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White Bird News: Library putting finishing touches on town’s community calendar


Toni Baker 983-7701

— Good news is that everyone waiting for summer to get here and high temperatures, it’s here…the bad news is that the high temperatures bring on fire season. Fireworks, lightning strikes and campfires are the three main causes, along with human errors, so please think before you do something that could ruin the summer days ahead.

I have heard the many planes and helicopters flying, as there are many fires right now in Idaho and Washington that are close to home.

The library is putting the finishing touches on their community calendar. The deadline for this is the end of August for your final corrections and additions. They will have them ready to sell in November at the Thanksgiving dinner. The cost is $10 as I haven’t gotten any word on it going up. Call the library, 839-2329, to reserve yours.

No meetings this week so upcoming events that you may want to take part in around the region on July 28 and 29, is Hot Summer Nights in Riggins. They are having a talent show, car show, along with many other activities and music both nights at the park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fun.

Then on Aug. 6 is the Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood. They are celebrating 25 years with many activities throughout the day.

Aug. 4-6 brings on Kooskia Days with activities running all day long. More details to follow.

Then the big one for area kids is the Idaho County Fair starting on Aug. 16, running through Saturday, Aug. 19. Showings of their animals, great local entries of food, crafts, photos, and of course all the fair foods being sold by venders will be available. On Saturday the parade starts off downtown Cottonwood, then the selling of the animals and the checkout of open exhibits.

Char is busy getting the newsletter ready with a Sept. 1 deadline. This will come out on Sept. 20, so if you have anything that you would like to get into the newsletter, get her the information, whether it be news articles, advertising, upcoming sales at your businesses or happenings around our little town.

WBARD news

WHITE BIRD – Summertime at White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD) has arrived hot and dry.

Brenda is barely keeping up with the yards. We plan to replace the pump and will be adding two-inch irrigation pipe.

The yoga classes are now meeting in the afternoon.

On July 22, there will be a Sickels anniversary family gathering at the park.

— Gloria Teats

Speaking of happenings around town, I have heard that there will be three new businesses opening up soon. I will have more on these after I have talked to the owners and get more insight. Stay tuned!

Birthday wishes go out to Gretta Killgore, Pamela Hoogland (16th), Lily Lyon, Lucile Lucarelli, Lynn Cook, Gloria Pineda (17th), Nick Schacher (18th), Jerry (19th), Gail Chapman, Michael Lucchesi, Olivia Mager, Wade Sickels (20th), Mr. Hoot, Joaquin Lowe, David Mathew Hickman, Tarron Dewey (21st), and Glen Deasy, Mia Randall (22nd). In memory of Georgeann Bevill.

Anniversary wishes go out to Dan & Kathy White.

TidBits: I was reading the Reader’s Digest and came across an interesting fact. Under the wacky laws around the states, here in Idaho it states that Idaho may be the only state with a law explicitly banning cannibalism on its books. The punishment is up to 14 years in prison, though there is one notable exception: when “the action was taken under extreme life-threatening conditions as the only apparent means of survival.”


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