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Muleshoe Vets Take Honor Flight
Thursday, October 08, 2015
“It’s an honor to serve God, and to serve my country,” Muleshoe resident and veteran Don Phelps said when asked about his military service upon returning from the Texas Honor Flight late Saturday.

Along with more than 130 other veterans, Phelps journeyed to Washington, DC, this past week to be honored for their military service. Of those on this honor flight, the majority saw service during what some historians refer to as a conflict, but which those who found themselves surrounded by it — like Phelps, called the Korean War.

Included among this flight was former Bailey County Sheriff Jerry Hicks.

Still there were several, about a dozen or so, whose service was during World War II, including the oldest veteran to make the trip from Texas who was 91 years old, he said.

(Honor flight visits War Memorial in Washington, DC. Courtesy photograph by Don Phelps)

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Journal Archive To Be Online Soon
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Individuals wishing to access and search the archives of the Muleshoe Journal, and its former sister publication the Bailey County Journal, will soon be able to do so online.

The Southwest Collection of Texas Tech University is in the process of converting the newspapers’ original pages to a digital and searchable format.

Access to the Journals’ archives is at Access is also possible through

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Muleshoe Native Serves With Trident Training Facility
Thursday, October 08, 2015
A 2006 Muleshoe High School graduate and Muleshoe native is serving in the USNavy as an instructor at Trident Training Facility aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.

Petty Officer 1st Class Zane Johnson is a machinist’s mate instructor who trains sailors serving aboard the eight Ohio-class ballistic and guided missile submarines aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

Measuring 560 feet long, 42 feet wide and weighing more than 16,500 tons, a nuclear-powered propulsion system helps push the ship through the water at more than 20 knots.

“My favorite part of this job is that I get to see the sailors I train use the knowledge I shared with them,” said Johnson. “I know that I am making the submarine fleet better.”

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Police Seek Information
Thursday, October 01, 2015
The Muleshoe Police Department is seeking information about an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the night of Saturday, Sept. 26, after a young female was forcibly abducted as she was walking on the east side of town.

Suspects in the assault are three unidentified Hispanic males in a Ford F150 pickup, possibly maroon, with a large amount of chrome.

Police Chief Roy Rice urges local citizens to be cautious and alert, and to try not to walk alone during the late or early morning hours.

Contact the police department at 272-4569 if you have information about the incident.

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From The Stands
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Wow! Magnificent! Superb! Extraordinary! These are just a few of the descriptive words Mule fans have been using about the weekly performance by their team.

The Mules ended Part 1 of the three-part high school football season with a record of 4-1.

The Mules did not achieve that record by playing a bunch of patsy teams but by taking on some of the best teams in this part of Texas. Levelland felt the kick of the Mules in week one with a score of 43-15.

The Mules traveled all the way to Sweetwater to battle the top-ranked Class 4A Mustangs. The Mules came out on the short end of the 36-14 score but learned where some of the weaknesses were and went to work to improve.

(Danny Campos)

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Hornets Dominate Scoreboard
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Sudan Hornets rolled over Smyer’s Bobcats on Friday, Oct. 2, controlling the scoreboard from the second quarter.

Hornet senior Jeremy Binion was the first to cross into the end zone after receiving a 33-yard pass from sophomore Stephen Schovajsa, who followed it up with an extra-point kick.

Binion followed this effort with another unanswered touchdown after another pass from Schovajsa, this one 34-yards.

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Junior High Mules Battle The Antelopes
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Muleshoe junior high Mules swept the Abernathy Antelopes Thursday evening. The seventh grade Mules are 4-0 on the season with a 36-6 win over the Antelopes.

The eighth grade Mules are also 4-0 with a 22-20 defeat of the Antelopes.

The B-team Mules are 2-0-1 with a 12-0 shutout of the Antelopes that got the evening started. Ozzy Nunez put the Mules ahead with a touchdown run. Aaron Venzor added the Mules second TD. Beto Mendoza recovered an Abernathy fumble.

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No Team Placings At Amarillo Meet
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Watson Junior High Lady Mules and Mules ran in Amarillo a week ago and in Sundown this past Saturday.

No team placing were awarded at the very large Amarillo meet.

Anahi Barrera paced the Lady Mules with a ninth place finish with a time of 14 minutes and 29.1 seconds. Other Lady Mules competing at Amarillo were Grace Leal, Anzley Rodriguez, Valeria Carreaga, Tatum Hasley, Kristina Arzola, Daizy Montiel, Val Toscano and Danielle Moran.

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Contest Winners
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce held their second annual Muleshoe Day Fall Festival on Saturday, October 3. Pictured below are the winners of the costume contest. Winners in the competition included (last names were not available.): Age 6 and under Division — First place, Macy Rose, Bumble Bee; second place — Ayden, policeman; third place — Kayden, Sulley (Monsters Inc.®). Age 7-13 division — first place, Gia, Maleficent; second place, Zariah, pumpkin; third place, rider and ransom, Lone Ranger and Tonto.

(Photograph by Rhea Gonzales)

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Work Continues At Allsups Site
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Work continues on the Allsups truck stop under construction on West American Blvd. Although the lot which was the former location of Muleshoe’s Ford dealership was purchased several years ago by Allsups with the planned expansion of its local business, the work was postponed until recently. Pictured above, two of the construction team are working on the store’s roof.

(Photograph by Larry Thornton)

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