July 4th in the Shoe

There was absolutely no excuse for being bored this past July 4th weekend. Plenty of activities were going on to help you celebrate our independence, do lots of visiting and eating, and have a good time. My day started early when I arrived at the courthouse to set up...

Amazing Grace and Willie Mae Graves

Willie Mae Graves and Irma Leal were fast friends. They spoke every day on the phone and had agreed that whoever died first should be buried with her cell phone so they could keep in touch. When Willie Mae died in 2018 and her daughter Sandra was seeing to it her...

Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights 2019

The third annual Coors Light Mule Days and Kickin’ NIghts took place most of the afternoon and night this past Saturday, June 29th, and living behind the Muleshoe Country Club and Golf Course gives me a ringside seat to all the traffic and activity involved in getting...

Digger and Ellis Funeral Home

Ellis Funeral Home may have turned sixty this year, but its real history started in 1939 when Frank Harrison Ellis, Sr., died, and Frank, Jr., the oldest of the family’s three children was hired by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Amarillo so he could help out with...

For God and Country

It used to be called Decoration Day, but Memorial Day is still a day of remembering and honoring those who served our country as a member of our armed forces. Every Memorial Day since 1998, the Bailey County Cemetery Board has organized a service to do just that at...

We Buried Perla Today

I lost a dear friend, or should I say member of the family, this week when Perla Cat was killed by two roaming dogs. She didn’t stand a chance; sixteen years old, victim of a stroke, barely weighed four and a half pounds, and trusting of dogs. It was over in the blink...

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