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It’s a Small World


Happy birthday to my sister-in-law Missy Clark of Midwest City.


Congratulations to my niece and her husband, Lindsay and Aaron Budd, on the birth of their son, Oliver Maverick on February 20.

He joins his three sisters, Sophia, Addie and Hazel.


Happy anniversay to Jeff and Edita Salmeri of South Easton, Mass.

Sal and Edita will celebrate their 17th anniversary Saturday, February 25.


Happy birthdays also go out to Bobby Elmore, Madalyn Clay, Susie Croslin, Denice Davis, Kathy Johnston, Ronnie Maynard, Ralph Wall, Boston Knowles, Chris Hayes, Matt Baker, Kristin Wollenberg Gonzalez, Meegan Moore Rooker, Edgar Garcia, Cindy Bates, Carmen Ortiz, Katherine A. Hooper, Raul Martinez, Ramos, Debra Murphy, Aracely Ceballos, Rigoberto Carrillo and Blake McGowen.


Jim and Suzanne McAuley, former owners of First American Bank, were in Chile for a 90th birthday cruise for Gerry Mayes, Suzanne’s mom, and had a small world moment.

They were talking about Oklahoma and another passenger said she had Oklahoma relatives!

Turns out it was Kenya Purcell, a resident of Kuwait,  who is the great-great-granddaughter of Carrie Purcell, one of the founders of our own Purcell, Oklahoma.

Talk about a small world!!


The Purcell Public School Foundation will hold an open meeting for the public Thursday, February 23, at 12 noon.

The meeting will be held in the Administration Building multi-purpose room in the building that formerly housed Purcell Intermediate School, behind the library.


Join your friends at the Purcell Public Library for “Creativity Unleashed: Aprons Your Way” Monday, February 20-24. Time slots are available each day at a different time.

We all have an inner artist. Join us in discovering the endless possibilities of your creativity. You will be guided through this program exploring sublimation or machine embroidery to produce your own work of art. You get to choose between sublimation or machine embroidery to create your one-of-a-kind apron.

Time slots will be available between February 20-24. Each slot will be limited to two people so feel free to grab a friend and sign up!

Supplies will be provided.  No prior experience is necessary for this program. Registration is required.

For more information call the library at 405-527-5546.


The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce will present the Legislative Chamber Luncheon Friday, February 24, at 11:45 a.m. at the Goldsby Community Center, 100 E. Center Rd., in Goldsby.

The luncheon will feature Senator Jessica Garvin and Rep. Sherrie Conley.

The host for the luncheon is First United Bank.

The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members and will include lunch.

RSVP by calling 405-527-3093, email elisabeth@theheartofok.com or visit the website www.theheartofok.com.


Daylight Saving Time is March 12! Time to spring forward.

Mark your calendar now and don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night, March 11.


This is a great side dish.

Cream Cheese

Corn Casserole

8-ounce package cream cheese, cubed and at room temperature

4 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

18-ounce bag frozen sweet corn, thawed

Diced pickled jalapeños, to taste

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a medium pot set over low heat, melt cream cheese and butter. Stir in milk until mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in salt, corn and jalapeños.

Pour corn mixture into an 8- by 8-inch square (or 2-quart) baking dish. Sprinkle with grated cheddar. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.


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