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Friday night ice storm update: 150 still without power, restoration pushed back to Saturday night

Restoration of service to customers impacted by the west Texas winter storm is entering its final phases.  As of 4 p.m., the number of customers without power totaled approximately 250 in the Abilene District, as compared to approximately 14,400 at 10:30 Wednesday morning. “The restoration team will continue addressing individual outages until we have restored…

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Friday morning ice storm update: 250 still without power in Vernon

Restoration of service to customers impacted by the west Texas winter storm is entering its final phases.  As of 8:30 a.m., the number of customers without power totaled approximately 440 in the Abilene District, as compared to approximately 14,400 at 10:30 Wednesday morning.  In Vernon, the estimate to restore power by Thursday night proved to…

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Great weekend for Halloween activities

The weather should be great for Halloween on Saturday with sunshine predicted, making it a pleasant day for Vernon’s 2nd annual Munchkins on Main to be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30  p.m. downtown on Saturday. There will be trunk-to-trunk trick or treating among participating businesses, a “Fall Into the Holidays” decor tour and a…

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Travel discouraged, ice accidents piling up

Vernon First Responders were on the scene of three separate accidents on U.S. 287 at 9 p.m. Monday. The accidents all occurred at overpasses  and were due to ice-covered roads. U.S. 287 northbound was closed at College Drive after a U-Haul ruck with trailer flipped onto its side and blocked traffic. Traffic had backed up…

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VHS Bass Team fish fry planned

  The Vernon High School  Bass Team will hold its annual fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3130 Wilbarger. Price is $12 per plate and will include 5 pieces of fish, potato salad, coleslaw, pinto beans, homemade dessert and drink. Plates are carry out only.

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VFW Auxiliary fundraiser set

The VFW Auxiliary Post 4747, Vernon, is holding a t-shirt fundraiser for Veterans Day. Local businesses are being asked to sponsor the fundraiser for $50, with the business’ name to be put on the back of the t-shirt. Each sponsor will receive one free t-shirt. Deadline for sponsors is Oct. 31. Orders will also be…

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Gold Star Mothers honored by VFW Auxiliary

Two Gold Star Mothers were recently honored by the Vernon VFW Auxiliary. VFW Auxiliary Post 4747 President, Mary Campbell and Senior Vice, Christina Schoonover honored Wilbarger County’s  two Gold Star Mothers’ at their homes, presenting both with yellow roses. Danita Logsdon of Vernon is the Gold Star Mother of Army Corporal Ryan D. Collins whose…

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