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   Mainland Extra (Newspaper) - March 23, 1987, Galveston, Texas                                PEOPLE READ CLASSIFIED c 1987 Calves ton Newspapers Inc MAINLAND BANK THURSDAY MORNING APRIL TOP CAT Stray at SPCA a big hit in shows ByNICKYDELANGE Special to The Extra SAN LEON Theres a star residing at the Galveston County SPCA Sleek white knows shes the reigning feline at the shelter Across the wall of the cat tery building march a row of rosettes attesting to her suc cess in cat show circles Whats a show cat doing at the SPCA short for Cry was brought to the shelter by animal control almost two years ago as a tiny four weekold stray The biggest thing about her was her howl In no time at all the feisty kitten captured the hearts of the staff members and volun teers Shelter manager Tam my Sikes was fascinated by the stray and the kitten soon took up residence in her office Something about that cat struck she says adding that solid white cats are fairly uncommon The fact that had one copper eye and one blue eye was even more unique This peculiarity known among cat fanciers as odd is desirable in show cats Although cant trace her ancestry back or display any registration papers she can compete at cat shows in the household pet division Beverly Holmes SPCA board president shelter volun teer and cat breeder also saw possibilities in the cat and of fered to sponsor her and take her to show along with her own show cats Holmes pro vided transportation and paid all the entry fees for and the cats show biz career was launched Holmes evaluation of the shelter cat quickly proved cor rect It takes show points to become a champion she explains and is currently just short of earning her See CAT Page J Photo by Nicky De Lange shows off some of her many award winning ribbons WCID offing kits to help save on bills DICKINSON Think you might have a leaky toilet A shower head that could supply all the water needed to bathe a full grown elephant If its so dont fear Because in the next week or so the Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District No 1 will be coming to the rescue with a new conservation kit that will be mailed to all customers Its guaranteed to help you save precious water and sometimes even more of your precious hard earned money According to Water Company general manager Ivan Langford the idea isnt new except to this area There are many water authorities and water districts that have sent these types of con servation kits to their says Langford They serve many purposes but the main benefit is that they explain good water con servation methods and supply customers with the materials to conserve water and The water conservation kits will contain two plastic bags accord ing to Langford toilets are the largest single water waster in your two shower restric tors one for regular shower heads and one for shower heads with a ball at the end of the shower arm and three packages containing two leak detector tablets to check the flapper valve in the toilet tank for leaks A complete set of instructions for the use of all materials is included with each kit As an added benefit the kits will also include a consumer in formation brochure detailing other methods of saving water and ex plaining the various services of fered by WCID No 1 Our purpose is to help our cus tomers not only save water and money in the obvious ways but to help them save on things like gas and electricity which is required for hot Langford said Another reason is to show them that we care about how much they pay for their water and sewer bill and we want to try everything within reason to ensure they get the cleanest water at the most reasonable So lift those toilet lids check those leaks cut the waste on that shower head and save yourself some heartache and money before you get the next water bill TC plants honored for safety records TEXAS CITY Amoco Oil Texas City refinery and Amoco Chemicals Texas City plant have each been recognized for safety achieve ments during 1986 Managers of the two local facili ties traveled to San Antonio recently to accept the awards from the National Petroleum Refiners Association Texas City refinery employees were recognized for working over 1 million hours without a lost workday injury involving days away from work Manager Lee Sandheinrich ac cepted the award on behalf of the refinerys employees who completed safe hours last vear The record was set during a period from January 18 to July 15 1986 Amoco Chemicals Co employees were saluted for their safe work record of over 1 million hours Plant Manger Dick Zielinski ac cepted the award and noted that the 486 Texas City plant employees had no