MARCH 18, 2010

Happenings on the Hilltop…
(Weippe news)

Judy O'Brien 435-4870

    Carla sends notes from the City Council meeting…The Weippe City Council would like to remind residents that the 2010 Census has started. Please take ten minutes to complete the simple, ten question census form and mail it back. Census data is very important to our community. The data collected helps to determine how funds are distributed to our state and our city.

    A city business license application was approved for LaDonna Chapman. She will be catering specialty desserts for events.

  Council granted an alley setback variance to Jim Oliver from five ft. to zero ft. in Block 3 of Weippe Original and will deed fifty feet by five feet of the alley to Oliver where his home was built by the previous owner.

   Sonny Lage presented exenses incurred by the Weippe Rural Fire District in 2009. The larger expenditures were for radios and battery packs.

   Deputy Russell reported the Lucky Inn was broken into recently. Machines were destroyed and money stolen. The incident is under investigation.

   The city has been awarded a Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant in the amount of $71,683 for new heating in city hall, aerator motors for the lagoons and well pumps.

   Weippe Library – Need help with your census questionnaire? A Census Bureau representative will be at the library Monday and Friday from 3 to 5, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 7, Thursday from 10-3 and Saturday from 10 to 1 to help with any questions you might have.

   The Pierce Sesquicentennial March event was held Sunday afternoon at Pierce Community Center with Robbin Johnston, Archaeologist, USFS Clearwater National Forest, as presenter. Robbin was his usual entertaining self. Afterwards attendees gathered in the gym for pie made by Alpha Omicron Sorority.

   The April Sesquicentennial event will include Timberline students touring the Old Courthouse and a mock trial put on by the senior government class.   The Pierce Historical Preservation Committee needs the use of a 16mm projector for one day to help with their production of A Story of Pierce. Call Studio 205 at 464-1057 if you can help with this request.

   Hilltop Senior lunch menu for Thursday, March 18 is turkey enchiladas, refried beans and fruit salad. Monday, March 22 they will be serving chili with cheese, salad and ice cream. Thursday March 25 will be fish, French fries, salads and cake.

   Pinochle classes are ongoing at the Weippe Library, 11 to 1 Saturdays. Pinochle at the Lodge on Sunday had four tables including some of the students Dolores is teaching at the Library. Maebellann Steadman won high. Low was achieved by LaDonna Chapman. Pinochle was won by Ione Smith and Fred Borders.

   Steve and Linda Bailey of St. Maries visited with Dolores Watsin, Don and Sue Wyatt and Vern Bailey recently. Dolores also visited with Doris Wyatt of Lewiston.

   Reminder - Hilltop Theater Group Tryouts are Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 at Weippe City Hall. This group works hard and has tons of fun. Come join ‘em. The drama will be performed during the Camas Festival.

   Signup sheets for the OCI Lumberjack Days Royalty contest are available at Timberline School. The contest is scheduled for Saturday, April 24. A queen and two princesses will be crowned. Juniors attending Orofino High School or Timberline High School may compete. Deadline for signup is April 5. We have many lovely, accomplished young women on the hilltop, please consider adding your names to the list.

   Weippe Library is hosting a Junior First LEGO League event on Saturday, March 20, beginning at 12 noon.

   The two teams, The Tinkerbell Express and The Snow Mobilers, have finished their LEGO projects and would like to share them with their friends and family.

   The teams will show their projects, posters, and explain what they learned as a team. Anyone is welcome to attend. Popcorn and cookies will be available.