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Toni Baker 983-7701 toni_wbrodeo@yahoo.com

— July - here we come! Another early deadline for the 4th, so not much to report this time.

Meetings starting at the beginning of the month are food bank pickup on the 5th at noon. This is at the WBARD building, volunteers are needed. Contact Leah Harvey if you can lend your time at 208-839-2285.

WBARD will meet on the 9th at 7 p.m. The city council meeting will be on the 11th at 6 p.m., followed by the SRAG meeting on the 12th at 10 a.m. Remember, there will be no chamber meeting this month due to summer.

Fun things to do this month that you might look into are the Farmers’ Market in Grangeville each Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the City Park, running to 1 p.m. Upcoming concert series and, of course, all the rodeos throughout the area.

Did you celebrate with Hammer Down Excursions on July 1? They hosted a grand opening for their beer and wine bar, The Hydrant. Participants dropped in starting at noon and running all afternoon into the evening and enjoyed the new patio. Kids were welcome in the store until 9 p.m.

Are you needing an ATV class for this summer’s riding? The Idaho Pathfinders have five instructors certified by the parks and recreation. We can give classes in Cottonwood, Grangeville, and White Bird. Classes are given to kids and adults. If interested, call 208-839-2303; classes are free.

Birthday wishes go out to Kami Sickels, Brody Lowe, Rita Roakey (1st), Missy Palmquist, Cameron Bashaw, Marilyn Giddings (2nd), Jackson Randal Howard (4th), Chad Lowe, Cheryl Cullin, Joseph Galbreth, Buzz Wright (5th), Alexandra Fanning, Lara Lowry, Bob McNight, Joyce Wilson (6th), and Billy Cox, Gen Keas, Alice Johnson (7th).

Anniversary wishes go to Gary & Jessica Boone (3rd), and Shaun & Laree Bass (4th).

TidBits: Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?

So how old is the United States? Based on the Native American Indian dates, we are 525 years old. They say we became an independent nation in 1776. Thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event that led to the formation of the United States.

We celebrate American Independence Day on the 4th of July every year. July 4, 1776, is a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. That is when the Declaration of Independence was signed, so we are now 242 years old.

Have a safe and wonderful day celebrating not only our country’s independence, but also for those who fought for our right to become an independent nation. All gave some, some gave all!



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