Daily Archives: February 13, 2019

Remembering the fallen of Texas

In February 1959 Frank H. Ellis and his wife Sally, of Plainview, Texas purchased interest in Singleton Funeral Home of Muleshoe where Frank became manager. A few years late, in 1966 a two hundred and twenty five seat Chapel was added. During the early 1970’s the names was changed to Singleton-Ellis Funeral Home.
On January 1, 1976, Frank and Sally purchased full interest of the Funeral Home from C.V. Singleton and the name was changed to Ellis Funeral Home.
In 1984, Frank and Sally’s son Todd graduated from Mortuary School and he and his wife Starla returned to Muleshoe. In 1987, Todd and Starla purchased interest in Ellis Funeral Home and Todd became the manager.

Death Notice: Marie Goforth

Church Service for Marie Goforth, age 90, of Hobbs, New Mexico, is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, February 15, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Springlake, Texas with Jay Abernathy of Lubbock, Texas officiating. Burial will be in Earth Memorial Cemetery. Marie died Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Hobbs. She was born June 7, 1928 in Paducah, Texas to Roy Lee and Joe Lee (Goss) Truelock. Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.

Senior News: Keeping up with the Seniors

Happy Valentine’s Day! — A day to live, love and celebrate those closest to us. It’s always a time when memories echo from the past and linger in our hearts. We encourage you to make this one a very special Valentine’s Day by coming and being a part of our Belated Valentine’ Dance on Friday, February 15th at our Senior Citizen’s Center. The Center truly is the heart of our town and the best gift you could give to your special someone is a night full of fun and pleasure. Come enjoy our great band, “The Curry County Outlaws”, our refreshments of finger foods and soft drinks, and our door prizes. If you can’t dance- just come and enjoy the good music and fellowship. Photographer Lonni Adrian will be available to take pictures. For more information call 272-4969.

Carl and the Bamert Seed story

By Alice Liles

Alice’s note: this story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on February 9, 2019. I was impressed with the size and complexity of the operation and enjoyed hearing the history of Carl and the Bamert family who have run the place since 1951.Due to space limitations, many of the photographs had to be deleted from this version of the story. To see them all in order with the captions that explain them, I urge you to also read the story online at my website, www.aliceliles.com.

Carl and Cookie Bamert married in Las Cruces, New Mexico, spent part of their honeymoon at the Elite Hotel in Clovis, liked what they saw across the state line around Muleshoe, bought some land, and never looked back.  

Lady Mules secure playoff spot with win against Tulia

By Jimmy Villa

A win last week against the Tulia Hornets secured a playoff spot for the Muleshoe Lady Mules for the first time in years.
With the victory, the Lady Mules finished fourth in district.
“The win held a large amount of importance because if we had lost, we would have had to play Tulia again for a playoff spot,” said Lady Mules Coach Kim Chaffin.
In the first quarter of the game, the Lady Mules got off to a great start. The Lady Mules’ Keely Dunham made the first basket to put them on the board. The Hornets answered with a jump shot of their own.