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White Bird News: White Bird gets new fire truck from McCall

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— What’s new in town — do you know? We had an exciting Friday evening when the new fire truck rolled through town. This fire engine was graciously donated from the McCall Fire Dept. and is now ours, as Sandy was handed the title to it. Many of the volunteer crew members were present and a lot of questions were asked.

Amongst the wet weather, the sun prevailed for a short time. This gave us enough time to hold the rodeo queen tryouts at the arena, although it was standing water in half of it. Welcome the 2018 White Bird Rodeo Queen, Kaylee Page from Kooskia. She is 15 years old and her parents are Yogi and Phyllis Page. She attends Clearwater Valley High School and is very happy to be representing the 29th annual rodeo.

We are in the middle of the month and if you want something to do this weekend, head for Riggins for their annual Jet Boat Races which start on Friday the 20th and run thru Sunday.

The Rebekahs will be holding their annual Spring Fiesta on April 28 at the IOOF Hall. A raffle will be held with it with four great prizes, all for $1 each or six tickets for a $5 donation. You can get the tickets at Silver Dollar Bar, Canyon House or any Rebekah member.


Free Press / Toni Baker Community members and volunteer fire crew members were on hand to welcome the new White Bird fire truck from McCall.

Also, on the 28th at Hoot’s Cafe is the annual gun show which starts at 9 a.m. There is a small charge at the door and for more information call 208-839-2265.

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain - are you ready to make a change and feel great? Linda will be holding classes April 25 - May 3 at the Salmon River Heritage Center (behind Crumps). It starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 3:30 p.m. (Riggins time). Call Linda at 208-400-0016 or Maja at 208-983-8590.

Cribbage winners for this last week were Bob Cash winning 1st and Rick Alley took 2nd.

Pinochle winner was Polly Fischer. Next week will be the last games for each, so come on down and enjoy the last time playing until next fall.

It was really nice to see Bill Schuck out mowing lawns; had a real nice visit with him on Saturday.

Birthdays for this next week are Melinda Hagen, Shelley Ghan, Lydia Crane (15th), Ashley Poxleitner, Jerome Farmer (16th), Renee Farmer, Dan Cook, Marion Gortsema (17th), Kaleb Glen Bass (18th), Kevin Zumwalt (19), Jeff Ghan (20th), and Rob Tyson, Josh Bransford, Dick Brust, Bill Schuck (21st).

In Memory of Don, Sr. (20th).

Anniversary wishes go out to Jim & Patty McGarvin (18th).

TidBits: Here’s a cute one I came across and want to share:

I was drugged by my parents:

When I was asked why we didn’t have a drug problem when you and I were growing up I replied,

“I had a drug problem when I was young. I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher, or the preacher, or if I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.


Free Press / Toni Baker Kaylee Page

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered profanity. I was drug to the neighbors to help some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline or chop some firewood.

Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroine. If children today had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.”

White Bird Recreation Area District News:

WHITE BIRD – The last health class was April 18 and was well attended. For questions on upcoming classes call Linda Heiter, the White Bird and Riggins community health worker, 208-400-0116.

The bathrooms are now accessible for persons with disabilities thanks to Bob Wingfield and Paul Van Acker. Also, a dusk-to-dawn security light has been installed at the light pole at the front entrance.

Our Easter egg hunt was a great success and Brenda and Marie mowed the lawn afterwards.

The baseball field is being installed with new bases and a pitcher’s mound.

— Gloria Teats


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