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White Bird News: YouTube video does not accurately reflect town


Toni Baker 983-7701

— Where has the month gone – we are in the last week of February! Seems that when you get older, the months start going by a little faster. But who’s old…and the months still pass quickly.

March 2 is the food bank at the WBARD building. Deer Creek Highway will be meeting on the 6th at 7 p.m. City council meeting will take place on the 8th at 6 p.m.

Canyon House has made their yearly trip to Las Vegas and they have some new things coming into the store. Some of the new stuff are books on Idaho, fuzzy-wuzzy plush animals, and slippers that are filled with lavender and flax seed. You heat them up in the microwave for about one minute and they stay warm for more than an hour! Just think of all the warm and cozy feet that will be in heaven.

There will one last class for the Volunteer Fire Dept. and on March 1 they will be having their graduation of 28 people. They recently held a contest of “fastest turnout” which is getting your boots, suits and hats on in order. Brian Lowe took top honors with the fastest time. He received a trophy of a fire hydrant and was also named operation battalion chief. Congratulations, Brian.

Word has been told that a new place to stay in White Bird is going to be the “Buckhorn Place”. I will have more information on this later as it sounds like another nice place for the town of White Bird.

‘Miniature Madness’ sale set

WHITE BIRD — March 18 the Salmon River Art Guild will be holding their March Miniature Madness at Hoot’s Café from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items are no bigger than 8x14 and will cost $50 or less. Along with this there will be a bake food sale sponsored by the Rebekahs, so come check out the paintings, have lunch and a wonderful snack, too.

I don’t know if many of you have seen the YouTube video about White Bird that has been going around, but to many of the residents, it’s a slap in the face. As quoted by a resident, “This makes me so angry, this is in no way, shape or form anything like what this community is or stands for! It saddens me that Asher ran around with his cell phone videoing people (which most refused, by the way) and put this on line, calling it a documentary that supposedly depicts how we live. It is not only inaccurate, but I feel like we have all been made fun of. Asher, you should be ashamed of yourself. You and your uncle fly in from Colorado, run a historical business into the ground (ie: Mac’s) and then have the nerve to publish this. No wonder you can’t sell this place, who would want to live here after watching this? Super smart business move Blake Allen Realty! For those wondering, White Bird is a beautiful little town, nestled in a valley along the beautiful Salmon River. Yes, the locals like to have fun and we are friendly. There are beautiful historic churches, an antique store, a coffee shop, two thriving restaurants, a jet boat tour, a quaint little RV park, a bar, and countless other things in this awesome place. So, if you happen to watch this video, keep in mind that every community has its good and bad.”

White Bird Rodeo will be having their queen tryouts on March 18, so if any young ladies are interested – please contact Kami Fogleman at 983-1726 or 983-8779.

Birthday wishes for the last week of Feb. and the First week of March go out to Misty Montgomery, Robert Bashaw, Stan Moore, Byron Brown, Frankie Zumwalt, Jack Lees, Lisa Zumwalt, Judy Lammie, Hillary Minter, Steve Bunting, Toni Robinson, and Courtney Stolberg.

TidBits: One of Idaho’s governors named the only North-South Highway as” Idaho’s North and South Cow Trail”.

The Cow Creek School located up cow creek from Lucile was built in 1917. The CCC built the road in 1935, which is still used today.


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