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Eighth Grade Ladies Bring Silver Home
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The eighth grade Lady Mules won team silver in the District 2-3A Track Meet with a score of 171 points.

Shallowater won the meet and Littlefield, Tulia, Friona and Dimmitt trailed the Lady Mules.

Mia’Kayla Reyna placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 30 feet 11.50 inches. Keely Dunham had a gold medal throw of 83-06 in the discus.

Liliana Martinez won the gold medal in the first race of the day. She had a time of nine minutes 18.94 seconds in the 2400-meter run.

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Early Polls Open Monday
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Polls will open for early voting for local elections beginning Monday, April 27, at 8 a.m., and concluding at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at Muleshoe City Hall.

Most early voting will close during this period at 5 p.m. However, extended early voting hours will be from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on April 28 and May 5.

Election day, as previously noted in the Muleshoe Journal, is set for Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m, also at city hall.

For the convenience of local voters, agreements are in place between the City of Muleshoe and only other local entity holding elections during this period — the Muleshoe Independent School District.

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Another One Bites The Dust
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The baseball literally “bites the dust” as Mule Wesley Clarkson safely arrives at home plate
during the recent game against the Dimmitt Bobcats.

(Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Farwell, Muleshoe Lead In Sales Tax
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
With the first quarter of 2015 in the rearview mirror, the area race for sales tax dollars shows a considerable dip for the majority of communities, leaving Farwell and Muleshoe respectively in the lead.

With a 35.54 percent increase compared to the same period in 2014, Farwell leads the pack, while Muleshoe’s 11.4 percent increase — representing an increase of $4,446.77 in sales tax dollars.

While Farwell’s actual increase was less, at $2,987.34, the percentage of increase used in comparing the area communities’ economic growth, with their disproportionate populations, listed in the sales tax analysis shows the Parmer County Seat with triple that of the Bailey County seat.

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Varsity Lady Mules Take Fourth Place At District Track Meet
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Lady Mules scored 65 points for fourth place in the District 2-3A Track Meet Friday afternoon.

Shallowater, Littlefield and Friona finished ahead of the Lady Mules and Dimmitt and Tulia followed them.

A fourth place or better finish in an event qualified for the Area Track Meet scheduled for Friday, April 24, on the Canyon Randall High School Track.

Shanice Rosas got the Lady Mules on the board with a bronze medal throw of 99 feet in the discus.

(Although her eyes may be closed, Varsity Lady Mule Marilyn Melendez isn’t napping, she’s competing for her bronze medal in the high jump. Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Varsity Mules Take Dimmitt, Fall To Littlefield
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Mules bats were almost silent Tuesday when visiting the Littlefield Wildcats.

Felipe Guerrero singled to right field in the second inning, Jason Florez singled to right field in the top of the sixth inning and Dustin Smith beat out an infield hit in the top of the seventh.

Littlefield did not hit much better and recorded only four hits.

But the Wildcats had two batters hit by a pitch in the second inning and scored both on two sacrifice ground balls and a Mule error.

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Mule Track Team Takes Bronze At District
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Mules earned the bronze trophy at the District 2-3A Track Meet Friday with 72 points.

Shallowater and Dimmitt finished ahead of the Mules.Competitors that finished in the top four places qualified to compete in the Area Meet scheduled to be held on the Canyon Randal High School track Friday, April 24.

Cesar Olvera got the Mules started by winning back-to-back bronze medals in the shot put and discus. He had a heave of 40 feet - one inch in the shot put and a throw of 116-8 in the discus

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Harrison Takes Regional Golf Gold
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Conner Harrison is the boy’s 2015 District Golf 2-3A Gold Medalist and qualified for the Region I Tournament, where he matched his first round score with an 80 in the second round for a total of 160 strokes.

Harrison won the gold medal by five shots.

This is back-to-back district championships for him and he is classified as a junior.

The Mules did not have enough players to compete as a team but Dustin Stearmer shot a second round total of 121.

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MHS Wins UIL Academic Contest
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Muleshoe High School won the District 2-3A UIL Academic Meet at Dimmitt on April 8 and has been named District Champion.

These students will be advancing to the Region I UIL Academic Meet April 24-25 in Abilene and will have an opportunity to advance to the State Academic Meet in May:

Vanessa Ramirez, accounting; Esmeralda Cabrera accounting and computer applications; Payal Patel, accounting; Felicity Sena, accounting; Vanesa Mojica, computer applications; William Pacheco, computer applications; Sam Auffert, computer science; Bailey Puckett, computer science; Blayne Shipman, current events and issues, and persuasive speaking; Kayla Preston, editorial writing; Chris Barber, informative speaking; Issac Acosta, informative speaking; Julio Alvarez, informative speaking; Rachelle Whitworth, Lincoln Douglas debate and persuasive speaking; Kari Mendoza, poetry interpretation; Cristian Mora, poetry interpretation; Alexandra Mojica, social studies; and Joely Melendez, calculator applications.

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Sudan High School OAP Advances
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Sudan High School One-act Play Company advanced out of a field of six plays this weekend from the Area contest held at Midland Lee High School.

The OAP Company is now moving on to the Regional contest which will be held this coming Friday at Odessa College.

Winning individual awards included: Rori Phillips, Best Lighting Tech; Rebekah Ayala, Best Sound Tech; Honorable Mention All-Star Cast — Kendon Drennan and Sydney Goen; All-Star Cast — Jacob Markham and Ambrosia Nelson; Best Actor, Jose Luis Melendez.

Of note, only six boys won awards and three of those went to Sudan.

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