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VISD trustees plan special meeting for Friday

During their May board meeting on May 17, the Vernon ISD trustees continued discussion from previous meetings regarding an Alternatives Campus. Superintendent JeffByrd said that buying a portable building would cost approximately $92,000, while renting one would include a $12,000 set up fee, and a $10,000 pickup fee. It would cost $48,000 to rent for…

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Northside, Harrold, Chillicothe graduations set

Harrold High School will graduate 10 seniors for the Class of 2021. Graduation is set for Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at the school. Addee Thweatt is the valedictorian and Andrea McWilliams is the salutatorian. Northside High School will graduate 12 seniors in the Class of 2021. Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 20…

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Great crowds, great excitement at 75th Santa Rosa Roundup

Daniel Walker Vernon Record The 75th Santa Rosa Roundup, which wrapped up its 4-day run on Saturday, featured sold-out crowds, record numbers of contestants, and perfect weather in the 70s each night. Organizers stated that it was believed to be the best attended Roundup since 1969. The rodeo also included 514 competitors chasing  nearly $60,000…

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Vernon ISD ends mask mandate

The Vernon Independent School District board of trustees met on Monday and unanimously approved ending the mask mandate when the summer school session begins. Superintendent Jeff Byrd said that recent CDC guidance regarding masks meant he recommended that the mask mandate be lifted, and he said it would be a good trial run for when…

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A night of remembrance

A large group gathered on the track area at Wilbarger General Hospital to recognize and remember friends and family who had died of Covid-19 during a “Vernon Remembers” event held at sunset Monday evening. The event, hosted by the hospital, opened with the welcome by hospital CEO Tom Siemers. Pastor Early Williams gave the opening…

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Armed robbery suspect caught after scary chase

An attempted armed robbery of a Vernon pharmacy led to a high speed chase across Wilbarger County last Wednesday. Richard Vernon Fox, 38, of Clancy, Montana, was booked into the Wilbarger County Jail on felony charges of aggravated robbery and evading arrest with a motor vehicle. He is still being held on bonds totaling $70,000.…

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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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Ready for the Roundup

The 75th Santa Rosa Roundup rides into Vernon this week for four days of rodeo action. The excitement starts on Wednesday, May 12, with the traditional rodeo parade. The parade will get underway at 4 p.m., with colorful floats, plenty of horses and other entries, all vying for prizes. Bringing up the parade will be…

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