May This Keep You Safe from Harm

While visiting with Betty Jennings for the story “G.O. Jennings had a Grocery Store,” February 20, 2021, she shared with me a story about a New Testament Bible given to her husband Jim Jennings when he entered  military service in 1942. I was unaware of this...

G.O. Jennings had a Grocery Store

During the Depression, and probably even before, Saturday was a big day, the day families went to town. Saturday was looked forward to, the day to shop, visit, be entertained.  Jennings Grocery Store was one place in Muleshoe to do all three. Groceries were bought;...

Mule Medix

If you read the blog about Chad’s flag pole from February 9th, you might remember Mule Medix mentioned as being instrumental in the completion and dedication of that memorial. This is their story.For about twenty years, the Bailey County EMS Organization was a group...

Chad’s Flag Pole

The Muleshoe and surrounding Bailey County community gathered Sunday afternoon,  February 7th, to pay homage to the  service of LCpl Chad E. Bales with the dedication of a flag pole in his honor and memory. The son of Kem and Lori Bales, and a former junior English...

Small Town Nurses and COVID-19

I have written four other stories about how COVID-19 has changed the American way of life, most likely forever. I am aware of the toll the virus is taking on health care workers, doctors, and nurses all over America, but the focus has been on how hospitals and nurses...