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White Bird News: Decorating contest is on; parade is Saturday



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Toni Baker 983-7701 toni_wbrodeo@yahoo.com

— Where to start? The weather is cold…Christmas is upon us in two weeks…not much snow or warmth of the sun? All of the above and I hope there is a happy medium for all of you.

Duane is now home enjoying his jammies and the comforts of his house. He will still have to do physical therapy but with the prayers, let’s hope he’s on the way to recovery. He welcomes visitors and phone calls.

Steve Smith was a cherished son, adored husband and beloved father. Steve’s battle with cancer came to an end on Dec. 7, at his home in Slate Creek, at the age of 53. A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, Thursday, Dec. 14, at 1p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to come and share their stories and love for Steve. Our prayers go out to the family.

Hoot’s grandson is home again and doing better. He still has some appointments with the doctor, so keep the prayers coming.

This in from Red’s Café: “We have water back but are now waiting on a passing water test for the health inspector to give us the ok to open back up! Hopefully early next week, but we will let everyone know. Thanks for being so patient through this tough time!”

Emma’s Mexican Cuisine wanted to thank their customers for supporting their business while in White Bird. “We will only be here for another two weeks and on the first of January, you should be able to find our tamales in Grangeville once again. We really appreciated all of your support.”

Pinochle winner was Dot Mccauley.

Cribbage winners were Dee Dee Hallquest(1st) and John Miesner (2nd). The attendance is starting to pick up, so if you are wanting to test your card skills, please join us at the Silver Dollar Bar.

Last call for the residents of the 83554 zip code area to participate in the Christmas Decorating Contest. Give Verna a call at 208-839-2777 if you would like to be considered in the judging and possibly WIN a prize. The winners will be announced on the 16th, along with the lighted parade taking place at 6 p.m. line up at the entrance to White Bird. Contact Barbara Lowe to get your entries in and further information on the parade, call 208-839-2444. After the parade, there will be homemade chili, corn bread and hot chocolate, along with a bonfire in the park. Santa will be there with his Santa Goodie Bags, then rounding out the evening there will be a dance at the IOOF Hall with Dave, Joaquin and Verna providing the tunes for the evening. Light refreshments will be available there also.

Ring in the New Year at Hoot’s Café. Dec. 31, dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m., with your choice of New York Steak, Prime Rib or Baby Back Ribs with the salad bar included. There will be a charge for this and you may want to call ahead for reservations. Music again will be provided by Dave, Joaquin and Verna starting at 8 p.m. Soft drinks, coffee, beer, and wine will be available at the back bar. Hooty says for “all to come out, enjoy the evening with us, and Happy New Year!!”

Celebrate Dec. 31 at Hoot’s

WHITE BIRD — Ring in the New Year at Hoot’s Café. Dec. 31, dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m., with your choice of New York Steak, Prime Rib or Baby Back Ribs with the salad bar included. There will be a charge for this and you may want to call ahead for reservations. Music again will be provided by Dave, Joaquin and Verna starting at 8 p.m. Soft drinks, coffee, beer, and wine will be available at the back bar. Hooty says for “all to come out, enjoy the evening with us, and Happy New Year!”

Christmas church services for the holiday will be for Sacred Heart Catholic Church celebrating Mass on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 9 a.m. Pleasant View Baptist will have its Christmas Service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m.

Birthday wishes go out to Michael Davis, Connie Parsons (10th), Jerry Brown (1st), Lawrence Wassmuth, Maureen Randall, Gary Wright, Loen Brumley (12th), Tom Schwartz, Nancy Marek, Cheryl Demeris (14th), Juanella Cash, Doug Plagmann (15th), and Janet Henderson (16th).

Anniversaries are Jeff & Shelley Ghan, and Dennis Wolfe & Joanne Quinn (13th).

TidBit: Here’s a fun fact…the first snowman is unclear but the first illustration of one was in 1380 and a picture of one was taken in 1853. They also started with many different variations from rabbits, small snowmen, to the desert snowman in Arizona made of tumbleweeds, to the round hay bales of today that can be seen in ranchers’ fields for all to enjoy. We no longer have only the snowman, we now have many people in competition making snow sculptures. Whatever is your desire, I hope they are enjoyed by all.



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