As of Tuesday, January 2, 2018
WHITE BIRD At this writing I hope everyone had a great Christmas and are now having high hopes and adventures planned for the New Year.
Upcoming meetings for the next week are the Food Bank pickup on the 4th at noon, WBARD meeting. on the 8th at 7 p.m., city council will be on the 10th at 6 p.m., SRAG is at 10 a.m., and the chamber at 10:30 a.m. on the 11th. This will be the elections for the chamber, so if you are interested in helping or wanting to hold an office, they sure could use your help. They are taking the chamber in a new direction so attend if possible.
White Bird Gun Club will once again begin their 10-week shoot on Sunday, Jan. 14. Junior shooters are especially welcomed. Call 208-839-2653 for more detailed information.
We have lost another member of our community, Tony Anderson. Cremation has taken place and a memorial will take place at a later date. Prayers go out to the family.
Janis Comrie has been in the Syringa Hospital with pneumonia and a fractured vertebrae, but it was hopeful she would go home Dec. 28. Speedy recovery, Janis.
Birthday wishes go out to Joan Lawty (1st), Cassie Basler (2nd), Judy Dillon (3rd), Brad Minter, Amy Wisenor (5th).
In Memory of Leroy Kannada (4th), and Ace Barton (6th).
No Anniversaries for this week.
Game winners for cribbage were Kevin Kehoe 1st and Brian Lowe winning 2nd.
No Pinochle last week and this week Rick Alley won.
TidBits: Did you know…Many New Year’s traditions surround food? New Year’s Day means new beginnings, so to start the New Year, people in various countries around the world eat specific foods for that day. Here are a few:
In Spain: they eat 12 grapes at midnight, one for each month, in the hopes of having a good new year.
In Asia: eating long noodles signifies the wish for a long life.
In Turkey: pomegranates are the food of choice to ensure good health and fertility.
The Irish: enjoy pastries called bannocks.
In Swiss homes: dollops of whipped cream, symbolizing the richness of the year to come, are dropped on the floors – and allowed to remain there.
So, whatever your tradition may be, I hope everyone will have a brand-new outlook on the coming year.
Keep the stories coming and I look forward to another year writing the news.