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White Bird News: 21-gun salute for Veterans Day

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Toni Baker 983-7701

— November is upon us, so that means for the next two months the holidays will be here, too. Let’s not forget the true meanings of the upcoming holidays, remember families, not only of the present, but of the ones who no longer have families to celebrate with. Far and near, good friends are also family, so stay true to yourself and help to continue your family traditions.

Memorial Park update: they have been busy and it is all starting to come together. Many turned out last Saturday for the workday, along with sandwiches from Danielle...well appreciated.

Attention Post 152! Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m., we will need all who can attend to help raise flags. Then on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11:11 a.m., we will raise colors followed by a 21-gun salute. If you are on the firing detail, get ahold of Bill Wisenor for uniform of the day details. If you can help, great; if you are unable to help, plan to attend. The more people the better to celebrate Veterans Day.

On Monday, (12th), there will be a Veterans tribute at the GHS starting at 8:30 a.m. If you have never been to one of these, it is very humbling, and tears will flow. A high school senior as part of their senior project, along with the help of the student body and classmates honor our veterans of the area. A slide show, flowers and other thanks are paid to them. Try to attend and I can say, you will come away with a different perspective on what our freedom means to you.

Meetings for the month are SRAG will meet on the 8th at 10 a.m., followed by the chamber meeting at 10:30 a.m. Then on the 11th is Veterans Day with happenings at the park, followed by the Rebekahs annual turkey dinner, with all the trimmings. This all starts at noon until the food is gone, with Bingo at 10 a.m. Monday evening, the 12th, is the WBARD meeting at 7 p.m. Finishing out the week will be the city council meeting on the 14th, at 6 p.m. There are many great new things going on here, the new building is going up, and then all the fire trucks will have a new home, along with a nicer city hall.

Chamber newsletter deadline is Wednesday, the 21st. If you have anything for the holidays that you want listed, give Char Hurst a call to get it in there. Encouraging all businesses to let her know of winter hours, sales, or whatever you may have going on! They will then be mailed out on the 28th.

The White Bird Gun Club will once again be hosting the turkey shoot on Saturday, Nov. 17. Sign up begins at 8 a.m. (PST) and then the competition starts at 9 a.m. and this is open to all. More information can be had by calling Dave Cook at 208-628-3759.

Pinochle winner was Nick Nichols. Cribbage winners were “Bones” taking 1st and 2nd was won by Pat Larson. Remember these games are on Thursday for pinochle and Saturdays for cribbage, both starting at 2 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Bar.

Hammer Down Excursions has new winter hours for both the office and the bar. They are now open Fridays, 9 a.m. to close and Saturdays noon to close. They can still be reached at 208-839-9993.


Contributed photo / Maggie Abbott Work continues on the White Bird Veterans Memorial Park.

Saturday Nov., 17, is the Pet and Kids pictures with Santa at Ace Home Center in Grangeville. This will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Receive a 5x7 color picture, mounted and back in time for Christmas. They are also raffling off a handmade saddle rack with all proceeds going to Animal Ark. Drawing will be that day.

Birthdays wishes go out to Robert Cash, Cleo (11th), Alisha Johnson, Laree Bass, Paul Van Acker (12th), Wanda Pilant (13th), Glenna McClure (14th), Judy Stapleton (15th), Verna Lowe (16th), and Benjamin Lindsey, Adam Kryns, Ashley Lowe, Kate, Jackie Ghan, Beverly Callahan, Shirley Crane (17th).

In Memory of Tressie Filer (12th), and Mom Hagen (16th).

Anniversary wishes go out to Millie & Bill (16th).

TidBits: Why do we celebrate holidays?

A great many of our holidays are celebrated as a result of a religious event. In that way, we strengthen the bonds of faith and in some cases, community. A secular holiday often commemorates an important event or historical point in time. These holidays may be considered worthy of celebration on a national level to reaffirm pride and heritage.

So, in this time of unrest, let’s take the time to thank a veteran for their service and sacrifice for all they have been put through just to give us our freedom!


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