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White Bird News: Pathfinders ride set for May 9

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Toni Baker 983-7701

— “And the thunder rolls.” Yes, it did Sunday evening, along with mud slides, rock and flooding during the weekend. I hope everyone is OK, and was out of harm’s way. Even a semitruck was no match for an elk on the US 95 hill.

I heard that the High School Rodeo and Riggins Rodeo did well and had great turnouts for both events.

The Old Time Fiddlers and the Vintage Trailers were a success, too. Many of the girls took time out to sightsee the area and took in some of the events. Thanks to Swiftwater RV for hosting this event.

Meetings for this week are city council on May 9 at 6 p.m., then on the 10th the SRAG meet at 10 a.m., followed by the chamber at 10:30 a.m., and the WBARD will hold their meeting on Monday the 14th at 7 p.m. All are welcomed at any of these meetings.

Events coming up: The Pathfinders will be doing their cleanup of trails into Big Canyon, leaving the old mill site at 7:30 a.m., and then the cleanup for Kirkwood. They will be leaving from Lucile at 8 a.m. on May 9.

May 26 will be the Memorial Day Hells Canyon Poker Run. This starts with a 9 a.m. sign-up and runs until 3 p.m. This takes place at 886 Doumecq Road, White Bird. Dirt bikes, ATV, UTV, riders of all ages are welcomed. Trophies, prizes and raffle take place at 2 p.m. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. More information and sign-up can be done at I will have more information on this as it gets closer.

May 27, the American Legion will hold a memorial, starting at 9 a.m., at the cemetery. The Rebekahs will be placing flags at the cemetery. They are also starting work on the memorial park in White Birds, more to come on that project.

JayCee Marek received a scholarship award from the Rebekahs and also received a call from the CBC Columbia Basin, accepted and will begin her journey as RN and then on to criminal law, so she can become a forensic nurse. Congratulations, young lady!

Do you like to take photos and are you into birds? Then check this out. Nez Perce National Historical Park is putting on a Year of the Bird. The contest, on the park’s Facebook page, runs through Nov. 30. It is open to everyone. Photos should be original and focus on the connection of birds to their natural habitat. Upload to album on the Facebook page. Complete rules are available at Winners will be chosen based on the number of “likes” they receive.

Birthday wishes go out to Brian Yoakum, John Bashaw (6th), Gladine Gortsema, Phillip Liggins (7th), Vada Holes (8th), Maggie Black (9th), Nicole Lowe, David Fehrenkamp, Kami Miller (10th), Ryan Meacham, Jamie Gennis, Tyler, Buss, Windy Hickman (11th), and Joann Hueth, Kasey Laurence (12th).

In Memory of Frank Zumwalt (6th), Bill Wright, Bruce Bentz (11th).

Anniversaries are Frank & Ruby Sargent, and Travis & Shandra Chandler (12th).

Prayers go out to the families and friends of Jimmy Paul. He passed away this last weekend and many will remember him and his wife, Joyce, as longtime owners of Mac’s Bar. They had some wonderful meals, dances and just plain ole down-home conversations with everyone.

No TidBits this week, but I do want everyone to remember on Sunday, May 13, to wish all mothers, grandmothers, aunts, step-mothers and so forth a “Happy Mother’s Day”. This is a time to say thank you to all women who have helped you in huge (or even in the smallest) way to guide you to adulthood.


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