As of Tuesday, October 24, 2017
WHITE BIRD The ghosts and goblins and a few more creatures came out in full force this last Saturday as the annual Halloween Party was held at the IOOF Hall. Darla did a fantastic job again this year, along with all the help, donations and, of course, all the games and goodies.
Again, hunting is upon us and as usual I tried my hand at hunting, but the weather didn’t cooperate and got snowed on so bagged it until next weekend. Did have fun with the grandkids as they were up for the weekend, so it was fun as usual.
October is growing to a close so I will start with the November activities and keep all informed as to the happening, but I need help from you if you. To have any activity mentioned or if a group will be holding a dinner, party or anything - let me know. How are the people of White Bird to know if something is happening in the little town if you don’t get the word out?
Duane Sickels is now residing at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville for about the next five weeks or so. I don’t know what room he is in, but they are encouraging you to come visit. Keep all prayers coming as he’s not out of the woods yet.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Farmer family on the death of Roy Farmer. Remember the good times and he will always remain in your hearts.
Food Bank is on the 2nd and pickup is at noon.
The months are flying by and here are some upcoming events to be thinking about if you would like to help with or attend.
The cribbage tournaments will be starting at the end of the month, so come on down to the Silver Dollar and see how your card skills hold up with the locals. This all begins at 2 p.m. and is in the newly remodeled smoke-free back room.
Nov. 12 starts with the annual Rebekah Thanksgiving Dinner at the IOOF Hall. Turkey and all the trimmings, along with wonderful desserts will be served. Bingo is at 10 a.m., with dinner being served at noon. The community calendar will also be available at this time. Cost is $10 and is the fund-raiser for the Community Library. This year’s theme was” working cowboys,” so it should prove to be very interesting.
Nov 11 is Veterans Day, so with respect, honor and gratitude, “May I never forget the sacrifices others have made so that I may enjoy freedom and liberty. I will not take for granted all the blessings I enjoy because I am free.”
Then on Nov. 18 will be the White Bird Gun Club’s Turkey Shoot. Everyone is welcomed and signup starts at 8 a.m., competition starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $1 per contest and all types of guns, rifles, shotguns or pistols may be used. For more information call Dave Cook at 208-628-3759.
The Salmon River Art Guild had a wonderful turnout and they had sent information to me, but it was also printed in the Free Press so I am choosing not to repeat it, but would like to say thanks for sending it to me. We did have some very deserving winners from our area...keep up the good work.
Birthday wishes go out to Edith Knight, Wilma Erne, Todd Martin (23rd), Lynnel Wassmuth, PIm Hoogland (24th), Ellie Marek, Amelia Marek, Kelly Turney (25th), Jack Ray, Joseph Fulford, Cody Black, Kelly Howard (26th), Maggie Abbott, (27th) and Mia Bashaw and Tesse Pineda (28th).
In memory of Bonnie Kannada (22nd), Don Maynard (26th).
Anniversary wishes go to Kyle & Jeanna Meacham (22nd), Ed & Maryann Carlin (25th), Don & Yeon Dorris ( 26th).
TidBits: Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. The good news is that we get an extra hour in bed - but the bad news is that the darker nights are drawing in. Time flies when you’re having fun!
The moving of the clocks was first introduced during World War I by Germany and Austria, and then by the allies to save on the coal usage. It was invented so that we could get up earlier and so having more daylight hours after work. It was during the 1970’s that it came into widespread use across the world because of the energy crisis.
Halloween party pictures by Maggie Abbott