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White Bird News: Legion golf tourney set for Sept. 22

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Toni Baker 983-7701

— The weather sure is changing, you can feel it in the mornings. Fall is on its way as summer gives up its last few days of warm weather.

The fire encampment that was at the rodeo arena has been sent home but the gates to the arena are still locked at this time, so there is still no riding as of now. The committee will let everyone know when you can resume riding down there.

New adventures taking place as the groundbreaking has taken place on the new fire station. This is a very big part of our community and we are very excited to finally begin on this next chapter of our town. Come out and support the city and see what is being done in downtown White Bird!

Mahurin send-off will be Sept. 23

WHITE BIRD — Ronnie and Ruth Mahurin have sold their home in Slate Creek and will soon move to Montpellier.

The community, family and friends are invited to come wish them well and say goodbye in a send-off reception Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., at the White Bird IOOF Hall. Desserts and refreshments will be served and all are asked to come share stories and wish them well in their next chapter of life as they will be greatly missed along the river.

She was born in California and moved to Riggins in 1953. He was born in Grangeville. He then came home to the Slate Creek family home and attended school for six years in White Bird, and then for six years in Riggins. After attending heavy equipment school in Weiser, he worked on many road construction projects as well as logged. In 1980, he went to work at the rock crushing plant on the Salmon River, and when the opportunity to buy the plant occurred in 1985, he became the owner, operating it for 19 years. He said he crushed a lot of rock throughout the years and made aggregate for the bridges in the country from Craigmont to New Meadows, and supplied materials for the huge, heavy, concrete grain elevators in Craigmont. He retired in 2004, selling the plant to Kaschmitter’s Camas Sand and Gravel.

He is an avid history buff on Idaho County. They served as White Bird Days and Rodeo grand marshals in 2009. She is an avid quilter and gardener who enjoys cooking and antiques.

A golf tournament sponsored by the American Legion No. 152 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Grangeville Golf Course. This starts with a 9 a.m. tee time with a shotgun start. 4-man Captain’s Choice Best Ball Chipping contest to be held prior to and during registration. There will be a 50/50 putting contest to be held during the barbecue, also. A $55/greens fee per person will be charged that includes the greens fee, barbecue and a souvenir hat. Registration and payment in advanced is recommended.

First place prize is a half day fishing adventure for 4 ($1,000 value) courtesy of Hammer Down Excursions. Many other prizes are being donated by local individuals and businesses. Watch our Facebook for further details or contact OC Abbott at 208-839-2382.

Remember, the city council meeting will be Wednesday at 6 p.m., SRAG meeting is on Thursday, the 13th at 10 a.m., and there will not be a chamber meeting for September. The next one will be on Oct. 11.

Birthday wishes go out to Brilsin Parker, Erica Eller, Ann Willis, Kelsey Walker (17th), Jennifer Smith, Sharon Wisenor, Pete Lucarelli (18th), Jeff Bolander (19th), Kim Johnson, Barbara Wright, Dianna Crea (20th), Joni Cox, Addyson Eller, Greg Taylor (21), and Jerry Early (22nd).

In Memory of Tom J. Marek, Connie Claar (21st).

Anniversary wishes go out to Willis & Rachael Claar, Arron & Kelly Howard (17th), David & Denise Fehrenkamp (18th), and Robert & Megan Bashaw (22nd).

Congratulations on the wedding of Fredrick Gerald Taylor and Lisa Jane Taylor. As Wendy summed it up, it was beautiful, emotional, wonderful, epic, fun: Definitely an overload of love.

TidBits: Here’s a fun fact just in time for the golf tournament - Fore!

Did you know that the warning now yelled on golf courses everywhere was originally an English military term of old? When soldiers fired rifles in line, the command “Beware Before” was shouted to advise the front line to kneel, lest they lose their heads.

Did you know that the U.S. flag is also known as “Old Glory” or the” Stars and Stripes” and the “Star Spangled Banner?” The second Continental Congress adopted a resolution (eventually called the Flag Resolution) on June 14, 1777 (Flag Day), specifying “the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. This was actually our second flag. In 1775, our fledgling nation required a flag for the American Revolution. The “Grand Union Flag,” also called the “Continental Colors”, had 13 red and white stripes, but instead of stars, it featured the British Union Flag in the blue area.


Ruth and Ronnie Mahurin


Groundbreaking has begun on the new White Bird fire station. Free Press / Toni Baker


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