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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Big Spring, Texas 2-a big Spring Texas Herald Friday May 9, 1986 animal House cat Lover adapts habitat to care for endangered species Euless a past the hamburger stands and convenience stores along main Street Down a tree lined residential Avenue behind John Stokes Brick ranch style House jaguars cougars leopards and ocelot prowl a tree shaded backyard. Across the Fence the neighbors dogs Chase and Yap at one another ignoring the Large cats that Pace just 50 feet away. Inside Stokes cradles a 3-week-old Leopard in his arms and feeds it from a baby bottle. A a it a something i always wanted to do a says the 41-year-old medical a Ray systems Engineer whose Hobby is collecting and caring for the cats. A when i was a kid my parents had to watch me closely at the zoo because i always wanted to climb in with the Lions and it started four years ago when he bought a 2-week-old Cougar named Lashanta. It accelerated 18 months ago when he took in a 6-year-old Jaguar named to and a pair of ocelot named Mork and Mindy. A i did no to name the ocelot a he says apologetically. A i try to choose More exotic a year ago he picked up his largest cat a 165-Pound Leopard named wimpy and cujo a 3-year-old Cougar. Soon after that he acquired two More leopards Sahara 3 and Maya 6 months. Recently wimpy and to got together and then there were nine. He Hasni to named the cub. With the exception of the leopards which Are native to Africa and Asia All of the cats Are native to Mexico and the Southwest with the exception of the cougars All of the cats Are considered endangered species. Police beat these Are not inexpensive animals. Depending on size and age cougars run $700 to $1,500. An ocelot can easily Cost $3,000. Stokes says he Only bought the first Cougar and the 6-month-old Jaguar. All the others were Given to him by people who could no longer care for them or by veterinarians on whom the cats had been dumped. Maya lives off the Leash in the House with Stokes and the cub. Among the others Only Lashanta is occasionally allowed out of her Cage without a Leash. The others remain secured at All times. As Stokes strolls through the runs and cages in the backyard each cat shows a distinct personality. Lashanta lays her powerful jaws on his shoulder and rumbles a purr As he scratches her neck and Speaks to her in a gentle sing song voice. Wimpy perches atop his House snarling and snapping for several minutes then abruptly Abandons the show to give his paws a thorough cleaning. A the got his name for two reasons a Stokes says. A the eats just like the cartoon character and aside from All this growling he really is a wimp. If i went inside the Cage head run into his House. Maya the 40-Pound adolescent greets visitors by bounding across the Patio pouncing on their feet ussling with their shoelaces. The favorite toys of Young and old however Are plastic soda pop bottles and Bowling balls. A they could go through a basketball a Day a Stokes says. As he enters boys 6-by-40-foot run Stokes moves slowly and steadily. A if i got nervous around her id be lost a he says. As she dolls on top of her House Stokes playfully bats her huge paws. $1,500 in jewelry stolen Randy Roberts of 610 . 12th St. Told police wednesday night that someone broke into his residence and stole $1,500 Worth of jewelry Between 2 . And 11 07 . Wednesday. A Frances Anguiano of 1511 Bluebird ave. Told police thursday morning that a juvenile threw a Rock and hit her dog while the animal was outside her residence wednesday morning. A Mae Curry of 2805 Crestline drive told police thursday morning that someone stole a tire from a car belonging to Neel Barnaby of 804 w. 17th St. Between 5 . Wednesday and 8 . Thursday. A police Are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred wednesday at a Northside Motel. A woman told police thursday morning that she was assaulted by two White men and a Black Man Between 11 50 . And la . A Larry Sumpter of 1502 Scurry St. Told police thursday morning that someone stole a $450 baby bed from 1503 Sycamore Apt. B Between 9 . And 4 30 . Wednesday. A Terri Johansen owner of Johansen Nursery 707 Johansen Road told police thursday morning that someone she knows stole a $25 gardening Book wednesday morning. A Yolanda Trevino of 1113 s. Scurry St. Told police thursday afternoon that someone she knows attempted to run Over her with a motor vehicle in the too Block of . Ninth Street