Photo by David Rauzi
Kids in costume packed the IOOF Hall in White Bird Saturday night, Oct. 29, for the annual community Halloween party. The event included games and prizes, food, a cake walk and costume judging contest.
As of Tuesday, November 1, 2016
WHITE BIRD Sounds as though all the ghosts and goblins had a wonderful time over the weekend, children and adults alike. The many parties that took place were all well-attended and a whole lotta fun was had! Darla was thrilled to see so many at the hall and wanted to give her appreciation to all who helped.
The Silver Dollar Bar had equal amounts of scary ghouls, too. Thanks to everyone for a safe holiday, let’s do it again next year!
I was gone for the weekend with grandkids to the Disney on Ice. That was an experience as we had never been to one; they had a blast!
One last time, election is just around the corner, the 8th, so get out and vote as this is a biggy! You may not care for who is running, but we have to get our voices heard. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., so there really isn’t any excuse as to why you are not down there.
Then on Friday the 11th is Veterans Day. If you know of a vet, call or go see them, do something good for him or her or just sit and visit for awhile; I know it will brighten their day.
Dates to remember are the 7th – Deer Creek Hwy., will have their meeting at 7 p.m. Then on the 9th is the City Council meeting at 5 p.m. The 10th is the SRAG at 10 a.m.
Here is an upcoming one that is sure to please the hunters: The Turkey Shoot on Nov. 19 at the White Bird Gun Club. This all starts with sign-in at 8 a.m. and the competition begins at 9 a.m. Remember these are all Pacific Time. You can use rifles or pistols and is open to all. Give Dave Cook at call at 628-3759 for details.
The annual cribbage tournament has started at the Silver Dollar Bar and will continue every Saturday from now til the middle of April, starting at 2 p.m. With that being said, they had 20 players for the first week with Janis winning first and Laurie won second. Way to go girls! Remember, everyone is welcomed, so come on down and test your card skills and maybe even learn some new ones.
This week’s birthdays are Connor Bunting, Chris Ray, Delise Whinery, Scott Owens, Colten Pilant, Wes Burman, Andrew Kryns, Cassie Hart, Ann Clark.
Anniversary wishes go out to Bill and Carol Gortsema, and Bill and Connie Schuck.
History Tidbits: A sister organization, Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13, was instituted by Mizpah Rebekah Lodge No. 12 of Grangeville on April 10, 1904. Several hack and buggy loads of sisters and brothers drove down for the occasion. A banner year came in 1911, when there were 29 brothers and 39 sisters. In 1912 the hall was rebuilt after fire destroyed it.
A windstorm collapsed the new building the following year, and it was again rebuilt, using the attic for a lodge room and the lower floor for a dance hall and dining room. A kitchen was added later.
The lodge celebrated its 50th anniversary in April 1954, with a program, dance and lunch in the tradition of the early days. The only living charter member, Lillian Griffith, was unable to attend due to illness.
It is with tradition, that it is still pretty much run and used much in the same way today.