Ritz spotlights Rollins with A Taste of Cowboys in Concert

June 17, 2021

WELLINGTON — Live at the Ritz presents a special night for Saturday, June 26 with A Taste of Cowboys in Concert at 7 p.m. Joining cowboy cook and storyteller Kent Rollins for the event are western musician Brenn Hill and cowboy poet and humorist Andy Nelson. Reserved seating tickets are $55 and may be purchased at…

No burn ban in Childress County, fireworks on

June 17, 2021

CHILDRESS – Let the fireworks begin for the Fourth of July in Childress County. The Commissioners Court of Childress County did not put a burn ban in place when they met at 9 a.m. on May 10 at the Childress County Courthouse. This allows Childress County residents to shoot fireworks from June 25 through July…

Memphis Chamber celebrates 101 years of service at annual banquet; City of Memphis, Thriftway receive Employees, Business of the Year Awards

June 17, 2021

MEMPHIS – The Memphis Chamber of Commerce celebrated 101 years of service, inviting guests to enjoy a night of bingo and hotdogs at the annual banquet Friday, June 11. Picking up the event after being forced to cancel the 2020 banquet due to COVID-19, an estimated 55 individuals attended, according to Memphis Chamber of Commerce…

Creativity among COVID-19: McKeen strives to create pandemic-proof smiles through artwork

June 10, 2021

CHILDRESS – Ending up in Childress on an odd chance, Raphael McKeen, self-proclaimed handyman, carpenter and artist, has made it his home since 2015. And, during those six years, McKeen has made his mark on the city – quite literally – creating signs for local businesses, painting the downtown sports mural and helping revitalize historical…

Cyclone cheer goes ‘Herkie’ at NCA camp; Cook awarded All-American Mascot

June 10, 2021

MEMPHIS – Traveling to Texas Tech University for the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) cheer camp, the Memphis High School Cyclone cheerleaders proved that Memphis, while deeply rooted in football, basketball and baseball, is also a cheerleading town. Competing against cheerleading squads from all over the state, seniors Zoe Castillo, Kelbi Lindley and Sarah Lindley, juniors…

Childress County woman continues family tradition, scholarships

June 10, 2021

CHILDRESS – For the 32nd year, Betty Simpson’s extended family gathered to celebrate her late mother’s birthday and raise money for scholarships in her honor. “I think she would be pretty proud of the kids she had,” Simpson said. “We have given over 100 scholarships.” What makes these scholarships even more special is they are…

WISD presents 2020-2021 staff awards

June 10, 2021

WELLINGTON – During the Wellington Independent School District end-of-year breakfast on Wednesday, May 19 in the WHS auditorium, superintendent Kurt Ashmore presented numerous service awards and recognized two individuals who have announced their retirement. Retirees Renee Mathis and Holly Johnson received special recognition for their dedicated service to WISD. Mathis has worked most of her…

Wellington Citywide Yard Sales

June 3, 2021

MHS seniors earn over $51,000 in scholarships

June 3, 2021

MEMPHIS – Twenty-eight Memphis High School seniors graduated Friday, May 28, walking the stage at First Baptist Church to receive their diplomas. Kicking off the commencement ceremony with the invocation was Jax Ferrel followed by Chloe Wilks, who led the Pledge of Allegiance. Salutatory addresses were given by Alfonso Garcia-Pineda and Danielle Middleton, both of…

Extraction Paintball In Childress, LLC opens

June 3, 2021

CHILDRESS – Carrying on the family tradition is an honor for Nicole Tyler, who is following in her late father’s footsteps by opening Extraction Paintball In Childress, LLC, a business he ran from 1992 through 2002. “It has been tremendous having people come out and say I’ve played here before when your dad had it,”…

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