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White Bird News: Annual sausage feed is set for Sunday

Joe Wilson’s Saint Patty’s Day Sausage Feed is this Sunday, March 13. It will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Old-Time Fiddlers will be there to entertain you. This is a family-style breakfast, where you come in, sit down and you are waited on hand and foot, like royalty. Great food, good neighbors and a community fund-raiser.

White Bird News: Gun Club members hit the mark

Spring is in the air! I keep hoping that winter is over. So are my irises, tulips and daffodils that are all growing and eager to pop their heads out into the sunshine.

WHITE BIRD NEWS: Fireman’s ball set for this Saturday

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I love you all! There’s still time to buy tickets to win one of the Rebekah’s wonderful Valentine’s baskets that they will be giving away. You can find tickets at the local businesses.

WHITE BIRD NEWS: Try to make an effort to show up

There wasn’t a very big turnout for the potluck at the school last Sunday. For those of us who did show up, we ate great food and enjoyed ourselves. I just don’t understand why all you people who voted to save the school aren’t showing up to use it.

WHITE BIRD NEWS: New correspondent sought for area

Well, since not one single person called me interested in taking over the White Bird News, I guess I’ll write it again. I’m not too enthusiastic about it anymore though, so please, somebody step up. It’s easy! It’s fun! It’s so rewarding! It’ll make you lose weight! It’ll cure cancer! It’ll make your wrinkles disappear! It’ll clean your house! But wait, there’s more! If you act now, I’ll double your order for free. Wait, what were we talking about?

WHITE BIRD NEWS: Card party set for Methodist church

A new day, a new year. Not everyone made it, so if you are lucky enough to keep writing the wrong year on your checks for the next month, you’re lucky enough. I wish you all many blessing in the coming year and may God’s love fill you all with peace and happiness.

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WHITE BIRD NEWS: Breakfast is Dec. 27

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The transit bus is starting to catch on.

White Bird News: Christmas parade set for Saturday night

Not much happened last week, so here’s another recap of what’s going on this weekend in town. This is the big one for December!

WHITE BIRD NEWS: Transit bus set for trips to Grangeville

A great big thank you to everyone who helped decorate the town. It’s always nice to drive into town and see all the festive Christmas lights and decorations. Even for a scrooge like me.

White Bird: Bus available for trips to Grangeville

Once again our little town is blanketed with chimney smoke and the ground is covered in leaves. Next thing you know it’ll be 100 degrees outside again. But right now, we are thinking about Thanksgiving and all the many blessings we have to be thankful for. I hope you all get to spend some time with your families and friends this Thursday.

Turkey, Bingo on tap for Nov. 15

The annual Rebekahs turkey dinner and bingo will be held this Sunday, Nov. 15. Bingo starts at 10 a.m. and dinner begins at noon. Bring your quarters and your appetites. This is one of the Rebekahs biggest fund-raisers for the year. Support them because they support you. You all know what great cooks they are, so you won’t want to miss dinner.

‘Yellow Pages’ in the works

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We’re officially headed into winter. The clocks have turned back, the ghosts have gone, the leaves are falling and we’re thankful for the unknown blessings that are on the way. There was a great turnout at the Silver Dollar for the Halloween party. For those of us who missed it, you can always go on Facebook and see pictures, because what happened yesterday will be on Facebook today.

Elections set Nov. 3; vote at school Tuesday

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The Halloween party last Saturday was a lot of fun. There was a big turnout of ghosts and goblins, as always. This year there were quite a few jack-o-lanterns too. Darla would like to say thank you to everyone who helped out and thank you for all the donations that made it possible. It takes a bunch of people to make it work. I overheard an out-of-town kid saying how cool the Halloween party was and that there was nothing like that in their town.

Halloween party is this Saturday

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The Halloween party is this Saturday, Oct. 24. It just sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? There will be the traditional costume contests, pumpkin decorating contest for the kids, games, refreshments and the cakewalk.

Rebekah Hall celebration a success

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I’m feeling very grateful for the beautiful weather we’ve been having. My tomato plants are enjoying it too. Hunting season is now open.

Rec meeting on tap for Oct. 12

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And there went September. Just a few quick notes today. Let’s make sure we have the date right for the next Parks and Rec meeting. It will be on Oct. 12 at the school. The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. We are looking for ways to come up with some much needed money for maintenance that is needed ASAP. If you have an idea, get a hold of Dean, Steve or Christy. Come to the next meeting on Oct. 12. Everyone is welcome!

