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Foggy reflection
Friday, October 24, 2014
An early morning fog blanketed Muleshoe Monday morning, making visibility an issue for more than just driving. Pictured above, a Muleshoe Public Works employee replaces the garbage bag in one of the trash cans at Lake Muleshoe during Monday’s fog, while his only slightly less blurry reflection mirrors his action in the nearby water’s surface.

(Photograph by Larry Thornton)

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County Sheriff To Seek Reimbursement For Deputies Manhours
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The question of billing for law enforcement services has arisen after county deputies and Muleshoe police officers found it necessary to augment the security detail at a race track and concert east of Muleshoe on Hwy. 84

According to Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills more than 3,000 people were in attendance at the races and concert held by Gabriel and Aldo Alonza on Sunday, Oct. 12, more than the 11 security guards contracted for the event could handle, and when individuals became unruly and even assaultive, it became necessary for local law enforcement officers to step in to assist.

In all, the sheriff estimated his department spent about 20 ma n hours at the event, and an additional 12 hours by municipal officers.

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County Court Receives Annual Forfeiture Report
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Bailey County Commissioners’ Court received the annual felony forfeiture report from Sheriff Richard Wills during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

The meeting was held on Tuesday because the courthouse was closed on Columbus Day, Oct. 13.

In his report, Wills noted that du ring FY2013-14 his department seized property and assets valued at $8,894, along with four motor vehicles — one of which the sheriff said has been returned to its owner. The other three vehicles are being held pending forfeiture proceedings.

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Early Voting Is Open At Courthouse
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bailey County voters have already been casting their ballots
with early voting opening Monday, Oct. 20, at the courthouse.

Hours for early voting,at the courthouse are 8:30 a.m. until noon, and 1 to 5 p.m.

There will be extended voting hours on Oct. 23, when the county clerk’s office will be open during the lunch hour, and on Oct.
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Former County Agent Succumbs To Injuries
Thursday, October 23, 2014
R e t i r e d B a i l e y County Agricultural Agent J.K. Ada m s died Wednesday evening of injuries received in a fall in Farwell earlier that d ay.

Adams, who served as Bailey County’s agent for 27 years — following his discharge from the US Navy Reserve as a lieutenant, junior grade, was initially appointed to the position in February 1945, and assumed the position on March 15 of that year.

He succeed J.M. Hancock in that position.

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