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Wayne English teacher and softball coach Nikki Herrin is also a published poetry author.

Nikki Herrin uses poetry as release

The old joke is: “He was a poet but he didn’t know it but his feet show it because they are Longfellows.” But that’s not the case for published poet Nikki Herrin of …
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Attending the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technical Education awards ceremony honoring the Purcell Fire Department were (from left) Mike Eubank, MATC Superintendent; Greg Cypert, Purcell Fire Department Chief; Melanie Colvin, instructor; Kevin O’Donnell, Fire, EMT and Industry Training Coordinator; and Wade Jarlsberg, MATC Business & Industry Services Director.

Mid-America Technology honors Purcell Fire Department

Mid-America Technology Center representatives were in attendance to honor the Purcell Fire Department as its 2024 OkACTE Partners in Progress Award recipient at this year’s celebratory event …

5 questions with Tammy Lang

Editor’s note: Answering   The Purcell Register ’s five questions this week is Tammy Lang, a nurse in Dr. Rick Schmidt’s clinic. Q. How did you get into nursing? A. …
Bentlee Nicklas showed the grand champion ewe at the Purcell bonus auction Feb. 22. Josh Jacks with Jacks Insurance purchased the premium.

Purcell FFA/4-H Bonus Auction grand champions

Courthouse News

The following persons have been charged by the State of Oklahoma with traffic or other violations or have filed other court actions in McClain County District Court between February 15-21, 2024. …

Ground breaking at Selah

In a bold stride towards innovative urban living, Selah, the much-anticipated new urbanism community, has officially broken ground on its Liveworks and Townhomes development. Located on the …

McClain County inmate passes on

On Sunday, February 18 Detention Deputies from the McClain County Sheriff’s Office responded to the female housing unit, APod. Deputies observed female inmate Tyffany N. Burleson, who …
Sports
Purcell junior Kenna Esparza gets out ahead of the defense on a fast break for the Dragons. Purcell plays Bristow today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at Okmulgee’s MVSKOKE Dome.
Dragons open Area with Bristow
Coach Toney Cooper’s Dragons face an uphill battle to make the Class 4A State Tournament. They must win three games in a row in the Area Consolation Tournament at Okmulgee’s MVSKOKE …
Washington junior Jayden Taylor defends on the perimeter during the Warriors’ 60-24 win over Lexington in the Regional tournament. Taylor also scored two points in the game.
Seeking State tournament berth
The Lady Warrior basketball team plays Holdenville Friday night in the Area tournament with a ticket to the State tournament on the line. They tip off at 6 p.m. in Seminole. They defeated …
Norman North junior Coty Sessions signals where she finished in the 110 pound weight division of the OSSAA State Wrestling Meet last week in Oklahoma City.
Sessions wins title
Norman North junior Coty Sessions wrestled her way to an OSSAA State Championship in the 110 pound weight division at the State Meet last weekend at Jim Norick Arena in Oklahoma City. Sessions, …
After competing in the Grand State tournament in Tulsa recently, Lexington’s High School Varsity qualified for the National Competition in Louisville, KY later this year.
Lex archery teams on target
Lexington’s High School archery team competed at Grand State at the Tulsa fairgrounds on February 21 against the top 30 teams in Oklahoma. They achieved a huge milestone after five years …
Season starting Friday
Nearly all of second-year head coach Nikki Herrin’s slow-pitch team is back from last season. Lost to graduation were Kaylee Madden, Allison Ryan and Emily Woody. Last season they finished …
Back on the diamond
The 2024 edition of Wayne Bulldog baseball hit the diamond on Tuesday in Ninnekah to kick off their season. Last year, Wayne was beat out in Districts by Empire on a walk-off in the last inning. …
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Obituaries
Funeral services for Jack Howard will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Watonga Church of the Nazarene. Services will under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell. …
Graveside services for Zorine Marie Moore, 89, of Pauls Valley will be held at the Maysville Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell. Mrs. …
Funeral services for Edward Franklin “Frankie” Rinehart, 84, of Purcell will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024 at Union Hill Baptist Church in Purcell. Interment will be at Hillside …
Funeral services for Donald Ray Stephens, 84, of Washington will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in …
Graveside funeral services for Frances Ann Wells, 91, were held Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in …
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Opinion
Fourth District Congressman Tom Cole was the featured speaker at last week’s Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Goldsby Town Hall. Among the things he brought to the …
Happy anniversary to Mike and Janie Allen! They will celebrate their 55th anniversary Thursday, March 7. *** Happy birthday to Matthew Baker, Karen Bollenbach, Kristin Wollenberg …
A buddy of mine found this eight question survey with interesting national results. Results of the survey were asked of average people on the street. Their answers are provided and then the …
Happy birthday to Matthew Baker, John Powell, Ralph Wall, Boston Knowles, Chris Hayes, Edgar Garcia, Cindy Bates, Carmen Ortiz, Katherine   Hooper, Raul Martinez Ramos, Debra Murphy and Aracely …
An old, veteran legislator once told me it’s better to just see sausage in its final product than to see how it’s made. He said the same is true for the legislation that filters …
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