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MAHD Contracts With Management Firm
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A week after accepting the resignation of its CEO, and sending him on his way, the Muleshoe Area Hospital District’s board of directors voted to contract with a management company to administer Muleshoe Area Medical Center.

Back in March, representatives of Preferred Management Corporation of Oklahoma, which manages and leases hospitals in Texas and Oklahoma — including the hospital in Friona, met with the MAHD board concerning the possibility of leasing the hospital.

This process was later terminated by PMC with a letter to the MAHD board noting the amount being paid to local physicians as the primary reason such a lease wouldn’t be profitable.

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‘New’ EMS Vehicle Draws Questions, Comments
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Precinct 1 Commissioner Butch Vandiver opened Monday’s regular court session with questions for EMS Director Kevin Baize, who had arrived at the courthouse in what appeared to be a new vehicle that wasn’t the ambulance discussed during previous budget workshops.

“We didn’t budget for a new EMS vehicle,” Vandiver said, expressing the feelings of the other commissioners who had reportedly received queries about it from some of the county’s citizens.

However, the problem was quickly put aside when the commissioners learned that it wasn’t a new vehicle.

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Court Approves Tax Rate Increase
Thursday, September 11, 2014
mmissioners adopted a tax rate increase, and a budget based upon that tax rate for FY 2015 during Monday’s regular court.

The adopted tax rate of .96 cents per $100 in valuation includes .7279 for the general fund, .1350 for farm to market roads, and a debt service of .0971.

There was little discussion concerning the rate increase Monday, and no one appeared to speak against the proposed increase at the public hearings held regarding it.

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Muleshoe Varsity Falls To Tough 4A Mustangs
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Sweetwater Mustangs rolled into Benny Douglas Stadium ranked 20th in the Class AAAA.

They were riding high coming off a 66-35 win over the Lubbock High Westerners to open the 2014 football season.

The Mustangs traveled 204 miles to meet the Mules and had never been exposed to the tenacity or stubbornness of a herd of Mules.

Sweetwater limped off a very wet turf Friday night after eking out a 32-27 win over the Mules.

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Freshmen Mules Roll Over Mustangs
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The freshmen Mules made the long bus ride on Thursday afternoon to Sweetwater. They improved their record to 1-1 by defeating the Sweetwater Mustangs 26-6.

Michael Lozano rushed for the Mules first two touchdowns from one and eight yards out.

He also rushed for a two-point conversion after the Mules third TD.

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JV Mules Trampled by Mustang Herd
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The JV Mules traveled 204 miles to battle the Sweetwater Mustangs Thursday night. The Mules came out on the short end of the scoreboard but played with dignity and honor a long way from home.

The Mules lost 42-26.

The Mules gained a total of 271 yards with a balanced attack. They passed for 169 yards and rushed for 102. Tre Villa broke the scoring ice for the Mules scooting seven yards for a touchdown after a reception.

Bryce Mauricio scored on a 49-yard pass and run. Jose Angel Mendoza scored from three yards out.

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Art Association Meets
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Muleshoe Art Association opened the new year of activities on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a trip to Tulia. Members stopped for lunch at the El Camino Mexican food restaurant followed by a visit to Kenneth Wyatt Galleries.

Mr. Wyatt explained techniques and steps involved in designing and casting sculpture and shared stories about the inspirations for some of his pieces.

Members who made the drive included Ann Johnson, Kenneth Wyatt, Jackie Hinderliter, Kay Hohes, Nelda Merriott, Susan Skipworth, Sandra Chancey and Alice Liles.

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Mason Shower Held
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A “Come and Go” wedding shower was held for Jordan Mason, the prospective bride of Zac Stancel and the daughter of Sheldon and Debbie Mason of Lazbuddie.

The groom’s parents are Carey and Kathy Stancell of Muleshoe.

The shower was held at Bailey County Electric Co-op on Aug. 31.

Hostesses for the event included Shannon Atchley, Jamie Crandall, Rosa Davis, Paulette Foster, Robin Friskup, Angel Hunt, Lavon Hunt, Oneida Lopez, Brenda Morgan, Kaci Morris, Marca Morris, Celie Parham, Karie Preston, Carolyn Reed, Khallie Ruthardt, Brooke and Debbie Ryan, Carolyn Sanders, Maryle Schacher, Susan Skipworth, Jana St. Clair, Ashley Turnbow and Gina Wilkerson.

The hostess gift was a vacuum cleaner.

Special guests were Billie Mason, JoAnn Cotton, Taylor Stancell and Kendal Stance.

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