JULY 22, 2010

Happenings on the Hilltop…
(Weippe news)

By Nancy Tschida

Hilltop Heroes - Volunteers Who Improve Our Community

Hilltop Heritage Museum

   Vickie Smith is finalizing plans for fall fund raising to help finance the museum. The plan for this fall is to host approximately two baked food sales monthly. To accomplish this, Vickie requires assistance from others who will volunteer to make the baked foods that will be sold.  Anyone willing to make baked goodies this fall please call Vickie at 435-4676.

   You will be notified in advance when sales will be held and the food will be needed. Generally, she includes chilidogs and the sales are held on Tuesdays.

   The museum is offering 2011 calendars for a minimal price. Lorna makes these as they are ordered; therefore, you will receive one shortly after placing an order. To place an order, call Vickie [435-4676].

   All proceeds are used to support the museum. Your assistance and support is greatly appreciated. It helps the volunteers to continue giving the community services now offered by the museum and to expand those services.

The Weippe Cemetery

   The Weippe Cemetery was established in 1908. It's now 102 years old. It is a beautiful place that provides families a connection to past generations. Over the century, the memorial stones, outbuildings, and grounds have changed with the aid of volunteer dedication and hard work.

   One significant change is the addition of a Memorial Board . It is designed for families with loved ones not buried in the cemetery and who want these loved ones remembered in the community. Families can order a $50 plaque for each memorial. Each plaque, with commemorative inscription, will be permanently attached to the board.

   The Memorial Board is inscribed with the message "In Memory of Our Loved Ones". An angel is on each side of this inscription. The board was donated by Ben Durant, Vickie, Ron, Ronnie, Lon and Zachery Smith in memory of Betty Durant's whose plaque is attached. To order plaques for your loved ones, contact Christine Brown [435-4305]. 

   A welcome addition to the cemetery is the steel flagpole that replaced an old wooden one. The new flagpole was originally placed at the Weippe High School. The family of Mitch Jared donated and installed this flagpole in memory of Penny Jared.  

   Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the cemetery and making it available for use by the community. Current board members are: Sid Brown, Christine Brown, Jim Stewart, and Don Tews.  

   These volunteers spend considerable time and effort improving the grounds and making this a beautiful memorial area. They sponsor an annual event to clean the cemetery and prepare it for Memorial Day. Community members are encouraged to volunteer and join  board members for this event. Next spring you will be given sufficient notice of the date and time so you can join in this community venture.

Fire Department Car Wash

   Weippe Fire Department will have  a Bake Sale and Car Wash Saturday July 31  and another  August 14.  Car Wash will be held at the Weippe Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every one is welcome to bring in a dirty vehicle, have goodies, and drive away in a clean car. It’s even OK to get a few extra baked goods for the trip home or to share with others.

   Members of the Fire Department are volunteers who help keep the community safe. They respond whenever there is a need.

Family Visits

   Jamie Zurzolo, Linda Wood’s granddaughter, of Castle Rock Colorado and Makala Mack, Jean Stacy’s granddaughter, of Lewiston reunited after being separated for five years. The separation started when Jamie and family moved to Australia. The family recently relocated in Colorado; therefore, visiting  Weippe and friends can be done more often .

   The girls attended kindergarten together in Weippe with Michelle Brown as their teacher. Jamie's grandmother, Linda Wood, coordinated their reunion. They visited Weippe friends, held a garage sale, went swimming and had a great time. 

Senior Meal Site - Lunch

   Monday: July 19 Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Salad, Cantaloupe, and Milk

Thursday: July 22 Ham, baked beans, Potato Salad, Salad, Fruit and Milk. Typically, soup is served prior to lunch on Thursdays. This is a special treat.

Weippe Public Library-Summer Reading Program

   "Splish, Splash Water Games" is the theme for the week of July 26-30. Crafts will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the presentation, Water Games, at  1:30 p.m. This week is the conclusion of the summer reading program.

   Regular library hours are: 1) Monday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 2) Tuesday, and Wednesday 10 am to 7 pm, and 3] Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. There's enough for the entire family to keep busy at the library.