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Self-motivated students qualify for state LifeSmarts competition

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Being smart is a great start on the road to success in life. However, being self-motivated and focused can take you even farther down that road.
Muleshoe FCCLA members Ariana Mendoza-Platas, Laiza Que, Kyla Sierra and Lylyana Castro recently qualified to take part in the State LifeSmarts Competition on March 2-3 in Austin.

BCEC 2019 Youth Tour Delegates Chosen

Winners of the annual Bailey County Electric Cooperative (BCEC) Youth Tour Contest were chosen on January 20, 2019. Representing BCEC on the all-expense-paid trip in June 2019 on the Government In Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. are: Miranda Melendez from Muleshoe High School, Diamond Devon Pacheco and Preston Stewart, both from Lazbuddie High School.

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.

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,

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.