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White Bird News: Deck the Halls this Saturday, Dec. 3


Toni Baker 983-7701

— Hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday. Now it seems another one is on the way! Oh where did the last part of the year go? December will be upon us on Thursday, so on Saturday, Dec. 3, we are inviting everyone to come down to the park and get into the holiday spirit and “Deck the Town for Christmas.” This starts at 11 a.m. The White Bird Women’s Christmas Social will be held at the IOOF Hall at 12:30 p.m. Tea, coffee and soup will be provided. Bring a friend, some cookies or an appetizer, and a Christmas ornament to put into the prize basket to be awarded at the parade (Dec. 17).

Are you looking for a unique gift to that special four-legged pet in your life? Then on Saturday, Dec. 3, bring your pet up to Primeland Country Store in Grangeville for pet pictures with Santa. This will be 9 a.m. to noon and for $10 you will get a 5x7 matted color print. Two legged creatures (especially children) are also welcomed and donations of dog, cat food (dry or wet), cat litter, collars, leashes are always appreciated. This is the Animal Ark Annual fund-raiser so come join in the fun as Santa will be giving out treats to both humans and animals.

Santa letters can be dropped off at City Hall and they will be read after the parade on the 17th. Also be thinking of your entry for the lighted parade that will take place on the 17th. Call Carrie Marek for more information on this or to get entered. Call 507-2120 or 839-2500. Let’s light up our small town and have fun doing it.

Dates to remember: Jan. 1st is the Food pickup at the Parks and Rec. building. Your library will be open on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays, so stop in to get a book to read for a snowy night. The 5th is the White Bird Highway Dist. meeting at 7 p.m, and on the 8th is the SRAG meeting at 10 a.m.

Cribbage winners for this week were Jim Mozingo winning first and Glen DeFord won second. They had 20 players, so we are still getting a great crowd. Keep up those card skills.

Birthdays for this week are Shelby Moline, Calvin Fehrenkamp, Todd Marek, Kathleen Talley, Fred Kunkel, Kelsey Pilant, Ian Zbinden, Anna Marie Parkinson, Bailey Cullin, Abigail Fanning, Jed Fitch, Heather Farmer, and Ryan Randall. In memory of Edith Taylor.

Anniversery wishes go out to Joaquin and Verna Lowe, Mr. Hoot and Hootie, Anna and Duane Ousley, and Glen and Georgene Wilkins.

Christmas Tidbits: Well, I haven’t received any stories yet so will start it out. I don’t remember the exact year, but I was about 12 or 13 at the time. Everyone gathered at our house in Grangeville and as kids would go, we got to wear what we wanted for Christmas dinner. Now we had about six feet of snow at the time, so relatives would get there when they could so we had no set time for eating. Our grandparents finally arrived from Fall Creek along the little Salmon River and were in for a surprise when they topped the mountain to find snow. I had received a red shirt, vest, and tights for Christmas and was wearing them when grandpa Shorty asked what I had on. So I told him “hot pants.” Well, he proceded to tell me if my pants were so “hot” he would fix it. He then picked me up and threw me into the snow and told me that I didn’t have “hot pants” anymore! Boy, was that a very cooling down on my part. I went in and put on a dress and our Christmas day continued without any more interruptions.

So now I hope you will join in the fun and get me some stories to relate to our readers!


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