As of Tuesday, October 11, 2016
WHITE BIRD Hunting is among us so remember to please ask landowners before you hunt, not afterwards. It only takes one person to ruin it for everyone else. That said, if you have any pictures to share of your hunt, get it to me or even the story of your trophy, no matter the size, be it the first one or many, I still want to hear it.
The city council will be meeting today, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., and the Salmon River Art Guild will have their meeting on the 13th at 10 a.m. Of course the library is open, so get a book to read while waiting for that big one to show up.
Hope everyone is growing that “giant pumpkin” for the Halloween party that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. Remember there will be a costume contest and other activities as well. I will have a complete rundown in the next two weeks for everyone. If you would like to make a cake for the cake walk, let Darla know or you could probably just get it to the hall that night.
Some more things that will hopefully be happening in White Bird: put up a new flagpole, expand the meeting room/office into the next firehouse bay, and hopefully a new meter reading system with correct utility billing. This is just a start for the “Proud to Live in White Bird.”
They would also like to re-organize the fire department with volunteers and emergency preparedness training. If you are interested in this or would like more information give Bryan Lowe a call at 839-2444 or Rob Beeson at 839-2755.
Happy Birthday to Ethan Eckman, Sonya Brandt, Danny Johnson, Jim Palmquist, and Jeanne Wilson.
Anniversary congratulations go to Jack and Sharon Pakkala, Pat and Charlotte Hurt, and Dean and Rita Roakey.
Although I have a deep hole in my heart right now, I would like to say what a wonderful mother – in- law Mildred Baker was to me. Mildred passed away Thursday morning at the age of 90. She lived a long and hard life of a rancher on Cow Creek, raising five boys and putting up with me for almost 35 years…that was a feat in itself. May you have a better life now…you will be missed, but forever in our hearts!
History Tidbits: White Bird had telephone service ahead of many other communities from the Meadows-Warren-Roosevelt Telephone Company, connecting to the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company from north and south of the town.
An electric light and power plant generated power for street and house lights from White Bird Creek, dating from about 1915.