Hidden Treasures reopening

October 14, 2020

Hidden Treasures, 2201 Main Street has received approval to re-open on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hidden Treasures is operated by volunteers with the North Texas State Hospital Volunteer Service Council. All proceeds support the councils efforts with NTSH. All volunteers will be required to be screened with a…

Covid numbers climbing

October 14, 2020

The Tuesday evening Covid-19 case count showed Wilbarger County with 243 cases, 48 in Hardeman County and 19 in Foard County. There were just 7 reported as active in Wilbarger, while 16 were active in Hardeman and none in Foard. The NTSH-Vernon campus reported 4 patients and 8 staff were positive as of Monday. Last…

Big turnout on first day of early voting

October 14, 2020

Turnout was high in Wilbarger County on Tuesday Oct. 13, the first day of early voting. Wilbarger County County Clerk Jana Kennon reported 377 votes were cast on the first day.Sample ballot 2020 Kennon said her office was petitioned by the local Democratic Party to have extended Early Voting hours. Enough signatures were obtained that…

WGH Auxiliary Gift Shop reopens

October 11, 2020

  The Wilbarger  General Hospital Auxiliary  gift show has reopened, and will now be open three days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and closed the other days. Those entering the gift shop are required to wear a mask. and only two people may be in the gift…

Lots of events happening in the next week

October 9, 2020

Faith United Methodist Church’s Annual Garage Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, the 10th at 2420 High School Drive from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Books, clothes, purses, other household items and collection of genuine Wedgewood Plates. Masks will be worn by members.   ‘Walk in Park’ craft show to be held A “Walk…

State virus numbers unreliable, masks now mandatory in Foard, Hardeman counties

October 8, 2020

The state coronavirus numbers apparently continue to not accurately portray the true number of cases in the area’s three counties. Hardeman County went under a mandatory mask order on Tuesday, Oct. 6 after Judge Ronald Ingram reported “our total number of active cases well above the 20 limit” on Tuesday. That mandate comes despite the…

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order To Open Bars In Qualifying Counties

October 8, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols. The Governor’s…

‘Walk in Park’ craft show planned

October 5, 2020

A “Walk in the Park” craft show will be sponsored by TOPS of Texas 144 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Allingham Park, weather permitting. The event will take place of the annual fall craft show. Vendors will be along the sidewalk around the park. For additional information call Becky…

State’s latest data on Covid in area schools

October 4, 2020

Vernon ISD reported it has had 8 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of last Friday. There were no active cases during the week according to data the district provided to the state. One case was in grade 3 and under, 4 were in grades 4 to 6, 2 were in grades 7 to 12 and one…

Former deputy hopes to meet baby he rescued 32 years ago

October 3, 2020

Daniel Walker Vernon Record June 2, 1988 is a date etched in the mind of Alvin Lingnau, of Lockett. He thinks of it often. On that day Lingnau was a deputy sheriff in Foard County. He had just completed his training as an EMT and was heading to Abilene to take his final certification test…