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Independence Day Activities Start Early
Friday, July 03, 2015
Saturday’s Independence Day activities in Muleshoe will start early with activities at the Oneita Wagnon Senior Center, as former Muleshoe High School students register for the all-school reunion.

The Ex-Students Association will be onsite at 8 a.m. for members to register.

The senior center will also be hosting a brisket lunch, open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Tickets for the lunch are $10.

Prior to the lunch, the ex-students have been invited to join the local senior citizens as they watch the annual “Freedom” parade.

The parade is set to begin at 10 a.m., but participants should begin lining up at 9 a.m. at the south end of Main St., just north of the softball field.

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Work Before Fun
Friday, July 03, 2015
Employees of Garry Moore’s Amusement were erecting the rides and pavilions for the week’s fun in the park. Pictured above, the workers put together a “tilt-a-whirl” ride. The carinval was to be operational Tuesday, and will remain open through the holiday.

(Photograph by Larry Thornton)

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Unlicensed, Uninsured Drivers Are Still A Problem
Friday, July 03, 2015
On May 29, a 1999 Ford Taurus crashed into the Precure Electric building injuring its driver, Tomas Saban, 24, an illegal alien from Guatemala who lacked both insurance on the vehicle and a valid driver’s license.

Before that a similar accident occurred May 24 on West American Blvd., while other incidents and accidents involving Guatemalan drivers have also occurred.

But, according to Muleshoe Police Lt. Benny Parker, the root problem isn’t because the drivers are illegal aliens, it’s because the drivers are unlicensed.

During the past year, there have been 141 citations issued by Muleshoe Police Department officers for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Fifty-two of that number have been issued within the past six months, the majority of which were to Muleshoe-area residents.

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Short Meetings Become The Norm For Hospital District
Friday, July 03, 2015
The Muleshoe Area Hospital District’s board of directors held another of the short meetings that have become the norm since Preferred Medical took over operation of Muleshoe Area Medical Center.

Thursday was also MAMC Tommy Johnson’s first participation in a MAHD meeting.

“This is kind of home to us,” Johnson said, noting that he was originally from Lubbock.

Regarding his intentions for the local hospital, Johnson said his goal was to make MAMC the “premiere critical access hospital in the area.”

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