APRIL 1, 2010

Happenings on the Hilltop…
(Weippe news)

Judy O'Brien 435-4870

   Weippe Heritage Museum desperately needs your help. Currently a small membership is struggling to purchase the museum building, finish the addition needed to place acquisitions, and catalogue and maintain the current collection.

   The Weippe Heritage Museum holds the history of many hilltop families and neighboring communities. One such exhibit is the registry from the old Greer Hotel, dating from 1910. At that time travelers crossed the Clearwater River via ferry at Greer and, if necessary, stayed at the Hotel before starting the journey to the hilltop. You may find the names of your relatives in that registry.

   The volunteer staff at the Museum will happily assist you and answer your questions. The Museum is open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and other times by appointment. Call Lorna at 435- 9331 to schedule an appointment. For membership information call Everet at 435-4148.

   The Heritage Society meets the third Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Museum. As a fundraiser, the Museum is currently selling bricks from the Weippe High School stamped with an impression of the school and the initials WHS.

   Tai chi again at the Lodge Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Nancy Tschida will be leading/teaching these exercises which are designed to aid flexibility and reduce stress. According to a report from the Mayo Clinic, “you can practice tai chi regardless of your age or physical ability — tai chi emphasizes technique over strength. In fact, because tai chi is low impact, it may be especially suitable if you're an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.” Um, there are probably a few of us who qualify. See you there.

   The cast has been selected for Hilltop Theater Group’s Camas Festival production of The Ratcatcher’s Daughter or Death Valley Daze. Practice starts April 8 at Weippe Community Hall.

   An email was received from Kay Mathews DeFrancesco asking for contact information and with an offer to help with the all school reunion. Unfortunately a reply did not go through. So, Kay, here is your info. Call Peggy Ball at (208) 435-4209.

   Melissa from the library says, “This Friday, April 2, the Weippe Library is having a Teen Night for kids 12 and older, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We'll have video games, board games, popcorn, junk food, refreshments, etc.

   We will also be hosting a Family Night on April 16 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to celebrate National Library Week. We'll have a foosball tournament, video games, board games, crafts, snacks, and refreshments. All are welcome to join us for an evening of fun and games!”

   Pinochle at the Lodge last Sunday found Carrol Smolinski winning high score with Millie Morris having low score. This Sunday the Lodge was full with six tables for pinochle. Tom Reid won high score, Bertys Smolinski got low and Gail Hibbs and Lori Franchini got pinochle.

   Anna at Timberline Café called to say they are having a children’s Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. with baskets included. Call Anna for more info.

   The community is greatly saddened to hear of the death of Penny Jared and extends condolences to the Jared and Platt families.