Bobcats clinch lead in fourth inning to defeat Roosevelt

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun CHILDRESS – Snatching the lead late in the fourth inning, the Childress Bobcats pulled an 11-1 victory over Roosevelt on Tuesday, April 6 when Camden Read singled on a 2-2 count for one run, breaking the tie. Notching five runs in the fifth, the big inning was driven…

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MMS, WJHS compete in district track

By Shauna Salinas The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON – The District 2-2A Junior High Meet took place in Wellington on Saturday, March 27.   The seventh grade boys’ placings were as follows: 1          Panhandle      193 2          Wellington      127 3          Shamrock       104 3          Wheeler           104 5          Memphis         43 6          Clarendon       22   100 Meters…

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Xander Wade Martin

November 20, 2015-April 8, 2021 Xander was a sweet boy. He loved to make everyone laugh. He loved bugs and wouldn’t let you kill them. He loved to play outside, especially in the dirt. His favorite color was green. He loved Legos and building robots, cars and buildings with them. He loved dinosaurs; his favorite…

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Peggy Riggs Wildman

Peggy Jean Riggs Wildman, 89 of Dallas, Texas died March 21, 2021. She was born May 21, 1931 to Howard and Delilah Riggs of Wellington, Texas. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Wildman, and her older sister, Dorothy Jane Riggs. She is survived and missed by her sons, David Wildman (Donna) and…

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Wayland Dean Jordan Sr.

Graveside services for Wayland Dean Jordan Sr., 82, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2021 at Childress Cemetery with Kerry Wood officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. He was born January 30, 1939 in Childress to Raymond C. Jordan and Viola Vaught Jordan. He worked for Central Freight for…

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Leonard Holt Daniel

Leonard Holt Daniel, age 83 of Royse City, Texas, died March 6, 2021. Graveside services took place March 10 at Royse City Cemetery.   Born June 15, 1937 at Seymour to D.H. and Elizabeth Caroline Papachek Daniel, Leonard graduated from Lorenzo High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated his butcher…

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Childress blood drive scheduled for Tuesday

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Residents have the opportunity to rise up and give blood at the upcoming Childress Community Blood Drive.   Scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the City Auditorium in Fair Park, blood drive volunteer Sue Henderson encourages people to rise…

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Arise conference arms women with His spirit

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON — Girls 12 years and up and women gathered with friends and family to fill the Ritz Theatre for the Arise Identity Conference. Friday night’s showing of Jennifer Strickland’s compelling story, “Girl Perfect Documentary,” began the event with the story of her struggles as a former professional…

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Early voting begins Monday

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Early voting for the general joint election for three Childress City Council alderpersons and two Childress Independent School District school board trustees begins Monday, April 19 at City Hall, located at 315 Commerce St. NW. The first week of early voting will be from 8…

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