at 3 30 . Thursday. A Joe Bernardo Lopez 17, of 804 Johnson St. Was arrested thursday on suspicion of unlawfully carrying a weapon and driving without a License. Lopez was arrested in the 500 Block of n. Gregg Street and was found to be in Possession of a .22 Caliper pistol according to police. A Johnny Jaun Smithwick 19, of 3304 w. Highway 80 was arrested thursday afternoon in the 500 Block of e. Fourth Street on suspicion of driving without a License. He was released after posting Bond. A William a. Ross 28, of Motel 6 was arrested thursday afternoon at . Fourth and Lancaster streets on warrants for failure to appear failure to identify and a probation violation. A Pamela Marie Newton 21, of route i Box 397 was arrested thursday on local traffic warrants. She was released on Bond and paid the fines. A Clyde Lloyd Bracey 45, of 3229 Auburn St. Was arrested thursday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving without a License. He was picked up on outstanding Dps warrants according to police. A Lorenzo Jackson jr., 22, of 906 . Second St. Was arrested late thursday night on suspicion of evading arrest after a disturbance was reported at 810 Pine St. Sheriffs log Man completes jail term associated press photo John Stokes get a grip on a 6-month-old Jaguar that roams in his Back Yard in Euless. Stokes started collecting exotic cats four years ago when he bought a 2-week-old Cougar. School Howard county sheriffs deputies released Melvin William Biddle 23, of Box 157fe from county jail thursday morning after he served time for violating his probation on a prior driving while intoxicated conviction. Biddle was jailed april 14, according to his arrest card. He also was charged with two counts of driving with a suspended License and failure to maintain financial responsibility according to the report. Big Spring Herald Assn 0746-6811 published afternoon Mondey through Friday and saturday and sunday morning. By the month Home delivery evening saturday and sunday $5.50 monthly $66.00 yearly. Mail subscriptions in Texas $5.75 monthly $6$ of yearly outside Texas $6.00 monthly $72.00 yearly including late $ toes taxes. All subscriptions Geld in Advent. The Herald i a member of the associated press audit Bureau of circulation american newspaper association Texas Dally newspaper association West Texas Presa Texas pres women s association and newspaper advertising Bureau. Postmaster Send Chang of addresses to big Spring Herald . Box 1431, big Spring to 78720 a police transferred Brenda Kay Thompson 30, of Gail route Box 238 to county jail thursday morning after she was arrested on suspicion of forgery. She remained in county jail this morning in lieu of $15,000 Bond. A police transferred Joe Bernardo Lopez 17, of 804 s. Johnson St. To county jail thursday afternoon after he was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and driving without a License. He was released on Bonds totalling $2,000. Elpaso leads in pollution Elpaso a this West Texas City leads the rest of the state in air pollution but since about half of it comes from nextdoor Juarez Mexico its hard to decide who should pay to clean up the problem. A old Fords and Chevrolet done to die a they become Juarez taxicabs a Marti Schafer told the Texas air control Board at a hearing thursday night. Continued from Page a for kindergarten through fourth Grade is due to be phased in by 1988, he said. Already the ratio applies for kindergarten through second Grade. Hise said the proposed Center would free classrooms in Kentwood and Marcy schools which Are full thus allowing the ration to be met. Aside from conforming with state legislation Hise said the Center would give a teachers More Opportunity to communicate with each other share ideas materials equipment and have More continuity and cohesion in the the Center would utilize 13 classrooms with seven set aside for children who receive full Day instruction because of special needs Hise said. Other rooms would be used for physical education a teacher lounge and perhaps a school clinic he said. A the Opportunity exists to improve our kindergarten program from being a Good one to a great one perhaps a Model program a Hise said. But some members of the Kentwood Pat View the Center As a cause for concern. Kentwood Pat president Douglas Morris told Board members that Many Kentwood parents see advantages to keeping their kindergarteners in the same school As the childrens older siblings. A they Kentwood parents feel that there is an advantage of