Childress child dies after car crash

April 14, 2021

CHILDRESS – A three-vehicle crash outside of Childress on Tuesday, April 6 left five-year-old Xander Wade Martin dead, according to a preliminary crash investigation from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At approximately 4 p.m. the Childress County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Highway Patrol (THP), Childress Fire and EMS responded to an accident at the…

Powell picked for WPWC award

April 14, 2021

WELLINGTON – Candy Powell, Collingsworth General Hospital administrator since 2006, has been selected as Wellington Professional Women’s Club (WPWC) 2021 honoree. A member since 2008, Powell has served the club as president the past two years. The committee made the announcement during the March 30 meeting. A tea in her honor is set for 10…

Lions finalize pancake fundraiser plans

April 14, 2021

WELLINGTON – Boss Lion Rex Henard welcomed three new members, Brian and Lori Moore and Alice Pastor, to the April 5 meeting of the Wellington Lions Club. Lion Gene Pena led the pledge to the U.S. flag and Lion Fraya Hammons led the pledge to the Texas flag. Lion Paul Schaub offered the invocation. Schaub…

CHS FCCLA members advance to nationals

April 14, 2021

CHILDRESS – Two Childress High School FCCLA members are headed to Nationals after competing virtually in the State competition. “This is unbelievable,” CHS FCCLA Advisor Jill Teran said. “While we have had to do things differently this year and much of the usual FCCLA experience was lost due to COVID restrictions, these students stuck it…

Sharalyn Mayden is CES Teacher of the Year

April 8, 2021

CHILDRESS – Friend, mentor and advocate are some of the ways Childress Elementary School (CES) teachers describe Sharalyn Mayden, who they recently voted CES Teacher of the Year.   “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” Mayden said. “I would play teacher with all my dolls and made my mother buy me teaching supplies. I…

CPS board offers Pinwheels for Prevention

April 8, 2021

WELLINGTON — In partnership with The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center in Amarillo, Child Protective Service (CPS) board of Collingsworth County is selling colorful pinwheels during the month of April in observance of Child Abuse Awareness month. “The board asks that these pinwheels be displayed in yards of individuals and businesses during the month of April in…

VFW honors Barnett’s service

April 8, 2021

WELLINGTON — Glynn Moore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6439 carries on the tradition of presenting keepsake Bibles to families of veterans upon their death. Quartermaster Epifanio “Jr.” Castillo presented the first Bible for 2021 to Adelle Barnett in honor of her husband Johnny Barnett’s three years of service in the U.S. Army stationed in…

Easter egg hunts have ‘eggstraordinary’ turnout

April 8, 2021

CHILDRESS – Childress children had their pick of Easter egg hunts this year. “I had an Easter party at my school and here,” said Jovi Prince, who was one of about 100 kids who hunted Easter eggs at the annual Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Childress 4-H Club on Thursday, April 1 at…

Sumrall shares in LCU National Championship

April 1, 2021

Little did Savannah Sumrall know she would be living her dream as a member of the Lubbock Christian Lady Chaps NCAA Division II National Championship team as they topped Missouri Drury University 69-59 last Friday night, March 26 in Columbus, Ohio…For more on this story, read The Red River Sun this week, or subscribe to…

Scam alert: what’s happening in Childress County

April 1, 2021

The Childress County Sheriff’s Office wants to alert the community to multiple scams happening in the area. “If it looks too good to be true, it is,” Childress County Sheriff Mike Pigg said…For more on this story, read The Red River Sun this week, or subscribe to the pdf version. ©Copyright 2021 The Red River…

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