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Mike Collier to visit Childress, meet area voters

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun CHILDRESS — Mike Collier, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Texas, will meet area voters Wednesday, Oct. 20 during a visit to Childress. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Childress Senior Citizens Center, 403 S. Main St., Collier’s presentation, which will highlight his goals, will be followed by…

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Minor delays to be expected during repair work of Red River bridge

CHILDRESS – The Red River bridge on US 62/83, north of Childress, is currently undergoing bridge maintenance and improvement work. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), several maintenance repairs have been underway on the bottom side of the bridge, including routine concrete patching and the installation of carbon fiber reinforcing wrap on several…

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History comes alive in Collingsworth County

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON — Visitors stepped back in time as Powell Park transformed into a Civil War camp. For the Living History Weekend, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Charles Goodnight, Frontier Reg. Camp 2280 invited guests to join them for a school day Friday, Oct. 8 and exhibits and…

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Constitutional Amendments Election Early Voting to begin Oct. 18

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun   AUSTIN — Early Voting for the Constitutional Amendments Election, as drawn by the Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza, will begin Monday, Oct. 18 and end Friday, Oct. 29.   In order to appear on the ballot, the eight proposed amendments were approved by at least two-thirds…

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Clark serves as honorary Skyrocket captain

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON – John G. Clark forwent a trip to the 69th Annual Wellington Ex-Student Reunion in August 2021 to be able to attend a Skyrocket football game. Therefore, to honor his dedication to his alma mater, Wellington High School (WHS) named him an honorary captain for the…

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Miss Cotton Country set for Saturday

HOLLIS, Okla. – Over 20 ladies from Oklahoma and Texas will gather in Hollis on Saturday, Oct. 9 for the 17th annual Miss Cotton Country Scholarship Pageant. The event will be hosted by the 2020 winners, Miss Cotton Country Averi Kelly, of White Deer, Teen Miss Cotton Country Summer Owens, of Wellington, Little Miss Cotton…

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Pilgrim recognizes Killian for 15-year milestone

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   MOUNT PLEASANT — Among Pilgrim Bank’s employees hitting their 15-year milestone is Wellington’s Sandie Killian.   Killian graduated from Wellington High School in 1997. She obtained her master’s degree in business administration from West Texas A&M University. She is married to Jonathan Killian. Together they have three children, Creighton…

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Collingsworth Police-09.29

Collingsworth Police Blotter Jail Book In: 1 Jail Book Out: 2 Jail Population: 9 Civil Papers Served: 4   Reminder: The Collingsworth County Commissioners Court has lifted the burn ban but please continue to use precaution. To report controlled burns, call the Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Office at 806-447-2588. To anonymously report crime or submit tips,…

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2021 Paving Project first in Childress since 2016

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun CHILDRESS — Following Spring 2020 discussions, the first paving project in the City of Childress since 2016 was completed Friday, Sept. 24 by Missouri Petroleum. The project, which covered both southwest (Ave. B to Ave. F from 10th St. to 13 St.) and northwest (Ave. C from 12th…

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