As of Tuesday, October 20, 2015
WHITE BIRD — The Halloween party is this Saturday, Oct. 24. It just sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? There will be the traditional costume contests, pumpkin decorating contest for the kids, games, refreshments and the cakewalk. This year, however, there is going to be a big contest for the adults. Darla is adding a scarecrow contest for adults and the winner will get $50! The scarecrows will be displayed, possibly in front of the hall, or somewhere where we can enjoy them all week. Don’t forget to make a goody for the cakewalk. As always, donations are greatly appreciated, and if you can help Darla in any way, give her a call at 839-2205.
The November elections are quickly approaching. This year the election polls will be held at the school, not the IOOF Hall. This year Rick Alley and Rod Pilant are both running for mayor. Janice Ann Comrie, Darlene Wadsworth and Homer Brown are running for city council members. Show up and vote. However, you have to live within the city limits to be a qualified voter. It’s nice to see that there are a couple of people from a younger generation stepping up to the plate to get involved in the future of our community. If you care about this little town, educate yourselves on those who are running and make sure you vote. Every vote counts in these small elections!
The 2016 library calendars have arrived. The theme is “Construction and Destruction in Idaho County.” The cost is still $10. Calendars are available at the library Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Perhaps patrons might want to call first, 839-2805. The proceeds from the sale of calendars keep our little library going. I’ve already got mine and this year’s calendars are really great, as always. They put a lot of time into the pictures and stories.
The annual winter cribbage tournament at the Silver Dollar will begin this Saturday, Oct. 24. Everyone is welcome to play. From now until spring there will be crib on Saturdays at 2 p.m. The last tournament will be the big one, and in order to qualify to play in it, you have to play at least 10 Saturdays beforehand. It’s always fun to gather with your neighbors and play cards, so the more the merrier!
Happy birthday this week to: Little Joe, John Urbahn, Edith McKnight, Wilma Erne, Todd Martin, Linda Bailey, Pim Hoogland, Ellie Marek, Kelly Turney, Jack Ray, Joseph Fulford, Cody Black, Kelly Howard, Maggie Abbott and Mike Stickles.