Wellington News

Coleman claims summer grill giveaway

    Congratulations to Jody Coleman, right, of Wellington for winning The Red River Sun summer grill drawing. He chose to take home from Bawcom Supply the steel 28” x 28” x 14” Wellington Skyrocket fire pit/grill combo. Thank you, readers for participating. We appreciate Bawcom Supply owners Kelly and Brad Bawcom, too, for providing…

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Abbott waives STAAR grade promotion requirements

Gov. Greg Abbott office— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced last week that grade promotion requirements related to the STAAR test will be waived for students in fifth and eighth grade in 2020-21. Currently, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to…

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Collingsworth falls behind census reporting rate

Door to door visits start Aug. 11 By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Nearly half of Wellington residents, 49.4 percent, have completed the 2020 Census report as of Thursday, July 30, lagging behind the national response rate of 62.7 percent, according to Census Media Specialist Brenda MacDonald in Lubbock. Collingsworth County’s rate is…

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Panfork hosts First Baptist Wellington VBS

First Baptist Church Wellington holds its 2020 Vacation Bible School at Panfork Baptist Encampment recently with 55 kids in attendance from kindergarten through fifth grade. According to directors Tasha McNeil and Margret Wood, the children played games, learned about ‘The Armor of God,’ painted prayer rocks, went swimming and fishing and had balloon fun. “It…

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Duke discusses meal delivery program with Wellington Lions

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun WELLINGTON — For those with Wellington Ex-Student Block Party withdrawals, a fun event is being planned to as the summer comes to a close. The Lions Club is planning a hot dog and homemade ice cream drive-thru fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7 on the south…

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Bawcom internship turns into part-time job with MGCD

Learning much about wells By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — When Mesquite Groundwater Conservation District (MGCD) announced its internship program this past spring, Wellington High School 2020 graduate Kimber Bawcom’s interest peaked. Chosen by the MGCD board of directors, Bawcom began the internship, which tasked her with evaluating a new system for electronically…

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Collingsworth Police Blotter

Jail Book In – 0 Jail Book Out – 0 Inmates transferred to other agency – 0 Jail population – 11 Civil papers served – 0   Reminder: Please call the Sheriff’s Office to report controlled burns to keep from having unnecessary dispatches at 806-447-2588. Reminder: The number to Crime Stoppers is 806-447-2587. You can…

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