As of Tuesday, September 13, 2016
WHITE BIRD Clean-up, paint-up, fix-up! As of last week you will begin seeing small changes around town. The first is the city hall has been painted with more to come. Sprucing up the town will hopefully bring about the “Proud to Live in White Bird,” theme to our town, with the start of some strong excitement and enthusiasm towards how our little town looks forward to its future. More information on this as it gets started.
WB Area Parks and Rec. will be meeting on the 12th at 7 p.m.
City Hall meeting is on Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. They are also looking for a grounds maintenance worker. Hourly wage, DOE. If interested call 839-2294 or stop by city hall for more information on this.
A big White Bird welcome to the new pastor, Mike Andrews of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Mike and his wife, Debbie, come from Colstrip, Mont.
Fit and Fall Proof classes will be starting soon, with exercises for older adults to help improve your balance and strength or just general well-being. Contact Char Hurt at 839-2261 or Pepi Whitehouse at 839-2866. Classes will be held at the Pleasant View Baptist Church each Monday and Wednesday, 2-3 p.m.
Sept. 17, in the park there will be a gettogether to re-establish the American Legion Post No. 152. Contact Homer Brown at 839-2519 for details. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.
Historical Tidbits: Box Canyon
Eighteen miles of the most difficult link of the North and South Highway, through the rugged Salmon River Box Canyon, was completed in 1921. When they were building a portion of the highway through Box Canyon, so called because of the narrow confines, the men found the leg bones and arm bones of a person apparently eight or nine feet tall, also those of an Indian in a sitting position. They took all these to Dr. Foskett for identification.
In 1917 there was a flood down the gentle little White Bird Creek. It turned the creek into a wild, frenzied, fierce giant that washed even houses away. Three houses had to be dynamited at the bridge where the main road crossed so they would go under and save the bridge. One corner of the new school building was undermined and one corner was taken away by the water.
The library is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The 2017 Community Calendars are almost ready; contact the library to get yours for only $10. They will be available at the Rebekah Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 13.
Canyon House will be holding their fall clearance sale on Sept. 17 and 18 during regular business hours. There will be 10 to 60 percent off, so you could walk away with some great buys!
The folks at Mac’s Bar wanted to let everyone know that on Thursday, Sept. 14, they will be having a special – a Crispy BLT Chicken Sandwich, so stop in for a great sandwich and good company. They have cut back on the menu but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some great food being served. Stop in and say “hi.”
Coming soon! Another building getting a facelift is the Rebekah annex, which will house a health care outreach center. Jenny Hanson is in the process of getting this building ready. Contact her at 839-2653 or on her Facebook page. I will have more on this as it progresses.
Birthday wishes for Suzann Lowry, Jerry Greer, Kamie Laurence, Amber Brumley, Jake Johnson, Shilo Storey, David Seyer, Sharon Sickels, Tiffany Stolberg, Erica Booze, Ann Willis, Kelsey Walker, and in memory of Allen Henderson.
Anniversary wishes go to Ryan and Tracyce Randall, Tom and Cheryl Cullin, Bill and Bonnie Asker, Willis and Rachel Claar and Aaron and Kelly Howard.