As of Tuesday, March 20, 2018
WHITE BIRD Well here I thought we could get away with that “S” word for Spring, but, I think it’s still for Snow!!
Does this remind anyone of last year? Spring actually started on the 20th, so let’s hope some sunny weather will come along with it.
The chamber had a great turnout for the St. Patrick Day’s sausage feed. Lots of pancakes and sausage. Although a little cool, we appreciate everyone coming out to support this annual event.
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.
Remember the whole month of March is March Madness at the Canyon House 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. They also will be celebrating their 15th anniversary on March 24 and 25. “A Fun Store in a Small Town,” come help Joaquin, Verna and Nicole celebrate with a cup of their “in house” coffee and homemade cookies. Many sale items and door prizes.
Sunday, March 25, will be the last breakfast at the WBARD for the season. This starts at 8 a.m., with egg casserole, potato au gratin and meat being served. \
WHITE BIRD – Idaho Department of Fish and Game class and wolf trapping presentation went over very well with a full house turnout.
Also in February, the wildland fire refresher course had good attendance, and Linda Leiter is offering free local health classes for six weeks concerning a healthy lifestyle and those with chronic health conditions.
Brenda has the trees trimmed around the tennis court and the nets are now up for the summer.
Our breakfasts the last Sunday of each month have been enjoyable and are drawing the community closer.
— Gloria Teats
Then join the Rebekahs for their annual bake sale at the hall, starting at 9 a.m. Pies, cookies, cakes, and more will be sold, so on your way to the Easter Egg Hunt stop off and grab some goodies. Shop early as this is usually a sold-out affair.
Speaking of the egg hunt, it will start at 10 a.m., at the WBARD building. This is for toddlers through 6th grade. See the Easter Bunny and find those prized eggs! Donations and volunteers are needed, so if you can help, call Renee Farmer at 208-839-2395.
Cribbage winners were Rick Alley winning 1st and Nick Nichols came in 2nd. Pinochle winner was Cheryl Collins.
Gun Club Shoot had their last shoot of the season, followed by a potluck for all the shooters. Shooting a 24 was Boyd Hopkins, followed by Darrell Howard and Eric Brimmer with 23s. Youth shooter, Kaycen Sickels, shot a 19. Congratulations on braving the cold weather, although it was sunny and finishing up with smiles on your faces.
Birthday wishes go out to Todd Cullin (18th), Michael Cash, Tess Lindsey, Willa Ray Breivik (19th), Amanda Wisenor, Jeanna Meachum, Kaitlyn Gresham, Zack Laurence (21st), Lynn Kernutt, Dean Klement, JimMcGavin, Miranda Beach (23rd), and Na Tosha Stowers, Allison Cullin (24th).
TidBits: Here’s one in time for Spring (I hope)!!
Pussy Willows: According to an old Polish legend, a mother cat was crying at the bank of the river in which her kittens were drowning.
The willows at the river’s edge longed to help her, so they swept their long graceful branches into the waters to rescue the tiny kittens who had fallen into the river while chasing butterflies.
The kittens gripped on tightly to their branches and were safely brought to shore. Each springtime since, goes the legend, the willow branches sprout tiny fur-like buds at their tips where the tiny kittens once clung.