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White Bird News: Park to be updated by July 4, 2018


Toni Baker 983-7701

— Welcome to the end of October...the months are just flying by! The colors this year are really bright against the Salmon River. Take a drive and enjoy the autumn, as it will soon be turning again.

As this won’t come out until the 1st, I hope everyone had a great Halloween.

Now that fall is here, we are beginning some activities downtown. The cribbage tournaments are at the Silver Dollar Bar every Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Then on Thursdays the pinochle tournaments will be at 3 p.m. These take place in the back room and it is now smoke free, so come on down, check it out and enjoy some friendly card games as well.

Upcoming meetings the 2nd with the Food Bank pickup at noon. Then on Monday, the 6th, is the Deer Creek Highway meeting at 7 p.m., library meeting on the 7th at 10 a.m., city council meeting is the 8th at 6 p.m., SRAG is at 10 a.m., on the 9th, with the chamber meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Remember to turn all clocks back on the 5th as Daylight Savings Time ends.

Saturday the 11th is Veterans Day...see my tidbits for more on this.

The 12th is the Rebekahs turkey dinner and the 2018 community calendars will be available for sale, too.

Due to health reasons, Wendy has had to sell her business and concentrate on her health. Red’s will remain open under new management, so keep up the support and welcome the new owners, Richard and Terry Eller.

This is short this week as yours truly was among those out beating the bush for that perfect deer. I was able to get one on Saturday and Monty got his on Saturday, so there is now meat in the freezer. They were not big monsters, but they are edible.

Birthday wishes go out to Doug McCool, Katherine Barham (29th), Dick Ashcraft, Michael Carlson (30th), Connor Bunting (2nd), Chris Ray, Delsie Whinery, Scott Owens (3rd), Colton Pilant, Wes Burman, and Andrew S. Kyrns (4th). In memory of Bud O’Farrell (29th).

Anniversary wishes go out to Bill & Carol Gortsema (1st), Bill & Connie Shuck (2nd).

TidBits: The park in White Bird, will be refurbished and dedicated to the memory of Matt Wheeler, inspiration behind American Legion Post No. 152. The American Legion plans to recondition its local veterans memorial park as an inspiration for generations to come. The goal is to have the park fully restored by July 4, 2018, a project Post 152 Adjutant Homer Brown, who served with Wheeler in the Army, said will cost about $40,000. Contributions to the Matt Wheeler Fund to rebuild the park can be made to Dept. of Idaho American Legion, 901 West Warren Street, Boise, ID 83706. Also by visiting the donate page of the Dept. of Idaho webpage at

Keep all our veterans in your prayers or memories. Thank a vet, or maybe offer to do a chore that they are having problems with. They fought the fight for us, so we as a nation could remain independent.


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