Monthly Archives: May 2018

Our souls need real, not counterfeit, rest

For many of us, one of the hardest things we ever do is doing nothing. Incredibly difficult, disciplining ourselves to find some regular time to do nothing is the best way to make the doings that we do, when the time is right for doing, worth something once the doing’s done.

UIL State Champions prove lightning strikes in the same place multiple times

By Luis Pacheco
Muleshoe Speech and Debate Coach

An old adage states that lightning never strikes in the same place more than once. However, U.S. Park Ranger Roy Cleveland Sullivan was struck by lightning more than once, and survived. In fact, he was struck seven times and survived.
The grace of God makes the impossible possible.
Lightning has also struck more than once in the same place for Muleshoe High School. Wyatt Parker is a back-to-back State Champion of 3A UIL Prose Interpretation. Gio Ceja is the State Champion of 3A UIL Poetry Interpretation. Gio is part of the back-to back-to-back State Championship in Poetry for MHS, which began with Chris Flores winning in 2016.
For statisticians in the district, that’s five UIL state champions in three years. Putting those numbers into context, with 221 Conference 3A schools in the great state of Texas multiplied by three entries is 663. Gio and Wyatt were both 1st place out of 663. Kudos to every Mule who helped along the way!
Words cannot convey the excitement felt on this trip to Austin. The grace of God makes the impossible possible.

Hospital District administers oath, re-elects officers

By Gail M. Williams
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

The regular meeting of Muleshoe Hospital District was held Thursday, May 24. Attending were board members Allen Smyer, Landon Nichols, Dana Rasco, Zona Gatewood and Gayle Richerson; employees Jodi Vidana, Dennis Fleenor, Shonnee Geissler of Muleshoe Area Medical Center; Rosie Rendon, Mandy Whiteaker and Hope Alvarez of Park View Nursing Care Center.

Baker out-tallies Ramirez in Justice of the Peace Runoff

In the Republican Primary Runoff for Justice of the Peace on May 22, Rodney Baker received 299 votes, and Danny Ramirez received 229.
Early voting:
Baker: 156
Ramirez: 115
Election Day
Baker: 143
Ramirez: 114

Bailey County Jail Log

May 23
Mark Hicks, 27, Bakerfield, California Driving while intoxicated.
Socorro Guzman, 47, Muleshoe, Texas Motion to Revoke(MTR) Theft of property greater than or equal to thirty thousand dollars but less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars.