Wellington News

WEMS passes state inspection

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Less than three months after applying for grants to fund three new defibrillators, Wellington Emergency Management Services is almost ready to utilize the new equipment. Replacing the outdated, obsolete LIFEPAKS that can no longer be serviced will help WEMS continue to have the best possible outcome for…

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Souder educates Lions on mental wellness

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Licensed Professional Counselor Tina Souder, M.Ed., shared mental wellness information with members of the Wellington Lions Club. According to Souder, only half of people with mental illnesses seek help due to the stigma associated with having a mental illness. Lion Noemi Pena, vice president, welcomed Souder and…

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Ouellettes plant trees as memorials

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Collingsworth Pharmacy and the Ouellette family recently donated and planted two trees at Wellington Country Club in remembrance of Martha Morris and Edi Williams. “Martha became one of Craig’s favorite first customers at the pharmacy when we moved to Wellington in 2005,” said Tracey Davis Ouellette, a pharmacist…

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Collingsworth election results revealed

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON— Collingsworth County Precinct 3 Commissioner Eddie Orr died Tuesday, Nov. 3 following a battle with cancer. The Courthouse closed last Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, for employees to attend the memorial service for Commissioner Orr. “Eddie took office as a commissioner in January 2001,” said County/District Clerk Jackie Johnson.…

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COVID-19 penetrates Collingsworth County

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON – Superintendent Kurt Ashmore informed the community of a high school student, a junior high student and a high school staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Nov. 3. “The students were isolated and sent home as soon as administrators were made aware that they were…

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Trump train semitruck vandalized election day

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The morning of Election Day around 5 a.m., someone fired seven shots at the bed of a semitruck parked on the corner of Highway 83 and 15th St. known as “Lucky Corner.” The driver parked the semitruck on property owned by Robert Owens following the 2020 Trump Train…

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Quilt tickets serve as sole 2020 fundraiser

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — With the coronavirus crises encompassing 2020, Wellington’s United Methodist Women made the logical choice to cancel the annual Fall Bazaar and quilt raffle fundraiser that has taken place for over 80 years. According to Gay McAlister, local historian and a member of the UMW, the event began as…

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Care Center News

Courtesy Photos Happy fall y’all! Crafting time is a great way for Wellington Care Center residents to spend an afternoon.

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