Recreation district meeting set for Sept. 19 at school

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Come to the potluck dinner at 1 p.m. at the old school, this Saturday, Sept. 19.

Community invited to school meet, greet

It feels like fall is starting to set in. I’ve even seen smoke coming from some chimneys. The rain has been a well-needed blessing. I’m hoping God puts those fires out before the entire region burns up. It breaks my heart to know that my children’s children will never see those forests the way I did.

Medical relief fund-raiser is Sept. 26

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School is back is session. I can’t believe how summer just flew on by. We’re headed straight into Labor Day weekend already.

Love goes into new look for beloved IOOF Hall

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There went July, gone with the wind. I can’t believe that in just three weeks, the kids will be back in school.

Music flows through draw

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I really don’t have much to write about these days. It seems like everyone is busy, fishing, boating, working or tending to the gardens.

Paper pushing delays school transfer

Here we are, in the middle of July already. I’m definitely getting older, because the sand seems to fall faster and faster in the hour glass.

The river helps to ‘cool our cores’

Welcome, July! I’m feeling so blessed that I have good air conditioning in my house.

White Bird Days, rodeo set on tap

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. In today’s world, sadly, not all men who reproduce are there for their children. So, if you are lucky enough to have a real man, who is a real dad in your life, make sure you appreciate that and let him know how much!

Mobile food bank in town Thursday

It’s definitely summer-time in White Bird! We have sunburns, air-conditioners blowing, sprinklers running and ice tea on the porches. I haven’t been brave enough to jump in the river, but who knows; maybe I’ll have my yearly baptism before this article even comes out!

Mobile food bank rolls in June 11

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It’s definitely starting to feel like summertime in the canyon! The kids have been floating the creek and fishermen are swarming the river. There are all kinds of things going on now.

Reid sets up sprinklers at park

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Happy Memorial Day. A great big thank you to all you veterans. You are very appreciated!

WB Days are on the way

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White Bird Days is right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about those parade floats and everything else that we need to get organized.

Rec district first in county

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Goodbye, April. You were a beautiful month, and just like all good things, gone too soon.

Community yard sales set for May 2

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The Doumecq Highway District will be changing their regular meeting nights from the second Friday of the month to the second Monday of the month. The meeting time will remain the same, 6 p.m., and it will continue to be at the Doumecq Highway District shop/office.

Lawn mower sought for rec district

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We sure had a nice turnout for the Easter egg hunt this year. The Farmer’s did a great job at taking over for Bill and Connie.

Antiques store now open for the season

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Happy April Fool’s Day! It’s spring! We had all our tents and camping gear ready to go for the following day, getting a sunburn while doing it, just to wake up to lightning and cold rain.

Art show, sale set for Saturday

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We enjoyed another great meal together at the hall last Sunday. There was a huge turnout, as always. If you missed it, you missed out! There were so many people volunteering, keeping everyone’s plates full of goodness. The Old-Time Fiddlers kept us entertained while we ate.

St. Patty’s Day breakfast is Saturday

It feels like spring is here. This morning the robins are playing all over our yard, so you know it’s true. That means it’s time to get up out of hibernation and start stretching.

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Fireman’s Ball, auction a success

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The Fireman’s Dance and Auction was a huge success. There was standing room only and everyone had a good time.

­­­­Practice random acts of kindness

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Well, the first month of 2015 is already history. Crazy! A year that seems to me should be in a futuristic sci-fi movie is right here, right now. I guess I’m getting old. That stinks, because I heard old age doesn’t last long, and guess what, neither will 2015. Each day is a gift. Practice some random acts of kindness, give someone a compliment and make somebody smile. Today is the day you could make a positive difference on this planet. You’re running out of time.

Laundromat open for business through 9 p.m.

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I’m going to give you all one more week to call me about a mobile food bank. I haven’t got much of a response. We have the opportunity to have a mobile food bank come to White Bird to deliver food. If this is something you’d be interested in, call me and let me know or it won’t happen, 839-2234.

Fireman’s Ball to be held Feb. 14

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I didn’t get a whole lot of response from anyone about the mobile food bank. I know there are quite a few people in this area who go to the Grangeville Food Bank, so I’m confused.

Fireman’s Ball set for February

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Well, here we are in the middle of January already. The days fly by, so before you know it, it will be February.

Hoot’s to host dinner, dance

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Today is the very last day of 2014. Good-bye, 2014, hello New Year! I wish you all lots of love, luck and laughter in 2015.

