Area Breaking News

Lengthy discussion held about councilman, new business

Childress City Council Special to The Sun— WELLINGTON — Collingsworth Family Medicine announces Preston Barlow, a physician assistant, has joined its clinic. Barlow comes to Wellington from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, where he completed a masters’ of physician assistant studies. He is a national registered paramedic and also has a bachelor of…

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First Baptist Wellington welcomes new pastor

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Pastor Joe Lee has accepted the call to be the new pastor at First Baptist Church in Wellington. “We are excited that God has brought Pastor Lee and his wife Barbara to our church,” said Deacon Luis Pena, chairman of the Pulpit Search Committee. “We look forward to…

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Lopez crowned Cyclone homecoming queen

Courtesy Photo— McKenzie Lopez accepts the honor of homecoming queen during Memphis High School’s homecoming festivities Friday, Sept. 18. Danielle Middleton, left, and Allyson Chavera are homecoming court. Pages include Kobi Long and Titus Casas. The Cyclones beat the Sanford-Fritch Eagles 8-6.

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Pumpkin Patch in Childress

The Red River Sun/Nicole Dill— David and Amanda Schaeffer’s children pick out pumpkins at the Rustling Leaves Pumpkin Patch in Childress. Read more on page 7.

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Oak Ridge Boys to play Ritz stage

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The historic Wellington Ritz Theatre will host the Grammy award winning Oak Ridge Boys in two performances Saturday, Nov. 7. Due to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, the first performance with be at 3 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. “We look forward to seeing you for what promises…

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The late Charlene Smith honored with Christmas in the Park memorial

By Judy Johnson/Former president of Christmas in the Park CHILDRESS – The family of Darlene Galligan and the late David Galligan has honored the memory of their lifetime friend, Charlene Smith, by creating a memorial in her name to benefit Childress’ annual Christmas in the Park light fantasy. Charlene was active with the Christmas in…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

The Devil and Karl Marx Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has just published “The Devil and Karl Marx,” a careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx. The book has come out during an important time in our history since so many…

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Bobcats’ Sims is 3A Coach of the Week

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Bobcats Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jason Sims is the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 3A Coach of the Week winner for week 3. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football honors one head football coach in each classification with the Coach of the Week award, the website stated.…

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Pop-up pumpkin patch opens in Childress

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – There is no need to drive to Floydada, the pumpkin capital of the United States, to get pumpkins this year, as the Rustling Leaves Pumpkin Patch popped up in Childress. “We wanted to do something to bring smiles to the community,” said Tracy Garcia, who is bringing…

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