WHITE BIRD Spring isn’t officially here until the 20th, but this last weekend was great! Daffodils are blooming, rock chucks are out sunning themselves, and the birds have returned. Oh, what a pleasant sound!
Update on the Fire Department, they have been looking at a new and bigger fire truck and are wanting to build a new building for city hall and to house this truck, but they need your help. This project will cost in the area of $30,000, so they are asking if anyone would like to help in any way, contact Brian Lowe or Rob Beeson.
Upcoming meeting are the WBARD meeting on the 12th starting at 7 p.m. This is open to the public so go check it out. Then on the 14th is the city council meeting at 6 p.m.
The chamber had a great turnout for the open house last Thursday, with about 20 people from concerned citizens, to club members, and businesses attending. They got a community calendar going and comments on what could be done to help businesses in the areas bring in more trade. They will be going to another sport show in Spokane on March 15-18, so if you have information on your businesses, get them to the Canyon House to be taken up. They had a really good response to the Boise show and were asked to come back. The word is getting out about our little town and what we have to offer.
More upcoming events are the sausage feed on the 18th of March, starting at 7:30 a.m., running to 12:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Old-Time Fiddlers. Cost is $8/adults and $4/5 and younger. The proceeds all stay within White Bird, so come out and enjoy a great breakfast, all cooked for you! Additional chubs of sausage can be pre-ordered by calling the Canyon House at 208-839-2777.
The Rebekahs will be holding their annual scholarship for its area seniors. We take pride in helping the community in many ways, one being education. This is open for high school and home school seniors who have a future plan in attending a technical school, the military or university in the fall. The main stipulation is that you live in the 83554 zip code area. Applications are available until Tuesday, March 20. For applications and more information, contact Beth Plagmann at 208-839-2433. A special scholarship is set up for donations or memorials and can be sent to the Rebekah Lodge No. 13 at White Bird, 83554. This goes toward any future scholarships.
Then if you have a notion for a great ride, join the Pathfinders for their ride into Pittsburg on 4-wheelers, ATVs, UTVs, or you can just drive your vehicle in. They will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for a small donation, and you can enjoy the beautiful sights of the area. The ride starts about anytime that morning and they will be serving the BBQ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coming soon… trail cleanup rides: Big Canyon on March 24, and Kirkwood on April 14. Contact Todd Stenzel at 208-983-6033 about these rides. You can also look up information on their website, idahopathfinders.org. to learn more.
Also, on the 24th will be the Turkey Shoot at the gun club starting at 8 a.m. Prizes will be given out in several different categories. This is for rifles only, no shotguns. Contact Dave Cook at 208-628-3759 for more details.
If you enjoy a rodeo, then head over to the White Bird Rodeo Arena for the queen tryouts, also on the 24th, starting at 1 p.m. Young ladies, ages 14 to 18 and who reside in Adams, Idaho, Lewis, Nezperce, Clearwater or Valley counties are asked to call Kami at 208-983-1726 or 208-983-8779 for information or to sign up. Come help us celebrate 29 years of rodeo fun on the river.
For the whole month of March, join the Canyon House in their March Madness where every 50th customer will receive 25 percent off entire purchase. This excludes all beer, liquor or wine. They will have some great items for sale, so stop in and check out the sales.
The Rebekahs will be holding their annual scholarship for its area seniors. We take pride in helping the community in many ways, one being education. This is open for high school and home school seniors who have a future plan in attending a technical school, the military or university in the fall. The main stipulation is that you live in the 83554 zip code area. Applications are available until Tuesday, March 20. For applications and more information, contact Beth Plagmann at 208-839-2433. A special scholarship is set up for donations or memorials and can be sent to the Rebekah Lodge No. 13 at White Bird, 83554. This goes towards any future scholarships.
Cribbage winners were Janis Comrey winning 1st and Steve Fox taking 2nd.
Pinochle winner was Janis Comrey. These games will be running ‘til the 2nd week of April, so come join the fun while they are still offered.
Gun Club shoot saw nice weather and they had 19 shooters. Don Sickels, Joaquin Lowe and Paul VanAcker all shot 23s and the youth shooter, Kaycen Sickels shot a 15. Next week will be the conclusion of the 10-week shoot, so watch for the final tallies.
Birthday wishes go out to Brooklyn Basler, Stephanie Reese, Jake Ingerson (11th), Kathy White, Nelson Maxwell, Jr. (12th), Ed Carlin, Paul Gennis (13th), Patty McGarvin, Brandon Cook (14th), Colt Schacher, Carol Fee (15th), Travis Chandler, Pardner Jack Marek (16th), and Sophia Martin, Sandy Murphy (17th).
In Memory of Lonnie Lee (12th), Judy Reese, John Marek (15th).