Collingsworth commissioner, school board trustees to be decided

Early vote by Friday, Oct. 30 By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON – As early voting draws to a close Friday in the 2020 general and local elections, voters of Collingsworth County Precinct 1 will elect a new county commissioner in the race between Republican candidate Farris Nation and Democratic candidate Shelly Brim. Early…

Early voting turnout higher than 2016 presidential election

By mail and in person By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Early voting turnout in Childress County is higher than normal, voting officials said. As of 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 1,373 Childress County registered voters have voted early and by mail, Childress County Clerk Barbara Spitzer said. That is 37.6 percent of…

Little stamp makes huge impact on cancer research

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun — WELLINGTON — Find out how important a stamp can be to breast cancer research. For each purchase of a $13 sheet of 20 stamps, $2 will be donated to breast cancer research, according to Terry Brown, of Memphis, who is on loan to the Wellington Post Office from…

13 apprehended in two-vehicle wreck

  By Bev Odom/The Red Rive Sun— WELLINGTON —  A local farmer said he didn’t even see the van traveling in fog with no headlights when he hit the right front panel around 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21. The van skidded through a barbed wire fence into a nearby field but did not roll. The occupants…

WHS reveals 2020 Homecoming Royalty

  The Red River Sun/Bev Odom Wellington High School celebrates Homecoming Royalty during the pep rally Oct. 16 at Powell Field in a stadium full of fans, family and friends. Correct names from left, Rocket Regiment second runner-up Dillon Martinez and Shelby Phillips, Queen and King Kenna Darrow and Cristian Rico-Herrera, first runner-up Katie Green…

School district OKs contract with Childress Police Dept.

By Jackie Zimmerman/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The cost of the school police officer will be nearly double this school year compared to last school year, according to the agreement between the school and the Childress Police Department. Superintendent Carl Taylor told the board during its Oct. 19 meeting that the cost is going…

COVID-19 Quick Look by CRMC

Wellington takes two Cotton Country crowns

Special to The Sun— HOLLIS, Okla. — A beautiful evening was capped off with the crowing of Averi Kelley, of White Deer, as the 2020 Miss Cotton Country. Wellington’s Summer Owens took the title of Teen Miss Cotton Country and Jenna Faulks Tiny Miss Cotton Country. Novelyn Spence, of Comanche, won Little Miss Cotton Country. According…

Letter to the Editor

Resident thanks firefighter Many thanks to Firefighter, Vince LaCario. A pesticide can exploded in our laundry room spewing toxic fumes into the air. Immediately, we began violently coughing and raced out the back door. Vince arrived a few minutes later and told us what to do. This might me a good time for everyone to…

Opinion: Walter Williams

Disgusting Professorial Teachings (Editor’s note: Please be aware there is language in the third and fifth paragraphs that readers might find offensive.) The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College…

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