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 Friday, December 23, 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 Patricia Richardson, Jay Tate, Leon Wilson, Jenny Johnson, Jim Hurst, Haleigh Wood, Matthew Mayes, Deborah Roberts, Tammy Bourquin, Jeanie Abney, Roy Lanten, Alta Perigo, Carletta Pryor, Monica Fanning, Taylor Banks, Gary Lambdin, Kelsey Lizana, Malucithelma Arriaga, Jean Sweeney, Pauline Chausse, Ingrid Espinoza, Sarah Schlotthauer, Penny Berrey and Susie Hoefer.
This was in our bulletin this week at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and I thought it was something to share.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Many people believe the Twelve Days of Christmas is a song about the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day. Actually the Twelve Days of Christmas begins on Christmas Day and ends on the evening of The Epiphany on January 5.
It was written in the late 1700s when there was extreme religious persecution and was written as a catechism song that could be sung without fear.
Each verse starts with “my true love gave to me.” “My true love” is a reference to God and the “me” in that verse is in reference to anyone who was baptized.
Starting on December 25:
Day 1: The partridge in a pear tree represents Jesus.
Day 2: The two turtledoves represent the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Day 3: The three French hens symbolize faith, hope and love.
Day 4: The four calling birds represent he four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Day 5: The five golden rings represent the first five books of the Old Testament, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Day 6: The six geese a-laying represent the six days of creation.
Day 7: The seven swans a-swimming represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, prophesy, serving, teaching, exhortation, generosity, leading, mercy/compassion.
Day 8: The eight maids a-milking represent the eight Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-10.
Day 9: The nine ladies dancing represent the nine fruits of the spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Day 10: The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments.
Day 11: The eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful Apostles, Luke 6:14-16.
Day 12: The twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve points of the Apostles Creed.
Purcell’s Lights From the Heart at Chandler Park will be open nightly until Saturday, December 31, from 5:30-10 p.m. nightly.
Over two miles of lights are available to drive through.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
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 an awesome recipe and so easy to make. These would be great to serve on Christmas Eve with your other snacks.
Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls
1 lb sausage, uncooked
4 oz. of cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups Bisquick
12-oz. container pimento cheese
Preheat oven to 400º.
Mix all ingredients until well combined.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 18 - 22 minutes, or until brown.
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