As of Tuesday, September 2, 2014
WHITE BIRD — School has begun with its obligations and demands in full force. I thought that since school has started, it wouldn’t be such an obstacle course of kids and dogs through Main Street. I was wrong. And to top it off, it’s now hay season, so we also get to enjoy the big ol’ hay trucks going through town. Keep your eyes and ears open and drive slowly through town.
I just don’t have a lot to write about this week. Soon, though, we will start thinking about the upcoming events like the chili cook-off and Halloween. They will be here sooner than we think. As fall begins to set in, cribbage will start up again at the Silver Dollar. If you haven’t participated in the tournaments in the previous years, think about this year. It’s always a great way to spend the afternoon with your neighbors.
The Salmon River Art Guild, celebrating 50 years, invites the public to their regional art show. Viewers will be able to see fine art, sculpture, photography, and participate in a silent auction. Up to $1,175 will be awarded. The judge for the event is Marla Kreigbaum of New Meadows.
On Friday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MDT), entries will be accepted at the Riggins Community Center, 121 Lodge St., (behind the Chevron Station). At 6 p.m. (MDT) a banquet for the artists, guild members, and their families will take place on the lower level of the Community Center. Reservations and choice of baked or barbecued chicken breasts are needed to be RSVP by Sept. 26. The cost is $18 per adult, $9 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and under are free. The cost is inclusive of tax and tip. For information about entering the show and RSVP, call 839-2493 or 839-2414 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The art show is Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MDT) and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MDT). The silent auction closes at 2 p.m. (MDT) on Sunday and items must be picked up by 3 p.m. (MDT). This event is open to the public at no charge.
Happy birthday this week to: the wonderful Brenda Heckman who has been volunteering her time and equipment in keeping the yard mowed at our possible future community center. Thank you very much, Brenda! Janet Parr, Michelle Smith, Brian Basier, Sharon Pakkala, Chris Alley, Kevin Blair, Grace Fanning, Bruce Dreher, Hans Breivik, Christy Galberth, Barbara Lowe, Carol Gortsema, Tyler Emig, Jim Carlson, Kathy Lucchesi, Gerald Pearce, Christina Duncan, Wayne Whinery, the fabulous Millie Robinett and Jacob Larson.