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Muleshoe Man Arrested In Recent Drug Raid
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A Muleshoe man was arrested and is being held on a $48,000 bond in the Bailey County Law Enforcement Center after a late night drug raid by local law enforcement officers netted a large amount of drugs, cash and guns.

More than a kilogram or 2.2 pounds of marijuana, approximately a quarter pound of crack cocaine, more than $1,200 in cash and two firearms were seized in a raid by the Bailey County Sheriff’s Department, the Muleshoe Police Department and a district attorney’s investigator shortly before midnight on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 301 E. Chicago in Muleshoe.

According to Sheriff Richard Wills, the raid, seizure and arrest came after a lengthy investigation — another of several successful investigations that local law enforcement officers have conducted in recent months.

Regarding the Dec. 4 raid, there were several individuals at the “drug house” at the time the officers arrived with search warrant in hand, according to the sheriff, but only one arrest was made — Alex Martinez, 18.

(Pictured are items recently recovered by local law enforcement from a drug raid in Muleshoe. Photograph by Larry Thornton)

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Hospital District Board Appears Closer To Lease Agreement
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Muleshoe Area Hospital District’s board of trustees appeared closer to reaching a lease agreement with Preferred Medical in attitude if not in action during Thursday’s regular meeting.

Among the first agenda items discussed at the Dec. 4 meeting were the reactions board members Allen Smyer and Zona Gatewood had of the recent medical conference they attended at San Antonio where they were able to meet with Preferred staff along with board members from hospitals and hospital districts currently associated with the Oklahoma-based hospital leasing and management company.

At the board’s Oct. 23 meeting, a committee was appointed to explore a lease with the company. Previously, the board had contracted with Preferred for management services. Following that action, Preferred brought in Bill Buck to serve as the hospital’s interim administrative officer and the district’s CEO.

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Timothy’s Christmas Journey
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Part 3 of the serial Christmas story in the Muleshoe Journal

Timothy thought about his problem as he rode alongside Enoch the next morning. Along with the question he’d raised with Arariel were even more questions about the upcoming event, and especially the reason for the event.

The idea that the second person of the Trinity was going to enter the world by being born puzzled him, and the thought that these men with whom he traveled recognized that a special birth was taking place, and yet didn’t understand how truly special this birth was amazed him.

And mixed within the questions and puzzles that assailed him was this inclusion of the funeral spice Myrrh, and the thought that somehow it must have something to do with the purpose of the Son’s incarnation.

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Mules Open Season At Hale Center
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Mules opened there basketball season on the road in Hale Center against the Owls. The Owls started fast but the Mules caught up before the half and went on for the win 57-48. Over the weekend the Mules competed in the Nazareth Invitational Tournament.

The Owls flew out of the gate and had claimed a 13-9 lead over the Mules by the time the first period ended. Jason Florez stole the ball from the Owls in the first two minutes of the second period and converted each steal to a basket. The Mules led 15-13 with just over six minutes left in the half.

Dagen Dunham sank the Mules first 3-pointer of the season from the right wing. Florez tossed a high pass to Dunham in the lane. Dunham leaped high in the air and tipped the ball in the hoop.

|The Owls scored twice at the end of the second period to ease in front of the Mules 25-23.

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Lady Mules Fall To Hale Center Owls
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The JV Lady Mules jumped on the Hale Center Owls early and went on to clip the Owls 44-19 Tuesday night.

\Friday night the Lady Mules were at Lubbock High battling a 5-A team.

he game with the Lady Westerners was nip and tuck to the very end. The Westerners took the night 38-33.

“The girls went to Hale Center with ‘pay back’ on their minds and delivered,” said JV Lady Mule coach Edie Niblett. “We allowed only six points in the second half.”

“Marissa Reyes was a huge factor under the basket and yanked down several rebounds and went back up and scored. Her teammate Brittney Mendoza was shooting lights out all night. I loved the enthusiasm and ’pumped up’ attitudes.”

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Tough Loss For JH Lady Mules In Friona
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The eighth grade Lady Mules visited Friona Monday. The Maidens all but shut out the Lady Mules in the second quarter and eked out a 26-25 win over the Lady Mules.

“My girls played their hears out from the first quarter to the last,” said Lady Mule coach Jalissa King. “We just could not get our shots to fall.”

The Lady Mules took an 8-7 lead into the second period. That was when the rim really got stingy and the Maidens open a 14-11 lead by the intermission.

The Lady Mules got tied the game at 19-19 with one period left to play. Friona out scored the Lady Mules 5-4 in the final period.

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JV Mules Defeat Hale Center Owls
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The JV Mules defeated the Hale Center Owls Tuesday evening in their only contest of the week.


The Owls scored first but the Mules rallied back with Javy Perez dropping in a baseline jump shot. The rolled on to defeat the Owls 29-21.

Tim Perez added a bucket in the lane. Antonio Vasquez made the inbound pass to Jesse Leal for a bucket to extend the Mule lead to 6-1 but the Owls scored before the period ended.
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Donation Made To Food Pantry
Thursday, December 11, 2014
City of Muleshoe employees presented a check to the Bailey County Food Pantry at the employee Christmas luncheon on Dec. 2, 2014.

The donation of $2,241 was accepted by Food Pantry volunteer Noemi Mora.


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Muleshoe Art Association Celebrates Christmas
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Muleshoe Art Association met in the home of Kay Hohes on Dec. 2 for lunch and to exchange gifts.An informal business meeting was held while members enjoyed the food and desserts.

Holiday games were then played that involved identifying Christmas songs by matching clues to their titles, guessing who wrote certain letters to Santa, and attempting to open a small duct-taped packet while wearing oversized gloves.

Presents were numbered and members received the gift matching the number they drew.

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Janes Ranch House Decorated By SCAC
Thursday, December 04, 2014
The Student Community Action Club of Muleshoe High School decorated the Janes Ranch House at the Muleshoe Heritage Center for Christmas on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3.

The decorations can be viewed at the Heritage Center’s Dec. 6 open house, which is set for 6-7 p.m.

Club members participating in the decorating included Brooklyn Beal, Shyanne Carpenter, Alejandra Sanchez, Imelda Salcido , Rachelle Whitworth, Noemi Herrera, Evelyn Perez, Kayla Preston, Jose Martinez, William Pacheco and Blayne Shipman.

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Morgan, Anderson To Wed
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Ron and Janet Morgan of Muleshoe announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Morgan of Plainview, to Nathan Anderson of Lubbock.

The prospective bride is a 2004 graduate of Muleshoe High School, and a 2007 graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a bachelor of science in elementary education.

She is currently employed with the Plainview Independent School District as a kindergarten teacher at Thunderbird Elementary.

The prospective groom is the son of Peter and Elizabeth Anderson of Brownfield.

He is a 2004 graduate of Brownfield High School and a 2008 graduate of Lubbock Christian with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics.

He is currently employed with LCU as an audio visual coordinator.

The wedding has been set for March 14, 2015, at At’l Do Farms near Shallowater.

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