WHITE BIRD — The sun is shining and with that came the long weekend. I do hope all had a nice Memorial Day.

Now with that being said, I get to bore you for the next three weeks with upcoming events and the “big one,” White Bird Days.

First, let’s start with upcoming meetings: Food bank is on the 1st, then on Monday the Deer Creek Hwy. Dist. Meets at 7 p.m. Library meeting is at 10 a.m., will be on June 6, and the SRAG meeting is at 10 a.m., with the chamber meeting, following at 10:30 a.m. on June 8. After the chamber meeting, I will have more confirmations on things happening over White Bird Days. I do know that the theme for the parade will be “Adventure Idaho: Livin’ the Good Life,” so be thinking of your entry and the many possibilities for that theme. Parade starts at 11 a.m., and the rodeo committee has brought back the Eh Capa Bareback Riders. They will be in the parade and then performing on Saturday only at the rodeo. Games will be after the parade, a pie social is on tap and of course music will be downtown. Much more to come so you won’t be bored. So, stay tuned…exciting things to follow!

Syringa Hospital will be hosting their annual “Just for the Hill of It” on June 3. This is a 13-mile bike ride starting at Hammer Creek Campground, traveling through town, and up the old White Bird Grade. The riders will climb 2,200 feet up US 95. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and entry fee is $30. Call Cindy at 983-8550 or Judy at 550-2148 or go online to syringahospital.org for information.

We now have five new members to add to our QRU team. Welcome Michael Cash, Homer Brown, Katie Nemeth, Heather Cullin and Michelle McNamee.

Bryan Lowe called and wanted to let everyone know that volunteers have painted the fire hydrants around town and “thanks” so much. They really look great and needed it.

Also, something is happening just past the church, they are digging out the hillside, so will have more on that next week.

Birthday wishes go out to Roy Farmer, Sr., Gloria, Shandra Chandler, Dorene Kryns, Don Sickels, Sasha Dalgleish, Sheryl Clark, Mark Carlin, Tracy Leonard, Sara Lyon, Priscilla Giddings, Kelly Bashaw, David Farmer, Jason Klement, Pam Ashcraft, Duane Ousley, Kortney Killgore, and Glen Wdowiak.

In Memory of Ada Wilson, Zelda Gordon, and Wayne Eller.

Anniversary wishes go to Glen and Nora Deasy, Bruce and Pat Ringsmith, John and Annelle Urbahn, and Jake and Niki Schacher.

TidBits: This was in the Lewiston Morning Tribune last Wednesday but wanted to get it out there.

Idaho is trying to identify all the monuments and memorials to the military and veterans in the state. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced Tuesday the plan that is seeking help from the public and veterans’ services organizations to collect photos and stories regarding memorials throughout the state. The public can participate by posting information online at a website called historypin.

Otter said the project is a way to celebrate the local tributes to patriotism and valor.

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