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Relay for Life fundraiser set for Saturday

Relay for Life will hold a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 15 at 2907 Yamparika. Proceeds will benefit cancer survivors. Anyone wishing to donate items to the sale may bring them to the location after 4 p.m. on Friday, May 14. for Saturday

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FBC to honor Greg Tanner on Sunday

The First Baptist Church of Vernon, Texas, will honor music minister Greg Tanner and his wife Nina with a retirement reception on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Tanner, a native of Harrisburg, Ill., holds a BA degree from Belmont College and a Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Greg and Nina Tanner began…

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Walk for Life set here for May 8

The 21st annual Walk for Life will be held in Vernon on Saturday, May 8, at The Center, 23oo Pease, beginning at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast of donuts, fruit and juice. A Walk will also be held in Lucy Park in Wichita Fall on the same day. Those wishing to wishing to take…

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Revival Sunday at 2nd Baptist

  An “Empower” revival will be held by the Second Baptist on Sunday featuring evangelist and Christian speaker Mike Satterfield. The revival will start on Sunday April 25, and continue through Wednesday,  April 28 with a meal each night at 5:30 followed by the service. Rev. Ric Rosales is pastor of the church. In realm…

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Pinwheels, contest bring awareness

  Wilbarger County Child  Welfare Board along with representatives from the local Child Welfare Agency and the 2INgage Organization gathered at Wilbarger County Courthouse this past week to bring awareness to child abuse in Texas and Wilbarger County. The group placed 251 pinwheels around the square to represent the number ofTexas children who lost their…

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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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