having an older brother or sister taking a younger brother or sister by the hand and making that child feel More secure in the kindergarten he also said parents told him the transition from kindergarten to first Grade would be smoother if a child was allowed to continue school at the same building. Moreover Morris said Many parents bought Homes in the Kentwood addition for the specific reason of having their kids taught by a the great staff at Morris also expressed concern about kindergarteners spending As much As an hour each Day on the bus. A a there a a negative aspect to a child spending that much time on a bus a he said. But Wise said he timed the ride weather the forecast for 8 am. Edt sat., May to Low temperatures 6 o o showers ram flumes Snow fronts warm cold occluded stationary yesterday High temperature.89 Low temperature.50 record High.103 record Low.44 rainfall.0.00 year-to-date.0.39 Normal-to-date.4.27 soil High temperature 4�?�.91 soil Low temperature 4�?�.73 soil High temperature 8�?�.85 soil Low temperature 8�?�.79 other cities City. Hilo Abilene. .92 67 Amarillo. .77 60 Austin. .84 72 Dallas. .86 71 san Angelo. .92 66 Wichita Falls 87 69 Jaycees to deliver Flowers from Kentwood to Airport himself and said it took Only nine minutes. Morris urged the Board not to Rush headlong into something there May not be a need for. He said he talked to state education officials and got the impression that the 22 to i ratio due in 1988 might never be enforced. Also he said there May leeway in the application of a firm three hour Day. Hise countered by saying that if you talk to three different education officials in Austin you re Likely to get three different answers. But Morris said two Many questions remain unanswered adding a i done to think we should make such a far reaching decision without first doing our Homework. A this is an unstable time i think unstable times Are the wrong times to make sweeping trustee Pineda who supports the Center said he did not think one group of parents should be Able to derail a proposal that would Benefit children in other schools throughout the City. Besides discussing the Center the Board took action on the Extension of contracts of several teachers after emerging from an executive session. The Board followed the recommendation of Hise and extended the contract of Moss elementary school teacher Linda Tabor. The Board however elected not to renew the contracts of High school coach and teacher Charles Briscoe and Kentwood Moss teacher Lauren Lopez. No reasons were Given for the decisions. In other business the Board a hired Ronald Moss from Walters okla., and Jonathan Slaten of Justin As elementary school principals. They have not been assigned to specific schools yet. A awarded a $1,000 copier bid to Lamesa printing co. For a Cannon copy machine. A selected the Law firm of Mouton and Bancroft As delinquent tax collectors. A designated Dock Voorhies As Texas association of school boards Assembly Delegate. Also Hise told the Board that May 26, originally slated for a Holiday will be used As a make up Day for a cancellation earlier this year because of Snow. Howard county Jaycees began delivering mothers Day Flowers today and will continue with the fund raising project saturday in conjunction with country Flowers 1701 Scurry St. For each delivery Jaycees receive $2 that will be used for Community projects. The newly chartered Jaycee organization has sponsored numerous Community projects in deaths its three months of existence. Among them were a children a identification fingerprinting Campaign at the big Spring mall a fund Raiser for the a save the lady Campaign to help refurbish the statue of Liberty sponsorship of a softball tournament and participation in the permian Basin multiple sclerosis . Bartender contest that raised More than $3,000. Samuel Smith water continued from Page a and authorities for retaining a representative who would Monitor proposed legislation and other matters affecting water interests in the 70th legislature. A approved expenditures for three projects. Those projects and costs Are $15,000 for an electronics shops building $15,000 for automation of the Snyder pump station and $10,000 for Purchase of a heavy duty disc plow for Brush control in the Reservoir basins. A approved upon recommendation of the recreation committee a deviation from Structure requirements at a certain location at Lake e v. Spence. The deviation allows structures to have Mounds or pilings to make a base level at the