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WHITE BIRD — As many of you know, Delsie Whinery, daughter of Dick and Susie Brust, had her leg amputated, due to a deadly infection of MRSA. She is getting much better and is now in rehab in Boise. She should be able to come home in a week or so. A family has donated a logging truckload of …

WHITE BIRD — This may seem like it is too early to be promoting the Valentine Fireman’s Ball, but I would remind you how time absolutely flew by last year. So, Feb. 12, starting at 5 p.m., there will be a dinner, dancing, with “Vintage Youth” playing the music, and both a silent and live auc…

WHITE BIRD — Last week, I mentioned the White Bird Volunteer Fire Department had passed out gift bags to various families in the community, which were much appreciated. This week I would like to give a shout out to the Royal Gem Rebekahs Lodge No. 13, of White Bird. Paula Prewett, Barbara Lo…

WHITE BIRD — A note from our library: “There are new hours for the White Bird Community Library, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday 1-3 p.m. With COVID we have had reduced numbers using the library. We will see how it goes and decide when (and if) to go back to the hours we …

Seven floats moved down White Bird’s Main Street Saturday night, Dec. 18, for its annual Christmas parade. Along with treats, Santa Claus visited with community members, and the evening’s finale was the fireworks display, provided by Mayor Homer Brown and Hammer Down Excursions.

WHITE BIRD — Sometimes life is just a challenge! This past week our whole region experienced major power outages. It does not take long to realize just how dependent we all are on having electricity in our homes. A missionary visited Pleasant View Baptist Church this past Sunday. He serves o…

WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Community Christmas Celebration starts with a Christmas lighting contest. Judging will take place Friday evening, Dec. 17, 6 p.m. Businesses and homes in the 83554 zip code are encouraged to enter the contest by calling Barb Lowe, 208-507-3292 or Anita Dehning, 20…

WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Community Christmas Celebration starts off with a Christmas lighting contest. Judging will take place Friday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Businesses and homes in the 83554 zip code area are encouraged to enter the contest by calling Barb Lowe, 208-507-3292 or Anita Dehning,…

    WHITE BIRD — Pleasant View Baptist Church will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. The church was purchased from the Assemblies of God after their church closed. The building was constructed by Reverend Cline in the 1950s, while he worked at the White Bird lumber m…

    WHITE BIRD — The Silver Dollar Bar is putting on their annual Thanksgiving Day Potluck. Everyone is invited to join together for this celebration. The turkey and ham are already signed up for, so if you would like, bring a food item along with your appetite. Everything starts at noon. Pleasa…

    WHITE BIRD — Pleasant View Baptist Church has a new church/parsonage phone number. After having many problems with the customer service of their previous carrier, they have switched to Inland Cellular’s wireless landline. The new number is 208-507-0334. The church will be celebrating Thanksg…

    WHITE BIRD — There will be a memorial service for Quirt Lowe this Saturday, Nov. 13. It will be held in the back meeting room of The Confluence (formerly Hoot’s Restaurant). The viewing will be at 1 p.m. and a service at 2 p.m. There will then be a brief graveside service at the White Bird C…

    Millions of unclaimed dollars sound too good to be true? It’s no scam, and for Idaho County, this share is approximately $840,000 waiting to be collected.

    WHITE BIRD — The monthly meeting of the White Bird Library committee will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Wednesdays are busy at the church this week: a yoga class at 10 a.m., Good News Club at 4 p.m. and Bible study at 6 p.m.

      Costumed kids, and adults, bustled throughout the IOOF Hall last Saturday evening, Oct. 23, for the annual White Bird Community Halloween Party. The event featured games of skill for prizes, costume contest, a desserts walk, and food and treats. For a listing of regional community Halloween …

      WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Volunteer Fire Department will be holding an open house at the fire station, 212 River Street, in White Bird. They will be serving hot dogs, chili dogs and beverages. There will be drawings, an opportunity to update your home safety information, and see the fire t…

      WHITE BIRD — The Community Halloween Party will be Saturday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. at the IOOF Hall. There will be the usual games, costume contest with cash prizes, pumpkin carved contest (bring a carved, stenciled or decorated pumpkin), a decorated scarecrow contest and the favorite cake walk.…

