JANUARY 7, 2010

Happenings on the Hilltop…
(Weippe news)

Judy O'Brien 435-4870

Battle of the 6C Courts

   THS and OHS Variety Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be fighting it out Monday Jan. 11 for the title of 6C Champs.  The face-off starts at 6 p.m. at OHS gym. 

   There will be a Spartan Pep Bus leaving Pierce at 4:30, Timberline at 4:40, and Weippe at 4:50. All are encouraged to attend and pack the house dressed in Black and Gold to support the Spartans.

Senior Lunch Menu

   Once again those capable cooks at the Senior Center will be serving meals to tempt our palates.  Thursday, Jan. 7 Chicken parmesan, au gratin potatoes, salad, jello and soup are on the menu. Monday, Jan. 11 they will be serving goulash, salad and jello.

City Council news

   Weippe City Council meeting was held Dec. 14 with Mayor Steadman and council members Elwin Hutchins, Millie Morris, Bill Barteaux and Ron Larson present.. During the meeting Mike Edmonson reported the water line and fire hydrant in the Empire log yard have been relocated; obtained estimates of $28,000 to $29,000 for a generator; the routine water sample tested positive for total coliform but the follow-up samples were good.

   Snow plowing has begun with the ambulance shed and fire shed as first priorities.

   Mayor and Hutchins met with Keven Shreeve, Forsgren Associates, who is working on the application for funding for lagoon aerators, well pumps, etc. and a Energy Strategy Study through the Energy Block Grant. Applications may be made for up to $100,000.

   The 2008 Audit Report has been received and is available for review at city hall.

   Clerk submitted an application to LHTAC for funding for a sign project. The project would include replacement of all street signs, regulatory signs and sign posts.

Compulsive Gardeners

   Knowing there are many compulsive gardeners on the hilltop I wanted you to know the first Compulsive Gardeners meeting of 2010 will be Thursday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m. in the community room at the County Extension Office, 2200 Michigan Ave, Orofino. This will be the annual planning meeting. The more the merrier. Come help plan this year's activities. Contact person is Becky Peltz at 476-4704.

In memory of Claire

   A large crowed gathered at the Senior Center Sunday afternoon for a potluck and to share memories of Claire Fezatt. Claire was a talented and caring woman and I am honored to have known her.

Out and About

   Jerri and Vernie Sinclair spent Christmas with family in Twisp, WA. Sheila (Gypsy) Haueter had 12 family members over the holidays including Jeff and Tami Ropp and family of Orofino, Sherrecce Ropp and son Michael Parks, Ken Kent, Bill and Kathy Heuter, and Richard Kerr. Bea Johnson visited her daughter, Stephanie Wooderchak, in Waitesburg for Christmas.

Pierce Sesquicentennial

   Pierce is planning a special event each month in 2010 to celebrate the town's Sesquicentennial or 150th birthday. The first event is Jan. 7, a potluck dinner at the Community Center. The event will start with an informal coffee and gathering at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6, followed by special guest speaker, Judge John Bradbury.

4th annual Student Art Show

   The show will open Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Studio 205, Main Street, Pierce. This year there are 19 artists from Timberline School grades nine to twelve exhibiting their work. The show will continue on Thursday, Jan. 12 through Saturday, Jan. 14, with the Studio open from 11-6 p.m. these days.