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White Bird News: Council to gather Aug. 10


Toni Baker 983-7701

— It’s kinda quiet down in our little canyon this week.

We are in our last days of summer and it’s still pretty warm. Many have probably smelled the smoke in the air, either from the forest fires or it’s your neighbor’s BBQ! Did you get an invite?

School will be starting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Grangeville and in Riggins it will be on Aug. 30. Hard to believe – where did our summer go!!

Received an e-mail that I would like to pass on to the community. “We are having a celebration of life for Bill and Charlene Brimmer…both Bill and Charlene would not us to mourn their passing; they would want us to celebrate their life. On Sept. 10, it will be held at the Swiftwater RV Park. Friends from White Bird and surrounding areas are welcomed to join us in the celebration at 3 p.m. to toast them and just share your stories. Please bring your own drinks and chairs.”

City Council will have a meeting on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m., then on Aug. 11 the Salmon River Art Guild will hold their meeting at 10 a.m.

I would like to start a “little tidbit” in the news about the town of White Bird, so if you want to contribute, I’m more than willing to put it in here for you. It can be about the town, a birth, a shootout or just something that has happened at least 100 years ago. Let’s see what we can come up with!! Here’s a start, so hope you all will participate.

Anna Mason died in 1904, and is believed to be the first one buried in the French Cemetery (Old White Bird). Thomas Meyers died in 1904, was lynched by a mob after he shot a man at Crooks Corral on Snake River after cattle trespassed. Thomas H. Ray who died in 1908, was a Civil War vet.

Birthdays this week are Kate Maceachern, Rosalie Jessup, Frank Mignerey, Carol Carlson, Zoey Roemer, Jason McClanahan, Ethlee Kryns, Bill Gortsema, Linda Dobbs, Real Desrochers, Steven Pilant, Thaddeus Rhoades, Mathew Brumley, Steve Withers, Kira Stowers, Keith Shultz, Clint Sickels, Dennis Harvey, and in memory of Eiilie Turney and Debra Jurkovich.

Happy Anniversary to Pim and Pamela Hoogland.


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