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White Bird News: Queen tryouts on tap for April 14

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Toni Baker 983-7701

— March came in like a lion and it looks like it is still a lion…although we are to have some dry weather this next week…we can only hope!

Congratulations go out to Sandy Murphy, our White Bird City Clerk on receiving the Administer of the Year award. This was awarded from the Idaho Rural Water Association.

Due to standing water at the rodeo arena, the queen tryouts, have been rescheduled to April 14, starting at 1 p.m. Young ladies, ages 13 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.

Remember the arena is open to the public and hopefully with the weather getting nicer, you can go down and start working with your horses. All we ask is to keep all gates closed when you leave, and to help keep the garbage picked up.

Took a drive to the rodeo grounds last Sunday to work it up and Zumwalts were across the river branding. It’s really nice to see so many newborns on the river from Zumwalt, Robinson, Heckman, and Klement ranches.


Sandy Murphy

Remember this is the last week of March Madness at the Canyon House where every 50th customer will receive 25 percent off entire purchase. This excludes all beer, liquor or wine.

Then join the Rebekahs for their annual bake sale at the hall, starting at 9 a.m. on March 31. 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.

Easter Egg Hunt, starts at 10 a.m. at the WBARD building. This is for toddlers thru 6th grade. See the Easter Bunny (bring your cameras) and find those prized eggs! New this year will be a raffle prize drawing for an adult as well as the kids: no one gets left out. We will be selling hot dogs and drinks for a $1 each, as this is to help with next year’s costs. Donations and volunteers are still needed, so if you can help, call Renee Farmer at 208-839-2395.

There will also be the Sunrise Services at the Indian Monument on Highway 95 on April 1.

Cribbage winners were Rick Alley winning 1st and Nick Nichols came in 2nd.

Pinochle winner was Cheryl Collins.

Upcoming event is the Food Bank on April 5 at noon at the WBARD building.

Cribbage winners for this last week were Smiley winning 1st and Glen DeFord taking 2nd.

Pinochle winner was also Smiley.

Birthdays for the last week of March are Kaycen Sickels, Jessica Galberth (25th), Tayler Kunkel, Megan Carlin (26th), Ashlynn Cullin (28th), Ray Stowers (29th), and Trayce Randall, Jim Marek (30th).

In Memory of Wayne Claar, Robert Golden (26th), Tyrel Chandler, Jug (28th).

Anniversary wishes go out to Richard & Terry Eller (25th).


Why do we celebrate Easter?

“Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, which is written in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb where Jesus was buried and found it empty. An angel told her that Jesus had risen.”

Why Easter Eggs?

Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are usually used as gifts on the occasion of Easter. Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth. For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Why the Easter Rabbit?

“According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1077s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which the creature could lay its colored eggs.”

No matter how you celebrate the holiday, I hope everyone will remember in their hearts the true meaning of Easter…have a safe holiday and that is no April Fools!


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