Farm & Ranch

Cantu experiences Hunting with Soldiers excursion

By Shauna Salinas/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — On Aug. 29, Trinidad “TJ” Cantu, III of Wellington flew to Bangor, Maine through a group called Hunting with Soldiers to experience a great bear hunt. Cantu joined the Army in 2003 as a combat engineer. Attached to a transport unit from West Virginia, he trained in Ft.…

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Hall County Crop Tour is today

Special to The Sun— MEMPHIS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will sponsor the Hall County Crop Tour Wednesday, Sept. 23. Lunch will be served at noon at the Hall County Show Barn, located at 510 North 5th Street in Memphis. All interested producers are invited to enjoy a speaker during lunch and then tour demonstration…

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Stink bugs reported in Childress County

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – While the level of stink bugs in Childress County is normal for this time of year, it’s important to keep an eye out. “Producers need to evaluate their crops, know the thresholds and only apply chemicals if they surpass the thresholds,” said Childress County AgriLife Extension Agent…

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Rodeo Insider

ARLINGTON–Globe Life Field will be the host site for pro rodeo’s equivalent of the World Series. The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is scheduled for Dec. 3-12 at the venue, which is best known for being the new home field for Texas Rangers baseball. The National Finals traditionally features the top 15 in each event…

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USDA designates Childress County a primary natural disaster area

Collingsworth and Hall counties also eligible for emergency loans By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress County has been designated a primary natural disaster area, and producers who suffered losses because of drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. “If farmers are interested in…

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Junior rodeo event held

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The STS Jr. Championship on Aug. 14-16 at the Mashburn Event Center roped in more than 1,000 attendees and about 200 contestants from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina. “It doesn’t matter to us if it’s football, basketball, baseball, roping or Wednesday night…

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden report

By Jared Self, Collingsworth and Wheeler Counties— SHAMROCK — September has always been a special month to me. Technically it’s the first month of autumn and the third of four months with only 30 days, but to me it is also the first month of hunting season. As game wardens we go through the years by…

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Fuson reminisces his Collingsworth County days

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Retired university educator and administrator Lonnie Fuson, of Lawton, Okla., stays in touch with his rural Collingsworth roots. Born at home on the Mill Iron Ranch July 9, 1933, east of Wellington, Fuson and his family continue to own property that borders the Mill Iron and visit…

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