As of Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Well, after two weeks in California, walking around 100 miles and keeping up with an 8-year-old granddaughter, this grandma is worn out, but I am back to writing the news!
I know I have missed some things like the Appaloosas going through town, grand opening for the Hammer Down and probably more, but in the meantime, let’s send up prayers for the people living within the fire danger areas. As of now, there is a fire encampment at the rodeo arena again (closed to the public), so that means there will be no riding until further notice.
Here it is the first of August and that means meetings are coming up. Food Bank pickup is on Thursday, the 2nd at noon. Then next week, the city council will have its meeting on the 8th at 6 p.m., followed with the SRAG meeting on the 9th at 10 a.m.
Come join in the Trivia Fun Night every Friday evening at the Hydrant. Prizes, good beer, and small-town fun! This is located next to the Hammer Down Excursions office downtown White Bird.
Aug. 4 through the 6th, is the 10th Annual Riggins Ride ‘n Raft. Two packages to choose from are dry package which is $45 for the landlubbers, and the wet package which is $100 and includes a rafting adventure. A fun time even if you don’t raft. Purchase your package at Cruisin’ Bike Wear.
Another place to be is on Aug. 5, the Raspberry Festival at St. Gertrude’s Monastery, Cottonwood. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can take in the day of fun, festivals, live music, a fun run, and so much more.
Got an e-mail from the community library. They are working on the 2019 community calendars and have forms available at the library for your listing changes (birthdays, anniversary, in memory of, etc.) during regular business hours. The changes need to be to them by mid-August or you can call Linda at 208-839-2329 with your information. Another great fund-raiser for the library, get yours reserved as they will sell out fast!
Some of you may have noticed, the newly repainted signs for the food bank. Annelle Urbahn has done a wonderful job on them and we thank her for doing this.
Birthdays for the last week of July and first of Aug. are Emily Brown, Lasetta Taylor Montgomery (30th), Kobie Pils, Cressis Holes (31st), Alex Pineda (2nd), Rachael Minter, Sandra Davis, Carol Cash, Mat Ellibee, Abbigail Boone, Janis Comrie (3rd), Thomas Cullin (4th), Jeffery Pineda, Susie Brust, Tom Tumelson, Dylan Roemer (5th), Scott Dalgleish (6th), Frank Mignerey Sr., Kate MacEachern, Rosalie Jessup (8th), Jason McClanahan, Ethylee Kyrns, Bill Gortsema, Linda Dobbs, Zoey Allyse Roemer (9th), Steven Pilant (10th).
In memory of Erna Bentz (31st), Duane Lee (6th), Ellie Turney (8th).
Anniversary wishes go out to Edd & Sandy Murphy (30th), Bonner & Darla Brumley (2nd), Pim & Pamela Hoogland (9th).
TidBits: Remember the Idaho County Fair and Parade will be on Aug. 15-18. Come and support the young kids of our area and see what they have been doing for the last year.
Also, I know no one wants to hear this, but Aug. 21 is the first day of school. It seems that our summers have been going so fast, that the kids no longer have the summers they used to have. With rainy springs until mid-June and then the danger of the fires, it goes by really quickly.