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Zion BBQ scheduled

Zion Lutheran Church in the Lockett Community will hold its 59th annual BBQ on Friday, April 9. Serving will be 5 p.m. until gone and will be either dine-in or to-go: $13 per pound. Dine-in will be at separate tables. Tickets are available at the door. Call 940-886-6805 or 940-886-8273.

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Prison sentence in bail jumping case

Both prison and probation sentences were handed down during recent proceedings in the 46th Judicial District Court of Wilbarger County. Christopher McManus, 39, of Vernon, was sentenced to eight years in prison on two separate charges from 2016. On January 16, 2016, a Vernon police officer attempted a traffic stop on McManus at around 2:30…

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Relay for Life plans Easter project

The Relay for Life Easter project will be held Saturday, April 3. Relay members will provide and hide prize eggs on Saturday, April 3 for $25 for 30 eggs; 35 for 50 eggs; $45 for 70 eggs and $60 for 100 eggs. Those interested may call Marilyn Schoppa at 940-886-6006.

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Texas rolls out vaccine scheduler

According to data from Texas Health and Human Services, 40.47 percent of Wilbarger County residents over 16 have received at least on dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 31.45 % of the county is fully vaccinated. There are plenty of opportunities to get vaccinated, as Gov. Greg Abbott has opened vaccinations up to all Texans. Family…

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Today, April 1 is voter registration deadline

April 1 Voter Registration Deadline AUSTIN – Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs reminded eligible Texas voters of the April 1st voter registration deadline for the May 1st election. With two weeks until the deadline, the Secretary issued a final call to action to voters, community leaders, and elected officials to encourage their fellow…

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One killed in weekend rollover

The TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY confirms a fatality accident occurred in Wilbarger County on Sunday, March 28. After a public information request was filed by the Vernon Record, an accident report was released to regional media regarding the incident on Tuesday afternoon. See the Vernon Record print edition for more. Date & Time:  3/28/21…

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Tyson offers vaccinations to employees

Team Members at the Tyson Foods plant in Vernon received free, on-site COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday. There were 300 team members that received their first vaccination dose. The vaccinations are voluntary, but highly encouraged. “The health and safety of our team members is our top priority and offering all of our team members free and…

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April 1 is Voter Registration Deadline

  Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs  reminds eligible Texas voters of the upcoming April 1st voter registration deadline for the May 1st election. With two weeks until the deadline, the Secretary issued a final call to action to voters, community leaders, and elected officials to encourage their fellow Texans to register and prepare…

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Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services expects vaccine supplies to increase next week, and providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in the current priority groups. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation…

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 K9 Patrol, and Detection Field Trials to be held in Vernon

The National Police Canine Association’s District 25 K9 Patrol, and Detection Field Trials, and narcotics certification will be held this week in Vernon. Police Chief Randy Agan said they are expecting at least 35 dogs to be in Vernon, but up to 80 could show. The field trial part of the event will be held…

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