North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 4, NO. 52
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Blue Bell Awards Service Pins
Blue Bell, Inc. had Its annual Christmas Lunch on Friday, December 19, 1975, at which time
1 gifts were exchanged and seven employees were awarded Service Pins by the Division Manager,
Mr. Wiley Ward. Employees who received their five-year pins were Martha Harrison, Mae
McKinney, Jewell Nunnally, Lela Price, Ida Lee Silvers, and Paul Tipton. Fred Boyd received a
ten-year pin./'
j Owners Must List Property
By January Listing Deadline
All property owners must
list their property each and
every year during the regular
I listing period of January 2to
January 31, 1976. (N C.
General Statute 105-285. Sec
tions (a), (b). (c), & (d;.
All property owners 65
years or older as of January 1,
1976 must file for tax relief for
the elderly each and every
year during the regular listing
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About 200 people enjoyed ■ Christmas Dinner December
18, sponsored by the Yancey County Committee on Aging, the
Emergency Radio Patrol and W.A.M.Y. Community Action.
There was delicious food prepared by the Cane River High
School lunchroom and a beautiful cake baked by Peggy Wilson
for all the Senior Citizens who celebrate their birthday In
December. Phil Nordstrom led group singing and told the story
of Christmas In Swedish. Debbie Norris performed at the
piano. Several people presented announcements important to
senior citizens and the senior citizens themselves shared
thoughts on the meaning of Christmas. Sue Bailuy, 93 years
old, was recognized as the oldest person in attendance. There
period only. (N.C. General
Statute 105-282.1, Sections (a)
& (b); and General Statute
Any and all property
owners who fail to list
property during the regular
tax listing period (January 2
to January 31, 1976; are
subject to a late listing
penalty oi 10% of the total
Christmas Dinner For Senior Citizens
property tax due for that year.
(N.C. General Statute 105-
312, Section (h).
Beginning January 2 to
January 31, 1976, a Tax Lister
will be located in each
Township (Monday through
Friday) from 8:00 A.M. to
5;00 P.M. Notices will be
posted in each Township
giving the dates and places of
which property is to be listed.
were five others who also boasted more than 90 years ot iu,.
The success of the dinner Is attributed In part to the generous
donations of Bost Bakery [foils 1, Robinson’s Dairy [milk],
Albert Jones [pepsi], James McDougald [Christmas Tree],
Mayland Tech and W.A.M.Y. [decorations], Issle Cannon [for
his Ideas and energy], and the many other volunteers for
preparing aftd serving the food and providing transportation.
Everyone who Is 60 years or older is Invited to gather for
dinner and fellowship provided by the Nutrition Program at the
Burnsville Community Center dally. Cali Hazel Thomas at the
W.A.M.Y. Office for more information. In some cases,
transportation may be arranged.
Ski Resort
Open For
Wolf Laurel ski resort is
open for the season as of
Saturday, December 20, with
increased snowmaking equip
ment according to an an
nouncement made by Tom
Barr, Wolf Laurel’s Ski
A new air-water system
and new snow guns have been
added to the present snow
making capability this year.
This addition will add 50% to
last year’s man made snow.
According to Barr, the runs
from the top of the double
chair lift should be open 80%
of the time compared to iftffir i
last year.
Wolf Laurel’s rates have
not been increased this year.
A special student weekend
and holiday rate has been
added this year in response to
student interest.
Wojf Laurel is offering Ski
Package Specials with lodging
at Wolf Laurel Inn, breakfast,
ski lessons and equipment
and lift tickets, all at one
package price.
Ski lessons are provided
by a team° of certified
instructors, featuring the
GLM teaching method.
Wolf Laurel is a second
home resort located off U.S.
Highway 23 North of Ashe
ville. Call (704) 689-4111 for
snow conditions and other
Wolf Laurel ski information.
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Otway Bums’ statue overlooks Christmas Tree on the town
square for the first time in several years. The tree and other
decorations are especially lovely this year, and according to
From Wildlife Resources Commission:
Hunters ‘Lend’Eyes, Ears
‘Wildlife Afield’ Reporter
There is growing evidence
that some people who break
fish and game laws are
beginning to get a little edgy.
