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White Bird News: Enter town’s Christmas lighting contest


Toni Baker 983-7701

— Now that one holiday has come and gone, we start in with the next one. Yes, Christmas is only a month away so will start listing events that will be happening in our little town. Your help is needed for some of them, others you can join in the fun of the season or you may opt to just sit back and enjoy!!

Let’s all get in the spirit and help decorate the town on Dec. 1.

Are you looking for a unique gift from that fur baby? Then join in the fun with Pet Pictures with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2. Bring your pet, human or children to Ace Home Center in Grangeville for a picture with Santa. He will be giving out treats to animals and humans starting at 10 a.m. and running through until to 2 p.m. You can get a 5x7 print for $10 that will be ready in time for Christmas. This is Animal Ark’s annual fund-raiser, so come out and visit with Santa.

Update on Duane – he came through surgery ok so are now just waiting to see how he does. He is feeling better, but the pain is still there. Keep your prayers coming!

I hope you had time to check out the Small Business Saturday at Canyon House. They had some really nice items and huge discounts.

An upcoming event to start thinking about is the Christmas decorating contest. Light up the town by decorating the outside of your home or business. If you live within the 83554 zip code, you can enter to win prizes. Call Verna Lowe at 208-839-2777 to get on the list so you can be judged on the evening of Dec. 15. Winners will be announced at the parade on the 16th.

Dec. 9 there will be the Jet Boater’s Ball in Riggins. Dress up for this special evening and enjoy delicious food, good music, and dancing. This is a fund-raiser for the Salmon River Jet Boat Fund. Call 208-628-3322 or 208-628-3615. Reservations required, and all times are mountain time.

Pinochle – no game for this week.

Cribbage winners were Smiley, 1st and Rick Alley won 2nd.

Upcoming meetings are Deer Creek Hwy. on the 4th at 7 p.m., Library meeting on the 5th at 10 a.m., and the Food Bank pickup on the 7th at noon.

Lighted parade is Dec. 16

WHITE BIRD — Speaking of a parade, Barbara Lowe (208-839-2444) will again be putting together our lighted parade on Saturday, Dec. 16. Start thinking of your entry. The only requirement is that it has to have lights on it. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with. Starting lineup will begin at 6 p.m., at the entrance to White Bird, traveling through town and back, ending at the park where there will be homemade chili, cornbread (donations accepted) and goodies from Santa. A bonfire will be going to keep warm and then a dance at the IOOF Hall follows with Dave, Joaquin and Verna.

Birthdays for the last week of the month are Marlene Mignerey (26th), Shelby Moline, Calvin Fehrenkamp (27th), Todd Marek (28th), Kathleen Talley, Fred Kunkel (29th), Kelsey Pilant (30th), Ian S. Zbinden, Anna Marie Parkinson (1st) and Bailey Cullin, Abigail Fanning (2nd).

In memory of Edith Taylor (30th).

Anniversaries are Joaquin & Verna Lowe, Scott & Sasha Dalgleish, Mr. Hoot & Hootie (27th), Anna & Duane Ousley (28th), and Glen & Georgene Wilkins (1st).

TidBits: Traditions that are handed down through the years, are they still being used? In this era many are not used anymore or have been forgotten altogether…what are some of your traditions?

Christmas Traditions in Victorian times was to hide a pickle in the Christmas tree the night before. He tapped the barrel with his staff and freed the kids, who ran home for Christmas dinner. Humble (or ‘umble) pie was made from, get this, the inner organs of a deer.


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