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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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Tillman reigns as Miss Pre-Teen Amarillo

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   AMARILLO – Maggie Tillman, a seventh grader at Wellington Junior High School, not only won Best Interview and Best Athletic Attire, but took the title of Miss Pre-Teen Amarillo in the September contest.   In the pre-teen category, girls 10 to 14 years old competed for the crown.…

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Wellington Happenings 10/15/2021

Early Voting Early Voting for the Constitutional Amendments Election will begin Monday, Oct. 18 and end Friday, Oct. 29. Collingsworth County voters can cast ballots at the Collingsworth County Clerk’s Office, located in room three on the first floor of the Collingsworth County Courthouse, 800 W. Ave., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1…

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Ramirez highlighted in PPS’ top 10 performers for Week 7

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun AMARILLO — After being selected in Press Pass Sports’ (PPS) top 10 performers for Week 5 —chipping in 164 rushing yards on 21 totes and two touchdowns in the Wellington Skyrockets’ 44-12 win over the Jacksboro Tigers — All-State running back Marc Ramirez has made the list yet…

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Wellington City Council tours building project

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON — Following its 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 meeting at City Hall, the Wellington City Council stepped into the Bura Handley Community Building to inspect the construction progress. Currently an empty shell, demolition work to begin construction of the Senior Citizen Center has been accomplished.  …

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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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Seniors garner monetary awards

Wellington High School (WHS) seniors EJ Hamby, left, and Martin Perez each win a $100 scholarship during the Senior Night festivities at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the WHS auditorium. Under the direction of Renessa Klink, counselor, and Debbie Scott, her assistant, the night consisted of valuable information related to college admissions, scholarships, career…

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Collingsworth 4-Hers compete in county food show

WELLINGTON — The 2021 Collingsworth County 4-H Food Show took place Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall. Program Assistant Tammy Rodriguez welcomed family and friends that came to support the youth.   Ten students competed in the show in three age divisions and four food categories. Youth who completed the Food and Nutrition…

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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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