required Elevation but below the flood easement of 1912.00 feet. Disposal facilities must also comply with state health department standards. A approved a contract clause with Maybee Oil company that allows the company to reduce its current 105,000 Gallons water usage per Day to 52,500 Gallons per Day that is retroactive to the first of the year. A approved a request from Sun Oil company for an easement to construct a Power line across the upper end of Lake Spence. Samuel Edward Smith services for Samuel Edward Smith 91, of 2008 Runnels will be at 2 . Saturday at 14th amp main Church of Christ with Royce Clay minister and Perry b. C o t h a i Church of Christ minister from grand Prairie officiating. Burial will be in Trinity memorial Park directed by Nalley Pickle amp Welch funeral Home. He died thursday evening May 8, 1986, at Malone Hogan Hospital after a Long illness. He was born june 25,1894, in Mason county and married Stella Barbara Riley dec. 12, 1915, in big Spring. He was a member of 14th amp main St. Church of Christ where he served As a Deacon for 17 years. He moved to Howard county As a Young boy with his family and had lived in this area most of his life. He was a Barber in Coahoma for 15 years and later Farmed in the Stanton area until 1935. He and his son in Law Carl Coleman established the Smith and Coleman Oil co. Here and worked there until they sold the business in 1982. He and his wife celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last december. He is survived by his wife Stella of the Home three daughters mrs. Avery Edelle Falkner mrs. Carl Maxine Coleman and mrs. Cecil Natalie Peurifoy All of big Spring four Sisters mrs. Emma Cathey of Fresno calif., and mrs. Florence Rhoton mrs. Cleo Eggleston and mrs. Frankie Walker All of big Spring nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Avery Falkner jr., John Falkner Riley Falkner Kenneth Lane Tony Lane Howard Butts Rick Peurifoy and Ike Lewis. Francisco Perez services for Francisca Perez too of 1300 Wood St. Will begin tonight with a 7 30 . Rosary service at Myers amp Smith funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 . Saturday at immaculate heart of Mary Catholic Church with father Stephen White officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity memorial Park. She died thursday morning april 8, 1986, at her Home after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 29, 1886, in Ojuelas. She married Juan Perez March 30, 1908, in Laredo. She moved to big Spring in 1938. She was a member of sacred heart Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter Beatrice Uribe of big Spring and la grandchildren 24 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Gladys Kinman services for Gladys Kinman 73, of 1700 Lancaster St. Will be 4 . Saturday at Myers amp Smith funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Hicks associate pastor of College Baptist Church officiating. Gladys Kinman burial will be in mount Olive memorial Park. She died thursday april 8,1986, at Hall Bennett Hospital after a Short illness. She was born March 4, 1913, in Van Zant county. She married Robert m. Kinman in 1938 in big Spring. She lived Here a Long time and was a member of the Baptist Church. She previously lived in san Angelo and Mason before returning to big Spring in 1980. She is survived by four Brothers Kenneth Dick Taylor of big Spring Edison Cotton Taylor of big Spring Clarence e. Taylor of Westbrook and Billy de Taylor of California and three Sisters Lillian Bowen of big Spring Wanda Brock of Marble Falls and Ella Mae Liebrum of Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother William Ferrel Taylor in 1970. Nephews will serve As pallbearers. Nalley Pickle amp Welch funeral Home and Rosewood Chapel Samuel Edward Smith 91, died thursday. Services will be saturday at 2 00 . At 14th amp main Street Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Trinity memorial Park. 906 Grego big Spring Myers Gsmith 11iin Rel / Annc mid Jim a i 267-8288 Francisca Perez too died thursday morning. Rosary will be 7 30 . Tonight at Myers amp Smith funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be 2 00 . Saturday at immaculate heart of Mary Catholic Church with interment at Trinity memorial Park. Gladys Kinman 73, died Friday. Services will be 4 00 . Saturday at Myers amp Smith funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at it. Olive memorial Park. 301 e. 24th St., big Spring

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