They think everybody is out to
get them. The word for this is
paranoja, except that in this
case, 2he suspicions may
prove correct.
“The hoodlums that spot
light deer or break other game
and fish laws always keep an
eye peeled for the green
uniforms of the wildlife law
enforcement officers,” one
law-abiding hunter told me
recently, . “but they have
never worried about the rest
of us much. They figured we
wouldn't turn them in even if
we caught them.”
There are groups and
individuals in North Carolina
who are actively trying to
change ttys. “What we’d like
to do,” one told me, “is
create a little healthy para
The most recent evidence
comes from an incident in
rural Burke County last
Thanksgiving Day. Three bird
hunters-Ed Neves of Sylva,
Barry Nevius of Asheville and
Tom Farr of Morganton-were
getting ready to hunt a field
when they passed a car
parked alongside the road. A
young hunter was leaning
against the car, waiting for a
deer to move through the
nearby fields or cross the
road. Nothing illegal about
that, so far.
“We began hunting one of
the fields not far away,” said
Neves, “and we had only
been walking a few minutes
when a young doe deer came
out of the woods and ran
across the field toward the
deer hunter. Os course, doe
deer are illegal in Burke
County so we were surprised
to hear the guy shoot.”
Neves and his buddies
hustled back to the parked car
where they found the man and
the freshly killed doe.
“We asked him if he was
going to call a wildlife
enforcement officer and of
course he looked at us like we
were nuts,” said Neves. “He
then asked us whether we
were going to report him.
When we told him we were,
The three quail hunters
Town Decorates For Christmas
called Winfield Rhyne, super
visor of wildlife enforcement
for that part of the state.
“We couldn’t believe it,
but within 15 minutes there
were four wildlife enforce
ment officers on the spot,”
said Neves. “The violator had
fled with his deer, but we
furnished enough information
so that they soon tracked him
down and caught him clean
ing the deer in his backyard.
“I think it’s important for
New Wildlife
Officer Here
Don McGalliard, Wildlife
Enforcement Officer, who has
been stationed at Burnsville
for the past twelve years, has
been promoted and resta
tioned in Catawba County.
Don accepted the new posi
tion on December 1 and will
move his family to Catawba
County after the holidays and
when housing is found.
The new Wildlife Enforce
ment Officer for the Burns
ville area is Fred R. Capps,
Jr., an eight year veteran with
the Wildlife Commission who
is moving from Burke County.
Fred, who is a native of East
Flat Rock, and his wife,
Evelyn, who is a native of
Burke County, have one
daughter and are expecting
another child before January
1. They plan to move to
Burnsville soon after that.
Country S-roae
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latest reports, Yancey County may even have a ‘White
Christmas' to crown the season.
the sportsmen of this state to
know that those telephone
numbers work,” said Neves.
The telephone numbers
Neves is talking about are
those which are posted on red
cards shaped like stop signs
throughout public hunting
lands across the state. The
numbers are also listed, along
with instructions, on the back
of each hunting and fishing
regulation booklet.
"More and more sports
men are using these numbers
to report violations,” said
Don Curtis, chief of the N.C.
Wildlife Resources Commis
sion’s Division of Enforce
ment. “We’re certainly glad
to see it happening because if
the legitimate sportsmen
help, we can make it a lot
rougher for game and fish law
hp if wa
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Chrismon Tree Displayed
time by the ladles of the Bald Creek Methodist Church. A tree
of religious significance, the Chrismon tree use. symbolic
of Unchurch work many hours to create th/decoraUons in
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“All sportsmen need to do
is call that number when they
see someone breaking the
law,” said Curtis. “Even if
they’re not sure whether the
law is being broken, we’ll
hightail it over there and
check it out to be sure. Those
who make the reports don’t
even have to get involved
unless they want to. We can
usually catch the violators
red-handed. We’ve got mo
bile teams patrolling in every
county in the state and it
doesn’t take us long to track
down a report.”
There are nearly 200
wildlife enforcement officers
in North Carolina. Add
roughly a million sportsmen
as “eaRS” AND “eyes” and
game and fish law violators
may soon be out of business.

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