Elaine Fieldhouse,

Elaine Fieldhouse, 83 of Vernon, Texas, died on Saturday, Aug 1, 2020, in Vernon, Texas.Services will be Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Toby Castleberry offi ciating. Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.Elaine was born Saturday, Jan.16, 1937 in…

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Katie Blackmon,

Katie Blackmon, 89 of Weatherford, Texas, died on Friday, July 31, 2020, in Weatherford. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Derrell Monday officiating. Interment will be at Eastview Cemetery under direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. She was born Saturday, Oct. 25, 1930 in Vernon,…

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Ruth Ellen McBeath

Ruth Ellen McBeath, 78, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell. Her granddaughter, Jordan Davis, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Crowell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the funeral…

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Recent District Court proceedings

Defendants were placed on probation, ordered to jail, and sent to rehabilitation during recent court proceedings in the 46th Judicial District Court in Vernon. Woodrow Ethan Quoyser, 19, of Vernon, was placed on probation for a period of five years and ordered to a court residential treatment center following his plea of guilty to the…

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Adams joins Sheriff’s Department

The Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office has added Ronnie Adams as the department’s new administrative assistant. Adams is a native of Odell, Texas. He is the son of Lynn Adams of Odell  and Donna Alexander of Cisco, Texas. “This is the first time in Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office history that a Texas Licensed Peace Officer will…

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City commission approves Cares Act expenditures

City Manager Marty Mangum said the city received $112,068 from the federal CARES Act to deal with Covid-19. He said 25 percent of could be used for projects. he presented three projects — an access control/intrusion system at City Hall, at a cost of $7,472; the purchase of two metal detectors/Covid thermometer units for use…

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Val Jene Howard

Val Jene Howard, 91 of Vernon, Texas, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Vernon, Texas. Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Toby Castleberry. Val was born Friday, June 21, 1929…

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Soccer Registration underway

Sign-up for the Boys & Girls Club of Vernon soccer season has begun. This year a new high school league is being added. Registration continues through August 18 with teams available for players from kindergarten through high school age. The divisions will depend on the number of players that sign-up. The cost is $20 for…

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City Commission meeting will require social distancing

The regular July City Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. While the meeting will be open to the public, several Covid-19 precautions will be observed. City Manager Marty Mangum said that via Facebook live due to the increase in COVID cases within the county.  Social distancing will…

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Vernon City Commission to discuss hazard pay for first responders

The Vernon City Commission is considering giving hazardous pay to the city’s first responders including Fire, EMS, and Police personnel. The Commission is slated to discuss the matter as part of the regular July City Commission meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Funding for the proposal is expected to…

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