A Look at the History of Idaho County: 1895 - 2005
White Bird News
We’re officially headed into winter. The clocks have turned back, the ghosts have gone, the leaves are falling and we’re thankful for the unknown blessings that are on the way. There was a great turnout at the Silver Dollar for the Halloween party. For those of us who missed it, you can always go on Facebook and see pictures, because what happened yesterday will be on Facebook today.
It looks like fall is here, time to get your snow tires on. The calves are weaned and are doing very well. It isn’t even too noisy around here. It is time to clean out your garden if you have not done it yet.
The Big Cedar Homemakers are now taking orders for their fresh evergreen Christmas Swags. The proceeds from these beautiful swags benefit the Tahoe Quick Response Unit, the Ridge Runner Fire Department and our local 4-H club. You can place your order with Gayle Tucker at 926-4931. Order deadline is Nov. 6.
Elk City News
Don’t forget the community Veterans Day dinner at the VFW hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. They will be serving pork roast, mashed potatoes and salad. If you would like, bring a potluck dish to go with the meal. Quilts of Valor will be presented to two of our veterans after the dinner. Winner of the Patriots Pen contest may be announced if there are entries.
Riggins school carnival sponsored by the Salmon River PTO is this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room.
A look at the history of Idaho County.
The youth group from the Tri-Parish would like to help the needy in our area through collecting canned food. They will be going house-to-house from 6-7:30 p.m. asking for donations for our local food bank on Oct. 28 throughout the Cottonwood and Ferdinand areas. They will appreciate any help in supporting the needy! Anyone who does not live in these two communities but still wishes to donate, may call the office at 962-3214 and make arrangements to leave off their donations.
Congratulations to the Salmon River High School volleyball girls for their district championship title for the first time in SRHS volleyball history! Miranda Hofflander, Sarah Laritz, Maddy Tucker, Payton Branstetter, Ryan Simonson, Hannah Cornforth, Chevelle Shepherd, Diah Galland and Taylor Ledgerwood, with coaches, Paula Tucker and Layne Paradis, are now on their way to the state volleyball tournament at Lewiston High School in Lewiston this Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 a.m.! Go, Lady Savages!
White Bird News
The Halloween party last Saturday was a lot of fun. There was a big turnout of ghosts and goblins, as always. This year there were quite a few jack-o-lanterns too. Darla would like to say thank you to everyone who helped out and thank you for all the donations that made it possible. It takes a bunch of people to make it work. I overheard an out-of-town kid saying how cool the Halloween party was and that there was nothing like that in their town.
Harpster’s 27th annual Christmas fair will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the community building, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All kinds of different products from many vendors, free coffee, and hot lunch available with pies and desserts, and two drawing will be held that day. One is the famous 50-50 drawing with half the cash going to the building upkeep, and half going to one winner. Tickets for the pick-a-prize are $1 each or six for $5. A huge table full of prizes, you select the prize you want when your ticket is drawn.
Elk City News
For those of you who like cribbage, it is starting again on Nov. 1. It will be at the VFW hall on Sundays at 1 p.m.
Prairie schools put on a Halloween carnival and haunted house at the former Prairie Elementary School building Saturday night, Oct. 24. Making cotton candy for the attendees are carnival night volunteers Teena Poxleitner and Dave Dousett.
It is easy to forget that previous generations did not have the level of healthcare that exists now. Not even 150 years ago, a simple infection from a cut could mean death and the lack of understanding about nutrition and hygiene resulted in many illnesses that have now been eradicated. Even relatively recent developments in dentistry and surgery would have many of us envying our ancestors and their simpler lifestyles much less.
The Idaho County Free Press will publish its special section “Four Weeks of Christmas” in November and December.