JUNE 24, 2010

Happenings on the Hilltop…
(Weippe news)

By Nancy Tschida

Fathers’ Day Camp Out

   Fraser Park was the site of the 27th annual Fathers’ Day camping weekend held by “Friends of Bill”. On Fathers’ Day Alano served breakfast. For those interested in regular AA meetings, they are listed under “Notices” in the paper’s classified section.


   “Wetlands and Water birds” is the theme for next week’s Summer Reading Program. Crafts will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The presentation “Water Fowl” will be at 1:30 p.m.

   Brittney Berreth is the Summer Youth Staff at the library. Each year, one or more youth work with the library staff during summer vacation.

   Brittney is employed seven hours daily five days a week. Some of her duties include: arranging and shipping books, checking out patrons, helping people with technology, giving assistance to those viewing displays so they know where to find them and helping them understand the displays, She seems to be smiling all the time, which cheers everyone.


   Everet Martin reports that the museum plans to expand its hours. It will continue to open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and add flexible schedules for visitors. A sign will be posted with phone numbers of those who will open the library to accommodate the schedules of those traveling through the area. He feels that one should schedule three to four hours for a visit.

   The museum board has also discussed obtaining a remembrance of the Weippe grade school before it is torn down. One option discussed is preserving the 1927 sign that now hangs above the door.

Senior Meal Site-Lunch Menu

   Thursday, June 24 – Baked Ham, Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Salad, Jell-O, and milk. Monday, June 28 – Salad Bar: Tuna salad, Egg salad, Cottage Cheese, Jell-O, and milk.

Skyline Riders ATV Club

   The club is in contact with the forest service. They will share information concerning road and trail maintenance and use. The group will camp out at the Lolo the weekend of June 26. For more information call President, Bill Soles 435-4270.

Wesleyan News

   Last semester, Andrew Blain received the honor of being on the Oklahoma Wesleyan University  President’s List. This requires a 4.0 G.P.A.– straight A’s are difficult to maintain especially when one is  away from home. Good job Andrew! We’re proud of you.

   Youth camp for pupils grades 7-12 will be June 28 to July 2. Kids Camp for pupils grades 3rd – 6th will be July 27 – 30. For more information contact Melissa Mayberry at 435-4073 or Tom Blain at 435-4292.


   We would like to express sympathy to the friends and family of Vern Huddleston. Minnie Weidner reported that a BBQ for about fifty friends and family was held at his daughter’s home in Lewiston.

Family Visits

   Minnie Weidner’s daughter, Cindy Boren from Spalding, visited for two days to help Minnie adjust to living alone.  Cindy was a great comfort to Minnie.

   Minnie and her family are enjoying all the activities surrounding the rendezvous. She was an active member of Lolo Creek Muzzleloaders and enjoys seeing all the participants arriving to set up camp and shoot.

   Bea Johnson is visiting her daughter Stephanie and family in Waitsberg, WA. Stephanie teaches school so summer visits are always best.

Upcoming auctions to help our neighbors

   Dave Vaughn, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April, has had two surgeries and is now being given chemo and radiation. To help the family in this difficult time the community will have an auction July 17. Items to be auctioned are being requested. If you have anything to donate or any questions, contact Chris Wolfe-Anderson 208-435-4224 or email, Judy Howard 208-476-7770 or Denise London 208- 435-4802.

   The Weippe Fire Dept is sponsoring a benefit auction for Lorene Childers who is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The auction is Saturday June 26 at 10 a.m. on the Greer Grade at 5812 Hwy. 11. Included in the auction will be: equipment, tools, household items, beautiful things, and more.

Hilltop Picnic

   Everyone from the Hilltop is invited to the annual Hilltop Potluck. It will be at the Community Center noon on Sunday, June 27. Those wanting fresh air may flow into the Mini Park for conversation. Come and enjoy this community social.