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Muleshoe PD Animal Kennel upgrades for convenience of public and dogs

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

As Muleshoe Chief of Police Gary McHone takes us on a video tour of the newly upgraded animal kennel, dogs can be heard barking in the background. As of Sunday, the animal kennel had six dogs available for adoption.
The kennel recently underwent renovations to improve the animals’ health and well-being, as well as the public’s convenience. A large open area is surrounded by new fencing and a new gate opens onto Ave. B.

Mule Day & Kickin’ Nights concert

The Mule Days & Kickin’ Nights Committee in conjunction with Muleshoe Country Club and the City of Muleshoe would like to thank K&K Pharmacy and Tireworks Tire Pros for being the Diamond Sponsors of the 2018 2nd Annual Mule Days & Kickin’ Nights. To show our appreciation they are being presented with framed posters of the 2018 concert signed by the headliners of the 2018 concert, Reckless Kelly and Micky & the Motorcars. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, everyone who attended the concert, and everyone who helped make this event possible. Because of the great support of the people of Muleshoe, including our sponsors and attendees, Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights, has been able to donate over $16,000.00 to local Muleshoe charities in the first two years of this event.

Muleshoe Art Association welcomes Spring with Annual Art Show

By Alice Liles
Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on April 4, 2019.
Art appreciation was in full swing April 1-5 this year with the annual art show hosted by the Muleshoe Art Association. The show was held in the AimBank meeting room and had a bumper crop of amazing entries from area and local artists and students.

Tales from the Kitchen: Learning to Make Pie Crust

By Alice Liles
Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on February 6, 2013. Last week I shared with you one of my first cooking adventures involving a giant cake. This week’s mistake is about how I learned to make decent pie crust.
Following recipes accurately was one problem in my early cooking days (see “Tales From the Kitchen: The Giant Cake,” January 31, 2013); incomplete recipes were quite another matter.
Besides the cook books I received as wedding gifts, most of the recipes I tried to use were from Mother; many of hers were from her mother. Makes sense, right? So I had the pie crust recipe that had been handed down to her by Grandmother, and they both made lovely pies and cobblers with this wonderful crust. I also had the family chocolate meringue pie recipe, so I set out to make those for my new husband.

Former Editor Larry Thornton inducted into PPA Hall of Fame

Former Muleshoe Journal Editor Larry Thornton was honored Friday by the Panhandle Press Association.
Thornton, who died Nov. 14, was inducted into the Panhandle Press Association Hall of Fame at the 109th Annual Convention Hall of Fame Banquet.
His wife, Dianne Thornton, and kids, Jessica and Sean Thornton, were present to receive the plaque in his honor.
Thornton led the Muleshoe Journal as editor from 2005-16.
Under his leadership, the publication won multiple state and regional contest awards. The Kansas-native was an active member of the Panhandle Press Association and served as president in 2016-17.