WHITE BIRD – I can't figure out if spring is on its way or not? The groundhog predicted an early spring, but when you count the weeks, it's still six weeks to the first of spring. No changing that or Mother Nature, I guess.
The food bank pickup will be on the 7th at noon at the WBARD building. Volunteers are needed; if you can spare a few minutes, you are always welcomed.
Meetings for the first part of February will be WBARD meeting on Monday, the 11th, at 7 p.m. Remember the public is welcomed to these meeting. City council will be on the 13th at 6 p.m., with SRAG meeting on the 14th at 10 a.m., with new meeting place at the WBARD building. The chamber meeting follows at 10:30 a.m. on the 14th at Hammer Down Excursions office. Come meet the new crew of chamber officers and bring your ideas as they are looking for new ones that could benefit you as a business owner, and for the town.
Feb. 9th and 10th visit the Canyon House for their Valentines Sale. They have specials going on throughout the day and giveaways, along with something for that "special someone".
The Volunteer Fireman's Ball will be on Saturday, Feb. 9. at Hoot's Cafe. This is their annual fund-raiser supporting our local volunteer fire departments from Grangeville to Riggins. Auction, dancing, raffles, and an evening of fun! Dinner starts at 5 p.m. (PST) with a charge for this (reservations suggested), then the music starts afterwards with a $5 cover charge.
The Hydrant has the perfect date night for you...an evening full of entertainment, food, cold beer & wine, free prizes and good music! We will be raffling off gift baskets and you'll be able to test your knowledge during two rounds of Trivia! This is on Friday, Feb. 15. All the fun starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. (PST) and everyone is welcome, so get your friends or family together and come on down!
Week four of the White Bird Gun Club Shoot saw the weather not so favorable, rainy and soggy but we did have 28 shooters. Bill McMahon, Don Sickels, Jay Frazier, Jeff Kutsch, and Eric Brimmer all shot 25s. In the youth we had Kaycen Sickels shooting a 22, Trayven Sickels shot a 17 and Trevor Early shot a 10. Thanks for braving the weather!
Pinochle winner was Renee'. Cribbage winner was Kevin winning 1st and Nick took 2nd. Remember these games are open to the public so hope you will join us at the Silver Dollar.
Birthdays wishes go out to Tate Stowers (10th), Jessica Boone (13th), Canyon Walker Lowe (14th), Megan Bashaw (15th), Nathalie Brake, Liam Bashaw (16th).
In Memory of Joyce Vavra (15th).
Anniversary wishes go out to Doug & Beth Plagmann (10th), Nick & Lou Nichols (14th), Dan & Sue Van Leeuwen (16th).
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so remember that special someone. If you don't have someone, remember that an elderly person, a veteran, someone in a care unit or just anyone is looking to be remembered also. Give a hug, a smile, or just a few minutes of your time; it will be forever remembered in their hearts and minds!
TidBits: Have you ever wondered why barns are red? Hundreds of years ago, farmers painted their barns with linseed oil to help seal the wood. And it kept it from rotting. Rust was mixed with the oil to keep fungi and moss from growing on the wood. This turned the oil red. Barns to this day, are still painted red in honor of that tradition.