Lifestyle

Breast & thighs tounament benefits CYRL

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – On Nov. 7, the Childress Youth Recreational League (CYRL) hosted the Breast & Thigh adult softball co-ed tournament. “CYRL have been hosting tournaments to improve things at the south west fields,” said CYRL President Elizabeth Gamboa. “We want to thank the community for supporting us with all…

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Childress County Christmas Sharing will help those affected by COVID-19

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress County Christmas Sharing Board Secretary and Treasurer Raenell Smith wants families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to know they are here to help with gifts. “We are now accepting applications from families who need assistance during the holiday season,” Smith said. “It is our goal that all…

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Childress salutes veterans on Veterans Day

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – From breakfast to an afternoon parade, veterans in Childress were honored on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Veterans Day started at Elks Lodge #1113, said Dave Griminger, who is the Elks Lodge veterans representative and chaplain. While attendance was down this year because of COVID-19, Griminger said there was still…

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Ouellettes plant trees as memorials

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Collingsworth Pharmacy and the Ouellette family recently donated and planted two trees at Wellington Country Club in remembrance of Martha Morris and Edi Williams. “Martha became one of Craig’s favorite first customers at the pharmacy when we moved to Wellington in 2005,” said Tracey Davis Ouellette, a pharmacist…

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CASA creates wish list for Christmas

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – COVID-19 prevented CASA of the Rolling Plains from having its biggest fundraiser, so the nonprofit needs the public’s help to provide Christmas for kids in the foster care system. “Due to us having to cancel our biggest fundraiser because of COVID, we are asking for donations, gift…

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Baby shower honors Kyla Cummings

Special to The Sun— WELLINGTON — Family and friends honored Matt and Kyla Cummings with a baby shower on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 1, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Attendees called from 2 to 3 in the afternoon. A personalized name sign welcoming Baby Parker adorned the entry table. As guests arrived, they wrote…

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Quilt tickets serve as sole 2020 fundraiser

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — With the coronavirus crises encompassing 2020, Wellington’s United Methodist Women made the logical choice to cancel the annual Fall Bazaar and quilt raffle fundraiser that has taken place for over 80 years. According to Gay McAlister, local historian and a member of the UMW, the event began as…

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