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‘Share the joy, give a toy:’ Memphis Toy Drive strives to spread holiday cheer, seeks donations

November 26, 2021

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun MEMPHIS — Trading in their firetruck for Santa’s sleigh, the Memphis Fire Department is seeking assistance from the community to bring holiday cheer to less-fortunate families during the fast-approaching gift-giving season, hosting their first-ever Memphis Toy Drive.   “Since this is the first year Memphis has had a…

Waters shares National FFA Convention experience

November 26, 2021

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Madison Waters, a senior at Wellington High School (WHS), had the unique opportunity to travel with peers to the 94th National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention and Expo hosted Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 31.   “As an area officer in the FFA,…

Rep. King to tour House District 88 with meets in Childress, Collingsworth, Hall Counties

November 26, 2021

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun CHILDRESS — Touring a segment of House District 88, Texas Representative Ken King will make stops in four counties Wednesday, Dec. 1, including Childress, Collingsworth, Hall and Wheeler, to discuss the 87th Regular Legislative Session and the following Special Sessions.   King will meet at the following locations.…

Collingsworth Chamber plans December 2021 events

November 26, 2021

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON — Plans are being finalized for Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce December events, beginning with the “Adopt a Tree” project. Situated on all four sides of the square, the goal is to have all trees up by Friday, Dec. 3. Contact Chamber President Karen Caldwell at…

Bobcats clinch historic District 3-3A DII win over rival Canadian; Sims snags 100th career win

November 22, 2021

By Elizabeth Tanner Red River Sun CANADIAN — Polishing off their first undefeated regular season in 31 years, Chil-dress was up against history in a critical Dis-trict 3-3A Division II contest Friday, Nov. 5 as the Bobcats took on arch-rival Canadian at Wildcat Stadium. However, with a 34-13 win, the Bobcats not only beat the…

Area youth compete in Winter Rodeo Series for chance at jackpot earnings

November 19, 2021

The Red River Sun/Elizabeth Tanner Area youth compete at the Wild Card Youth Rodeo 2021-2022 Winter Rodeo Series Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Mashburn Event Center and Arena for a chance at jackpot earnings. Events included barrels, breakaway roping, chute dogging, goat tying, poles, team roping, tie-down roping and more. Opening…

Former Childress ISD teacher pleads guilty to improper relationship with student

November 19, 2021

CHILDRESS – Dante Dwight Hibbert, a former coach and teacher at Childress Independent School District, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for ten years for the second-degree felony offense of improper relationship between educator and student. “The legislature made this offense a crime because we don’t want educators treating the school…

Wellington High School shows reverence for veterans

November 19, 2021

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON – Members of Glynn Moore VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 6439 Auxiliary members handed each person a flag as they entered Wellington High School’s (WHS) gymnasium for the 9:30 a.m. Veterans Day tribute on Thursday, Nov. 11.   “I want to express my sincere gratitude…

Wellington Lady Rockets, Kane sweep state championship, make history

November 12, 2021

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun   ROUND ROCK — It was a historic weekend for the Wellington Lady Rocket cross country runners, as they claimed the program’s first-ever UIL Class 2A State Championship at Old Settlers Park Saturday morning, Nov. 6. “It was a surreal day,” Wellington head coach Chris Sumrall told Press…

Childress County Christmas Sharing accepting applications as holiday season approaches

November 12, 2021

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS —With Christmas right around the corner, Childress County Christmas Sharing (CCCS) is currently accepting applications for the 2021 holiday season. “We are now accepting applications from families who need assistance during the holiday season,” CCCS board member and volunteer Raenell Smith said. “It’s our goal that…

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