Local youth excel at state livestock shows

Coye Conner attended the Texas Elite Showcase Breeding gilt Show. Coye had a successful couple of days showing as he exhibited the 1st place light weight Cross bred gilt and the 4th place light weight Berkshire gilt. Lyric Thompson, Brady Lemon, and Cooper Lemon exhibited breeding goats and breeding ewe lambs in San Antonio. Brady…

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Relay for Life planning meeting set

  A Relay for Life planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Monday. Feb. 8, at Wilbarger Auditorium to register cancer survivors and caregivers and discuss plans for the 2021 Relay for Life. Relay for Life Survivor Dinner and Walk will be held be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Wilbarger Auditorium. Those…

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Free food distribution set here Saturday

Boys & Girls Clubs of Texas have partnered with Save the Children and are helping to get food to families. The Boys & Girls Club of Vernon will be taking part by inviting families and individuals from Wilbarger County to attend a drive-up distribution featuring free fresh food boxes as part of the Farmers to…

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Holiday Spirit feeds 920 at Christmas

Vernon Holiday Spirit Meal served a total of 920 Christmas dinners on Friday, according to Sharon Goins, co-cordinator with her husband, Billy, for the annual event. Goins said the number represented 679 meals delivered and 231 that were picked up at the auditorium. Although the number of  volunteers was lower than in previous years, Goins…

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Deadline approaches to order Christmas meal

Sharon and Billy Goins, co-organizers of the Holiday Spirit Meals, barely had time to rest from the Thanksgiving meal when they began preparations for the Christmas Day meal. The Thanksgiving meal resulted in 1,158 being served this year as a new record for the program, and its possible that many meals could be served on…

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Christmas parade on tap this weekend

In just two weeks, Santa Claus will be coming to town to bring toys and gifts, but before then Santa will pay a special visit to Vernon at the annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be among the colorful array of floats and other entries that will make up this year’s 14th…

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Lots of ways to give, express Christmas spirit

The Christmas spirit is evident in thinking of others. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign can been seen around town as an example. Volunteers are currently taking donations at various locations and will continue these efforts until Dec. 22. The Kettles will be out on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.   Kettles…

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Former Wilbarger County judge turns 92

On July 26, 2020, Bob Arnold turned 92 years old, but age hasn’t at all slowed  down the former Wilbarger County judge. “Age doesn’t bother me,” Arnold said with a laugh. Arnold, who served as county judge here for some 24 years, is still active, including working on the family farm where he grows wheat…

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Relay for Life planned for Saturday

Wilbarger County Relay for Life honoring and remembering cancer patients and survivors is all set to be held Saturday, Aug. from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. The event will begin with singing of the National Anthem followed by the Survivor Lap, the Caregiver Lap and the Team…

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Relay for Life to be held

  Marilyn Ramirez, Wilbarger Relay for Life chairman, has announced that the 2020 Relay for Life will proceed here as planned. The event, which raises funds for cancer research and awareness, is scheduled to be held from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at the CLC of the First Baptist Church. Ramirez said…

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