WEMS summarizes unprecedented 2020

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Ambulance runs jumped from 355 in 2019 to 443 in 2020 for Wellington Emergency Medical Services (WEMS). Farris Nation, WEMS administrator and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), described the impact of the global pandemic on Collingsworth County during the annual banquet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9…

CRMC and University of Texas at Arlington team up to tackle nursing shortage

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will partner with the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) to be a clinical partner site for UTA’s Accelerated Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (AO BSN) program. “I am thrilled at the idea of working…

Youth get ready for Hall County Livestock Show

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS — Youth, along with their rabbits, chickens, goats, lambs, gilts, barrows, heifers and steers will fill the Hall County Show Barn this week. The livestock show begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 with the rabbits and chickens. “All are welcome to come out and watch, but we…

Ramirez, Wood garner 2020 All-Press Pass Football Team Accolades

Childress County Livestock Show succeeds despite COVID-19

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Despite many hurdles during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Childress County Livestock Show was a success when other shows have been cancelled. “It’s crazy how well it went,” said Lori Rabe, who is secretary of the Childress County Livestock Show committee. “It was a little more stressful because…

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Governor Greg Abbott swears in Drew Springer to Texas Senate

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— AUSTIN – Former State Rep. Drew Springer was sworn in to represent the people of Senate District 30. Joined by his wife Lydia, children and grandson, Springer took the oath of office from Governor Greg Abbott during a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Springer defeated…

COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Wellington Care Center

Administrator approaches one-year anniversary By Bev Odom / The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON —  April Lindsey, assistant director of nursing at Wellington Care Center (WCC), led by example by being the first to receive the revolutionary new shot during the recent COVID Vaccination Clinic. “The vaccine was offered to all residents and staff with CVS…

Opinion: By Hunter Throckmorton

Bonus Civis Bonus Civis – “Good Citizen” in Latin. What does it mean to be a good citizen, really? I believe part of our current situation is the decided absence of good citizens, or at least a temporary absence. The hallmarks of a good citizen are many, but a few stand out above the rest,…

Rural Texas prepares for legislative session

by Hughes Abell, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association— FORT WORTH – As 2021 gets underway, so too will the 87th Texas Legislative Session, and this one promises to be unlike any other in recent history. The coronavirus threat will loom large, dramatically changing both the topics considered by lawmakers and the process by…

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