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White Bird News: Activities on tap for next week’s annual rodeo, celebration


Toni Baker 983-7701

— Wow! The Salmon River is running really high, so use common sense when out and about near the river.

I found out what is going on above the church in town. The Highway District is cleaning out dead trees along the highway so they don’t fall into the road. They will also be doing this along the creek.

Correction to the Chamber meeting, it will be at 10 a.m. on June 8. Short meeting is scheduled with ongoing events for White Bird Days.

White Bird Rec. Dist. will be meeting on June 12, at 7 p.m., and on the 14th, the city council meets at 6 p.m. Remember Flag Day is the 14th, so display your flag with pride and for all to see.

Well, as by now you are hearing all about our next big event here in White Bird – yes, you guessed it…White Bird Days is fast approaching so here are some of the happenings that I know so far, with more being added. Keep reading for information in the next two weeks.

Staring on Friday, June 16th, they will be setting up Main Street and are needing volunteers to help. This all starts at 9 a.m. Canopies, the seating along Main Street and other things they will be needing help with. Then, that night is the first performance of the 28th Annual White Bird Rodeo, starting at 6:15 p.m. Then join us back in White Bird for the live music with The Hitmen.


WHITE BIRD – The Yoga class at the White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD) is going strong.

Bathrooms have been expanded and updated thanks to Steve Dalgliesh and Bob Wingfield.

The playground will have one new horseshoe pit and nets are being placed at the tennis courts.

During White Bird Days Saturday, June 17, games for kids and adults will be available at the playground.

— Gloria Teats

Vendors are welcome downtown and can get information by calling City Hall at 839-2294.

Canyon House and the Antique Store will be having specials all that weekend so, stop in, say hello and check out the great buys. The Antique Store is also having a flea market/vendor venue at no cost next to their store in the vacant lot. Call Pat at 839-2619 for information on this.

Saturday starts with the cowboy breakfast at the IOOF Hall from 7 to 10 a.m. This is sponsored by the rodeo committee. Come enjoy some pancakes, eggs, ham, and a drink all for a small charge.

Parade lineup is at 10 a.m., and will begin at 11 a.m., going through town and you can get entered by calling Danielle at 839-2457 or emailing her at The theme is, “Adventure Idaho: Living the Good Life,” so put on those thinking caps and make this a great parade this year. Anna and Wendy will be your announcers this year. Remember to get those horse pucky tickets before the parade. Win cash if the horse poops on your name!

Other events include Salmon River Art Guild Show and Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the front part of the IOOF Hall; pie social in the park at 9 a.m.; Duck Derby tickets will be sold and this is sponsored by the library and helps to serve the community with reading material and the Wi-Fi service. Games after the parade at the WBARD building (old school) with a new event, 3 on 3 Bubble Ball. This is a big bubble that is around you. You bounce people out of the way to make a goal. The 2 people on the field wear the bubble but the goalie doesn’t. All ages are welcome and to get more information contact Brenda Heckman at 839-2303. Then starting at 3 p.m., at the rodeo arena, Smokey the Bear will begin the stick horse races. Remember to bring your stick horse and there will be prizes from him. We will have the Mutton Bustin’ riding at 3:45 p.m., steer riding at 4:45 p.m., and go right into the rodeo at 5 p.m. Remember all times are Pacific Time for all weekend. The Eh Capa Bareback Riders will be performing during the rodeo on Saturday only. Then back downtown White Bird for the street dance with The Hitmen playing.

A complete lineup will be next week, so if I forgot something it will be in next week’s column.

Birthday wishes go out to Dee Brown, Jake Pineda, Kasper Harvey, Hanna Beach, DeLaney Eller, Steve Dalgleish, Don, and Dean Heckman.

In Memory of Robert “Bob” Shuck, and Pat Cope.

Anniversary wishes for the week are Adam and Ethylee Kryns, Rance and Zona Moore, Dick and Pam Ashcraft, Tanya and Lars, and Lars and Elaine Anderson.

TidBits: Don’t forget your father on Sunday, June 18. Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.


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