Memphis News

Youth get ready for Hall County Livestock Show

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS — Youth, along with their rabbits, chickens, goats, lambs, gilts, barrows, heifers and steers will fill the Hall County Show Barn this week. The livestock show begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 with the rabbits and chickens. “All are welcome to come out and watch, but we…

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Three pleas heard in 100th Judicial District Court

Special to The Sun— CLARENDON – On Friday, Jan. 8, three pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court via the internet-based meeting app Zoom, with the Court sitting in Donley County. District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District Luke Inman along with Assistant DA Harley Caudle prosecuted the case for the State of…

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2020 local sales tax up for Childress, Memphis and Wellington

Childress: • Net payment: $69,626.59 • Last Year: $72,261.33 • Decrease: 3.64 percent • Year to Date Payment: $1,015,021.40 • Last Year: $936,244.64 • Increase: 8.41 percent Memphis: • Net payment: $30,028.41 • Last Year: $29,383.04 • Increase: 2.19 percent • Year to Date Payment: $415,430.30 • Last Year: $385,415.18 • Increase: 7.78 percent Wellington:…

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Davis Thriftway celebrates 60 years of service

By Ryan Bowman/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS — Don Davis, owner and founder of what is now known as Davis Thriftway in Memphis, moved from Wellington in 1959 with a passion for people and a plan. As a boy, Davis briefly tried his hand in the farm and ranch industry but found his calling while working…

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Childress COVID-19 positivity rate climbs

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress COVID-19 positivity rate continues to climb and is currently at 37 percent, according to Childress Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Officer and RN Holly Holcomb. The State of Texas positivity rate is currently at 12 percent, indicating an influx of infection in Childress when compared…

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COVID-19: CRMC update on transfers

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Chief Operating Officer and RN Holly Holcomb wants the public to understand the near worst-case scenarios happening at the hospital. “We are overwhelmed,” said Holcomb. “It’s not like anything we’ve experienced before. I wish I knew a magical answer.” That’s why Holcomb…

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TxDOT completes northbound lane of US 83 in Childress County

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Base rehabilitation on the northbound lane of US 83 in Childress County was completed Thursday, Nov. 19. Traffic has been shifted to the east side of U.S. 83, according to a release from the Texas Department of Transportation Childress District. Traffic will be in one lane in…

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Hall County 4-H Club presents virtual Christmas Craft Auction

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS – The annual 4-H Christmas Craft Auction for Hall County will be virtual this year. It will be on the Hall County Facebook page at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, said Hall County Extension Office Secretary Carolyn Morris. “Everybody is invited to make bids on the items,” Morris…

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