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White Bird News: Christmas parade on tap for Dec. 17; no more cribbage tourney results


Toni Baker 983-7701

— The snow has fallen and decorations are being put up, so it is beginning to look like Christmas is upon us. Old man winter is here with the temperatures dipping into the single digits. Keep not only yourselves warm, but remember the fur babies; they need help in staying warm too.

Hope all the children are figuring out what they want Santa to bring them and are composing their letters. They can be dropped off at city hall and will be read at the Christmas parade Dec. 17.

Speaking of Christmas memories, I want to apologize to the woman that sent in a memory for my tidbits…well, my phone decided to do things before I could get it downloaded. I lost it and some pictures so could you resubmit it to me and I will get it in the news.

Remember the decorating contest for anyone in the 83554 zip code area, decorate your house or business to be entered. Contact Canyon House at 839-2777 if you want to be included in the judging. There are some great prizes being awarded.

The Christmas Lighted Parade will take place in town on Sat., Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. Lineup will be at 5 p.m., at the entrance to White Bird so be thinking of ways to light up a float, a horse, or whatever you have. Contact Carrie Marek at 839-2500 or 507-2120 to get entered. There will be chili/cornbread and hot chocolate at the park, sponsored by the White Bird Chamber, hot dogs sponsored by the Medical and Relief, and the Rebekah Lodge will have Santa goodie bags. Smores by the fire, which is sponsored by the American Legion Post 152, will have all the ingredients for $1. Donations to all these are always welcomed.

Meetings to remember are on the 5th – Deer Creek Highway at 7p.m., library meeting on the 6th at 10 a.m., SRAG meeting on the 8th at 10 a.m.

Winter ball is this weekend

RIGGINS — Dec. 10 will be the Jet Boaters Winter Ball in Riggins. An opportunity for a fun-filled evening, this all starts with a no host cocktail hour at 6pm, dinner at 7 p.m., and music at 8:30 p.m. Dinner will cost $40/couple with reservation required as seating is limited. Prime rib and shrimp will be served.

I received an e-mail that they would no longer be posting the results of the cribbage tournaments, so if you want to know who won, I guess you will have to attend. Sorry, no reason was given, but thanks for the results to date.

With great sadness, our community has lost another great river rancher, Ann Zumwalt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and just know, she will still be watching us and guiding us in our daily chores. Memories and great stories will keep her in all our hearts, so remember her with great fondness.

Birthday wishes go out to Larry Lathrop, Kaleala Rose Bass, Dean Roakey, Les Killgore, Nathanial Carlson, Attyssa Dewey, Carl Killgore, Davida, Gary Boone, Laurie Franzen, Tyler Zumwalt, Charlotte Sickels, Ruby Sargent, Brianna Gill, Michael Davis, and Connie Parsons.

Anniversary wishes go to Jim and Dianne Crea.

No tidbits this week as the one I had…my phone ate! So just take a moment to think about those less fortunate and the elderly that no longer have family to help celebrate the holidays. Remember the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of the baby Jesus. All this frenzy pace of trying to find that perfect gift, when it’s right in front of us, our loved ones are the greatest gift of all!


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