As of Tuesday, November 7, 2017
WHITE BIRD Welcome to November...the month has come on like a lion we all know, as the approaching winter hits. It will be here soon enough, but ‘ole Mother Nature is starting to show her colors. I hope everyone stayed safe and also remembered to turn those clocks back. That extra hour really is needed sometimes.
Rebekahs Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner will be this Sunday, Nov. 12, with Bingo starting at 10 a.m. and the dinner at noon. Get all the trimmings and some great pies all for $7 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12 and $2 for 5 and younger. All proceeds go to the Rebekahs projects.
The community calendars will be on sale at the Thanksgiving dinner for $10. This is the library’s annual fund-raiser and once again they prove to have a great one with the theme being Working Cowboys.
The food bank saw lots of volunteers this past week and also replenished the supply of food. Thanks to all who continue to help get food to anyone who is in need of help.
Pinochle card games have started and will be on Thursdays at 3 p.m., at the Silver Dollar. This last week’s winner was Rick Alley for November 2nd.
Cribbage has also started for the season and will be on Saturdays, starting at 2 p.m., at Silver Dollar. Winners on the 5th were Jill Robinette (1st), and Christi (2nd). They had 16 players and there is always room for more.
I know I forgot to mention the city elections, so I hope everyone was able to get out and vote. Remember, it is your right to have a say in what happens in your town, and that can only happen if you get out and vote for who you see fit to help run this little community.
Saturday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. May you never forget who fought for your freedom and the sacrifices that were made along the way. We shall remain free!
Upcoming events will be the Turkey Shoot at the White Bird Gun Club on Nov. 18, with sign in starting at 8 a.m. and the competition starting at 10 a.m. $1 per contest and all types of guns can be used. Questions, call Dave Cook at 208-628-3759.
Birthday wishes go out to Casie Hart, Ann Clark, Judy Stapleton (5th). Cassie Chandler, Bonnie Asker, Emily Bunting (6th), Travis Johnson (7th), Heather Cullin (8th), Stara Liggins, Frankie Randall (9th), Matthew David Fehrenkamp (10), and Cleo (11th).
TidBits: As we start to reflect back on how Thanksgiving started, the farmers gave thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Although it dates back to the first European settlements in America, it was not until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be the national holiday. Since Bradford wrote of how the colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the autumn of 1621 and since turkey is a uniquely American bird, it gained traction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice for Americans.