WHITE BIRD — Did all of you get your extra hour of sleep by remembering to turn the clocks back? I did and still had to get up so we could go hunting, but it was worth it. I got my first buck, as it was usually does that I had shot before, and Monty got his also. So now it’s on to the elk in December.

By the time this comes out, the elections will be over and a new president will have been elected. Hope everyone was able to get out and voted regardless of the outcome, you still needed to have your voice heard.

Speaking of getting your voice heard, some of the members of the Royal Gem Rebekah lodge were able to convince the Capitol Christmas Tree truck to make a short stop on its way to Grangeville. For those who would like to view it, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at about 10:15am, it will be at the Skookumchuck turn-out. Along with this huge tree will also the big Idaho Potato. Coffee and cookies will be provided by the Rebekahs.

Veterans Day will be Friday, Nov. 11, so remember, no matter how big or small the jester, “thank” a vet for what they have done for your freedom in this country. They all deserve to be acknowledged no matter what.

Dates coming up are: City Council meets Nov. 9, 5 p.m.; SRAG meets on the 10th at 10 a.m. Then on Sunday, the 13th, the IOOF Hall is the place to be. The Rebekahs will be holding their annual Thanksgiving turkey dinner at noon. Adults are $7; 6-12 are $4 and 5 and younger will be charged $2. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., and a beautiful handmade quilt will be raffled off later in the day. Tickets for this will be $1 for one, or six for $5 donation. The 2017 Community Calendars will also be available for $10 each. The ladies of the Community Library have revised the names and have hopefully gotten everything updated for this coming year. If you were left out or a mistake was made, let them know.

Nov. 19 will be the Annual Turkey Shoot at the gun club. Rifle and pistols are welcomed along with anyone that would like to try their shooting skills at winning a turkey and I think they will have bacon too. Starting at 9am (PST), sign in will be at 8am at the gun club. Call Dave Cook at 628-3759.

Have you ever been told by a health care professional that you: are at risk for getting diabetes, having prediabetes, have borderline diabetes, have high blood sugar or glucose, or had gestational diabetes? Then Jenny Hanson would like you to join her in the Diabetes Prevention Program classes that will be starting very soon at the new Outreach Center (old liquor store) in White Bird. Contact Jenny with interest or questions at 839-2768.

The cribbage tourney had 20 players Saturday with Carolyn Jones winning first and John Misenor taking second. Great job guys, keep it up!

Birthday wishes go out to Cassie Chandler, Bonnie Asker, Emily Bunting, Travis Johnson, Heather Cullin, Starla Liggins, Frankie Randall, Matthew Fehrenkamp, Cleo, Paul Van Acker, Alisha Johnson, Laree Bass, and in memory of Tressie Filer. No one had an anniversary this week.

History Tidbits: Do you know why we have Daylight Saving Time? Here are some interesting facts on it.

Ben Franklin jokingly suggested to the editor of the “Journal of Paris” to wake up earlier to save candles. That was in 1784. Germany was the first country to use DST in 1916. Daylight Saving Time is sometimes referred to as ”Fast Time.” DST was first introduced in the US in 1918 when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law to support the war effort (WWI).

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