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Muleshoe Vets Take Honor Flight
Thursday, October 08, 2015
“It’s an honor to serve God, and to serve my country,” Muleshoe resident and veteran Don Phelps said when asked about his military service upon returning from the Texas Honor Flight late Saturday.

Along with more than 130 other veterans, Phelps journeyed to Washington, DC, this past week to be honored for their military service. Of those on this honor flight, the majority saw service during what some historians refer to as a conflict, but which those who found themselves surrounded by it — like Phelps, called the Korean War.

Included among this flight was former Bailey County Sheriff Jerry Hicks.

Still there were several, about a dozen or so, whose service was during World War II, including the oldest veteran to make the trip from Texas who was 91 years old, he said.

(Honor flight visits War Memorial in Washington, DC. Courtesy photograph by Don Phelps)

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Journal Archive To Be Online Soon
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Individuals wishing to access and search the archives of the Muleshoe Journal, and its former sister publication the Bailey County Journal, will soon be able to do so online.

The Southwest Collection of Texas Tech University is in the process of converting the newspapers’ original pages to a digital and searchable format.

Access to the Journals’ archives is at Access is also possible through

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Muleshoe Native Serves With Trident Training Facility
Thursday, October 08, 2015
A 2006 Muleshoe High School graduate and Muleshoe native is serving in the USNavy as an instructor at Trident Training Facility aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.

Petty Officer 1st Class Zane Johnson is a machinist’s mate instructor who trains sailors serving aboard the eight Ohio-class ballistic and guided missile submarines aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

Measuring 560 feet long, 42 feet wide and weighing more than 16,500 tons, a nuclear-powered propulsion system helps push the ship through the water at more than 20 knots.

“My favorite part of this job is that I get to see the sailors I train use the knowledge I shared with them,” said Johnson. “I know that I am making the submarine fleet better.”

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Police Seek Information
Thursday, October 01, 2015
The Muleshoe Police Department is seeking information about an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the night of Saturday, Sept. 26, after a young female was forcibly abducted as she was walking on the east side of town.

Suspects in the assault are three unidentified Hispanic males in a Ford F150 pickup, possibly maroon, with a large amount of chrome.

Police Chief Roy Rice urges local citizens to be cautious and alert, and to try not to walk alone during the late or early morning hours.

Contact the police department at 272-4569 if you have information about the incident.

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