As of Tuesday, August 21, 2018
WHITE BIRD With summer winding down and the start of school, yes it started Tuesday, and the fires still raging in our forests, we can only hope fall will bring on new adventures. Thrilling new adventures await the kids at school, rain coming this fall, hoping to help get a handle on these fires and, of course, many happenings coming up for the fall season. Watch for the chamber newsletter coming out soon.
The Idaho County Fair has put another year in the books. Congratulations to the new 2019 Royalty, Queen Naomi Connolley, First Princess Clarissa Stevens, and Second Princess Madison Adams. Have fun this next year!
How would you like to live along the Salmon River and enjoy meeting people at the same time? Swiftwater RV Park is looking for a new owner, as Anna has come to a hard decision that it may be time to retire and enjoy some time for her and Mr. O. They are looking to do some traveling, so she has put it up for sale. We wish her the best of luck in the future for both Anna and Mr. O.
Last day to order the paver bricks for the new memorial park in White Bird is Sept. 15, as Walt will be putting in the order. Costs vary, so give him a call at 208-404-8571 to get any questions answered.
Once again, the Brown Bag series has started at the Bicentennial Historical Museum in Grangeville. These are great programs that start at noon every Wednesday. Bring a lunch and enjoy various programs. The next one will be on Aug. 29, with More Than a Half Century of CIAA Art with Marlene O’Neill.
Upcoming events for September include the Annual Gun Show at Hoot’s Cafe on the 8th and 9th. Saturday starts at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a small admission charge at the door. Call 208-839-2265.
The Salmon River Run will also be held on the 8th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (MDT). This is in Riggins and is a family-friendly event. Check out www.rigginsidaho.com.
Trivia Night is still going strong along with the cribbage and pinochle tournaments starting soon; there will be plenty of competition going on.
Birthday wishes go out to Gary Cook, Mike Wilt (26th), Bob Turney, Ward Leland, Colleen (27th), Justin Sickels (28th), James Farmer, Trevor Eller (29th), Gloria Dawson Teats (30th).
Anniversary wishes go out to Shawn & Kristi Cox (26th), Joe & Carolyn Anderson (27th), and Marion & Glad Gortsema (31st).
Once again our little town has been hit with tragedy. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Peg Marek, Tracy Marek, families and friends on the passing of Tom Marek. Words cannot ever say what’s in anyone’s heart - just remember, he will be greatly missed.
TidBits: Here are some sayings to ponder:
Here we are gittin’ a heat stroke puttin’ up hay so we can get pneumonia puttin’ it out this winter!
Cowboy wisdom...Common sense is like deodorant...people who need it most, rarely use it.
Freedom is not free. It was the veteran, not a reporter, who gave us freedom of the press. It was the veteran, not the poet, who gave us freedom of speech. It was the veteran, not the campus organizer, who gave us freedom to demonstrate. It was the veteran, who salutes the flag, who served beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.
If you love your freedom, thank a veteran.