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High Stepping Jamaica
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Muleshoe area residents didn’t let the weekend’s heat get in the way of a good time. Erica Arzola and Javy Perez “strut their stuff” at Sunday’s Jamaica. The annual event is sponsored by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Muleshoe.

(Photograph by Gabby Perez)


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MISD Committee To Honor Former Broadcaster
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Muleshoe Independent School District’s board of trustees appointed a committee during Monday’s regular meeting charged with designing a plaque honoring the late Ronnie Jones and his sports announcement partner Bob Graves.

Shortly after Jones’ death, Muleshoe resident Liz Tipps approached the school board urging its members to find a way to honor the former school district coach and administrator.

At the district’s May board meeting, the board members postponed taking any action until more information was received.

At Monday’s meeting, Superintendent Dr. Gene Sheets recommendations included placing a plaque in the press box at the Benny Douglas Stadium, or possibly naming the pressbox in honor of the broadcasting duo.

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Big City Arrival Sparks ‘Bucket Battle’
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A bucket battle was sparked Monday, at the corner of West American Blvd. and First Street, with locals facing off against a Dallas-area donation crew.

As has become a rather common site at the intersection, representatives who identified themselves as being from New Life Church of Dallas had taken positions on the four corners of the intersection, seeking donations from drivers to be funneled back to the metro-plex church about 400 miles away.

However, on this day, the Dallas donation buckets were joined by Muleshoe residents seeking funds for the cash-strapped Bailey County Food Pantry and Bailey County Meals on Wheels.

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FSA Committee Deadline Nears
Thursday, July 24, 2014
US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers elected to local committees share their opinions and ideas on federal farm programs.

“There’s still time for eligible farmers and ranchers to get involved in this year’s county committee elections,” said Garcia.

“Nominate yourself or a candidate of your choice to serve on the local county committee. I especially encourage the nomination of beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as women and minorities. This is your opportunity to have a say in how federal programs are delivered in your county.”

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Muleshoe Softball Girls Compete
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Muleshoe girls competed in Babe Ruth Regional All Star Tournament in Dumas this past week.
Opening ceremonies were on Tuesday, July 15, and the tournament ran from Wednesday, July 16, through Sunday, July 20.

There were nine teams in the tournament including Muleshoe, DeWitt, Ark., JPRD Louisiana, Heat from Kansas, Pampa, Dalhart, Dumas, Brownfield and Littlefield.
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Minsa Employees Celebrated
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Minsa held an employee apprectiation luncheon on Friday, July 18.

Kasey Coker, director of Muleshoe Economic Development Corporation, Muleshoe Public Works Director Ramon Sanchez and workers of Minsa were in attendance.

Guest speaker Rodrigo Ariceaga, CEO of Minsa, spoke about the company’s “Together We Can” initiative.

(Photograph by Rhea Gonzales)

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