Area News

Rise to the occasion and donate blood

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – With blood supplies down, the Rise Up & Give Childress Community Blood Drive on May 4 is a good time for Childress residents to step up and donate blood.   “All blood types are urgently needed as blood supplies are very low,” said blood drive volunteer…

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Controversy over Childress church youth event

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – While some parents are outraged at the Childress Church of Christ for its youth sex education class on Wednesday, April 21, others say it was blown out of proportion.   “We understand how you can look at a list of vulgar words and get upset,”…

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Memphis Lions Club hosts 36th Annual Radio Day, promotes Park Opener

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun MEMPHIS – The Memphis Lions Club hosted the 36th Annual Radio Day at KLSR 105.3’s station from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, playing their favorite throwbacks such as Survivor’s “I Can’t Hold Back” and Lionel Richie’s “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Encouraging listeners to submit song…

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WHS students compete at regional UIL meet

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   CANYON — Nine Wellington High School students departed at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 9 for the UIL Region 1 Academic Meet on the campus of West Texas A&M University. Coached by Holly Johnson, junior Jacey Clark placed fourth in accounting. Also a junior, Luis Moreno took…

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CISD students no longer required to wear face masks

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – The Childress Independent School District (CISD) School Board decided CISD students are no longer required to wear face masks during school at their April board meeting.   They met at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7 in the CHS media center, by teleconference or video…

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Childress blood drive scheduled for Tuesday

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Residents have the opportunity to rise up and give blood at the upcoming Childress Community Blood Drive.   Scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the City Auditorium in Fair Park, blood drive volunteer Sue Henderson encourages people to rise…

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Arise conference arms women with His spirit

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON — Girls 12 years and up and women gathered with friends and family to fill the Ritz Theatre for the Arise Identity Conference. Friday night’s showing of Jennifer Strickland’s compelling story, “Girl Perfect Documentary,” began the event with the story of her struggles as a former professional…

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Early voting begins Monday

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Early voting for the general joint election for three Childress City Council alderpersons and two Childress Independent School District school board trustees begins Monday, April 19 at City Hall, located at 315 Commerce St. NW. The first week of early voting will be from 8…

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Togetherettes perform ‘Easter Parade’ at senior center

CHILDRESS – The Togetherettes performed Bing Crosby’s “Easter Parade” at the Childress Busy Beavers Senior Citizens luncheon on Thursday, April 2 in honor of Easter Sunday. Directed by Gerald Monson of Monson Music, the girls marched around the room in their Easter attire, spinning parasols to mimic the feeling of New York City’s famous Fifth…

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