WHITE BIRD With the temperatures in the mid-50s down here on the river, I have seen around four to six boats out on the river steelhead fishing. Haven’t heard if anyone has caught one yet!
Update on Tony Anderson’s memorial service: It will be held this summer, 11 a.m., at the Christian Church in Grangeville on Monday, July 20. This is next to the GEMS school. No scheduled burial date is at this time. Our prayers are with the family and friends.
WBARD will be once again hold its monthly breakfasts, starting on Sunday, Jan. 28, 8-9 a.m. There is no charge for this, but donations are always welcomed. Next planned ones will be held on Feb. 25 and March 25. The public is always welcomed.
No meetings are scheduled for the rest of the month, so are you ready for the Volunteer Firemen’s Ball? This will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, starting at 5 p.m. Hooty will be offering a dinner of your choice of baby back ribs, prime NY steak with trimmings for a small fee. You might want to make a reservation for this by calling 208-839-2268. Then the doors open at 7 p.m., for the auction and dance. Music will be provided by Dave, Joaquin and Verna. There will be a $5 raffle ticket at the door for this. Rebekah Sweetheart basket drawing, along with other drawings are on the schedule. Proceeds go to the area fire departments of White Bird, Grangeville, Riggins, and the Salmon River Rural Department as well. For more information you can call 208-839-2444, and this is sponsored by the White Bird Chamber.
Speaking of the chamber, some of the members will be traveling to Boise on March 1 – 4 for the business show. This show is to help promote the businesses and the area recreation that is available around our area. If you have any brochures from your business that you would like taken down, get them to Verna by mid-February, so she can take them with her. They will also be running a slide show that was put together of the area.
The next chamber newsletter will be covering February and March, so if you have anything you want published, get the information to Char soon, as she plans to get it in the mail by Jan. 26th or so.
Cribbage winners were Rick getting 1st and Jill Robinette winning 2nd.
Pinochle winner was Polly Fischer.
The Gun Club hosted their first winter shoot last Sunday, with 21 shooters and sunny, but a little chilly. Don Sickels, Clay Robinson and Paul VanAcker all shot 24s and in the youth division Kaycen Sickels shot a 19. Great job, keep up the good work.
Guess who’s back…Sheryl is back cooking breakfast on Saturday and Sundays at Red’s. She would like to let everyone know that they are open at 7:30 a.m., but she says she’ll have the “coffee on by 7a.m!”
Birthdays for this week are Devon Poxleitner (14th), Aaron Howard (15th), Tasha Zumwalt, Marcus Johnson, Peter P. Pulos, Jin Kitchen (16th), Jamie Sarbacher (17th), Richard Eller, Jacob Gabrieison (18th),Elaine Anderson, Annelle Urbahn (19th), and Derek Elijah Berks (20th).
In memory of John Klement (16th).
TidBits: Here is some Cowboy Advice that I came across, and many are still true to this day:
•Keep fences horse-high, pigtight and bull-strong.
•Keep skunks & bankers & lawyers at a distance.
•Life is simpler when you plow around a stump.
•Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
•Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
•You cannot unsay a cruel word.
•Most of the stuff people worry about is never gonna happen.
•Sometimes you get and sometimes you get got.
WHITE BIRD – The last Sunday of the month, Sunday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 9 a.m., will be a cowboy breakfast with sausage and eggs, potatoes and toast, coffee and hot chocolate. Come enjoy this at no charge and visit with friends.
On Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a wolf trapping class put on by IFG at the WBARD building. For questions call Charlotte Sickels at 208-839-2653.