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MAHD Welcomes Interim Administrator
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Muleshoe Area Hospital District’s board of directors welcomed William “Bill” Buck — the interim hospital administrator for the Muleshoe Area Medical Center contracted with Preferred Management, and met with him in closed session during a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Due to the Muleshoe Journal’s press deadline, information from the meeting or the interview of Buck which occurred later weren’t available for publication in the newspaper’s Oct. 9 issue.

Buck, who has been a hospital administrator since receiving his masters in health administration from Trinity University in 1977, says he enjoys opportunities to meet new people, adding that he likes to “help people move up to the next level.”

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County Residents Shouldn’t Panic Over Health Issues
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Enterovirus D68… Ebola… the national and international media have been saturated with stories about individuals, both adult and children, who have succumbed to these dreadful diseases, but how concerned should Bailey County residents, and especially parents, be about their spread within the Muleshoe community?

According to Muleshoe Police Chief Roy Rice, who serves as Bailey County’s emergency management coordinator, and Bailey County EMS Director Kevin Baize, there is little need for concern about either virus… if proper methods of prevention are followed.

Baize spoke of a recent conference call in which he participated involving both Texas and federal health officials regarding the concerns that have been raised about both of these health issues.

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Wet Work… Cold Day
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sometimes it’s not possible to pick your working conditions. Municipal employees found themselves shin-deep in mud and water during Monday morning’s brisk temperatures as they repaired, and upgraded a water meter at the Bailey County Courthouse.

(Photograph by Larry Thornton)


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Gallman, Mason Recognized At Council Meeting
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Two of Muleshoe’s leaders were recognized Monday’s regular meeting of the city council.


During City Manager David Brunson’s administrative report it was noted that City Secretary LeAnn Gallman was being honored at Kerrville on Oct. 23, as the “Clerk of the Year,” by the Texas Municipal Clerks Association.
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Olton Remains On Top
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The City of Olton remains in the lead in the percentage of sales tax increase, according to information received from the Texas State Comptrollers’ office.

Olton, which showed a 43.74 percent increase in the amount of its sales tax allocation last month, compared to the same period in 2013, lead area communities with a 29.70 percent increase in October.

This percentage of increase was more than twice amount of the second ranking community, Bovina, at 14.49 percent.

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