Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1959-current, November 03, 1977, Image 1

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SNOW was creeping down the mountainsides this week signalling the impending winter. This is Monday morning view of Eddy Peak with Clark SIGN OF BAD WINTER? That's what oldtlmers in the Southwest claim when hornets build their nests close STATE hISTGRICAL SOCIETY HELENA, Ej::TANA 59601 Sanders County Dovod Thon-pson Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA 59s73 Thursday, November 3, 1977 Single Copy 20c Elk bagged Tax relief varies in camp Jesse White, a hunter from Rexford, got a cow elk the easy way. Camped in the Thompson Falls area with a group of other hunters, White told Hershel Butte he had volun- teered to stay in camp and do the housekeeping chores. While the other hunters were plodding across the hills looking for game, a cow walked into camp and White shot it in the head. P.S. The other hunters failed to get anything. Fork River in the foreground. Gold of tamaracks County okays still stand out amongst the green hillsides. (Ledger photo) subdivision to the ground. Jack Stephens gingerly displays one found near ground in a tree. (Ledger photo) Land owners plan meeting Residents and property owners in the Cherry Creek area are being urged to attend a public road meeting to be conducted Tuesday. Nov. 8 in the Courthouse to discuss possible future improvement to the Cherry Creek road. Two impending timber sales which will result in log hauling over the road and may make available some funds and impetus for road improve- ments. The sales are being planned on Eddy Peak and on I2 -Mile. . - ':-• • ' \.v , :\1\:.- - ;!.` - - -- - . -,- - - w.A. T . . 1 .).., . 10 .,.. . '- 4 ri.... _WC' - ••\›.• '..es- .. .., .. . ,... ...4 ... .... y .;•K • - A. 62 '• AO. , -' -,.. 1, , • • • -. •4107 ;„\cti t . . ,41 0 r. t ‘. , - . ::.. • - '.• '1 4:, ' •olet,''' ,..,.. 36 - Afikl e ;,... de- \ qr..- . . ...14' .- THOMPSON FALLS office of the Montana Job Service moved to its new home over the weekend in the former Post Office building adjacent to the Thompson Falls District Ranger Tom Squire and Ernie Franke, general manager of the Thompson Falls Lumber Co. mill are expected to address the meeting. The Sanders County commission- ers are being invited to attend the meeting also, according to George Peacock. Escapee gets prison term Ricky Van Voorhees was sentenced to serve 10 years in the state prison on each of two counts by Judge E. Gardner Brownlee in District Court here. Sentencing came at the regular law and motion day in District Court after Van Voorhees changed his plea to guilty of two counts -one for theft, a felony, of tools and logging equipment from Bill Cuddy and the other for theft of a pickup belonging to William A. Casey. Van Voorhees agreed to plead guilty after the state agreed to withdraw two other counts involving drugs. Judge Brownlee ordered that the two 10 -year terms are to run concurrently and suspended seven years of each term and also gave Van Voorhees credit for time already served in the Sanders County jail. Van Voorhees had escaped from the Sanders County jail twice; once when he and another prisoner pried bars off a small opening in the door to their cell block and again when he walked away while working refinishing benches in the courtroom. Sheriff A. H. Cheney recently flew to Minneapolis to get Van Voorhees after he turned himself in to law enforcement officers in a small Minnesota town. Ledger office. At left in background is Manager Ron Calvert while secretary Marilyn Jordan is located at desk at right. Staff is still completing move. Sanders County commis- sioners have approved crea- tion of the Woodside Park subdivision on Dry Creek subject to a public hearing to be conducted Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. In other business, the commissioners last week re- ceived an agreemeqt between the Montana Dept. of High- ways and the county for work to be accomplished under Federal Aid Project No. 1545 121 involving installation of a culvert on the Little Bitter- root River. Approval was given to the Blackfoot Telephone Coop to install an underground cable in Sections 22 and 23 of Township 17, Range 21. Lyle Hill conferred with the commissioners concerning ci- vil defense activities and County Attorney Robert Flet- cher discussed drug control in the county. The weather Oct. 25 50 42 .32 Oct. 28 58 39 .18 Oct. 27 53 27 0 Oct. 28 50 33 .02 Oct. 29 65 39 T Oct. 30 51 38 .10 Oct. 31 61 32 .30 for local Those tax relief vouchers being received by Sanders County homeowners extend from $14.94 or smaller to a high of $112.67 received by several Plains taxpayers according to Sanders County Treasurer June Thayer. The amount of the tax relief is based on the total mill levy in the area where a home is located and on the valuation of the home. Since Plains has the highest tax levy in the county, generally, the largest tax relief vouchers go to homeowners there. Many home owners within the city limits of Thompson Falls are receiving vouchers for $98.70. Others are as low as $30.40. At Hot Springs, many homeowners are getting vouchers for $102.47, but some are as low as $22.03. Persons who reside outside the city limits of the three towns, are getting smaller vouchers. Outside Plains, vouchers are for $67.85 and some are as high as $73.05. SPOOKS, WITCHES and goblins were out in force Thursday night when the Thompson Falls Junior Girl Scout troops opened their haunted house in the dormitory. More than ELEMENTARY TEACHERS beat their students to the punch in donning Halloween costumes Monday. While most pupils had to wait until Monday evening to don their \trick or treat\ finery, teachers showed up In costumes for Monday morning classes. In front row, from left, are Joanne owners Outside Thompson Falls, a popular figure for vouchers is $66.7\ while other vouchers vary from $26.15 up to $73.78. Rural Hot Springs residents are receiving vouchers up to $102.47 and as low as $22.03. A popular voucher figure at Heron is $70.96, at Trout Creek $61.45 and $68.84, at Paradise $75.56, at Noxon $58.30. Treasurer Thayer explained that some vouchers may be for amounts lesser or larger than the amounts listed above, since only a cursory survey was made to check the amounts. While taxpayers are receiving the tax relief vouchers, tax statements for this year's taxes should be in the mail late next week. \We hope to have all tax statements out by Nov. 11,\ Miss Thayer said. Mobile home owners who have already paid their 1977 taxes will have to apply for their refund, Miss Thayer said. 250 girls and boys braved the darkened rooms to be scared by the likes of a ghost, (Carol Denkinger) and witch (Bobbi Crawford). (Ledger photos) Keane, Bonnie Sharp, Glenda Farlan and Roger \Pancho\ Sampson. In back row, from left, are Shirley Schwark, Eileen Stone, Craig Benton, Mary Lou Calvert, Keith Ann Trevithick and Linda Reid (Ledger photo)

Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 03 Nov. 1977, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn86075283/1977-11-03/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.