COVID-19

Childress blood drive collects 46 units

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress Community Blood Drive helped with COVID-19’s blood shortage, according to officials. “I want to thank everyone for coming out and donating,” said Blood Drive Co-Director Terri Cobb. “We met our goal. We had a great blood drive.” The drive was held Sept. 15 at the…

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Sept. 11 deadline for USDA’S Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The deadline for farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is Sept. 11. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs because of COVID-19,…

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Despite COVID-19, DA’s office convicts more felons to prison

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 100th Judicial District Attorney’s (DA) office took precautions to limit the number of people it came into contact with but convicted more felons to prison than normal. “Although the total number of cases moved were drastically lower, the District Court was successful…

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Majority of CISD students going back to school on campus

Majority of CISD students going back to school on campus By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – While 90% of students went back to school at Childress campuses last week, 10% are doing school virtually. Childress Independent School District Superintendent Carl Taylor said Childress Elementary School has 446 students – both on campus and…

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CISD board meeting

Schools to send computers home with students this year By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – During the August Childress Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, Superintendent Carl Taylor shared that student devices will be sent home with students at the beginning of school. This was a change from previous discussions, according to…

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Day and Hammons fulfill nursing passion

Dedicated to the profession By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Wellington Care Center recently celebrated two nurses who have dedicated their lives to the profession. LaNita Day has worked 33 years in nursing and Fraya Hammons has 56 years, and they both continue to serve the facility residents. “Their loyalty and commitment are greatly…

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