CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JULY 8, 2010
Happenings on the
By Nancy Tschida
Weippe’s 4th of July Fireworks
Families and communities have a variety of traditions with which they celebrate the 4th of July, our Nation’s Birthday. Often the celebration includes a combination of group gatherings, picnics, family reunions, and fire work displays.
The most enjoyable fire work
displays are ones in which the community gathers together to create a
celebration. This is the type of display that was held the evening of the 4th
Because the volunteer fire department was at the park, the danger of a wild fire being started was eliminated. The community appreciates the contributions of the volunteers which keep us safe.
Weippe’s a fun place. Celebrating as a community in a safe environment creates enjoyment for everyone. If you missed this year’s event, plan to attend next year.
A traditional Fourth of July weekend event for families is reunions. It’s a great summer holiday and is often warm enough to enjoy gathering outdoors. Those with recent visitors are:
Saturday, July 3, the family of Dolores Watson gathered at Fraser Park. Dolores reports that the family enjoyed the event even though it was rather cool for July.
Dolores’ son, Rick Bailey of
Terry and Bill Millage attended; two granddaughters accompanied them.
Sue and John Wyatt were the family representing Weippe. Their children couldn’t attend but will visit this month.
Janet Ocrowley moving
Janet is preparing to leave
Janet’s daughter, Helen
Kettle, came to Weippe several times in June and remained until July. Helen’s
grandson, Kaeden, joined the family June 30 to celebrate his 5th
birthday. Kaeden’s parents, Levi and Donna Kettle of
During June, Helen has been moving into her Weippe summer home. She has finished moving and now has an “Escape Cabin” complete with library. She will be a wonderful addition to the community.
John and Sandee Cox
Greg and Kimalee Klug and sons Taylor and Jacob came from Harpster with nephew J.R. Finnell from Kooskia. The group spent July 3rd helping the family prepare for summer. The family’s main focus was preparing a beautiful yard. After working, they enjoyed a picnic with BBQ and Sandee’s famous deviled eggs and potato salad. It was a feast enjoyed by all.
Last fall Sandee spent several
weeks hospitalized in
Greg and other family members have been especially attentive the past year while Sandee and John have been ill. John had a variety of health problems is also recovering at home. We wish both of them a speedy recovery.
Sandee’s dog, Benjamin, has been engaging in another summer tradition – playing with skunks. Skunks play too - then “Man’s Best Friend” smells good to other doggies but beyond belief to their human companions. The job of removing the smell becomes critical. Since this has happened several times lately, Sandee and John have found a satisfactory solution. For others dealing with the “Skunk Smell”, here’s Sandee’s recipe:
While holding nose, dump the following into a bucket:
1 bottle hydrogen peroxide
2 tablespoons baking soda
Large squirt of liquid dish soap. Fill bucket with water. Use to shampoo dog. Continue holding nose until process is complete. If you're too tangled with the skunk, repeat the procedure in shower for yourself.
Senior Meal Site
Weippe is a small town with a variety of the services expected only in large cities. One of these is the Senior Meal Site where lunches are served at on Mondays and Thursdays. Everyone is welcome.
Meals may be eaten at the
site, taken home to eat, or meals may be delivered to shut-ins.
One must be at least 60 for this and approved in advance by the
For the community to continue receiving these services, it’s important that as many people as possible join us for lunch. Support this program by enjoying a wonderful meal with friends and neighbors. Lunch menu for Thursday, July 8 -Beefy Casserole & cheese, Salad, Fruit, Jell-O, and milk. Monday, July 12 -Bowtie Goulash, Vegetable, Salad, Cottage Cheese, Fruit, & milk.
Melissa reports week two of
the Summer Reading program at the Weippe Library was a lot of fun and very
educational! On Wednesday they had Forest Wildlife Biologist Dan Davis from
Next week’s theme is "Fish". Alyse Cadez from the Nez Perce National Historical Park Service is doing a presentation at on Wednesday, July 14. They will also have crafts that day from Lots of prizes to be given away at the end of the presentation so don't miss out.
Mark your calendar for these special events at the library! Friday, July 9, there will be popcorn and a movie, “Finding Nemo" at Be early for good seating. On Thursday the 15th they are hosting a "Teens Only Night" from , and then a "Family Night" on Friday, July 9 from for people of all ages. Both nights there will be video games, board games, foosball, snacks and refreshments.
There are still a few openings for the Rod Building Class that begins on July 13. This is a FREE class being taught by Joe Douglas of Black Dog Tackle. The classes will be at every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks in the library basement. This opportunity is worth $350 per student and the class is limited to eight youth ages 11-19, so be sure to get an application before all the slots are filled.
Call the library at