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MAHD Board Adopts Proposed Budget
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The Muleshoe Area Hospital District’s board of directors adopted a proposed budget during its Thursday, Aug. 27, special meeting based on a previously proposed tax increase.

That tax increase will return the hospital district’s tax rate for FY 2015-16 to its cap of 40 cents per $100 of valuation.

According to information from the Bailey Central Appraisal District, the minimal rate increase will raise the taxes on property valued at $100,000 by $13.99.

The hospital district’s effective rate is $0.3778. Increasing the rate to $0.4000 will be an increase of $.01511.

This will include a maintenance and operation rate of $0.3191 and a debt service rate of $0.809.

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New Administrator Aims To Please Residents… First
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The decision to place a loved one in a long-term care facility is difficult, and even more difficult if the nursing home is a drastic change for the individual resident.

In an interview Monday, Aug. 31, Park View Nursing Care Center’s new administrator, Jo Liatsos, spoke of the changes that many residents experience as they move from their home, to the hospital and eventually to a long-term care facility, and how the staff at Park View can work to minimize those changes… making them more acceptable.

Liatsos, who has been a paid professional in long-term care since 1997, most recently in Arkansas, said long-term care is an industry which picks you rather you it, meaning it was more of a calling — as many understand the concept, than many other health care industries.

And while it is often fulfilling and gratifying work, it is also work that tugs at the staffs’ hearts because of the losses they experience.

“If you think about it,” Liatsos said, “the staff often spend more time with the residents than they do their own families,” and when one passes away they often experience much of the loss experienced by the residents’ own family.

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BCEC Position Remains Strong
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Bailey County Electric Cooperative remains in a good financial position, it was announced during its Tuesday, Aug. 25, annual meeting.

Although fewer members appeared at this year’s annual meeting, the 86 members in attendance met the requirements for a quorum and the cooperative’s business was successfully transacted.

According to the report from Jack Moss, CPA, with the cooperative’s auditing firm, BCEC was in a “very strong position,” referring to the financial statement ending Dec. 31, 2014.

The cooperative’s total assets are listed at $83,844,786, with matching liabilities, operating income of $36,658,381, and operating expenses of $34,536,434, leaving a total net margin of $2,121,947.

(Members of Scout Pack 620 post the colors at Tuesday’s meeting. Photograph by Larry Thornton)

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Mules Stomp Levelland’s Lobos
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The Mules arrived at the newly finished Levelland Lobo Stadium having read the regional newspaper with every sports writer picking the Lobos to win. The returning Lobo quarterback’s picture was on the front page of various preseason football publications.

But the Mules had other plans for Friday night that did not include showcasing the Lobos in the new facilities. The Mule defense served notice early that they had come to play and the Mule offense fed off the aggressiveness of the defense.

The Mules only trailed for two plays during the 48-minute game. Levelland returned a fumble 70-yards for a touchdown. The Swinging Gate play added the two-point conversion and the Lobos led the Mules 8-7 with 2:48 remaining in the first period.

(Varsity Mule Josh Lopez carries the ball while playing in the rain at Levelland Friday. Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Failed Conversions Cost JV Mules Victory
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The junior varsity Mules scored the first 20 points of the game against the Levelland Lobos. The two failed two-point conversions cost the Mules at least a tie with the class 4A Lobos.

The Lobos scored the final 24 points to defeat the Mules 24-20.

The two teams battled through the first period with neither team scoring.

The Mule defense forced the Lobos to punt two plays into the second quarter. The punt rolled out of bounds at the Lobo 45.
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Freshmen Mules Tie Levelland Lobos, 22-22
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The freshmen Mules hosted the class 4-A Levelland Lobos and the two teams played to a dead heat Thursday in Benny Douglas Stadium.

The Mules never led during the contest but battled to a 22-22 tie.

The Mules attempted an onside kick to start the game but the Lobos recovered on the Levelland 46. Five plays later the Lobos were in the end zone, scoring on a 31-yard scamper up the middle with 6:41 remaining in the first period.

The Lobo two-point conversion attempt failed when Ean Hasley tackled the receiver short of the goal line. Levelland led the Mules 6-0.

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