1 cup diced green pepper

1 cup sliced white mushrooms

1 cup water

0.87 oz. brown gravy mix

4 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

28 oz. frozen tater tots

Preheat to 425F.

Dump lean ground beef into a large saute pan over medium-high heat along with a dab of margarine or butter. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.

Once the ground beef is only slightly pink, add the diced onion, diced green pepper and sliced mushrooms to the pan.

Stir well and continue cooking until onions are translucent and ground beef is completely cooked.

Add the water and gravy mix to the pan. Stir well and continue to cook until the gravy starts to boil and thicken.

Dump the ground beef mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.

Sprinkle 2 cups of the shredded cheese on top of the meat mixture. Place the frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the cheese.

Place the dish in the oven and bake the casserole for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of shredded cheese on top of the tater tots.

Return the dish to the oven and continue baking the casserole just until the cheese is completely melted. 4-5 minutes.

Remove the casserole from the oven and leave it to sit for a few minutes before scooping and serving.


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