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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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Mule Defense Smothers River Road
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Mule defense smothered the River Road Wildcat Wishbone offense. The Mules held the Wildcats to just three first downs on 81 yards rushing and 31 yards passing for a total of 112 yards of offense.

The Wildcats only touchdown came on a blocked punt that rolled into the end zone. Wes Clarkson never had a chance to get the punt away with the rush coming untouched up the middle.

The defensive TD tied the ball game at 7-7 with just over eight minutes remaining in the first half.

(Photograph by Gabby Preez)

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JV Mules Stampede Over River Road
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The JV Mules stampeded over the River Road Wildcats 40-20 in the district opener. A running clock to ended the contest early.

The Mules ran a Starburst return on the opening kickoff to the Mule 49. Evan Paez set the tone for the game with a 12-yard run on the first play of the game.

The Mules first drive stalled out on the Wildcat 25. River Road gained five and two yards on their first two plays but Boo Flores and Dylan Miller got in the backfield for a yard loss on third down.

(Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Junior High Cross Country Competes At Sundown
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The seventh and eighth grade Lady Mule and Mule cross-country teams had to combine to compete in the Sundown Roughneck Cross-Country Meet this past Saturday. The girls placed seventh out of 24 total teams.

Liliana Martinez led the Lady Mules and received the seventh place individual medal with a time of 14 minutes 58.23 seconds.

The Mules completed the three-mile course and placed fourth out of 15 teams.

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Freshmen Mules Keep Winning Streak Alive
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The freshmen Mules kept their winning streak alive at five straight wins. They defeated their only district opponent 38-6.

The Mules and River Road Wildcats are the only two freshmen teams in District 1-3A.

The Mules both opened and closed district play with win for the District 1-3A Championship Thursday evening.

River Road kicked off to start the game and Arnulfo Hernandez returned the ball 27 yards to the Mule 45. Isaac Mendoza kept the ball on a quarterback sweep for eight yards.

(Photograph by Gabby Perez)

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Art Association meets
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Muleshoe Art Association met in the home of Alice Liles on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

After a tour of the hostess’ cactus and succulent collection, members went inside and conducted the business meeting while enjoying refreshments

Plans for future meetings and the spring art show were discussed.

Club president Ann Johnson then gave a fun and informative program comparing the lives and art of Western artists Charles Russell and Frederick Remington.

Local cattlemen may be interested to know that Russell was a working cowhand at the time he became an artist.

The next association meeting will be on Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Muleshoe Public Library.

All art association meetings are open to anyone who enjoys creating art or just interested in artistic endeavors.

(Members present, from left to right, were: Back row — Nelda Merriott, Jackie Hinderliter and Melba Bratcher; middle row — Sandra Chancy, Marie Tidwell, Regan Cox and Donna Hohes; seated — Jan Lloyd, Martha Hunnicutt, Ann Johnson and Pat Prater. The canines are Porche and Mari respectively. Not pictured are Marie Tidwell’s daughter Carolyn, and Alice Liles.)

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