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Events Of Past Year Sparks Changes To Hospital District’s Insurance Policy
Thursday, February 04, 2016
The Muleshoe Area Hospital District’s board of directors approved an insurance policy through Sanford and Tatum of Lubbock that required a bit of adjustment compared to last year’s policy during its Jan. 28 meeting.

As Michael Tatum worked his way through the insurance policy presentation it was evident that events from the past year required adjustments in the policy’s coverage and premium.

One such change was the removal of the ambulance building. In 2015, ownership of the building that has housed Bailey County EMS was transferred to Bailey County in exchange for “in-kind” labor which included the demolition and removal of a building and the construction of a parking lot at the same location.

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‘Open Carry’ Meeting Draws Light Attendance
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Only 17 members of the public availed themselves of the informational meeting over changes in the state’s open and concealed firearms laws on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The event, which was hosted at the Bailey County Coliseum by Sheriff Richard Wills and Muleshoe Police Chief Roy Rice, was intended to provide information about the requirements for “license to carry” holders and local merchants concerning the posting of Sec. 30.06 (prohibiting concealed carry of a firearm) and Sec. 30.07 (prohibiting open carry of a firearm) on private property, and the limitations of such carry in government facilities.

(Photograph by Larry Thornton)

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Cooler Heads At City Hall
Thursday, February 04, 2016
The Muleshoe City Council doesn’t have a reputation of heated debate; however, recent work on city hall’s heeting and cooling systems will undoubtedly be appreciated. Pictured above, workers replace a central heat and air unit on the city administration building’s roof on Thursday, Jan. 28.

(Photograph by Larry Thornton)


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Mules Fail In Bobcat Battle, 56-46
Thursday, February 04, 2016
“We just couldn’t stand prosperity,” said Mule basketball coach Clay White shortly after the Dimmitt Bobcats defeated the Mules 56-46 Friday night.

The Mules had defeated the predicted district champion Shallowater Mustangs 38-36 Tuesday night.

The Mules seemed a bit intimidated by Shallowater in the first quarter. Danny Campos was four-for-four from the charity line and Dagen Dunham drained a 3-pointer from the corner.

Those were the Mules only first quarter points and the Mustangs led 12-7 after one quarter.

The Mules returned the favor in the second period to tie the game at 19-19 at the half.

(Mule Jesse Leal takes a shot during the recent game against the Dimmitt Bobcats. Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Varsity Ladies Have A ‘Tough Final Week’
Thursday, February 04, 2016
The Lady Mules had a tough final week of January with losses to both the district leading Shallowater Fillies and the third place Dimmitt Bobbies.

The Lady Mules had a good first period against Shallowater but the Fillies owned the game after that to defeat the Lady Mules 61-32.

The Lady Mules played the Bobbies much closer and led briefly several times. The Bobbies nailed a pair of treys in the final period to defeat the Lady Mules 28-25. Dimmitt made eight 3-pointers, two free throws and only one two-pointer.

Conley Niblett made one of her two free throws early in the first period for the Lady Mules first point.

(Lady Mule Emily Precure ducks around a Dimmitt Bobbie to shoot, unaware of the approaching danger. Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Junior Varsity Mules Cage Dimmitt’s Bobcats
Thursday, February 04, 2016
The JV Mules caged the Bobcats of Dimmitt Friday night by a final score of 45-38.

The Mules jumped out to a 27-15 first half lead and then cruised in the second half for the 45-38 win.

Kevin Gonzales got the Mules started with a basket 20 seconds into the game. Mikey Lozano second twice in the first quarter and Kevin Mendoza nailed a 3-pointer.

(JV Mule Tre Villa shoots in the game against Dimmitt. Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Eighth Grade Ladies Battle For A Win Against Tulia
Thursday, February 04, 2016
The eighth grade Lady Mules had to over come a large deficit Monday evening against the Tulia Lady Hornets.

Val Toscano scored the Lady Mules only point in the first quarter against Tulia. The Hornets led 10-1 but the Lady Mules came back to win 22-17.

The Lady Mules lost their opening round game in the Muleshoe Invitational Tournament 38-12 to the Morton Maidens Thursday evening but bounced back Saturday morning to defeat the Olton Fillies 23-12.

(Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Sudan Academic All-Stars Named
Thursday, February 04, 2016
This year, three of Sudan High School’s senior football players were selected to be on the Academic All-State Football Team.

“This is a very highly regarded honor that is awarded to senior football players based on three factors: ACT score, class rank and grade point average,” Sudan HS Head Football Coach Guthry Edwards said.

Xavier Baker and Carson Phillips both received Second Team Academic All-State.

Rance Johnson received Honorable Mention Academic All-State.

“I am extremely proud of the time and effort these young men have devoted to academics,” Edwards said.

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