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*410 NEW ADDITION to the Courthouse would be added to east side of attractive building. Elevator to serve all three floors v.,Guld be installed near northeast corner of the present building. (Ledger photo) EDA grant to finance addition to courthouse Sanders County's applica- tion for an EDA (Economic Development Administration) grant of $552,000 in federal funds to finance construction of a three-story addition to the Courthouse is expected to receive final approval soon, a spokesman for Congressman Max Baucus has advised the LEDGER. The Baucus office spokes man in Washington stated that the EDA is processing 6,000 similar applications from over the nation and this is causing delay. Earlier the Sanders County commission- ers had been advised that the application had been approv- ed by the Denver regional office, and sent to Washington for final approval, according to Chairman George W. Wells. \If there was any problem concerning Sanders County's application, the commission- ers would have been notified,\ the Baucus office spokesman stated. The commissioners are Hunting success good opening day One of the best opening day hunts in recent years was the way Ken Knoche, game management biologist for Lincoln and Sanders County, and Game Warden Chet Lamoreux assessed Sunday's results. Knoche said 10 elk were brought out of the Prospect and Cherry Creek drainages Sunday. Hunters also report ed bagging three mule and three whitetail deer. Included in the elk total were one six pointer, two five pointers, four spikes and three cows. All of the elk, except two spikes were brought out whole. Knoche said at least four other hunters reported they had elk down and were going after help to pack in the meat Monday. Other kills were reported in the Beaver Creek drainage. Among the successful hunt- ers opening day was Highway Patrolman Harold Savik, who bagged a spike bull elk in the Whitepine area. The Montana Dept. of Fish and Game operated a temper ary checking station on Prospect Creek below the junction with the Cherry Dry creek roads. Knoche said the checking stations would be operated at various locations and times throughout the current season. Montana law requires hunt e re to stop at checking stations. AUTUMN GOLD of tamarack or Western larch trees are splashed among the green mountain Checking station attend ants are taking jaws from animals this year in an effort to obtain a sampling of ages of the various animals harvest ed. Knoche said the jaws help biologists determine the sta- tus of an area's wildlife. Jake Weigand was reported by friends to have bagged a cow moose Saturday. He was one of a few hunters to receive a permit this year. Walt Franke and Harold Young were among the successful sportsmen bagging spike bulls. They got them in the Clear Creek drainage. Several kills were reported In the Crow Creek area, including four by a group of Libby hunters. studying final architectural plans for the 24 by 114 -feet addition to the Courihouse. The addition will be added to the east side of the Court- house and provide additional vault storsge and office space. The bottom or basement floor will contain, in addition to a large new vault storage area for records, office space for the superintendent of schools, public health and welfare offices and a new heating plant. Chairman Wells said consideration is being given to the installation of heat pumps to heat the entire Courthouse. The new system would replace the boiler system installed when the building was erected in the early 1950's. The main floor addition will enlarge the space provided for the commissioners, clerk and recorder, treasurer and re- classification offices. On the top floor, a new space for the judges chambers will be provided along with offices for the county attor- ney, secretary and a deputy, county attorney, probation officer and Highway Patrol. The Courtroom will remain in its present size and location. Architects for the addition are Howland and Associates of Hamilton. The entire addition will be financed with the Federal EDA grant. The addition will include an elevator for use by handicap ped persons. It will be installed in the northeast corner of the addition at a new entrance. sides. This is a Saturday afternoon view looking down Prospect Creek at Coyote Gulch. (Ledger photos) STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HELENA. NOHTANA 59601 Sanders County Dovtd Thompson Single Copy 20' Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOM PSON FALLS, MONTA NA 59873 Thursday, October 27, 1977 THE FIRST MAILING of Homestead Tax Relief notices went into the mail Monday to the 145,608 Montana property owners who filed for the tax re- lief. Attending the first mailing are (L to R) Raymon Dore, director of the Dept. of Revenue; Gov. The weather Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 ggeTR7:1S 30 0 38 0 31 0 30 0 32 0 33 0 Turn clocks back Sunday That extra hour of sleep you lost last spring will be gained back Sunday when the nation returns to standard time. Officially the time chang es at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most residents will turn their clocks back an hour when they retire Saturday night. Jingle to remember is \Spring ahead, fall hack.