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Happy birthday to Julie Franco, Greg Lucy, Leonard Bryen, Jeremiah Berger, Carla Davis, Michelle Field, Curtis Jones, John Croslin, Sean Michael Braden, John Schmitz, Kenslee McKiddy, Rowan Ardery, Daniel Chavez, Tanner Clouse, Tony DiRienzo, Eduardo Reyes, Erika Romero, Mary Flueckiger, Regina Hayes, Kelly Lambdin, Brian Luna, Teresa Jones, Noah Ewing, Amy Nemecek, Stephanie Knowles, Debbie Umber, Karlee Tolle, Mary Dawson, Jeff Wells, Erik Gonzalez, Eric Peters, Bruce Moore, Scott Stephens, Pam Beller, Sheri Enox and Allison Wells Bell.


The Purcell Public Library will present “Keeping Traditions Alive” from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, in the library meeting room.

Come and join as Will Hill, Muscogee storyteller, provides a glimpse into the American Indian cultural art of storytelling and its rich history. Designed for adults.

Become absorbed and engaged in Will Hill’s storytelling through song, dance, drums, and the flute.

Hill is a full-blooded Native American Indian. He was raised as a traditional storyteller of the Nogonugojeeh society (storytelling society) of the Muscogean people.

He was the first American Indian to perform at the new National Museum of the American Indian, a component of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has performed for Walt Disney World and has been featured at many national storytelling conferences and festivals around the country.

Hill continues to provide arts and education to schools and communities across the state and the nation. By keeping the stories of his people alive with each of his folklore performances he is an American Indian storyteller by destiny.


Registration is open for Purcell’s summer golf camp at Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course.

The dates of the camp are July 12-14 and it runs from 8-9:30 a.m. The camp is $50 for players 8-17.

Call 405-527-5114 to sign up.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14, hosted by OEC Fiber.

The coffee will be held at J&K Auto Parts, 821 S. Green Ave., in Purcell.

This is a great opportunity to connect with local business and community leaders.


A benefit cornhole tournament will be held for Brian Gantz on Saturday, July 16, at 11:30 a.m. at Libby’s Cafe, 111 N. Main, in Goldsby.

In addition to the tournament, there will be food and drinks available for purchase, a silent auction, music and fun. To register visit https://bit.ly/BrianGantzBenefit.


Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Purcell will hold Vacation Bible School July 19 and 20 from 6-8 p.m. each evening.

All children age four to 10 are invited to attend.

The theme for VBS is “The Holy Family.”

To register pick up a form at the church or call the church office at 405-527-3077.


This is a great recipe to fix during the hot summer months. You don’t have to turn on your oven!

Slow Cooker Ranch Barbecue Chicken

1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1-1/2 cups chicken broth

2 tablespoons Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix Shaker

2 cups barbecue sauce

In the slow cooker, place the chicken, broth and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mix.

Cook on high for 3–4 hours or low for 6–7 hours until the chicken is tender. Shred with two forks, drain excess liquid, and place back into the slow cooker.

Stir the remaining seasoning mix with the barbecue sauce and pour back over the chicken. Stir well and cook for another 45 minutes.

Serve warm on sandwiches, in tortillas or over rice or salad.


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