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Muleshoe Mayoral Candidates Respond
Thursday, April 09, 2015
As part of the Muleshoe Journal’s continuing effort to educate the voting public, the candidates for the position of Mayor of Muleshoe — incumbent Cliff Black and Irene Mason have been requested to provide the following information.

Please provide us with a little biographical information.

Black — Past president, Muleshoe Little League; past board of directors, Muleshoe Youth Basketball; past cubmaster, Pack 620 Cub Scouts; past scoutmaster, Pack 620 Boy Scouts; past board of directors and president of the High Plains Vegetable Growers Assn.; past board of directors, Texas Fruit and Vegetable Growers Assn.; past member, Governor’s Advisory Council – Texas Workforce Commission; past president, Region 3 Texas Municipal League; past Legislative Committee, Texas Municipal League; past secretary , Muleshoe Area Industrial Foundation; present co-sponser of the Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon – National Day of Prayer;” past Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce, “Man of the Year;” Muleshoe Boy Scouts “Distinguished Citizen Award 2014; married with five children, and four grandchildren; currently president and general manager of Springlake Potatoes, Inc.

Mason — My husband, Ray, and I have been living in Muleshoe for nine years. When Ray retired from hospital administration, we made a decision to stay in Muleshoe because we both loved this community. I am currently the school counselor for DeShazo Elementary and was elected to serve on Muleshoe City Council in May of 2008.

I have been active with Bailey County Relay for Life and support other organizations and activities in the community. For the past five years, I have sponsored the Muleshoe Youth Advisory Council helping to teach Muleshoe High School students about city government and the importance of community involvement.

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Accident Shears Off Hydrant
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Muleshoe Public Works employees were still busy Monday morning as they worked to repair the damage to a fire hydrant that had been sheared off in a traffic accident early Easter morning.

According to information relayed to Muleshoe Police Officer Jesse Parks by witnesses, a 2012 Hundai struck the hydrant, a Texas Department of Transportation road sign, and a business sign on the north side of the 1000 block of West American Blvd., about 6:30 a.m., April 5, before fleeing the scene of the the accident.

The vehicle was later located at West Sixth and Ave. E, where it had been abandoned by its two occupants.

(Water department employees work on the damaged water line on West American Blvd. Monday morning. Photograph by Larry Thornton)

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MHS Receives National Music Award
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Over the last month, the Muleshoe Independent School District has been celebrating its success in its Fine Arts program.

Now, Muleshoe High School has received word of another honor in the area of music, and it is a National Honor.

More specifically, Muleshoe High School for receiving the Support Music Merit Award as part of The Best Communities for Music Education program.

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) and University of Kansas have recognized 388 School Districts in 46 states with the 2015 Best Communities for Music Education Designation.

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Track Mules Place Fourth At Home
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The Mule track team place fourth in the Mule Relays with a total score of 78 points. Dimmitt, Denver City and Brownfield finished ahead of the Mules. Littlefield, Friona and Olton placed behind the Mules.

Jesse Leal took the gold medal in the first event of the day.

He cleared ten feet in the pole vault.

The gun sounded for the first race of the day and Evan Paez earned the silver medal in the 3200-meter race with a time of 11 minutes and 11.50 seconds.

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Varsity Ladies Victorious In First District Game
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The Lady Mules wasted no time taking the first district game of the season from the visiting Dimmitt Bobbies Friday afternoon.

The Lady Mules scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning to leap in front of the Bobbies 8-0.

The Bobbies did not score until the fourth inning when they pushed across four runs.

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Muleshoe Tennis Teams Participate In Seeding Tourney
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The Muleshoe High School tennis team competed in the Muleshoe Inter-Team/Seeding Tennis Meet on Monday, March 30.

The meet was held at Muleshoe High School. The Muleshoe squad won 10 medals before the meet ended.

Jesse Leal won the gold medal in boy’s singles by winning matches 8-2, 8-5 and 8-4.

Israel Ramirez earned the silver medal in boy’s singles by winning matches 8-0, 8-6 before losing 5-8.

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Muleshoe Golf Competes At Farwell
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The Muleshoe High School golf teams participated in the Friona Invitational held on the Farwell Country Club course Tuesday afternoon.

The Lady Mules place second with a total of 459 strokes. The Mules did not have a full contingent of players at the tournament.

Sadie Sudduth and Conner Harrison were the tournament gold medals as medalist. Sa. Sudduth finished the 18 holes with a total of 101 stokes.

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McGehee, Brashear To Wed
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Kenneth and Joyce McGehee and Gary and Kathy Smith announce the engagement of their granddaughter — Kylie McGehee in holy matrimony to Britt Brashear, the son of Cody and Cara Brashear of Levelland. The wedding date has been set for Aug. 7, 2015, at 7 p.m., in Olton.

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