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Lady Chaps volleyball fall to Cisco

September 25, 2022

The Vernon College volleyball team battled Cisco to the final moments of the fifth game Thursday in Vernon but lost the match 3-2. Vernon started off winning the first game 25-22, falling to the Lady Wranglers in games two and three 25-21 and 25-18. In the fourth game the Lady Chaps came back to win…

Sandra Ann Fox

September 20, 2022

Sandra Ann Fox, 74 of Vernon, Texas died on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Vernon, Texas. Services were Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 at 11 a.m.at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brooks Kimmey o൶ ciating. Interment was held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Ann was born Wednesday, Dec. 3,…

Joyce Schmoker

September 20, 2022

Joyce Schmoker, beloved sister and aunt, 92, of Hamilton, Montana, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2022. She had been a longtime Vernon resident. She was an officer for many years at Waggoner National Bank, and also employed at Herring Bank and Vernon Savings and Loan. She was a member of…

Mary Kathryn (“Bebe”) Murrell Moore Johnson

September 20, 2022

Mary Kathryn (“Bebe”) Murrell Moore Johnson died on Sept. 16, 2022. She was born in Vernon, Texas on Aug.18, 1929. She was the daughter of Dick and Lillian Murrell and the sister of Buddy Murrell. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1947, matriculated at the University of Texas at Austin later that year, and…

Melba Ann Gower

September 20, 2022

Melba Ann Gower, 90 of Vernon, Texas, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Vernon, Texas. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Danny McMahen officiating. Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday at…

Fatal accident reported Sunday in Childress County

September 19, 2022

Date/Time: 9/18/2022 at approximately 12:15 p.m. County: Childress Location: US 287 – Approximately eight miles Northwest of Childress. Posted Speed Limit: 75 Weather/Road: Condition: Clear/Dry paved road   Vehicle 1: 2004 Ford Expedition towing a U-Haul trailer Driver: Deceased – Gladys Roath, 57, of Miami, Florida. She was pronounced deceased on scene by Childress County Justice…

Burn ban ends

September 18, 2022

The Wilbarger County Commissioners Court was convened Monday at their Courtroom in the Wilbarger County Courthouse, County Judge Greg Tyra presiding. On the advice of the Vernon Fire Chief Chris Cook, the commissioners voted unanimously to lift the County’s burn ban effective immediately. It was noted that that after a dry start to the year,…

Vernon College celebrated 50 years

September 16, 2022

A celebration ceremony to mark Vernon College’s 50th year of operation was held Friday afternoon, Sept. 2, 2022 in the King Center on the Vernon College campus in Vernon. The theme of the celebration was “Thank You Wilbarger County.” The ceremony included comments from board of trustee chairman Bob Ferguson, College president Dr. Dusty Johnston,…

Vernon hosts Idalou on Friday

September 16, 2022

Vernon hosts the Idalou Wildcats on Friday, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. “Idalou is a football haven around Lubbock. They have outstanding participation, and they know how to win. They typically play 2 or 3 rounds into the playoffs and they expect to win,” Vernon Coach Kevin Sherrill said. Idalou (2-1) suffered its first…

Welcome to Bacon City USA

September 15, 2022

Bacon City, USA will come to life at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Vernon with vendors spread throughout the downtown. From 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., food trucks will be parked in the vacant lot behind the Vernon Plaza Theatre. At the Wright Pavilion on Pease Street between Three Hearts Steakhouse and C&N Flowers & Gifts,…