As of Tuesday, November 22, 2016
WHITE BIRD Another well-known vet, Bruce Bentz, received his Quilt of Valor. Well-deserved and I am sorry I missed you last week.
As hunting is winding down, the holidays are now upon us. Under new management, the Silver Dollar Bar will continue to put on its annual Thanksgiving dinner. This is a potluck style dinner with all the trimmings and everyone is welcomed to attend starting around noon. They are still needing someone to help with salads and desserts. Remember not everyone will be traveling to see family or loved ones, so think of those less fortunate than you, that no longer have family or spouses that they can share the day with. God Bless!
Red’s will be closed for Thanksgiving, but was asked to remind everyone they now are serving breakfast from 5:30 to 11 a.m., Tuesday-Sunday. They are open until 8 p.m., except Mondays. New to the menu will be dinner specials on Fridays. Check this out or call Wendy at 839-9977.
The cribbage tournament had 20 people attending on Nov. 19, with Roy Powell winning 1st and again John Meisner winning 2nd. I think he is stuck in that place as this is the third week running that he just can’t seem to advance to first. Keep it going and good luck next week.
The chamber has had a good year and wants to acknowledge those who helped in any way with the activities throughout the year. Your help was greatly appreciated. Coming up in January are the elections of new officers, so if you are new to the community or would like to get involved, think about being an officer and help make a difference.
Fire training draws 18
WHITE BIRD — Eighteen people attended the fire training, with Mark teaching them first aid and did a wonderful job. We still need more people, especially some young blood is always welcomed. If we get more people to attend these classes, remember this will help keep the insurance rates down, so please consider this one-time class. Mark also let us have a light bar for one of the engines. The next meeting will be on Dec. 1 at the Parks and Rec building at 5 p.m.
Black Friday and also Small Business Saturday Sale will be Nov. 25 and 26, so be thinking of those small businesses that need the community support to keep going and shop local. White Bird Antiques will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days and offering 25 percent off Fenton glassware plus other discounts. Canyon House will offer 10-15 percent off throughout the store. They will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and door prizes are being given out.
Some other upcoming events to think about are “Deck the Town for Christmas” Dec 3, at 11 a.m. Also on the 3rd there will be the 20th Annual Beadwork Bazaar at the Nez Perce National Historical Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is at the visitor center on U.S. Highway 95 at Lapwai. Santa’s letters can be dropped off at city hall and will be read at the park the night of the Christmas Parade, and thinking of that, get your entries in to Carrie at 507-2120 or 839-2500 for more information on this. There will be a lighting contest from Slate Creek to White Bird, up Twin River subdivision to Copperville (within the 83554 zip code). Everyone is welcomed to enter. This is on Dec. 17, and more information can be received by calling 839-2777. More on this later and there will be prizes given out.
Birthday wishes go out to Benjamin Cook, Kira Norton, Ron Huebner, Rae Wright, Ben Marek, Kelsey Kunkel, Dot McCulley, Dorothy Galberth, Bambi Baker, Devin Zbiden, Lauren Brandt, Tyrel Cullin, and Marlene Mignerey.
Anniversary wishes for the week go out to Les and Heather Killgore, Phil and Kathleen Talley, Ron and Cindy Huebner and Buck and Jeannie Fitch. Many happy years to come.
Last I would like to say, I wish everyone near and far a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. Remember the troops and the men and women who will not be home and those who have no family to visit with. All are in my prayers for a safe holiday.
I am not putting any tidbits in this week but would like to put Christmas stories from the past in for the next few weeks, so send me a memory of Christmas past – I know some of you will have great ones to pass along.