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MISD School Board Approves Tax Rate
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Muleshoe Independent School District’s board of trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.35 per $100 of valuation for FY 2014-15 during Monday’s regular meeting.

The tax rate includes a maintenance and operation rate of $1.04, and an interest and sinking fund rate of 31 cents, for a total that was noted by Superintendent Dr. Gene Sheets as being the same rate the school district had 15 years ago.

This is the third consecutive year the school district has had the same tax rate.

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Wildcat Dribbling
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
According to a Tom Hanks line in a movie about women’s professional sports, “there’s no crying in baseball;” however, apparently from the play pictured above from Friday’s scrimmage with the Idalou Wildcats… there is dribbling in football. Pictured here, a Muleshoe defender prepares to do just that.

(Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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DWI Enforcement To Increase Through Labor Day
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Local law enforcement agencies will be joining with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and stepping up patrols looking for intoxicated drivers as the Labor Day weekend approaches.

Muleshoe Police Chief Roy Rice said, “We are not planning on putting out extra units, but we are going to concentrate more on traffic over the weekend.

DPS will be increasing its DWI patrols through Sept. 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.

DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

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Cat Fishing
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Bailey County Electric Corporation employees Weldon Smith and John Kelly — pictured below with County Treasurer Shonda Black, joined in the effort to save a cat that had been stuck in one of the trees at the Bailey County Courthouse for three days. Although their efforts at “catfishing” were
unsuccessful, the cat — pictured on the right was gone the next morning.
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Muleshoe Softball Girls Compete
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Muleshoe girls competed in Babe Ruth Regional All Star Tournament in Dumas this past week.
Opening ceremonies were on Tuesday, July 15, and the tournament ran from Wednesday, July 16, through Sunday, July 20.

There were nine teams in the tournament including Muleshoe, DeWitt, Ark., JPRD Louisiana, Heat from Kansas, Pampa, Dalhart, Dumas, Brownfield and Littlefield.
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Benefit Concert Set For Local Youngster
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A benefit concert has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, in the New City Park to aid with the treatment and recovery expenses of Hanna Simmons.

Hanna is the nine-year-old daughter of Scott and Misty Simmons who underwent surgery on July 9 for a brain tumor, and is currently being treated at The Children’s Place in Dallas.

The free concert will begin at 5 p.m., and will be preceded by an auction at 3 p.m.

Three bands — TC Fambro and the Copper Heads, Dolly Shine and Genuine Draft — are scheduled to perform.

A special account has also been set up at First Bank of Muleshoe for donations.

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Cowart Feted With Bridal Shower
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Robin Cowart, the prospective bride of Brice Harris and the daughter of Barry and Jo Ellen Cowart of Muleshoe, was honored with a bridal shower on Sunday, Aug. 17, in the home of Eileen Morton.

Hostesses of the event included Terry Marricle, Pam Hancock, Donna Jay, Jane Hale, Connie Kenmore, Sherri Kennedy, Brenda Black, Lavon Hunt, Karie Preston, Cindy Magby, Connie Taylor, Lisa Whalin, Jody Wood, Linda Flores, Lana Bomer, Dani Heathington, Kimberly Nickels, Eileen Morton, Carren Black, Suzanne Nichols, Ruth Hall, Debbie Conner, Debbi Hutto, Cindy Barrett and Rhonda Myers.

The hostess gift included bedding.

Special guests attending the event included Susan Harris of Tyler, Amber Williams of Sacramento, Calif., Barbara Turner, and Melanie Hoskins, Mattie Hodges and Debby Spain, all of Olton.

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