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White Bird News: Robinett, Wisenor are top chili makers




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— October has arrived — fall is in full swing with the changing of the colors, the elk are bugling and many are still after the big fish in the rivers, and that means that on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. the Medical Relief and American Legion will be meeting at Ginger Welsh’s property to hold the annual wood-cutting for the community. We need wood splitters, trucks, and trailers to deliver the wood for the people in the community who cannot get out and get it for themselves. Last year we had great help and it only took four hours, so let’s make that happen again this year.

Upcoming meetings to think about: City Council will be on the 10th at 6 p.m., and SRAG meets on the 11th at 10 a.m., with the chamber meeting following at 10:30 a.m.

Update to the Veterans Memorial Park: If you haven’t, take the drive through town and look at what is going on at the park. They are doing some wonderful things. More walls are going up, places for flags and I think a water sprinkler system or water feature is also going in. They are really making progress on it with all the volunteers and help from the community. It looks really great so far!

The chili cook-off in White Bird once again was a big hit. Winners were Millie Robinett and Bill Wisenor taking 1st, followed by the 2nd place team of Wendy Kunkel and Janis Comrie, while 3rd place was won by Jenny Hanson and girls. Jack Ray won the 50/50 and donated it back to the Medical Relief Fund. Everyone had a great time and thanks go out to all who participated and helped support this fund-raiser.

While you were in town, I hope you also took in the Old-Time Fiddlers who were playing at Hoot’s Cafe. They always have great music and a fun time too.


Contributed photo Future chili cookoff participants get some experience at the 2018 event.


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


Contributed photo The 1963 American LaFrancer Fire Truck will be auctioned at the Oct. 13 White Bird Volunteer Fire Department event.

The White Bird Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting an auction and dinner Saturday, Oct. 13. This starts at 3 and runs to 9 p.m. There will be an auction starting at 3 p.m., with a 1963 American LaFrance Truck, fire hoses and equipment, and office equipment. Then at 4 p.m., is the dinner consisting of tri-tip from Heckman Ranch, baked loaded potatoes, green salad and garlic bread, all for $20/person or $35/couple. Beer and wine will be available so bring your ID. The dessert auction will be sponsored by the White Bird Area Recreational District. Music follows with a local guest deejay and a karaoke contest with a $5 entry will round out the evening. 50/50 pay out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. You can also enter your dinner ticket to win a harvest basket full of locally made goodies. Additional tickets are $5/each. This fun evening will take place at the city hall and all proceeds will be put forth for the new fire station.

The annual Halloween Party is coming up Saturday the 27th, so start thinking of those costumes. This will once again be at the IOOF Hall, running from 6-8 p.m. There will be a costume and scarecrow contest; contest for adults and children alike, with cash prizes. The pumpkin carving contest returns along with the cake walk and all the popular games. Refreshments will also be on hand. I’m sure Darla will be needing help whether it being with the setup and cleanup, or with goodies. Give her a call and see if there is something you could help with.

The annual card games, cribbage and pinochle will be starting, dust up on your card skills and come join in the fun. This takes place at the Silver Dollar Bar in White Bird.

The last Brown Bag program of the season will be held today, Wed., Oct. 3, at noon in Grangeville. Topic this time will be Back Country Pilots with Bob Black. This is in the basement of the Historical Museum just behind the City Library. Bring a lunch and enjoy!

Birthdays wishes go out to Jackson Rogers, Aaron Dobbs (7th), Ray Holes, Barry Trivett, Allison Kitchen (8th), Sonya Brandt (9th), Danny Jackson, Jim Palmquist (12th), and Jeanne Wilson, Vincent Poxleitner (13th).

Anniversary wishes go out to Jack & Sharon Pakkala (9th).

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Donna Maynard. She was at her daughter’s house in San Rafael, Calif. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.

TidBits: Cloumbus Day is a US holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492...for many the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. This year it will fall on Monday, Oct. 8.


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