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Mainland Extra (Newspaper) - December 18, 1986, Galveston, Texas Mainland Bank 79lh s Palmer extra c spacers inc people read classified Mainland extra thursday morning december Texas Citrus crop has a Banner year College station the Texas Citrus Industry expects to ship five times More fruit during the 198687 season than last year while vegetable production in the Rio Grande Valley should remain about average if current estimates Are Cor rect Citrus shipments will still be Only 15 percent of the production prior to the 1983 Points out Gordon Powell with the Texas agricultural Extension service the Texas University system Citrus growers in the Rio Grande Valley Are expected to produce tons of Citrus this season the most dramatic in crease being in Grapefruit says Powell an economist in fruit and vegetable marketing total ton nage for Citrus last season was tons prior to the 1983 freeze production had reached tons while some producers believe this seasons estimated tonnage is too High even an increase of Only 10 per cent of the refreeze volume would be Good compared to last year Citrus production for the next two years will come from older Groves that were in production prior to the freeze notes the economist new Trees that were planted after the freeze will not be in production for a few years about 65 percent of the grape fruit planted since the freeze is the nest Darker red varieties Grapefruit makes up 55 percent of the acreage planted since the freeze and oranges make up 45 percent the freeze effect on yield production is indicated by expected production of four to five tons per acre this year for Grapefruit and three to four tons per acre for oranges refreeze production averaged 20 tons for Grapefruit and 15 tons for oranges notes Powell exceptional Groves could produce up to 1015 tons per acre this year but those will be few the Quality of this years Cit rus looks Good with Grapefruit and Orange sizes being average to above says Powell on the vegetable front about acres of fall and Winter crops have been planted in the Rio Grande Valley mainly in Hidalgo Willacy and Cameron counties this acreage is about the same As last year crop conditions Are favourable but the economic Outlook could stand some improvement says the economist the first crops marketed during the fall will be Squash and cucumbers followed by cauliflower Broccoli greens and cabbage harvesting started in october marketing of Broccoli and cab Bage usually continues from october through april Broccoli made a reentry into the Rio Grande Valley in the Early 80s and some acres should be available during the 198687 marketing season notes Powell lettuce and carrots Are usually planted in late August and september harvesting of some acres of carrots should run from december through March celery is a relatively new crop in Texas but is gaining acceptance from Consumers As a Quality Powell Points out the should have a celery crop of about acres for the 198687 season peppers and tomatoes should be ready to Harvest in november the economist expects South Texas to boast another Good onion crop onion seeds Are planted in the fall and overwintered for Harvest which begins about March and continues through june the new variety 1015y has exceeded All expectations in Quality sweetness and production per acre cover winners childrens Book week is celebrated nationally each year to emphasize the importance of Reading and Good books originality and creativity of design were deciding factors in picking the winners of the Kohfeldt elementary school design a Book cover contest fourth Grade winners Are left to right tyros a Gordon Shane Breneman Andre Allen Sonsie Perez Tyson Wade and Murphy Milburn Book week childrens Book week was held at Kohfeldt elementary school with a design a Book cover contest winners this year Are 1st Row left to Joni Patterson Brandy Ann Boyd Amber Fitch Lashawn Madria Melissa Mutch second Row Leah Colarich Perri Guidry Kimberly Stewart Nakia Bethea summer Marie Dick third Row Amy cat Ching Michelle Liszewski Jacqueline Epheson Alice Ramos Best of show and i Matilda Zuniga if another Winner four year old Lionel Johnson prekindergarten student at Danforth Campus recently won the Safeway colouring con test held for the four year old division Johnson was awarded a coca cola radion for his efforts he won Over 80 contestants entering from the program thanksgiving feast a colourful group of indians and pilgrims alias pre kindergarten students at Danforth elementary school called a truce Long enough to throw a slightly modernized thanksgiving feast of vegetable soup which they helped prepare the meal also included Indian bread and fruit punch the following were winners of the bookmark colouring con test at Northside elementary school kneeling left to right Stephen Watson Tara Williams Jonathon Lenz Damian Hurtado Row 1 Jason Myers Garrett Blundell Kristi strange Freddie Ayala Row 2 Leslie Scroggins Sahara Anderson Larissa husband Holley Jones court Ney Featherly Row 3 Jonathan Allen Donny Goar Jason Mccartney Joey Fisher Row 4 Melanie Bolen Robert Desanto Olivia Samuelson Mathew Allen drawing a drawing for teachers participating in the Roosevelt Wilson elementary school fun Draiser was held at Cindy Riddick left was the Winner of a one weekend package for two at the Lincoln Post Oak galleria in Houston she is shown with organizer Debbie James first Vic president of the Pat prizes students of Roosevelt Wilson elementary school recently participated in nationwide Mcguff fundraiser sponsored by the Pat Roosevelt Wilsons school profit was Over above Peyton Paterson left won first prize Donnell Lewis Center won Sec Ond prize and Lyndsey Bell won third prize

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