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White Bird News: Cribbage tourney to begin Oct. 29


Toni Baker 983-7701

— With all this rain, does your lawn look like a lake or is it greening up like spring again?

I have seen some horns but not many stories to report, although we did get to help some friends of ours on the eighth pack his out. Got a nice 7 x 8 but was rather small in the body. At least there’s meat in the freezer!

City Council members would like to remind everyone that this is Fire Prevention Month and they are offering free chimney sweeping and if you are in need of fire detectors, they will help you out by calling city hall at 839-2499 and requesting them. Remain safe and take them up on this opportunity; it could save yours or a loved one’s life.

The Rebekahs meeting will be on the 19th at 6 p.m. Also give them a call at 839-2777 if you want something put in the winter newsletter.

Upcoming events as we all know, are the ghosts and goblins that roam the streets of White Bird. On Saturday, the 29th, there will be a party at the IOOF Hall, starting at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest (by age groups), the popular cake walk (needing donations of cakes for this), and lots of games and refreshments. Contact Darla at 839-2205.

Breakfast available at Red’s

WHITE BIRD — If you get up in the mornings and you just don’t feel like cooking, then head down to Red’s River Café, starting at 5:30 a.m., for some great food being cooked by Wendy on Tuesday and Thursdays and Sheryl will be cooking on the other days. They are closed on Mondays.

The WBARD will be holding the pumpkin carving contest that afternoon. This can be a pumpkin you grew, bought, or if you need one, they will have some on hand for the kids. Several different ways of judging and one winner per age group will be awarded a prize. You can carve, or paint them, and of course, the adults are welcome to participate too.

The other costume party will be taking place at the Silver Dollar Bar, with costumes of your favorite ghouls in attendance. There will be prizes for different ghostly ghouls, so have some fun, go through those closets and see what you can come up with!

The annual cribbage tournament will be starting on the 29th at 2 p.m. This is held at the Silver Dollar Bar and runs every Saturday until about April. Everyone from near or far is invited to come put your card skills to the test and meet some really nice people in the process. Call 839-2293.

Nag, nag, nag, but I want to remind everyone that it is that time, on Nov. 8, you will have the opportunity to exercise your right again. Come out and vote, as this is going to be a very important election. “Every election is determined by the people who show up!” So if you don’t show up, you have no right to complain of the outcome (some will anyways), but it is as Americans, our God-given right.

Happy Birthday to Mike Wassmuth, Susie Ray, Shae Hollinsworth, Nikki Sickels, Ahni Anderson, Kelby Killgore, Madilyn Lindsey, Frank Sargent, Tara Connolley, Kelli Martin, Dennis Swallow, Little Joe, John Urbahn, and in memory of Jack Maynard and Bonnie Kannada; Anniversary wishes go out to Tate and Natosha Stowers, Dan and Lynn Cook, Rob and Heather Tyson, and Kyle and Jeanna Meacham.

History Tidbits:

On Aug. 11, 1932, the steel bridge that crossed the Salmon River at the mouth of White Bird Creek, collapsed about 6 a.m., when R.H. Otto was crossing with about 12 head of beef cattle to deliver to Eimers and Jones at White Bird. Then on Sept. 1, 1932, it was reported that since the collapse of the bridge near the mouth of White Bird Creek two weeks ago, people on the west side must resort to boats to cross.

Fae (Davis) Price no longer rides off Banner Ridge to Lodge, her dress clothes rolled up behind her saddle, and balancing a lemon meringue pie. Now members come in powerful four-wheel drive vehicles, dressed in current fashions.


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