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This Kendrick Oil Fast Stop Truck Wash property facing Maple Street was the subject of a public hearing at this week's city council meeting. Kendrick proposes to rezone the property in order to add two bays to the existing ones. The trucks in the far left background are west of Virginia Street and drive across Virginia to get to the truck wash. Kendrick has proposed to close that portion of Virginia to repave with concrete so the trucks do not tear up the street. Residents in the area are opposed to the rezoning for the two new bays. See city council story for more. The monthly Mayor's Minutes are on page two.

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The 2016 Chieftain/Squaw Basketball King and Queen, Dallin Woods and Evelyn Lozoya, were introduced Friday February 5 during the senior parent night activities during the Muleshoe games.

Town Talk II

The burn ban is in effect until further notice. County commissioners reinstated the burn ban at their meeting Monday February 8. No outdoor burning except in underground incinerators with appropriate covers. Any questions about the burn ban can be directed to County Judge Trey Ellis or the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office is also taking applications for a Corrections Officer. The phone number is 806-481-3303. (more...)

City council: no action on rezoning, paving

About 20 people packed the city council chambers for Monday's regular council meeting. The attendance was due to two public hearings concerning street repaving on Virginia and rezoning to allow two new bays at the Kendrick Fast Stop Truck Wash.

All council members were present as were city manager Patricia Phipps and city attorney Marcus Norris. The first public hearing was about the abandonment/closing of a portion of Virginia Street. Kendrick proposed to close about 140' feet of Virginia from Highway 60 south in order to repave it with cement. The repaving cost would be borne by Kendrick Oil. (more...)

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Gayla Quillin, left, Parmer Medical Center administrator, accepts a check from hospital auxiliary member Elizabeth McLellan for $2,739.60, the proceeds of Project Christmas Card. This year's donation will be used to purchase lift chairs to be used as needed in patient rooms. The auxiliary and PMC says thanks to all who donated to the annual project.