serious injuries from October 23 1985 to October 23 1986 During this period employees accumulated safe hours Both Amoco facilities have fully staffed and experienced safety departments The two plants received seven different safety awards during the annual meeting of the NPRA Former soldier in Villas army to be part of COMs Cinco De Mayo celebration TEXAS CITY The Cinco De Mayo celebration at College of the Mainland on Tuesday May 5 will have the festive ingredients of food and music plus a personal touch of history in the appearance of Houston businessman Leo Keynosa who rode with the Mex ican revolutionary Pancho Villa in the early part of this century Keynosa owner of Leos Res taurant in Houston is featured in a video on the Mexican Revolution shot several years ago at COM He will return to COM May 5 at the invitation of Dr Manuel Ur bina a history instructor at the college and the interviewer in the video We are delighted that Reynosa will join us for this special screen Urbina says At 88 he is one of the lew surviving members of Villas It was a 14yearold Leo Reynosa who joined up with Pan cho Villa in 1913 about the same time the United States was establishing its first aviation combat unit in Texas City in an ticipation of border trouble with Villa The same squadron which moved to San Diego later that year finally saw action with Gen eral Pershings border expedition in Reynosa saw plenty of action in the three years he roamed with Villas troops in northern Mexico And he enjoys a permanent plae in the pictoral history of the Revo lution as the smiling young face in a famous photo of Villa and his men taken at the National Palace in December of 1914 As Reynosa said in a interview published last year I think Villa was a great man and hes secure in Mexican history Pancho Villa was like a Robin Hood he fought on behalf of the poor he took from the rich and gave to the As to his own small part in Mexican history Reynosa is quite proud It was an interesting he said And it gets even more in teresting as you grow This years Cinco de Mayo pro gram includes a Mariachi band Mexican folklore dancers a piano guitar and trumpet trio and the video on the Mexican Revolution Events will be held in the Student Center at COM from noon until according to Urbina Leo Kevnosa right shows a picture of Pancho Villa to Dr Manuel Urbina Hitchcock students take first at state HITCHCOCK A group of students at the Hitchcock Indepen dent School District won first place at he state vocational com petition held recently in Corpus Christi Crosby Junior High students Minerva Torres David MaMahon Roy Washington Jerry Barmore and Duane Crear won first place awards after they each rebuilt an engine at the competition held early this month In addition three General Construction Trades and CVAE Coop students from Hitchcock High School received first place honors and one student took second place Michael Gregorcyk Chris Thompson and Tony Washington won first place and Jessica Johnson won second place Boy Scouts launch membership drive TEXAS CITY The Mainland District of the Boy Scouts of America kicks off its spring membership drive next week Boys in grade 112 are invited to join their local scouting units and catch the scouting spirit Signup rallies will be conducted for boys in grades 14 April 28 at local elementary schools beginning at 7 Boys in the fifth grade and above are invited to attend scout troop open houses throughout the week Parents are asked to accom pany their sons to these rallies and open houses The following is a list of loca tions of participating packs and troops Texas City La Marque and Bacliff Packs will hold rallies at all elementary schools Dickinson rally at Silbernagel Elementary School only Hitchcock rally at Stewart Elementary School only Troop 232 April 29 7 at First Presbyterian Church Texas City 9484209 Troop 244 April 27 7 at St Michaels Episcopal Church La Marque 9381653 Trcop 246 April 28 at St Marys Catholic Church Scout Texas City 9455788 Troop 252 April 29 7 at McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church La Marque 9355120 Troop 274 April 28 7 at First Baptist Church Texas City 9459193 Troop 275 April 27 7 at San Leon Methodist Church San Leon 5591003 Troop 282 April 28 7 at St Johns Methodist Church Texas Citv 9454310 Troop 607 April 27 7 at First Baptist Church Dickinson 3371401 Troop 634 April 28 7 at Guardian School and Day Care Hwy 1266 Dickinson 5344582 Troop April 28 7 at First United Methodist Church Dickinson 3374483 Troop 610 April 28 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hitchcock 9253819 Troop 611 April 27 7 at First Baptist Hitchcock 9865843   

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