Area News

CISD hosts online registration, Back to School Night

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – It’s back to school time for Childress students.   “Childress ISD teachers, administrators and staff are excited to have students back on campus on Aug. 19,” said Childress Independent School District Superintendent Carl Taylor. “We plan to be back to normal activities and are thrilled…

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OSRA donates to CASA, Meals on Wheels, We Can Care

The Red River Sun/Elizabeth Tanner The Childress County Old Settlers Rodeo Association donates $500 to CASA of the Rolling Plains, Childress Meals on Wheels and We Can Care Childress Saturday, July 17 following the parade. Childress Meals on Wheels was not in attendance for a photo.

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Rollins’ shipping shed makes impact on Wellington

By Kaylee Jo Neeley   WELLINGTON — While enjoying Kent Rollins’ acclaimed Cowboy Coffee on the Wellington square, women are hard at work across the sidewalk shipping thousands of products across the United States.   Since 2013, Kent and Shannon Rollins, Kassie Neeley, Marcy Sessions and Shari Reyna have filled almost 300 orders each day from…

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Old Settlers Parade: what to know

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – The Childress County Old Settlers Parade will march through the streets of Childress for the 133rd time this weekend.   Scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, Old Settlers Parade Co-Chair Susan Leary encourages people to come. “It’s fun, and it’s tradition,” she said.…

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Childress Blue Crew afterschool program to begin this fall

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun CHILDRESS – Childress Blue Crew, a non-profit program aimed at offering free afterschool care to Childress Elementary students third through fifth grade, is expected to begin this fall.   Open from the close of school until 5:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the Childress Blue Crew plans…

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Nation exhibits love of gardening

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON — Located just west of Wellington, lush black-eyed peas, green beans and squash fill the rows along the tomatoes in Gary Nation’s vegetable garden. “I want to get people enthused about gardening by sharing this huge tomato plant,” he said. Average rainfall for Wellington, according to the…

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