      WHITE BIRD — There is going to be a Bazaar Bazaar in White Bird! A what? Tammy Stone is calling her Halloween costume bazaar a “Bazaar Bazaar!” She has a very large collection of adult and kids Halloween costumes she wants to find a good home for. The costumes will be set out at the White Bi…

      WHITE BIRD — As everyone in the town of White Bird knows, the city wells struggled to keep up with the water demand this year. It was hot this summer. Fire Chief Brian Lowe was very concerned that if we had a house fire the water system might not keep up with the demand. Trying to be proacti…

        WHITE BIRD — White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Sunday, Sept. 19, at the arena. Young ladies 13-18 who are interested can call Kami Fogleman for details: 208-983-8779.

        WHITE BIRD — I received the September edition of Ruralite the other day and saw some White Bird locals made the front cover of the magazine. There was a very nice article about the change from Hoot's Café to The Confluence and the new owners, Dan and Heather Suresus. They have brought many c…

          WHITE BIRD — White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Sunday, Sept. 19, at the arena. Young ladies 13-18 who are interested can call Kami Fogleman for details: 208-983-8779.

          WHITE BIRD — The First Annual O.C. Abbott Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Grangeville Golf Course. The tournament is to honor OC as a longtime White Bird resident who was very active in our community and in the American Legion White Bird Post #152. The proceed…

          WHITE BIRD — My wife, Sue, and I were returning from shopping in Grangeville and saw Leah Harvey updating the sign board at the entrance to White Bird. She asked me to remind everyone that the food bank is the 2nd Monday of the month. The distribution begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13 at the WB …

          WHITE BIRD — “A belated thank you. The White Bird Community Library would like to thank the many people who donated pies for our Pie Booth at White Bird Days. We are very grateful for your support. This event was one of our first since COVID forced cancellation of some of our other activitie…

          WHITE BIRD – For the past year owners Joe and DeAnna Thyne have been at the helm of Wildside Steakhouse and Saloon. It has come with ups and downs, but the two keep community close. The traditional steakhouse with a twist and full bar with custom cocktails is open 4-10 p.m. Thursday through …

          WHITE BIRD —- The White Bird Community Library wants to let our community know it is working on the 2022 edition of the calendar. Now is the time for folks to make any changes to listings on the calendar for their families. We have edit sheets at the library. People can stop by when they are…

          Four generations (L-R) from White Bird pose for a four generation family photo: Ed Hagen, Virginia Grunke, Abby Boone and Jessica Boone.

          WHITE BIRD — Our community came together during White Bird Days to raise money to buy an AED machine for the community to use. We had 18 people take the AED/CPR class last week, that was taught by Cody and Grace Killmar. Heather Cullin stated “that I hope to God we never will have to use it,…

          WHITE BIRD — This is from last week’s column, but it bears repeating. With all the fires raging around us, none of us should need to be reminded to be fire safe and fire cautious. The water shortage continues to be of great concern to Brian Lowe, the fire chief, and city officials. All outsi…

            WHITE BIRD — Vacation Bible school (VBS) will be held July 26-28 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird, 9 a.m. - noon, for all ages. A team is coming from Leoma, Tenn. To preregister or for information, call Pastor Randy at 509-435-8732 (cell) or 208-839-2220 (church phone).

            Incorporated cities within Idaho County will start receiving their share of $54 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). For the seven cities totaled, this will add up to more than $600,000 to be received out of an eventual $1.23 million payment.

            WHITE BIRD — Update on Delvin Keeler. He is gaining weight slowly and still doing treatments. He is back to work on a part-time basis. Delvin says he is feeling great; Renee says that every day is a good day. Delvin and his dogs doing what he and they love doing, is a picture of part of the …

            WHITE BIRD — The City of White Bird has recently announced water restrictions. They say stop all outside watering until further notice. All water usage is restricted. With this hot weather and the overwatering of lawns by some residents, the wells are not able to keep up with the usage. The …

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