Business

Wellington Lions earn Milestone Chevron Awards

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Following a five-meeting hiatus due to COVID-19, two Lions members were front and center to receive their Milestone Chevron Awards during the June 13 meeting. New Boss Lion Rex Henard presented Lion Fraya Hammons her 15-year Milestone Chevron Award, and Lions Angie McDanel and Bev Odom their 10-year…

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Financial Focus by Mark Keys

Don’t play politics with your portfolio You’re probably aware this is an election year. During the next several months, the candidates will discuss issues that should greatly interest you as a citizen. But as an investor, how concerned should you be with the results of the presidential and congressional elections? Maybe not as much as…

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Memphis Chamber starts fundraiser

By Ansley Steed/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS – Memphis residents’ yards will be flocked by pretty pink birds this summer. The Memphis Chamber of Commerce is conducting a fun fundraiser this summer by placing pink flamingos in community yards and giving the option of paying $10 to remove the birds said Chamber Manager Kim Cloyd.…

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Childress sees 11.69% increase of sales tax in April

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress sees the silver lining of COVID-19 with an 11.69% increase of sales tax in April. “I think this is a direct result of our community coming out and supporting our local businesses,” said Childress Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Leary. “Shopping local is important to…

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Farm Bureau awards feeding Texas funds

The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) puts feet to its mission statement, “To be The Voice of Texas Agriculture,” by finding ways to assist in communities across the state. As agriculture is about providing food, fuel and fiber, the local Farm Bureau staff made a generous contribution last week to Collingsworth County…

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Childress Elks Lodge to host Arts and Craft Show

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress Elks Lodge #1113 will host an Arts and Craft Show on July 4 and is looking for vendors. The show will be in their ballroom. Because of COVID- 19 rules and restrictions, they will take only 20 vendors, said Childress Elks Lodge #1113 member Susan…

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Chamber spotlights Princess Bowtique

Special to The Sun— WELLINGTON — Solely operated online since July 2018, Cupcake Princess Bowtique creates trendy bow accessories for any age. “We can style up or custom design for any season, holiday, celebration, special occasion or everyday wear at affordable rates,” said owner Jenniefer Nanez. “We also make and sell key chains and bottle…

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Nonprofit news

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Elks Lodge #1113 presented a $2,000 check to the Meals on Wheels. “We’re very grateful for this donation in this time of uncertainty because of the pandemic,” said Meals on Wheels Executive Director Chylene Burba. “With food shortages and rising costs, any donations coming in are…

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Remembering the fallen:

Childress Elks hosts Memorial Day Service By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – COVID-19 couldn’t stop Childress Elks Lodge #1113 from remembering the fallen and paying tribute to service members who lost their lives in service. Childress Elks Lodge #1113 hosted a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25 in front…

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