As of Tuesday, March 7, 2017
WHITE BIRD March has arrived like the lion it has become. Spring is trying really hard to make that appearance but just hasn’t got it done yet.
With the help of Daylight Savings Time returning on March 12th (set your clocks ahead one hour) you won’t want to be late for the 10th Annual Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s sausage & hotcake (even the green ones) breakfast. This all begins at 7:30 a.m. at the IOOF Hall. Adults cost $10 and youngsters will be charged $4. There will be extra sausage available for sale and this is very good … so get some extra while you can. The Old Time Fiddlers will be playing from the stage, so enjoy your breakfast while listening to the music.
After the breakfast, if you have a mind to take a tour over to Pittsburg, join the Pathfinders ATV Club in their fun ride starting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs and you are asked to bring your own drinks. This is open to the public and everyone has a blast.
Saturday, March 4, was the benefit for Rod Pilant in Grangeville and if you missed it, then you missed some great food as well. They had items from the auction left over, so they will be continuing that this next Saturday, March 11, at the Silver Dollar Bar here in White Bird, starting at 5 p.m. They will be serving $5 spaghetti plates and music will be provided by Joaquin, Verna and Dave.
Saturday, March 18 will be the time to come out and help support the White Bird Rodeo as they will be having their queen tryouts at the arena starting a 1 p.m. Yes, it’s that time again even if there is snow … the rodeo will go on!
Also on Saturday, March 18, will be the SRAG’s “March Miniature Madness” at Hoot’s Café starting at 8 a.m. and going ‘til 3 p.m. The Library will also have a bake food sale, so while you’re looking at the art you can have a yummy dessert to take home or eat there.
Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, the Canyon House will be celebrating their 14th anniversary will lots of great sales. Come enjoy a great cup of the “in house” coffee and homemade cookies. Door prizes, too!
There are a couple of new adventures here in town and the reveal was during the recreation show in Boise from Killgore Adventures. First, they revealed the would be offering High Mountain RZR Trips into the mountains, and then at the recreation show in Boise, Kurt had a short video on the third reveal, which is the Whitewater Rafting that they are going to be offering on the Salmon River. If you would like more information on these, as well as the jet boat tours, give them a call at 839-2255 or (800) 469-8757 for more information and to book a tour … they are great!
Remember the WBARD Breakfast will be the last Sunday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Recreation building. Enjoy for the second time of the month of not having to cook your breakfast – have someone else do it for you.
Birthdays for the middle of the month go out to Kathy White, Nelson Maxwell, Jr., Ed Carlin, Paul Gennis, Patty McGarvin, Brandon Cook, Judy Reese, Carol Fee, Colt Schacher, Travis Chandler, Pardner Jack Marek, Dillon Manaco, Sophia Martin, Shyla Tanahill and Todd Cullin. In memory of Lonnie Lee and Rich Anderson.
TidBits: Copperville was a settlement which seems scarcely to have existed except in the Book of Town Plats in the county archives in Grangeville. The location of this proposed town was at the mouth of White Bird Creek, a mile from White Bird. Apparently, the proposed settlement derived its name from deposits of copper ore in the area, which at one time seemed promising.
For a long time the town of White Bird supported an independent electric light system. Water from White Bird Creek made the expense of getting power slight, since the fall of the creek is considerable. In 1942, this power system was consolidated with the REA, a co-operative Idaho County Light and Power line.