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White Bird News: Breakfast on tap for Sunday


Toni Baker 983-7701

The sun made an appearance on Saturday, so hope everyone got out and enjoyed it. I know a lot of people headed for the river, had barbecues, and just plain relaxed for the day.

I did not clarify my wording on the Buck Horn Place in last week’s news. This is on private property so you cannot hunt there, but it is available for rent during hunting season. Thanks, Pat, for letting me know.

This is the end of the month so not much is happening, so here are some upcoming events to think about: On the 30th, the WBARD Breakfast will be at the rec building from 8-10 a.m.; May 4 is food pickup; May 6 the library will be holding its annual yard sale, with the usual items plus used books will be on sale, too. Baked goodies will be there for sale, also. This will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; May 6 also will see the vintage trailers pulling into Swiftwater RV for their 5th annual spring rendezvous. They will be there from May 4-7. On Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon, you can check out the 30-plus trailers and say “hello.”

Birthday wishes for the last day of the month go out to Gabe Duncan, and happy anniversary wishes go to Charlie and Kathy Stefani. The first week of May’s birthdays are Mary Bakker, Donna Seyer, Ralph Lamb, Heather Eldred, Julie McClanahan, Mike Frederickson, Brandi Mundt, Brian Yoakum, John Bashaw, in memory of Joe Wilson, Gary, Holly Sickels, and Frank Zumwalt. Anniversary wishes go out to Steve and Di Bunting.

Yoga classes set at WBARD

WHITE BIRD – The parks’ yard cleanup and tree trimming were completed. The weeds were sprayed and the grass was mowed and fertilized. Thanks to everyone who helped.

The yoga classes have started in the East room of the White Bird Area Recreation District building. Each class will be Mondays and Wednesdays. The instructor is Mariah Crump. Contact Nicole Lowe at 839-2234 for details.

— Gloria Teats

Tidbits: This is recopied from an article that ran in the Salmon River Sun, June 1999. It’s not the whole article, but I have hit the highlights of the story here:

White Bird Days….the seed that started the whole thing!

It seems some years back, there were two industrious ladies of the community who were bored and wanted something to do. They approached each other with “I’m bored and what do you want to do?” These two young ladies were Millie Eller Robinett and Sharon Taylor Sickles. The idea of this was the brain child of Richie Smith Bonwell. He said, “I don’t know why you guys don’t get together and do something so everybody can come back to White Bird and visit”. This is what got the ball rolling. They called it, “Come Back Home Days,” inviting relatives and friends to White Bird. The ladies didn’t get much response, but when the day came, more than 360 people showed up. Without the help of some people like Bill and Connie Shuck, Lydia and Colin Rhoades, we could never have made it.

A potluck dinner was planned as well as fun games-things for children and adults to do together. A small cloudburst came and the food that was spread out on the tables was filled with about an inch of water. After the storm was over, everyone had a wonderful time. That in a nutshell was how White Bird Days all began.

White Bird is a small community full of hardworking, friendly, funloving folks and as the annual White Bird Days “event” continues to grow and evolve, all that fun-loving spirit shines through. You can’t go wrong “joining our small town in its big celebration”.


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