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White Bird News: Zumwalt raffling two cords of firewood


Toni Baker 983-7701

— August has come and gone, now with the weather getting cooler in the evenings, some will be having the last of the BBQ’s and campfires. It is still really dry so be very careful with your fires.

The fair is in the books and I saw many ribbons, along with a lot of tears at the sale. The 4H kids did a wonderful job and now the work begins for next year. Great job!

Celebrating 70 years of marriage on Aug. 31 are Marion and Glad. Now that Glad has a new hip, she will be chasing Marion around just like she did when she was younger – watch out, Marion!

Word was received that Ike Bohne is recovering in Seattle from a broken leg. Hope you will be back home soon.

Senior Frankie Zumwalt will be raffling off two cords of red fir firewood, split and delivered. Drawing will be at the home game at GHS, Sept 23, in Grangeville. Tickets are $1 donation and can be purchased at the Silver Dollar Bar. All proceeds will go to the youth wrestling program. Come support a great sports program and help Frankie.

The Partnership for Healthy Communities, in conjunction with CHAS is offering the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. These are six-week classes held every Friday starting Sept. 2, and running through Oct. 7. Classes are 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Parks and Recreation building in White Bird. Call 839-2768 or Maja at 315-2797.

School has started and the kids are trying to get back in the groove, but sometimes they forget to watch out for themselves. That’s where you come in, be aware of your surroundings and watch out for them!

Reminder: food pickup will be on the 1st of Sept so all volunteers need to be there by 11 a.m., and pickup is at noon. If you need help you can call Nichole Lowe.

The dog days of summer birthdays go out to Justin Sickels, JR Farmer, Trevor Eller, Gloria Dawson Teats, and Joe Lindsey.

Tidbits for this week - how many of you remember the bits that were raffled off at the rodeo? Pat has one of the 1st one at her museum, stop in and have a look.

White Bird was established 125 years ago in 1891. White Bird gets its name from Nez Perce Indian Chief White Bird who roamed the region between the Snake River and Salmon River and its tributaries in the mid to late 1800s. Cited in an historical reference book about Idaho County, it was stated that: “White Bird was named after that grim Indian chief who, at the battle of White Bird Canyon, is said to have led the war whoops and to have taunted the escaping soldiers while he waved a bunch of scalps tied to a pole.” Non-treaty Chief White Bird often disputed with Chief Joseph regarding the command of the united forces of the Nez Perce Indian tribes. Neither had signed the treaty of 1863 that would require the tribe to relocate to the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Lapwai.


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