Tourney draws 16 players

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Thank you, Jessica Robinson, for all of your energy and time in creating a Christmas program for our community. There was a good turnout and one more reason for all of us to join under the same roof, which is always a good thing.

Town’s lighted parade a success

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I’m sorry I missed the news last week, and it will happen again. I hope that everyone is having a good Christmas season.

Community calendars available for $10

Well, there went November. There’s just never enough hours in the day, days in the month or months in the year. Time marches on uncaring, whether we like it or not.

Silver Dollar to offer dinner

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I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. I know we all have something to be thankful for, so don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on those things, and thank God for them. I like to look at it this way.

Dinner a success

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you all get to share a meal and some time with the people you love. Don’t forget to thank God for all the many blessings we have.

No longer ‘school’ Rec district measure passes

Years ago, when our school got shut down, I told all of you that I would never refer to our school as anything other than, “the school.” Even when the city rented it and turned it into city hall for a short stint, I still refused to call it anything else.

Turkey dinner set

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One more month of our lives gone with the wind. I hope you made some good memories, because these days are flying by faster than a hurricane.

SD, Mac’s set parties

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Happy Halloween everybody! A great big thank you to the Brumley family and all the people who volunteered their time at the Halloween party for the kids. Thank you, Maggie and Beth for running the cake walk that lasted a very long time.

Halloween party is this weekend

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The Halloween party for the kids is this Saturday, Oct. 25. It will be from 6-8 p.m. at the IOOF hall.

Relief group chops firewood

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Our community has been saddened by the loss of Mr. Joe Wilson. He’s been a great friend and neighbor to everyone who knew him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and each other.

Clark takes first in chili cookoff

It’s October already! That means my favorite holiday is almost here.

Chili cookoff is Sept. 27

The Salmon River Art Guild is looking forward to seeing you at our 50th Fall Regional Show. They are starting to receive reservations for the banquet which will be held on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in Riggins. There will be a choice of barbecued chicken or baked chicken with the dinner. Price is $18 for adults, $9 for children (6-12) and free for 5 years and under. (This covers meal, gratuity and tax.) RSVPs need to be received by Sept. 26 in order to notify the caterer. Contact Nancy Gresham at 839-2493 or email Thank you everyone for helping the art guild celebrate their 50th anniversary!

Sign up for cookoff

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The next event on the calendar is the chili cookoff, sponsored by the White Bird Medical Relief Fund. It will be Sept. 27 downtown.

Art guild sets show for October

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School has begun with its obligations and demands in full force. I thought that since school has started, it wouldn’t be such an obstacle course of kids and dogs through Main Street.

Last column of summer

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This is the very last column of the summer. Next week at this time, the kids will be in school. Wednesday, Aug. 27, is their first day back. How crazy is that? This summer just flew by! There’s still time to go for that boat ride and jump in the river though.

Corner Deli ‘awesome addition’

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We are smack dab in the middle of our fifth fire season. Hopefully it’ll be done soon. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. The summer is coming to a close. School starts Aug. 27. For me, this summer has just gone by in a blink. I can’t believe we’ve already got to start thinking about a routine. Yuck.

Parks and Rec petition sign-up at Canyon House

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There was not a huge turnout for our community meeting last Friday, so we still need to get some signatures on our parks and recreation petition.

Community meeting is Aug. 1

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It’s hard to believe that this summer is flying by so fast. There are still so many things that I want to do before the kids have to go back to school. I’ve heard the phrase, “I need a day between Saturday and Sunday,” but I need a month between July and August!

Incident base set up at rodeo

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I’m writing this week, just to make sure that everyone knows that White Bird is still here. There hasn’t been a whole lot going on.

IOOF Hall gets wired

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Once again, I sit here at my computer wondering what to tell you all this week. I guess I need to get out and about more, or you guys need to start shaking things up.

Area ‘news’ gets exciting

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I didn’t write last week, because there just wasn’t much to report. We did have a good White Bird Days celebration. Families and old friends came into town and got caught up with one another. That’s always the best part of it. There was a good parade and rodeos. Other than that, I didn’t hear about any of the winners of the different events.

White Bird Days are on!

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White Bird Days is this weekend! There’s going to be fun and entertainment around every corner.

Bike challenge set for this Saturday

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I’ve lived here for 39 of my 29 years. You’d think I’d know by now, that White Bird Days doesn’t always fall on the third weekend of June. It does, however, always fall on Father’s Day weekend, which all but every six or seven years is the third weekend. This year it’s not.

Rebekahs drill team in works

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Well, I guess the news isn’t going to write itself. I gave it two weeks to try though.

