Ricky Eavenson

March 17, 2021

Ricky Eavenson, 73, of Crowell, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Wichita Falls. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 15 at First Baptist Church in Crowell. Interment followed at Crowell Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6-7, Sunday evening at Smith Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Merida Eavenson of Crowell;…

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

March 14, 2021

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…

County commissioner sell tax properties, pay bills

March 12, 2021

The Wilbarger County Commissioners met Monday at the courthouse. County Judge Greg Tyra discussed how the governor’s recent decision to end the statewide mask mandate on Wednesday may affect Wilbarger County. Judge Tyra said that for now, residents should still bring their masks if they wish to do business at the courthouse. He said guidelines…

Local youth excel at state livestock shows

March 11, 2021

Coye Conner attended the Texas Elite Showcase Breeding gilt Show. Coye had a successful couple of days showing as he exhibited the 1st place light weight Cross bred gilt and the 4th place light weight Berkshire gilt. Lyric Thompson, Brady Lemon, and Cooper Lemon exhibited breeding goats and breeding ewe lambs in San Antonio. Brady…

VISD keeping mask order in place –for now

March 10, 2021

The Vernon Independent School District board of trustees voted to continue requiring students, staff, and visitors to wear masks when inside VISD buildings – at least for the next four weeks. But they agreed to lessen some of the more stringent policies – such as no longer banning parents from eating with their children at…

Band booster fundraiser on Friday

March 10, 2021

The Vernon Band will hold a brisket sandwich fundraiser on Friday, March 12 at TJ Smith’s lot on Wilbarger (Methvin’s car lot). The sale begins at 10:30 a.m. until sold out. Meals are $10. Delivery is available by calling 940-357-1805.

Nell Frances Lemon

March 10, 2021

Nell Frances Lemon, 84 of Harrold, Texas, passed away sleeping peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Electra, Texas.Graveside service will be Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Offi ciating will be Dr. Derrell Monday. Nell was born Wednesday, August 12, 1936 in Carbondale,…

Patty Lingar

March 10, 2021

Patty Lingar, 70, of Crowell, passed away Monday morning, March 8, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Crowell Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Lingar of Crowell; 2 sons, Billy Lingar of Ranier, Washington and Michael Lingar of Vernon.

Ralph Hines Flesher

March 10, 2021

Ralph Hines Flesher of Denton, Texas died peacefully in his home on March 1, 2021 at the age of 97. He was born on November 25, 1923 on the farm he loved in Thalia, Texas, the son of Nora Lettie Campbell Flesher and Frank Benjamin Flesher. He moved to nearby Crowell when he was in…

Glenda Joyce Schwarz

March 10, 2021

Glenda Joyce Schwarz, 77, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 8, in Marble Falls, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon. She was born on October 9, 1943 to the late Noble and Minnie Petty, owners of Petty Service Station in Vernon. Glenda had a God given talent for music and…