Wellington Sky Rockets

Bobcats, Cyclones and Skyrockets get back in pads

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Area schools in Class 1A through Class 4A, which includes Childress, Memphis and Wellington, will begin football practice starting Aug. 3, according to a ruling recently released by the University Scholastic League (UIL). The ruling allows schools in more rural areas to begin on time with their…

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WISD adopts flexible instruction choices

School starts Aug. 17 By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Students’ first day of school for the 2020-21 year will be Monday, Aug. 17, according to officials at Wellington ISD. “While this will be a unique start for the 2020-2021 school year, Wellington ISD is looking forward to welcoming students and staff back…

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Ex-Students cancel 2020 Rocket Reunion

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — With so many people traveling from all across the country, the Wellington Ex-Student Association is canceling its August 2020 event due to COVID-19. “We thought it was best for everybody,” said Betty Langford, president. “We hope to see everybody back in 2021.” Traditionally set for the first…

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First grade WES students earn awards

By Shauna Salinas/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The Wellington Elementary recently held its virtual awards ceremony. First grade honor students are Jeweliana Sanchez, Benjamin Peters, Evelyn Henard, Ryker Killian, Abbygale Torrez. Lyric Derr earned citizenship awards for the three first grade classes. First graders in Kacy Cabbell’s class on the A Honor Roll are…

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So long our friend, Dr. Dick Ellis

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — I believe God puts us in positions for special reasons. Having known Dr. Dick Ellis of Fort Worth because I’m the Wellington editor of The Red River Sun will forever hold a special place in my heart. Dr. Ellis made his last trip to Wellington in February when…

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