Business

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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Lions learn about Forest Service, greet Sweetheart Ponder

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Coordinator Ashley Johnson of Amarillo spoke at the Sept. 7 meeting of the Wellington Lions Club. In existence since since 1915, Johnson used the recent Hurricane Laura as an example where the Forest Service assists with fires, saw work, poles and tree issues.…

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Financial Focus by Mark Keys

Financial moves for widows and widowers If you’ve recently become a widow or widower, you’re obviously dealing with an enormous emotional burden, and coping with your grief can seem like a full-time struggle. Unfortunately, the business of life must go on – and the financial moves you make at this time can have a big…

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Capital Highlights

Pandemic messes with Texas, prompts new message Even during a pandemic, it’s best to not mess with Texas. Texas Department of Transportation officials noticed more personal protective equipment — face masks, wipes and gloves — on the side of roads and highways, so they called in the big guns for a new round of “Don’t…

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At the Childress Munipal Airport

Arkansas hunters fly in By Tiffany Tully/FBO Manager— CHILDRESS – On Friday, Sept. 11, a Canadair Challenger fueled and picked up a passenger before heading on to Louisiana. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Challenger returned to drop off their passenger, and a local Cessna 172 did some training. A Bell helicopter also flew in for…

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Wellington blood drive Sept. 21

BELIEVE in making a difference By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Believe in making a difference by donating to the Wellington Community Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the WHS Commons. “While we serve gracious and giving communities, many businesses are still closed to outside guests or operating…

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Financial Focus by Mark Keys

Open enrollment choices can have big financial impact It’s that time of year again, where, if you work for a medium-to-large employer, you’ve got some decisions to make because it’s open enrollment time. Of course, depending on your situation, you may have been working remotely for a while, but, even so, you will likely have…

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Wellington Lions promote good fellowship

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Boss Lion Rex Henard welcomed new members Larrie and Lyndy Black and guests Shane and Elizabeth Logan to the Monday, Aug. 17, meeting of the Wellington Lions Club in the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church. Lions Jeff Pastor and Janie Thomas led the pledges, and Lion Rudie…

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Loft apartments, retail space to be available in Childress Hotel

By Jackie Zimmerman/The Red River Sun— In the Spring of 2021, new loft apartments and retail space is expected be ready for occupants in the Childress Hotel. Owner and developer Mark Hicks said last week the sheetrock is being installed and work is continuing toward his deadline of completion in the first quarter of 2021.…

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