WHITE BIRD — The snow has arrived, along with that brings on the holiday festivities. The town has been decorated, with more activities coming in the following weeks...stay tuned as to what’s happening!

Food pickup is Dec. 6. WBARD will hold their meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. City council will meet on the 12th at 6 p.m. Then on the 13th, at 10 a.m., will be the SRAG meeting, followed by the chamber meeting at 10:30 a.m. at city hall.

Santa is coming to town! Join us for our lighted at-night Christmas Parade on Dec. 15 in downtown White Bird. Parade starts at the entrance to White Bird at 6 p.m., lineup is at 5:30 p.m. Then join us for hot drinks, food, bonfire, and fireworks to follow at the Memorial Park in town. Contact White Bird City Hall at 208-839-2294, or 208-839-2457 to enter or for information. Everyone is welcome!

Another fun project if you live in the 83554 zip code area: join the fun of the 2018 Homes and Businesses lighting contest. Judging will be on Dec. 14, so have your lights on by 6 p.m. Winners and prizes will be awarded at the Christmas parade, Dec. 15. Contact Barb Lowe (wrong name last week...sorry Barb!) at 208-839-2444 for entry. This is sponsored by the White Bird Chamber and friends. Let’s make this a good year and everyone join in.

Send prayers to Rhea who is in the hospital in Lewiston. She may have to go to Spokane, but needs her leg to heal before they can commit.

Pinochle winner was Smiley. Cribbage winners were Smiley taking 1st and 2nd was won by Kevin.

Birthdays wishes go out to Michael Davis (10th), Jerry Brown (11th), Loen Brumley, Lawrence Wassmuth, Maureen Randall, Gary Wright (12th), Cheryl Demeris, Nancy Marek, Tom Schwartz (14th), and Juanella (aka Jenny) Cash and Doug Palmann (15th).

Anniversary wishes go out to Jeff & Shelley Ghan (12th), Dennis Wolfe & Joanne Quinn (13th).

TidBits: Did You Know?

The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ. Two Turtle Doves are the Old and New Testaments. Three French Hens stand for faith, hope, and love. Four Calling Birds are the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Five Golden Rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of...the Old Testament. Six Geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation. Seven Swans a-swimming represent the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit-prophecy, serving, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leadership, and merry; Eight Maids a-milking are the eight beatitudes; Nine Ladies Dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit...love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; Ten Lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments; Eleven Pipers piping stand for the eleven faithful disciples; and Twelve Drummers drumming symbolizes the 12 points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

Keep this in mind, try to remember this in our every day of life. There are so many truths that we can learn from these words.

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