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White Bird News: Stop by Canyon House, local shops on Small Business Saturday



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Toni Baker 983-7701 toni_wbrodeo@yahoo.com

— The White Bird Gun Club played host to their annual Turkey Gun Shoot last Saturday. I was unable to connect with Dave for results so will try to get them for next week.

The pinochle games were on Thursday with Smiley coming out as the top winner.

Cribbage games on Saturday were won by Janis Ann (1st) and Christy Brown taking 2nd. Great job everyone.

Salmon River Art Guild will be the featured artists at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. The art is in the lower level and easily accessed from the back door near the Clinic. Check it out as we have some wonderful artists right here from White Bird that I am sure have their painting on display.

Beginning Nov. 25 through Christmas, the SRAG will also have items in the gift shop at the White Bird Summit Lodge. Every weekend, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. (PT), call to verify the hours at 208-983-1802. This is located at the top of the Old White Bird Hill.

It’s time for the Small Business Saturday again, and the Canyon House would like to let everyone know that on Saturday, Nov. 25, they will be offering all gift items in the store at 20 percent off. Also stop in for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $150. They appreciate everyone who has helped to keep this mom and pop store running and for shopping locally.

Remember, on Dec. 1, we will be decorating our little town for the Christmas holiday and are in need of manpower to help set things up. This all starts at 1:30 p.m., at the storage shed in town.

White Bird Area Recreation District news

WHITE BIRD – The White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD) announces the Big Buck Brag and First-Time Hunters contests, set for Saturday, Dec. 2.

Sign-in posters are out at Rae Brothers and B&B Bargain in Grangeville. Cost is $5 for adults. First-time hunters (kids 10-12) have free entry. Categories are whitetail deer, mule deer and elk.

Come to the WBARD building from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 to have antlers measured and scored. Several prizes will be offered. Also, enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors with refreshments.

Starting in January, a health clinic will be offered by CV/SMH by Linda Heiter, Riggins community health worker, at WBARD, to benefit locals with any health concerns and/or questions.

We are now expanding the parking lot on the north side of the building by moving the fence and gate and putting fill gravel and parking barriers.

Sorry to say we need security cameras since kids are climbing onto the roof again. When identified, they will be dealt with appropriately.

— Gloria Teats

Some of our fellow residents are in need of our prayers: Steve Smith and Duane Sickels. Duane is back at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. The vertebra that was infected has a compression break causing severe pain. Sounds like the nerves to his legs are taking the brunt of it. I will try to keep everyone informed, but they could really use the prayers again.

Prayers also go out to the family of Linda Bailey on her passing.

Birthday wishes go out to Lynne Frederickson (19th), Benjamin Cook, Kira Norton, Rae Wright (21st), Ben Marek, Kelsey Kunkel (22nd), Dot McCulley, Dorothy Galberth (23rd), Bambi Baker, Mike, Devin Zbinden, Lauren Brandt, Lisa Holes (24th) and Tyrel Cullin (25th).

Anniversary wishes go out to Les & Heather Killgore, Phil & Kathleen Talley (23rd) and Buck & Jeannie Fitch (24th). Also, I was able to attend the beautiful anniversary party of Ernie & Judy Robinson. Many friends, great food and fun was had by all. Congrats on 60 years and more to come!

TidBits: With Thanksgiving coming up and many people have no one to celebrate with, this little saying I came across says it all. Dust if you Must

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake a cake or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there, with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and it’s not kind. And when you go – and go you must – You, yourself, will make more dust.

Enjoy your holiday with loved ones near and far, but be safe – Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers and to our little town of White Bird!



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