MAY 6, 2010

Happenings on the Hilltop…
(Weippe news)

Judy O'Brien 435-4870

   The Timberline High School [THS] honors banquet will be held at the Odd Fellow/Rebekah Lodge Wednesday, May 12. This event is to honor 9th-12th grade pupils with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and also those presented special academic awards by THS staff. The honors banquet has been an annual event since 2002 and is co- sponsored by THS and Wells Fargo Bank.

   White Pine Rebekah Lodge hosts the event preparing the banquet. This is one of their many community services

   The National Honor Society [NHS] induction of new members from the 10th and 11th grades will be included in this awards evening. To be a member of NHS, a pupil must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and be recommended by staff for the qualities of Service, Leadership, Scholarship, and Character.

   Pupils who qualify have been invited with the privilege of bringing two honored guests. Parents are generally these honored guests since their support and encouragement is the key ingredient for their sons and daughters success.

   School staff collaborates and prepares awards and their presentation. These include: Gold & Silver Presidential academic awards, departmental academic awards, and citizenship awards. This information provided by Nancy Jo Tschida, Counselor Timberline School.

   The Weippe Fire Department is collecting donations for the annual fire sale on May 15.  You can drop ‘em off or call Chief Cahala at 435-0136, or Keith and Lisa Weyerts at 435-4030. Someone will be at the fire hall daily to collect items. Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets to support the Fire Department.

   Christine Brown announces Weippe Cemetery District is having a work day at the cemetery on May 7, Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. “Bring shovels, rakes, etc. and come help.” Call Christine for information, 435-4305.

   Marge Kuchynka says 12 entries have been received so far for the Camas Festival photo contest, “Nature Shots along the Trail”. The two categories are Wildlife and Scenic. Entries will be judged by professional photographers, with prizes in several categories. A total of eight awards will be given. There will also be a People’s Award with judging by Camas Festival participants.

   Photo contest entry form and rules can be printed from, click on photo contest. Entries can also be picked up at the Weippe Library.

   Dolores Watson said Bea Johnson is home recovering from her hip surgery. Bea is doing well, walking without a cane and driving. The two of them had dinner and watched a movie last week. Bea would enjoy company.

   The Clearwater County Free Library District will be holding an election for office of Trustee on Tuesday, May 25. Two candidates have filed for one vacancy, Teri Ploharz-Bolling and Donald R. Jenni. Polling place for the election on the hill is the Weippe Public Library and the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. When you are out voting for the primary election, please remember to stop by the libraries and vote.

   May 2-9 is National Wildflower week. One of our area wildflowers, Arrowleaf balsamroot, a yellow, small sunflower-looking plant, is blooming on the hillside of Greer Grade now. Check out the website of the Idaho Native Plant Society, White Pine Chapter, for information on local wildflowers.