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Muleshoe resident elected President of National Ranching Heritage Association

LUBBOCK — During the annual meeting of the National Ranching Heritage Association, the membership elected TOM WATSON, rancher from Muleshoe, President of the organization. BEDFORD JONES, rancher from Spur, was elected Vice President, and MARK KIRKPATRICK, rancher from Post, was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
The National Ranching Heritage Center, located on the campus of Texas Tech University, is a museum and historical park consisting of 50 historic ranch structures. The site is open to the public.
The Ranching Heritage Association’s purpose is to support the Center in its mission: preserving and interpreting the history of ranching in North America and addressing contemporary ranching issues.

Annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup

The Bailey County Sheriff’s Office and the Bailey County Justice of the Peace will once again participate in the annual Great Texas Warrant Round-up. Law enforcement agencies across Texas will be joining together to actively serve outstanding arrest warrants beginning March 9th, 2019.
While warrants are regularly served by each jurisdiction, this combined effort provides greater opportunities for warrant service. If you have outstanding warrants anywhere in Texas, you should handle them as soon as possible or face the possibility of having law enforcement arrive at your workplace or residence.

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

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.