Wellington News

Lengthy discussion held about councilman, new business

Childress City Council Special to The Sun— WELLINGTON — Collingsworth Family Medicine announces Preston Barlow, a physician assistant, has joined its clinic. Barlow comes to Wellington from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, where he completed a masters’ of physician assistant studies. He is a national registered paramedic and also has a bachelor of…

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First Baptist Wellington welcomes new pastor

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Pastor Joe Lee has accepted the call to be the new pastor at First Baptist Church in Wellington. “We are excited that God has brought Pastor Lee and his wife Barbara to our church,” said Deacon Luis Pena, chairman of the Pulpit Search Committee. “We look forward to…

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Oak Ridge Boys to play Ritz stage

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The historic Wellington Ritz Theatre will host the Grammy award winning Oak Ridge Boys in two performances Saturday, Nov. 7. Due to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, the first performance with be at 3 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. “We look forward to seeing you for what promises…

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Cantu experiences Hunting with Soldiers excursion

By Shauna Salinas/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — On Aug. 29, Trinidad “TJ” Cantu, III of Wellington flew to Bangor, Maine through a group called Hunting with Soldiers to experience a great bear hunt. Cantu joined the Army in 2003 as a combat engineer. Attached to a transport unit from West Virginia, he trained in Ft.…

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Collingsworth Police Blotter

Officers receive two transfer calls Jail Book In – 0 Jail Book Out – 0 Inmates transferred to other agency – 0 Jail population – 7 Civil papers served – 2 Reminder: Please call the Sheriff’s Office to report controlled burns to keep from having unnecessary dispatches at 806-447-2588. The number to Crime Stoppers is…

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City Council submits grant to revitalize downtown Wellington

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — In a unanimous vote, the Wellington City Council adopted a resolution to apply for a grant that will help the city revitalize downtown. During the Aug. 3 meeting, councilmen adopted Resolution 2020-04 authorizing the submission of a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program application to the Texas…

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Drive-by greeting commemorates Byers 102nd birthday

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Dorothy Gibbs Byers celebrated her 102nd birthday at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 with drive-by birthday greetings from friends and family at Parkview Manor Assisted Living. Following the parade and photos, Dorothy enjoyed cake and ice cream with her family. Dorothy was born Sept. 12, 1918 to…

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COVID-19 claims first Collingsworth casualty

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — This past June, Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce featured Nancy’s Place of Cosmetology, an icon on the south side of the courthouse square since May 1976. Owner Nancy Thomas Lindsey Adair celebrated her 70th birthday Aug. 28. According to her family, she ended up in an Amarillo…

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