\ Kill first rattlesnake W. C. \Bill\ Stevenson killed a 38 inch rattlesnake near his woodpile at his home on Thompson River last week. The snake measured 1' inches in diameter and had four rattles. When Bill first saw the reptile. it was coiled on a rock in front of the woodpile ready to strike. The two Stevenson dogs first noticed the reptile and sounded the alarm. The snake is the first seen in the Copper King area. Mrs. Ruth Graham said she has resided in the area for 24 years and has never heard of one being seen before. Walk-a-thon earns $3,884 The walk-a-thon staged hint spring by the Student Council of Thompson Falls High School earned a total of $3.884.05 for the swimming pool fund.. Principal Walt Clark reported Tuesday. The walk a thon began at Trout Creek and continued to the Louis Dufresne residence on East Main St. in Thompson Falls. Thomas L. Judge; Dennis Burr, administrator of the Property Assessment Division and Dick Southern, bureau chief in the assessment division, who set up the mechanics for the tax relief program. (State photo) Homeowners get tax vouchers soon HELENA- Homeowners who filed a tax relief statement with the county assessor earlier this year, will soon be receiving a voucher for a share of the $13.5 million in tax relief being granted under the state's Homestead Tax Relief program. If you didn't file a statement with the county assessor, no voucher will be forthcoming. Information from Mantz Hutchinson. assistant administrator, property assessment division. Montana Department of Revenue is as follows: Tax break of about $93 is coming for the average homeowner, and notice should be in mailboxes about Nov. 1. Advice is don't pay your taxes until you get the relief voucher. It will create confusion in the county treasurer's office and delay your receipt of a refund. If you pay your taxes in two installments, you get the tax break in two installments, half with each payment. If a hank holds property for you and usually pays the taxes, either take or mail the voucher to the bank. The bank won't get a voucher on the property unless you provide one. If they dont get the voucher, there wont be a reduction on taxes for you. If you pay your taxes directly, deduct the amount of the voucher from the tax bill you receive from the assessor's office. If you are paying all the tax by mail, deduct the full amount of the voucher. If you are paying the first half, deduct half of the voucher amount. Ilutchinson said county treasurers were to be mailed printouts of the voucher records Oct. 24-25. If you lose your voucher before you pay taxes, the treasurers office will have a record of the amount due you, but losing your statement could delay receipt of tax credit. The program costs about $200,000 or $1.38 per taxpayer to administer and there will be problems for county treasurers. Bands to present concert tonight The first in a series of concerts to be presented by the Thompson Falls junior and senior high school bands will he presented tonight IThursday I at 7:30 p.m. in the junior high gym. according to Patrick B. Dessent, band director. Tonight's concert will be a combination Halloween and pep band concert. The pro- gram for the band will include \Dixieland Ilium\ featuring Sandy Nelson and Vicki Wakefield: \The Calypso Song,\ starring the percuss- ion section and \Little Rock\ featuring Rhonda Calvert and Shirley Naegeli. Other songs will include \llearfootin' introducing the trumpet section; \Blues Rock,\ another percussion feature and \It's a Small World,\ starring the flutes and clarinets. The trombones will be featured in \Tijuana Taxi\ and the saxophones take the spotlight in \Happy Wanderer.\ The high school pep band will perform Wednesday. Nov. 2 et 7:30 p.m. at the high school gym Songs by the Blue Hawk band will include, \Get It On.\ \Swingin' on Parade,\ \Shaft and the theme from the movie, \Rocky.\ \The exciting sound of the Blue Hawk Pep Band is something that should not be missed,\ said Director Des - sent. The small admission charge for the concert will be used for future hand activi- ties Members of the Hawklet band include Scott Anderson, Rhonda Calvert, Jody Cole, Rick Crawford, Lynn Daly, Dan Dahlberg, Dale Doughla, Art Dykstra. Wayne Dykstra, Charles Friesz, Doug John- son, Diana Jones, Peggy LaFriniere. Sue bovhaug, Shirley Naegeli, Sandy Nel son, Reeky Robbins, Sue Rocheleau, Dorothy Sanders, Scott Sharp, Paul Shear, Lisa Sorenson, Jim Stobie, Carla Thomas. Vicki Wakefield, Tracy Ward, Nate Williams and Geena Wilkinson. Members of the Pep Band Include Val Amundson, Mike /Wham, Kenny Brickzin, Roy Butte, Kim Burch, Nelson Butler, Mary Carillon, Traci Conlin, Jim Cullen, Alec Cunningham, Jackie Draszt, Kevin Elliott, Theresa Farlan, Patti Faro, Jody Franke, Ginnie Freer, Shari Ganatoe, Gary Hagerman, Sandy Heat- er, Mark Jackson, Dean Jones, Carrie Kazmierczak, Rich Larsen. Clint haws, Yvonne bovhaug, Laura Marich, Lynn Miller, Pat Milner. Mike Novak, Randy Pirker, Buzz Porter, Charlie Robbins, Susan Reeser, Bob Squire, Maureen Stobie, Dixie Vinson, Brenda Wakefield, Michelle Wakefield, Todd Wakefield, Gary Wayne, Mike Wilson and Janet Wright. The public is invited to attend all concerts.