As of Tuesday, October 9, 2018
WHITE BIRD The “S” word has been heard from some folks this last week. Yes, snow has been spotted in some places, so we now can say the fall and soon to be winter is upon us.
The annual wood cutting for the community saw around 40 people turn out to help, split, load and deliver the much-needed wood to those in the community who can’t get out to get it themselves. Our appreciation goes out to all those who brought chain saws and wood splitters; Ginger, for the use of her property; Bonnie Olmstead, for the great lunch; the wood suppliers; Brodie Robinett for hauling the wood; and Tom and Cheryl Cullin for the equipment and fuel.
Retiring – yes, Chris will be leaving the Post Office to enjoy the retirement years! Come join in a retirement lunch to wish her well. This will be on Monday, Oct. 15, 12:30 p.m., at the IOOF Hall. There are classes in the hall until 12:30 p.m., so bring whatever you want as this will be potluck. Plates, silverware, and bottled water will be provided.
Remember, the White Bird Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting an auction and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13. This starts at 3 p.m. 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 on tap. 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 DJ and a karaoke contest of $5 entry will round out the evening. 50/50 pay out for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places. You can also enter your dinner ticket to win a Harvest Basket full of locally made goodies. Additional tickets are $5/ea. This fun evening will take place at city hall and all proceeds will be put forth for the new fire station.
As many know, Richie Messick’s house burned last Thursday and the call has gone out to the patrons of needing articles, carpet and a 200-amp service to help him get back on his feet. Let Cheryl know if you have anything that you can spare and get him going again. Thankfully he is ok and doing well. The community has scheduled a benefit spaghetti feed for Saturday, Oct. 20, at the IOOF Hall. This will run from noon to 3 p.m., and for more on this you can contact Mary Peterson at 208-839-2479.
The games are back. Join us Oct. 18 for the starting of pinochle and then on the 20th for the cribbage games. Both start at 2 p.m., so come play cards with us at the Silver Dollar. There will be no cribbage game on the 27th due to decorating for the Halloween party that night. I will have results as they come in and dates of the next games, so be watching the news here.
Do you like to paint or are you interested in learning how...Oct. 23rd at the Hydrant in White Bird, we will be hosting a Drink -n- Draw starting at 6 p.m. The chosen image you will be painting will be announced on our Facebook page. Admission is $35/person, which includes instructor’s fee and all materials. Cold beer and a variety of wines will be available. Bring your friends and family & get ready to have a blast!! More information can be had by calling 208-839-9993. Remember, every Friday we hold trivia night here, too.
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.
Birthdays wishes go out to Mike Wassmuth, Susie Ray (16th), Jessie Cornia, Shae Hollinsworth, Nikki Sickels, Ahni Anderson (17th), Madilyn Lindsey (18th), Frank Sargent (19th), and Tara Connolley, Doug, Kelli Martin and Dennis Swallow (20th).
Anniversary wishes go out to Dean & Rita Roakey (15th), Tate & NaTosha Stowers, Dan & Lynn Cook (19th).
Dick Brust injured his finger in the wood splitter last Saturday (29th), had to have 12 stitches that day and had to have the bone pinned together. Get well soon!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Doug Howard who passed away last week.
More Holiday happenings - save the date—-The annual Thanksgiving dinner, held at the IOOF Hall will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, starting at noon until gone. Bingo will start at 10 a.m. Proceeds from this event go to support various worthwhile Rebekah projects. In conjunction with the dinner, if any and all veterans mention their military service at the door... the American Legion Post No. 152 will pay for your dinner ...thank you for your service! More on this as it gets closer, so stay tuned.