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Red Kettle bell ringers needed

November 22, 2022

Salvation Army Wilbarger County is looking for bell ringers. You can help the Salvation Army this year by bell ringing for the Red Kettle season. Dates for ringing will be Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. United Supermarket has a Kettle set up through Dec. 23. Walmart Kettles will begin on Monday, Nov.…

USSV winter coat drive underway

November 20, 2022

The USSV is currently conducting a Winter Coat Drive. Donations of coats, hats, gloves, scarves and socks in all sizes, may be taken to USSV, located at. 1708 Main. USSV is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call Susan at 940-839-9781 or Janie at 940-473-9422.  

Courthouse Christmas decorations to be lit Thursday

November 20, 2022

Christmas decorations to be lit The Vernon Christmas Lighting downtown at the Wilbarger County Courthouse will take place on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. This is a family event for all to enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, caroling, a scavenger hunt and the lighting of the decorations on the square.  

Star Tree registration on Sunday

November 19, 2022

Star Tree registration The annual Vernon Jaycees Star Tree registration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Boys $ Girls Club. The first 200 children will be registered. Registration must be done by a legal guardian, and proof of income must be provided. Those registering children are asked…

Thanksgiving community service set for Sunday

November 19, 2022

The annual Thanksgiving community church service sponsored by the Wilbarger County Ministerial Alliance will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Wilbarger Street Church of Christ. Bryan Nix is minister of the church. Taking part in the service will be Nix. Ric Rosales, Norris Thomas, and George Records. Everyone is invited to…

Northside wins! Northside volleyball team

November 11, 2022

Northside wins 3-0. Plays Saturday at Midlothian High for regional final.

Hodges appointed new police chief

November 9, 2022

Longtime Vernon Police Officer Wayne Hodges was appointed Police Chief for the City of Vernon on Wednesday morning. A 3-member panel, consisting vetted a large pool f candidates down to four finalists, and those four were interviewed by the Vernon City Commission this week on Monday and Tuesday night in closed session. After consulting with…

Wilbarger County election results

November 9, 2022

Wilbarger County voted Republican overwhelmingly in Tuesday’s mid-term election. There were 3,203 voters, out of 8,359 for a turnout of 38.3 percent. Most county voters voted early, by an almost 2-1 margin over voters casting a ballot on election day. Incumbent U.S. District 13 Congressman Ronny Jackson was reelected with 82.5 percent of the Wilbarger…

Harrold volleyball team defeats Munday for Bi-District Championship

November 4, 2022

The Harrold Lady Hornets volleyball team defeated Munday in three straight games to win the Bi-District playoff match Tuesday at Archer City. The Lady Hornets will take the court against Newcastle at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Forestburg to decide the Area Championship in the 2022 UIL Texas Volleyball State Championships.

Northside volleyball team advances in playoffs

November 4, 2022

The Northside Lady Indians volleyball team defeated Bryson, 3-1, Thursday night at City View to claim the Area Championship title in theĀ 2022 UIL Texas Volleyball State Championships. The Lady Indians will next face Graford to play for the regional title.