Wellington News

COVID-19: CRMC update on transfers

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Chief Operating Officer and RN Holly Holcomb wants the public to understand the near worst-case scenarios happening at the hospital. “We are overwhelmed,” said Holcomb. “It’s not like anything we’ve experienced before. I wish I knew a magical answer.” That’s why Holcomb…

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Nation thankful for staff

EMS operates under variance By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON – At the recent public meeting, Wellington Emergency Medical Service (WEMS) Administrator Farris Nation explained the variance necessary to operate. Due to COVID-19, Nation also used social media to educate the community on the staff modification. “The variance we have applied for with State…

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Collingsworth COVID update

Courtesy Image Wellington Mayor J.D. Hamby reminds everyone to please wear masks, social distance, sanitize, wash hands, stay home if feeling ill, stay isolated if positive and to stay quarantined if exposed AND if somebody in one’s home.

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Ponder awarded Gold Star distinction

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— CANYON — Dani Ponder’s accomplishments cumulated with acceptance of the prestigious 4-H Gold Star Award during the recent 63rd annual 4-H Gold Star Banquet on the campus of West Texas A&M University. Through Ponder’s years, she has helped with many community service projects not only in 4-H but also…

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TxDOT completes northbound lane of US 83 in Childress County

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Base rehabilitation on the northbound lane of US 83 in Childress County was completed Thursday, Nov. 19. Traffic has been shifted to the east side of U.S. 83, according to a release from the Texas Department of Transportation Childress District. Traffic will be in one lane in…

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WISD Board canvasses votes

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The Wellington Independent School District Board of Education canvassed votes at the recent meeting where Gene Pena and Mark Lemons were declared winners of the Nov. 3 WISD School Board Trustee General Election and will serve until May 2023. With 584 total voters, Pena received 364 votes, Lemons…

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Veterans Day 2020 honors the valiant

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun WELLINGTON — Just a casual conversation united a couple of veterans to mark Veterans Day 2020. With COVID-19 emerging across the county, school staff cancelled the Rocket Regiment’s patriotic performance and WHS’s traditional Veterans Day event. Acquaintances from times past, a chance meeting of Bill Owens and Granvel Killian…

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