Area Breaking News

CISD to offer free meals to all students

CHILDRESS – Childress Independent School District (CISD) will offer healthy meals to all students at no cost this upcoming school year. “The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that school meals for the 2021-2022 school year will remain free for all students regardless of eligibility,” said CISD Child Nutrition Director Tracee Herbstritt. “Although meals…

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Gene Watson, Jeremy Camp headline Ritz events

WELLINGTON – In conjunction with Wild & Free on 83 events the first weekend in August, the Wellington Ritz Theatre just happens to have two top artist concerts slated.   Sponsored by Greenbelt Electric Cooperative, the Ritz will host country music star Gene Watson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.   “If you have tickets…

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Childress Women’s League receives $10,000 from South Plains Electric Cooperative, CoBank

CHILDRESS – Childress Women’s League (CWL) received a $10,000 donation from South Plains Electric Cooperative (SPEC) and CoBank that will go toward their Backpack Program.   “Childress Women’s League exists to serve our community and build a better tomorrow for all our backpack families by serving in our area,” said CWL President Shelly Preston. “Receiving…

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Wellington Ex-Students plan 2021 reunion

WELLINGTON — The Wellington Ex-Student Association is excited to present the 69th annual reunion on Saturday, Aug. 7. Location change is the Wellington Elementary Cafeteria in the 1500 block of Childress St.   “We hope everyone wants to get out this year as we work to carry on the reunion tradition,” said Eddie Langford, Association…

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Carricks to be crowned Old Settlers King and Queen

CHILDRESS – The 133rd Childress County Old Settlers Queen and King are Larry and Carolyn Carrick.= “It is an honor to be selected to serve as the Old Settlers King and Queen for the longest running rodeo in Texas,” said Carrick, whose memories of the rodeo and parade stretch back to when she was just…

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Express Irrigation hosts 4-H water ambassadors

WELLINGTON – Twenty-five high school students from across the state of Texas made a recent stop at Express Irrigation in Wellington during the 2021 Tier 1 4-H2O academy. Whitney Wiebe served as one of four chaperones for the trip. “With this experience comes the realization that water, and how we choose to manage it, is…

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Castaneda encourages pageant participation

WELLINGTON — Castings for Teen Universe Pageant contestants will take place in Wellington Saturday, July 10, thanks to the involvement of Juliana Castaneda, Teen Universe Southern States.   “I encourage all girls to participate, not only for the great experience, but for the skills you attain from participating in pageants,” said Castaneda, a 2021 graduate of…

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