A night of remembrance

May 16, 2021

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…

Armed robbery suspect caught after scary chase

May 14, 2021

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.…

Relay for Life fundraiser set for Saturday

May 14, 2021

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

FBC to honor Greg Tanner on Sunday

May 13, 2021

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…

Ready for the Roundup

May 12, 2021

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…

14 building permits approved

May 12, 2021

There were 14 building permits approved in the City of Vernon during April. A solar panel project was approved at 4401 Foster with Davis Electric as the contractor. A sign was approved for the Church of Christ at 2515 Wilbarger. There were three permits for HVAC, all with Fancher Electric as contractor. Five permits were…

Joe Patrick Snyder

May 12, 2021

Joe Patrick Snyder of Vernon, Texas passed away on Tuesday, April 27 at his home. He was born on Friday, March 13, 1959, in Vernon, Texas to Donald Max Snyder and Frankie Huffman Snyder.Mr. Snyder attended Northside High School and was a truck driver for many years. On January 30, 1981, he married Barbara Gay…

Kenny Eskamire

May 5, 2021

Kenny Eskamire, 71 of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Seymour.Services were held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Ryan Ford and Rev. Frances Gonzalez offi ciating. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.Kenny was born December 1,…

Charlie Sparkman

May 5, 2021

Charlie Sparkman, 82, of Quanah, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021. A funeral service was held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rodeo Arena in Quanah, with Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment followed at Quanh Memorial Park with Steve McSpadden officiating. Visitation was held Friday evening, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Charles Wayne Sparkman was…

Sherry Sue Passmore

May 5, 2021

Sherry Sue Passmore, 78 of Vernon, Texas, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Vernon, Texas. Service will be Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2 p.m.at Wilbarger St. Church of Christ with Bryan Nix officiating. Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, May…