COVID-19: CRMC update on transfers

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Chief Operating Officer and RN Holly Holcomb wants the public to understand the near worst-case scenarios happening at the hospital. “We are overwhelmed,” said Holcomb. “It’s not like anything we’ve experienced before. I wish I knew a magical answer.” That’s why Holcomb…

Ramirez earns Built Ford Tough award

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — A key component in the Skyrocket’s 11-0 season record is junior running back and linebacker Marc Ramirez who earned the Class 2A Week 9 Built Ford Tough state distinction. “Ramirez flew all over the field during his team’s 42-22 win over Clarendon on Week 9,” said announcer Dianna…

Nation thankful for staff

EMS operates under variance By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON – At the recent public meeting, Wellington Emergency Medical Service (WEMS) Administrator Farris Nation explained the variance necessary to operate. Due to COVID-19, Nation also used social media to educate the community on the staff modification. “The variance we have applied for with State…

COVID-19 outbreak at Roach Unit at Childress County is over

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The T.L. Roach Unit in Childress was the last Texas prison to get a COVID-19 case, but it had 28 percent of the cases in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) last week. The COVID-19 cases lowered to 21 cases on Friday, Nov. 20, according to…

Childress High School coach arrested

Childress ISD Coach Dante Hibbert was arrested and booked into the Childress County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 17. According to Sgt. Dan Buesing, DPS public information officer, Hibbert is being investigated for improper student-teacher relationship and online solicitation of a minor. The investigation is on-going and is being led by the Texas Rangers. This is…

Collingsworth COVID update

Courtesy Image Wellington Mayor J.D. Hamby reminds everyone to please wear masks, social distance, sanitize, wash hands, stay home if feeling ill, stay isolated if positive and to stay quarantined if exposed AND if somebody in one’s home.

CHS shop students save Christmas in the Park

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress High School shop students came to the rescue for Christmas in the Park (CITP). Because of COVID-19, Roach Unit prisoners could not help this year. When Jonathan Wise, who is a neighbor of Charlie Johnston, heard Johnston talk about the dilemma CITP was in, he stepped…

Shoebox ministry endures pandemic

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON – “All things considered, we are pretty pleased with the 121 shoeboxes assembled this year,” said Genevieve Patterson, committee member of Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child ministry at First Baptist Church. “We usually do more but it just didn’t happen this crazy year because of the pandemic. Our…

Opinion: Walter Williams

Correct Diagnostics Needed You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply antibiotics…

Childress County Christmas Sharing will help those affected by COVID-19

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress County Christmas Sharing Board Secretary and Treasurer Raenell Smith wants families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to know they are here to help with gifts. “We are now accepting applications from families who need assistance during the holiday season,” Smith said. “It is our goal that all…

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