WHITE BIRD -- Did you remember to set your clock ahead an hour Saturday night? Hopefully you did, if not, at least you still had Sunday to do it before you start the new week.
I sure noticed the time change and how the daylight stuck around. They are now talking about staying on Daylight Standard Time so we may not have to change back, wish someone would make up our minds!
No meeting for the SRAG for the month of March, as they will be hosting their March Madness Art Show and Sale at the WBARD Building (new place) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on March 16 and 17. This is sponsored by the Salmon River Art Guild. The community library will also be holding a bake sale on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at the WBARD. This sale is to help keep the library running and to help offset the expense of the WiFi 24/7, community computer and copy services, as well as, there is a great selection of books. Stop by and check out all the goodies being offered for the sale...they are sure to be yummy!
March 17th will be the Joe Wilson St. Paddy's Sausage Feed at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, starting at 7:30 a.m. and running to 12:30 p.m. (PST). The Old-Time Fiddlers will be playing during this time, and there will be an $8 per person charge for the breakfast. Children 5 and younger will be $4. There are also extra chubs of sausage up for sale at $13 each. They would like you to call Canyon House if you would like extras. This is great sausage and is locally done.
Also, on the 17th is the Pathfinders annual ride into Pittsburg. It is come however you want, either by auto, ATV or UTV. You can leave White Bird anytime you like and we will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campground. Feel free to bring a side dish and utensils. Come and enjoy being outside and a day from the "winter blues".
The next WBARD breakfast will be on Sunday, March 24, starting at 8 a.m. Bring your smile and a side dish.
Join the White Bird Rodeo Committee for their queen tryouts, dinner, dance on Saturday, March 23. We will start at the rodeo arena for the tryouts at 2 p.m., then come into town for the spaghetti dinner with the trimmings at the IOOF Hall from 5 to 7 p.m., following with music of Joaquin, Verna and Dave. Crowning of the 2019 rodeo queen will take place during the evening. Dinner cost will be $7 for adults, $3 for children and a $5 cover for the music. This is a fund-raiser to help put on the 30th annual rodeo.
Join the Canyon House in celebrating their 16th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday (March 23 and 24). A “fun store in a small town” has something for everyone. Come enjoy a cup of their "in-house" coffee and homemade cookies while you browse the many sale items. Door prizes...you could be a winner just by stopping in!
The Rebekahs are looking for applications for their 2019 Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13 scholarship. This is open to any 2019 graduate from high school or home schooled, living in the 83554 zip code. If you have a future plan in attending a technical school, the military, or college, then we would like to have you apply. Deadline is March 23rd and for applications or more information contact Beverly McCool, secretary, at 208-507-2669.
Week nine of the White Bird Gun Club shoot saw the weather cold and sunny. We had 25 shooters with Jim McMahon , Shane Paul, and Kaycen Sickels all shooting 24s. Youth shooters were Kaycen Sickels shooting a 24, Trevor Early shot a 14 and Trayven Sickels shot 19.
Pinochle winner was Leah Harvey. Cribbage winner was Bob taking 1st and 2nd was won by Nick.
Miss Avery Ann Pilant made her appearance on March 9. Congratulations to Lane and Kayleen Pilant on your baby girl. Grandparents are Chad and Gail Lowe of Craigmont, Mike and Amanda Pilant of Grangeville; and great grandparents are Joaquin and Verna Lowe of White Bird, Wanda Pilant, Sue Atkinson of Lewiston, and Gene and Lesley Warden of Grangeville.
I didn't forget the birthdays and anniversaries, they didn't get run in the paper last week, so I am rerunning them...sorry!
Birthday wishes go out to Treana Hanson, Mick Hanson, Jeannie Fitch (10th), Stephanie Reese, Jake Ingerson, Brooklyn Basler (11th), Kathy White (12th), Ed Carlin, Paula Koch (13th), Patty McGarvin, Brandon Cook (14th), Carol Fee, Colt Schacher (15th), and Travis Chandler, Pardner Jack Marek (16th), Sandy Murphy (17th), Todd Cullin (18th), Tess Lindsey, Michael Cash (19th), Jeanna Meachum, Kaitlyn Gresham (21st), Lynn Kernut, Dean Klement, Miranda Beach, Jim McGarvin (23rd).
In Memory of Lonnie Lee (12th), John Marek, Judy Reese (15th).
Anniversary wishes go out to Mike & Pat Witt (10th).
TidBits: Spring is officially here on March 20! We moved ahead one hour and now we look forward to warmer days and more sunshine. Just remember, that all this snow will be melting and that means rivers, and creeks will be running high. People are already wanting to go camping, but think about your campsite... go to higher ground as runoffs can swell the waters faster than you realize. You can enjoy the nicer weather, but please use common sense and stay safe!!