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Happy birthday to my great-nephew Easton Rusler.

Easton celebrates his 4th birthday Saturday, March 26.


Happy birthday to Pam Kyzer, Reese Lang, Tommie DeArman, Ashlyn Kirkland, Randi Stringer, Jeff Lang, Danny Lang, Ava Slack, Lindsay Harris, Maribeth Dawson, Char Page, Kim Shubert, Gary Hayes, Linda Burke, Glenda Nemecek, Gaylon Gray, Omeda Lawson, Lois Beam, Dan Pennington, Mason Henshaw, John Gullion, Gary Kochn, Robert Jones, Alfred Giroux, Gustavo Cayente, Graydon Chaples, Donelda Ellis, Lucy Holden, Annette C. Belfiore and Selena Chavez.


The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church annual Beast Feast, which was scheduled for February 26, has a new date.

The event will now be held Saturday, April 2, in the parish hall at Fourth and Jefferson in Purcell.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple and $40 for a family.

All proceeds go to Knights of Columbus Community Projects.


The deadline to pay the second half of property taxes is Thursday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m.

If anyone has questions regarding their tax statements, call the McClain County Treasurer’s Office at 405-527-3261.


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

Join the group for a lively virtual book discussion every first Thursday of the month. This month there is no featured book and participants are to choose their own.

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


The Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 16, at the Purcell Lake Weaver Pavilion, 1400 Chandler Road.

Each age group will have their own hunt and prizes. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures.

The hunt begins at 9 a.m. sharp.


Here’s a dish to serve to commemorate the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s annual Three Sisters Celebration. It comes from the Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services Get Fresh! program.

Three Sisters Stew

1 lb. ground beef

2 cups onion, diced

6 cups water

2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes

6 cups red skinned potatoes, cubed

15 can tomato sauce

1 cup corn, frozen

1 cup yellow squash, diced

1 cup zucchini, diced

15.5 can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can blackeyed peas, drained and rinsed

1/2 cp quick cooking barley

4 garlic cloves, minced

1-1/2 tsp. black pepper

Brown ground beef and onions, drain.

In a large stock pot, add all ingredients. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Serve immediately.


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