Monthly Archives: February 2019

Serving soul stew for Valentine’s Day

By Alice Liles

Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on February 17.

First United Methodist Church in Muleshoe celebrated Valentine’s Day this year with delivery of valentine bags filled with goodies as a way of spreading cheer to people we thought might enjoy a bright spot in their day.
Preparations began Wednesday, the night before Valentine’s Day, when the Methodist youth group helped by chopping onions, peppers and potatoes, and other church members cooked the hamburger meat and measured it out into the right amount for each of the six roasters the stew would be cooked in the next day.

Keeping up with the Seniors: Sit it Out or Dance? Dance!

The cold weather months can be kind of tough sometimes. We often want to just be lazy, sit around and keep warm. By keeping yourself busy, keeping your mind working, and body moving, you will find the winter goes a lot faster and for some reason—you suddenly feel a whole lot better. Our Valentine’s Dance last Friday was just one example of the activities our seniors ENJOY. What a success it was! Old and young alike came out to celebrate.
The center provided three one hundred dollar bills as door prizes. The lucky winners from the drawing were: James Mason from Muleshoe — the oldest dancer at age 92; Eva Godinez, the youngest dancer at age 7 from Muleshoe, and Pat Bailey also from Muleshoe.

Death Notice: Sally Helen Bara

Church Service for Sally Helen Bara, age 65, of Muleshoe, Texas, is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Muleshoe with Father Heriberto Mercado of Muleshoe officiating. Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Muleshoe. Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park. Sally died Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Muleshoe. She was born January 11, 1954 in Roswell, New Mexico to Elfin Z. and Mary Louise (Barrera) Garcia. She married Ray Bara in Muleshoe on June 5, 1975.

Beta Sigma Phi hosts wine tasting

Zeta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held their monthly meeting at the home of Cindy Purdy on Tuesday, February 12th. Members enjoyed finger sandwiches, vegetables and dip, chips, chocolate-covered strawberries, tea and water provided by co-hostesses Sherri Shipman and Pat Young.
President Donna Glover led members in the opening ritual and conducted a short business meeting. Beta Sigma Phi International’s endowment program was discussed, along with discussion of new members and upcoming rituals.

Muleshoe Art Association enjoys valentine-themed meeting

Muleshoe Art Association held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 5th, in the Santa Fe Depot at the Muleshoe Heritage Center.
President Ann Johnson called the meeting to order. Treasurer Martha Hunnicutt gave the treasurer’s report.
Discussion followed concerning the upcoming spring art show to be held April 1-5 at AimBank. The judge will be Dyan Newton from Abernathy.
New business included Jon Birdsong’s workshop to be February 12th and 19th. Old business was an update on the art scholarship application.
Refreshments were served as members provided the program by sharing memorable Valentine’s Days from their pasts. Members then created valentines to be shared with residents of Park View Nursing Home.