As of Tuesday, February 27, 2018
WHITE BIRD Oh where, oh where did White Bird go? Mother Nature has released her grip on all of us this past week and it’s to continue through this next week too. Be safe and use common sense – if you don’t need to go out…don’t!!
With that being said, it’s hard to believe that Thursday will be the first of March. Along with that are the upcoming meetings and events. Food pickup will be on Thursday, March 1, at noon. This is at the WBARD building and volunteers are still needed. The SRAG meeting is on the 8th at 10 a.m., and then on Saturday, March 10, join them at Hoot’s Café for their March Mini Madness. This is free to the public and runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11 x 14 and smaller paintings, along with some crafts and paper goods, all for less than $50. These will all be from member artists, so come check it out.
Then at 6 p.m. the night of the 8th, the chamber will be welcoming all area residents, business owners and organizations to their evening get-together at the IOOF Hall. Bring your ideas and helpful comments as to what they can do to help promote your activities and bring visitors to this small community.
“Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions,” classes will be starting on March 14, running until April 18. This is every Wednesday from noon to 2:30 p.m. For information give Linda Hieter a call at 208-400-0016 or Maja at 208-983-8590. There is no charge for these classes and they are being held at the WBARD building in White Bird.
If you like yoga, the classes are still going at the IOOF Hall and you can call Mariah at 208-596-8262 for more information on this.
Fit and Fall classes will be on Mondays and Fridays at the Pleasant View Baptist Church from 2 to 3 p.m. with Pepi Whitehouse (208-839-2866) and Char Hurt (208-839-2261) leading the way.
I know it’s early for many to be thinking about Easter, but the Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 31, as Easter falls on April 1 and that is not an April Fool’s joke. Call Cody Farmer at 208-839-2887 if you are able to help that day or if you can help with donations.
White Bird Gun Club shoot for the 6th week (Feb 18) were Boyd Hopkins and Don Sickels (25s) and Bill McMahon, Jim McMahon, and Clay Robinson (23s). Youth, Kaycen Sickels shot a 15. The 7th week (Feb. 25) saw 18 shooters in windy weather with Wade Sickels (23) and Bill McMahon, Boyd Hopkins, Jay Frazier, Joaquin Lowe and Clay Robinson (22s). Again, Kaycen Sickels shot a 14. Thanks for braving this cold and windy weather to do what they love to do.
Cribbage winners for this last week was Janis Comrie winning 1st and 2nd was Dot McCulley.
Pinochle winner was Renee’.
Birthday wishes go out to Aiden Anderson, Jazmyn Larkin, Kael Eller (25th), Misty Montgomery, Robert Bashaw (27th), Byron Brown, Stan Moore (28th), Frankie Zumwalt, Jack Lees (1st), Lisa Zumwalt, Judy Lammie (2nd), and Hilary Minter, Steve Bunting (3rd).
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Heather Killgore family with the passing of Heather. May her memories forever live in your hearts.
TidBits: The Ten Commandments of a farm wife…
Thou shalt not sort cattle with your hands in your pockets (husbands & cows don’t like that).
Thou shalt cook meals which can be served 30 minutes early or two hours late.
Thou shalt learn to keep farm records (when did we turn out the bull?).
Thou shalt love the smell of new mown hay, freshly plowed earth, sweet smelling silage and the stinging sensation of ammonia in a sheep barn.
Thou shalt be inspired to see the sun rise and relieved to see it set.
Thou shalt learn to open and guard gates.
Thou shalt thrill at the birth of a new calf, and the sight of a bright new tractor.
Thou shalt live closer to God with faith to exceed many city dwellers.
Thou shalt cherish meals together, long nights of waiting for the vet to arrive, and decisions of plowing up the winter wheat.
Thou shalt be exalted at the brotherly hand on your shoulder, the tender kiss on your forehead, and these three precious words, “Thanks for Helping.”