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December 28, 1972

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;~t. I* Iio= S02 .',omo, 3/'73 Woods Creek--'The High And The Muddy Snohomish River RAIN STORMS and mild temperatures in stage late Tuesday. Dikes near the city to supervise additional preventative dike the higher elevations melting mountain of Snohomish were reinforced late last sandbagging. As of late Tuesday, no snow pushed muddy, rushing waters of week by Army Corps of Engineers in severe problems had arisen other than the Snohomish River to a 28 - 29 foot response to flood threats and the En- the usual lowland farm area flooding. crest, some three to four feet above flood gineers were called in again Tuesday At left is Woods Creek, said by many United Way Drive Tops 1971 Mark The United Way (UGN) drive in the Monroe area rasied $2,148 or 119 per cent of the amount cOllected last year, according to John Heichel, community chairman for the camp- atn ....... The amounts raised by other East County communities and compar- isons with last year were: Snohom- ish, $6,148, 95 per cent; Lake Stevens, $807, 98 per cent; and Sultan, Startup, Gold Bar, Index, $172, 92 per cent. Hetchel : thanked all individuals and business contributors on behalf of the Monroe Community Chest and the many other United Way agencies that will use campaign funds to help provide health, welfare and youth services for residents of the Mon- roe area in 1973. Heichel also acknowledged the help of Monroe Kiwanis Club members who served as volun- teer solicitors. The overall Snohomish County drive raised $821,006, just slightly over its goal. CommunityCouncil Tells Of, January 2 M eeting Next meeting of the Cathcart- M a 1 t b y-Clearview Community Council has been scheduled for January 2 at the Cathcart Grade School beginning at 8 p.m., vice- chairman Percy Berget said. Purpose of the council ts to review items concerning citizens of these areas, mainly re-zone ap- plication requests, and submit re- commendations to the Snohomish County Commissioners, The C athcart Grade School is locat- ed between Broadway and Highway 9. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Auto Licensing for 1973 Begins Jan' 3, NOTE OFFICE. HOURS: 8:30 to 5:00 P. M. Weekdays 8:30 til Noon Saturdays GORDON SOMA INSURANCE AGENCY 'Year Around Service' 103 I/2 W. Main Monroe 794-8759 NRO MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1972, NO. 50 FMONITOR Has Stoen Construction A Gift Inside This issue of the MONROE MONITOR contains a gift from the newspaper staff to you -- the reader. On Page 7, you'll find a full page calendar for 1973, illustrated with a scenic photograph that typlifies these valleys. The calendar was positioned for handy removal from the paper -- in fact you don't even need scissors. It's ready for hanging and it also serves as a reminder to keep abreast of local happenings -- with the MONROE MONITOR. Happy New Year! Awarded State Bid Stoen Construction Company operators of the Monroe Quarry at Monroe, were successful bidders on an indefinite amount of rock to be removed from State land at the quarry site. The contract requires payment of 13 cents per cubic yard of rock removed and a minimum pay- ment of $4,000 per year. It also requres compliance with all State laws, including the Surface Mining Law. The public auction was held at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters at Sultan. Mike Griggs, District Manager, con- ducted the auction. The Department manages the land held in trust for Snohomish County. 75 per cent of the revenue goes to the County to be divided as general taxes. Lee Esary Retires' From Fisheries Dept. Lee Esary has retired fromthe Washington Department of Fisher- Ies after 24 years of service, Di- rector Thor C. Tollefson said today. His tenure with the De- partment included 15 years as upertntendent of the Skykomtsh Salmon Hatchery. Richard Noble, Chief of the Hatch- eries Section of Fisheries, speci- fically cited the unselfish devotion that Esary had shown in his work. "Lee never considered his Job as an eight to five position~', he satd. "As superintendent of the Skykom- ish Hatchery he was always ready at any time of the day or the night to do what was necessary to maintain production and to guarantee safety of the fish." Joining the Department in 1948, he was assigned to the Bowman's Bay Hatchery as a helper. He be- came foreman of the Hatchery in 1951 and worked with departmental biolo- gists in salt water studies carried on at Bowman's Bayprtortohts ad- vancement to Superintendent. Esary and his wife Juantta live at Route 2, Box 246, Monroe. Vehicle License Tabs Available A t Soma's January 1 not only signals the be- ginning of a new year, but for all vehicle owners in the state from passenger cars to farm tractors, it means purchasing new license tabs. Renewal time runs from the first of the month through February 4 as prescribed by state law and this week the Department of Motor Vehicles began mailing notifica- tion to some 2,600,000 vehicle owners indicating what their fee would be for the ensuing year. Locally Gordon Soma Insurance Agency at 103 1/2 West Main Street handles license renewals. Beginning January 2, persons may purchase their 1973 tabs at Soma's between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. week- days and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sat- urday. Should persons fail to receive a pre-biU notice the D.M.V. advises taking the present registration for the vehicle along with two.items of positive identification to the near- est license renewal location. Should you have any questions, call Soma's at 794-8759. area old timers to be the highest it has been in a number of years. Some said it was backed up due to the high waters in the Snohomish. --Staff Photos Monroe Gains 11,659 f In Sales Tax Returns Shortly after receiving an $11,000 federal revenue sharing check, Mon- roe's city treasurer will be deposit- ing another check for Just slightly more. Earlier in the month the city received the federal funds, now a check has been forwarded for $11,659.88, Monroe's September- October share of the one half of one per cent state sales tax. The check boosts the year's total to $66,272.27. These monies were once partially used for a new city hall building fund, however in order to balance the budget for1973, 100 per cent of the money must be used in the current expense fund. The City of Snohomish earned a $20,373.05 check to boost the total for the year to $101,860.18. Sultan will receive $1,818.11 for $8,675.16 total; Gold Bar gained $485.12 for a $3,752.12 figure and Index gets $90.58 to amount to $556.42 for the year. Skykomish is earmarked for a $559.03 check bringing its total to $6,120.73; Carnation, $1,662.43 totaling $7,330.88 and Duvall, $1,153.76 for $6,061.96 thus far this year. Distributions to 18 cities in Sno- homish County totaled $593,150.58 advancing the figure to $3,138,570.72 for the year. County government will receive $150,446.31 to total $766,870.47 through October. Statewide some $9.99 million in revenues were distributed during the month. It raised the totalforthe ~ear to $52.6 million compared with 47.3 million in 1971. i Have an Apple on us... First Mutual is celebrating the Grand Opening of its Wenatchee Office... and is giving everyone a free apple Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 at the office nearest you. Member F.O.I.C., IIGLEVUE SQUARE MERCER ISLAND CROSSROADS WT:NATCHEE ISSAQUAH MONROE