As of Tuesday, January 31, 2017
WHITE BIRD — The end of January has finally arrived and good ‘ole Mother Nature says we are still in winter, but at least it’s warming a little.
The road district has now completed its work and wants everyone to know that the road is now open again.
Board game night had 12 people venturing out to play games, and they even invented a new one. It has to do with sitting on the floor and water bottles (ask the younger ones). Tammy reported that anyone from 12 to 70 participated this week and hope to have more next week. Every Friday, at the WBARD building, starting at 6 p.m.
I didn’t get any report from the breakfast so hope they did well. Helping support this and getting a great breakfast all in one – what more can you ask for – no cooking!!
Food Bank pickup will be on Feb. 2.
White Bird Rodeo has set the dates for the rodeo as Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17. The return of the Eh Capa Bareback Riders for the parade and Saturday’s performance only is on slate for the 28th annual rodeo. If you have not gotten a chance to see these wonderful young kids, do so. They not only ride bareback, but use only a neck rein and knee commands to control their horses.
Queen Tryouts will be on Saturday, March 18. They are looking for young ladies, ages 14-18 and reside in Adams, Lewis, Idaho, Nezperce or Valley counties to try out. Call Kami at 983-1726 or 983-8779.
Birthdays for the last week of January and first week of February are Payton Trivett, Chance Brumley, Blaine Sandoval, Larry Zbinden, Melissa Blimka, Tanya Schultz, Jim Weeks, Ron, Keith Ray, Darious Walker, Jr., Makenna Pineda, Emily Kernutt, Stan Wilson, Smiley, and Wayne Pierstorff.
Another reminder is to be thinking of what to get the girlfriend, wife, husband, or your mate for Valentine’s Day as it is only about three weeks away. Canyon House has some great ideas and lots of great things that I’m sure they would like. Check it out!! A nice dinner at Red’s River Café would be another idea and neither of you would have to cook!
TidBits: Slate Creek, a large tributary of the Salmon River, was so named by the early placer miners because of its lack of quartz or placer gravel. W. H. Hill states that Slate Bluff, which he first observed in January, 1894, and which projects into a bend of the Salmon River just below Slate Creek is, in reality, the end of a lava flow. Though it looks like slate, it is, in fact, schist. The town of Slate Creek, established in 1861, was the main outfitting and distributing point for the mines throughout the entire Salmon River Region during the great Florence placer boom. It was here that the old Florence trail turned away from the river and headed over the ridge into the back country.