The Wall of Honor

Last Veteran’s Day, members of the Oneita Wagnon Senior Center who were veterans were honored with a Penning Ceremony by Jade Woodard, Volunteer Program Manager with Interim Home Health Agency out of Levelland. For the event, a small Wall of Honor with pictures of...

The Fourth of July That Almost Wasn’t

Saturday, July 4th, was a busy day, but the coronavirus almost shut things down. The parade was cancelled, which was a real shame, but other events gave the people of Muleshoe ways to celebrate and enjoy Independence Day....

Another Graduation to Remember

After three date changes, granddaughter Maya finally had her high school graduation. This was going to be our first experience with a virtual presentation, thanks, of course, to the coronavirus. We could have stayed home and watched it on our TV, or computer, maybe,...

Muleshoe Featured on FOX34 Our Town Spotlight

On May 11th Operations Manager Charlie Whisner and cameraman Colby Ward came to film an interview with me for their FOX34 Our Town Spotlight of Muleshoe series. They came in masks and gloves, politically correct, or maybe just coronavirus correct. But this is what...

The St. Clair Saga

When we moved to Muleshoe in 1980, one of the prominent stores on Main Street was St. Clair’s Department Store and we met many members of this extended family. As I have written stories about Muleshoe and the country club and golf course, that St. Clair name would...

A Graduation to Remember

After too many postponements and recanted bureaucratic decisions to count, grandson Korben Kron, a 2020 senior at Texico (New Mexico) High School, participated in a COVID-19 style outdoor graduation ceremony Sunday, May 17th, in Clovis, New Mexico, in the Faith...

It’s Miller Time! Miller Bug Time, That Is

Once again we are being invaded by those pesky brown moths known collectively as miller bugs; Euxoa auxiliaris, miller moths, if you want to be entomologically and linguistically correct. And that still might not be exactly right because brown moths come in a variety...

Symbolism in the Cemetery

While I was researching last week’s story about the Bailey County Cemetery and reading through some of their Association’s newsletters, a page about symbols and coins on headstones caught my eye. Newsletter editor Judy Coffman graciously agreed that this was...

The Bailey County Cemetery and Its Association

An historical marker stands at the entrance to the Bailey County Cemetery stating that Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land to become a cemetery for the young town of Muleshoe located in Bailey County, Texas. This was during the time of the Spanish...

Coronavirus and Education

It’s no surprise that schools were one of the first institutions that had to be closed to enforce the social distancing command brought about by COVID-19. Just ask any teacher-school is Social Fun Central for kids, right? But compulsory free education is a law, too,...

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