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White Bird News: Annual wood cutting party on tap for Sept. 23


Toni Baker 983-7701

— Summer has come and gone - I do think fall is just around the corner? Snow has fallen in places around the northwest and rains, too. This has helped with the fires, but isn’t enough to put them out yet, so stay safe for a few more months. Fall actually begins on the 22nd, so this will be bringing cooler temps…time for the fires in the stove and bundling up. Also with this comes the general hunting season, so remember to ask to hunt on private ground, be sure of what you are shooting, BEFORE you pull that trigger and do abide by all the rules and then you may be able to do your hunting again the following year.

We are in the third week of September and there are no meetings going on so be thinking about the upcoming events to be thinking about. The annual wood cutting event is scheduled for Sept. 23 starting at 8 a.m. This will be done at Leah and Dennis Harvey’s place and is sponsored by the American Legion of White Bird. They will be cutting, splitting and stacking wood to be distributed to the folks of White Bird who are in need of winter wood, but are unable to get it for themselves.

The Salmon River Art Guild will be in Riggins on Oct. 7 and 8. They are celebrating the talent of art created along the Salmon River with a silent auction and gift shop. This all starts at the Riggins Community Center on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and then on Sunday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.; all times are Mountain time.

If you still long for the old-time music, then join the Old Time Fiddlers on Oct. 13 and 14 at Hoot’s Café. Bring your instrument as I’m sure they will let you join in.

Ghosts and Goblins will be out on Oct. 28 for the annual Halloween Party. This will run from 6 – 8 p.m., and if you can help or need extra information, call Darla Brumley at 208-839-2205.

The Chamber Newsletter will be arriving soon in your mailboxes and then the winter one is being written up with a deadline of the end of October for the upcoming holidays. So, if you have anything you want in there, specials family gettogethers, or whatnots, get them to Char as this will go out after the Thanksgiving dinner in November.

Sept. 20 will be the Brown Bag at the Historical Museum in Grangeville with Tough Enough: 25 years in Hells Canyon by Virginia Woods Meyer. The last brown bag will be on Sept. 27, with Kirkwood by Erin Duden. These all start at noon with free admission, so bring a lunch and enjoy these last two sessions.

The new Community Health worker for the Riggins/White Bird area is Linda Hieter and she can be reached at 208-400-0116.

Birthday wishes go out to Erica Eller, Ann Willis, Kelsey Walker, Briison Parker (17th), Sharon Wisenor, Pete Lucarelli, Jennifer Smith (18th), Jeff Bolander (19th), Kim Johnson, Barbara Wright, Dianne Crea (20th), Addyson Eller, Tom Marek (21st), Jerry Early (22nd) and Tommiann Day (23rd). In memory of Connie Claar (21st).

Anniversary wishes go out to Willis & Rachael Claar, Aaron & Kelly Howard (17th), David & Denise Fehrenkamp (18th), Robert & Megan Bashaw (22nd), Joe & Tess Lindsey, and Mike & Wendy Kunkel (23rd).

TidBits: I have run out of stories and am doing some more research on White Bird, so I will be back soon with some more interesting facts (or fiction), it’s for you to decide. Until then, keep reading!


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