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Red River BBQ Battle this weekend

October 12, 2023

The Red River BBQ Battle Texas State Championship is taking place Oct. 13-14 at the Wilbarger County Events Center, 301 Wilbarger St. Sanctioned contest categories include brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork; and jackpot categories include margaritas, salsa, beans, bacon, steak and Bloody Marys. Come out and sample some of the best BBQ in the…

Businesses to give out cookies on Friday

October 11, 2023

October is Cookie Month, and a number of local businesses will be giving out cookies on Friday, Oct. 13. Participating businesses are Bevos Drive In, Brantley & Wright Insurance, Brock Family Insurance, C&N Flowers & Gifts, Chapter 16 Boutique, Charter Tire, CMC Décor, Coffee Insurance, Family Pharmacy, H&R Block, Hair Biz, Herring Bank (Down Branch…

Clay County Sheriff to serve sentence in Hardeman County

October 11, 2023

Clay County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyde will have to serve 30 days in Hardeman County Jail, pay two $750 fines, permanently surrendered his law enforcement license, and gave up his right to appeal as part of an agreement for his punishment for two misdemeanor crimes. The agreement was reached Tuesday in a Montague County courtroom. Lyde…

Tips for Saturday’s eclipse

October 11, 2023

Ahead of the annular solar eclipse this Saturday, October 14, the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) is sharing tips and information to help Texans prepare for this extremely rare event. During an annular eclipse, the moon will pass over the sun creating a “ring of fire” visual for those within the eclipse’s path. The eclipse will…

Domestic Violence Remembrance Walk scheduled

October 10, 2023

The 4th annual Domestic Violence Remembrance Walk is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. on the Wilbarger General Hospital walking trail. Participants are encouraged to wear purple. During this event the Texoma Alliance to Stop Abuse will celebrate their 10th anniversary, a decade long of promoting awareness and supporting all those in need.…

VC rodeo starts Sept. 29

September 23, 2023

The 40th annual Vernon College Rodeo is set to take place Sept. 29-30 at the Wilbarger County Events Center. Rodeo action will begin each of the two nights at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and free for Vernon College students with student ID. Over 700 contestants will compete in nine events.

The 8th annual Charting the Course golf tournament on Saturday

September 20, 2023

The 8th annual Charting the Course golf tournament to benefit the Wilbarger General Hospital Foundation tees off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Hillcrest Country Club. Wilbarger Realty, Inc., Is sponsoring the Hole in One with a $10,000 prize for the first hole in one during the tournament. The entry fee for the…

Benefit bake sale on Saturday

September 19, 2023

A benefit bake sale for Christy Imel Nava, who has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, will be held from 9 a.m. until sold-out on Saturday, Sept. 23, at First Methodist Church, 3029 Wilbarger. Those who would like to help by donating baked goods are also invited to do so.

$57,773 raised locally by Texoma Gives

September 14, 2023

The one day giant fundraiser, Texoma Gives, held on Sept. 7, brought $57,773 to eight participant local non-profit organizations. Those receiving donations were: Boys & Girls Club, $16,328; Camp Fire Wilbarger County Council, $1,385; Red River Valley Museum, $30,940; Texoma Alliance to Stop Abuse, $3,100; Vernon Meals on Wheels, $1,485; Wilbarger County Child Welfare Board,…

Memorial FarmFest set Saturday

September 14, 2023

The Lexi and Zoey Flynn Memorial FarmFest will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Hwy. 287, 3 miles east of Chillicothe. Scheduled to play are Under the Influence, Already Goners, Justin Penter, Blaine Gillespie, Reginasis, Bud Imel, Dody Lehman, Jade Haney and The Flynns