As of Tuesday, September 27, 2016
WHITE BIRD Seasons are changing and the fall colors are beautiful. The cooler weather is calling the hunters and people are doing the final cleanup around their houses before winter sets in. Along with that, as a senior project, Frankie Zumwalt raffled off two cords of red fir fire wood, split and delivered to the winner, Dion Heckman. Frankie raised around $700 for the youth wrestling program. This money will be used to pay for the youths that can’t afford to wrestle. Thanks for supporting this project.
Another event that took place during last weekend was the cookoff that the White Bird Medical and Relief sponsored. There were three categories to enter and the winners from these were, for the baked beans, Dot McCulley; potato salad category was won by Millie Robinett; and Faith Witzel won in the macaroni salad category. Thanks to all who entered and to everyone who came down and ate with us. Thanks for the lady Rebekahs for donating the cobblers. Along with this was their raffle for the 30.06 rifle which was won by Randy Latimer and the Idaho Sportsman Package was won by Rosa Abbott Richards which just happens to be OC’s sister. Talking about a very nice sister, she donated her winning to her brother and OC is on cloud nine.
Oct. 1 and 2 will be the Salmon River Art Guild’s fall art show/sale/silent auction. Valeria Yost will be the judge this year. Time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MT). More information can be found on their Facebook page, SRAG.idaho.
All the talk about weather getting cooler and staying in where it is warm, what better way to relax than with a good reading book from the library? Remember they are open Tuesday (10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday (1 to 4 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
Fiddlers at Hoot’s Oct. 7, 8
WHITE BIRD — Do you like the sound of a violin, older music or just to socialize, then mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, as the Old Time Fiddlers will be at Hoot’s Café, all day, each day. Stop by and join the fun!
Also as everyone knows, this is an election year, so if you haven’t registered to vote, please get out and do so. You can register the day of at the poles, but if you want your voice heard, get out there and do it. It is your right and is a privilege to be able to. You may not agree, but somewhere, somehow, your voice will be heard!!
Condolences go out to the family of Linda Canaday. Linda lived in White Bird for a long time and will be greatly missed. A celebration of her life was held at the IOOF Hall and she will be buried next to her husband, Ben, at the White Bird Cemetery. Prayers are comforting, but the memories are with you forever.
Adam Kryns passed away Sept. 21. Arrangements are pending. Our prayers are with family and friends. Memories live on forever if kept in the heart.
Birthdays for the end of September are Morgan Pilant, Kayleen Lowe, Kim Claar, Tom Cullin, Pepi Whitehouse, Korynne Kershink, Andy Martin, David Norton, Duane Sickels, Zoey Martin, Darla Brumley, Brenda Tilley, and Richard Comrie. In memory of Lars Hagen.
History Tidbits: Larry Ott’s place was at the mouth of Wolcott Creek, where the old Wolcott place is. They used to call it Lyons Creek. The house was on top of the hill looking down into the Salmon River. There used to be an old orchard there. They tried to drag the old house down to the place on Deer Creek with an old Ford Tractor, and the house fell down when they got to the creek. Harry tore down the old barn to build some buildings on his place.
Another story is that people would bring bears to town to wrestle the town toughs across from Mac’s Bar. They would set up the ring on a flatbed truck. Everyone in town would turn out to watch.