Lonnie’s Corner Deli opens this Friday

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Welcome, welcome May flowers! I’ve been anticipating a lightning and thunderstorm. Maybe we’ll have one before this article even comes out. There’s nothing better than God’s springtime celebratory fireworks!

Yard sales set

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Can you believe that today is the last day of April already? I sure wish we could slow this big world down a bit. Joe Wilson will be celebrating his 96th birthday on Saturday. There will be an open house at his place on Slippy Creek. Stop in and say hi and wish Joe a happy birthday.

Silver Dollar jam fun

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We had the most beautiful Easter weekend. It’s always nice to see those people who only come around once a year for the egg hunt. Connie and Bill Shuck, after 30 years, are retiring from organizing the Easter egg hunt. We all just want to say thank you very much for giving so much of yourselves to our little town. I noticed that someone lost a kite and it’s hanging in a tree by the churches.

WBVFD sharpens skills with burn

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The White Bird volunteer fire department spent last Sunday afternoon sharpening their skills. They lit a huge bonfire next to the creek at Dianne Crea’s house.

Losses abound

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Happy April! What a beautiful spring we are having! It’s absolutely wonderful. I love it when everything is so green and new life is blooming all around us. The trees are blossoming and creating us some nummi goodness. It won’t be long until we are pulling apricots from their branches and good ole Salmon River tomatoes from the vines.

Good turnout for sausage feed

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If you’re reading this, then it means you survived the epidemic of spring fever that swept through our town last week, and a very crazy moon. I hope everyone got a chance to go out and soak up some sun. The flowers are starting to bloom and everything is getting greener every day. Enjoy! It’s springtime on the Salmon River.

Breakfast set for Sunday

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This Sunday is the Joe Wilson’s Saint Patty’s Breakfast! Come to the IOOF hall between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for some of the best pancakes, eggs and sausage made. The only thing I can think of better than Sunday breakfast, is Sunday breakfast when someone else does the cooking! This is a community event, sponsored by the White Bird Chamber and some of the proceeds of this breakfast will be donated to the White Bird EMTs in memory of Ada Wilson.

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Meeting draws 75 to discuss WB school building

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We got a little more snow last week and it brought a few laughs for me and my friends. There’s a group of people who live around Cottonwood, who come down here for church every Saturday. After church they always bless me with their presence at Canyon House. We were sitting around the table looking out the window and watching the wind blow the snow up! Those prairie folks thought it was pretty funny, that when you’re at the bottom, everything goes up from here!

Town Hall meeting is Friday: MVSD super to discuss school with residents

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Not only do I have news to report this week, but I have the best news that has come to this draw in years! Here it is.

Kernutt, Shuck are basket raffle winners

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Sorry for the communication problems last week. But it shouldn’t take long for us to get caught up. It hasn’t been too exciting around here lately. In fact, it kind of feels like winter.

Las Vegas: Another planet

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Las Vegas was entertaining. The gift show was amazing and huge. I can’t wait for you all to see the great stuff I found for the store.

Piano tuner on the way

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There’s not a whole lot going on around here. The old world keeps on turning, the sun continues to rise, and the seasons keep coming. This January spring has been wonderful. Dad even found his buttercup already.

‘Got what I deserved’

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and the year 2013. I got a bag of coal and 50 pennies from our Christmas scavenger hunt, which is exactly what I wanted (and deserved). Here’s to a new year with less debt, better health, more money, more time, less government, higher hopes and clean slates for us all.

Watch out for Christmas scams

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Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s here already.

Program, parade set for this weekend

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It’s a little warmer, so for all of you with frozen pipes, times are getting better.

Winter appears in White Bird

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Winter has most definitely arrived! What a white, winter wonderland we’ve got going on! It’s time to break out those sleds and the hot chocolate, head to the hills and stay off of the highways.

Volunteers sought for annual program

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Sorry for the media mishaps the last few weeks.

Computer error causes lapse in coverage

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I’m sorry there wasn’t any news last week. Usually it’s my fault, but this time I get to blame it on a computer error. So, let’s get caught up.

Powell first in cribbage tourney

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The Halloween party at the IOOF hall was another big hit. There were all kinds of spooks, heroes and princesses.

Fall switch has been flipped

Well, it looks as though ol’ Mother Nature has flipped the fall switch. The cool weather has been welcomed by some and not so much by others, (me). It really bummed me out that the river was so muddy the last couple weeks of hot days, and we didn’t get to go swimming. Now she’s just too cold. I’ll be counting down the days until next summer.


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