Pierce Weippe news

Timberline High School’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian announced! Salutatorian, Chase Hunter (left) and Valedictorian, Carson Sellers. Congratulations gentlemen on your accomplishments.

Timberline Schools

Congratulations to Timberline High School’s Class of 2021 Valedictorian, Carson Sellers and Salutatorian, Chase Hunter. Way to go gentleman!

Timberline Schools’ Events

Wednesday, April 28 - Elementary Student of the Month

Saturday, May 1 - KMS Invitational, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m, in Kamiah with bus leaving at 7:30 a.m. Clearwater Invitational from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Lapwai with bus leaving at 7:15 a.m. Adult Volleyball Open Gym at THS Gym from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4 - Kamiah Track Meet, in Kamiah starting at 4:30 p.m. with bus leaving at 3 p.m.

Timberline Schools are looking for Substitutes for teachers, aids, and office Staff. No teaching degree required. To get an application, please call or stop by at Timberline; 208-435-4411, or Joint School District 171, Orofino Office; 208-476-5593.

Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA)

IDYCA has an opening for a Cadre Team Leader. See this link for application and complete instructions: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../cadre-team-leader-idyca Application deadline 04/27/2021.

Pierce News

Historic Pierce Cemetery Friends. As many of you know, the H.P. C.F. memorial Flag project was established 15 years ago by a group of community minded volunteers. Over the years our group has continued to get smaller due to people moving away, getting older, and / or losing interest. For the past five years we have struggled to keep this project afloat. Regretfully the time has come to either turn the project over to someone else or to discontinue the project completely. If anyone is interested in taking over this very worthwhile project or if you have questions, please call Dan and Patty Goodrich at 208-790-7307

Mark your Calendars for May 1 in Pierce!! So many things going on this Saturday!!! Don’t miss out on anything!

Events

A Safety Bike Rodeo will be taking place this Saturday, May 1, at the Pierce Community Center parking lot and Gym. This is for Kindergarten through Eighth Grades. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Bring your bike, helmet, parent/guardian and a smiling face. Expect to see on-site bike repairs by Follett’s, Mountain Sports, an obstacle course, and a snack station by the local 4-H Club. For more information before this Saturday’s event call 208-476-4335 or ecodev@clearwatercounty.org.

Saturday, May 1 is also Pierce Clean-Up Day! May Day is the best time to start spring cleaning in Pierce. The Pierce Gem Team sponsors this annual event and invites the town to take part in sprucing up the town after a serious winter. We will be meeting at the Kiosk (Main Street north) at 8 a.m. and will give out trash bags to tackle the streets. The county container and the Pierce City garbage truck will also be at the Kiosk. The IDYCA Cadets will be helping as well, so be a part of this big day to make everything beautiful in Pierce. For any more information, please call Kathy at 208 464 1083. Thanks to everyone, in advance!

1860 Days will be having a bake sale, as well, starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street. This will also give you the opportunity to be the first to claim your 2021 Pierce 1860 Days T-Shirts. Shirts are only $15.

Museum News

Please do not forget that the J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum has officially kicked off the 2021 Membership Drive. This year we are honoring Ron Beck on our membership pin. Memberships are $15, and can be mailed to 239 Woods Rd., Weippe, ID 83553. Please consider supporting the Museum by mailing your membership today.

Weippe News

The Hill Top Senior’s Center in Weippe is excited to announce they will start serving meals inside, once again, starting May 3. Meal days are Mondays and Thursdays at noon. This is open to EVERYONE, not just seniors. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tressa at 208-827-6925.

The Weippe mobile food pantry provides food to those in need each month on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Patrons drive up and the food is loaded into their vehicles, so there is little to no personal exposure. The food is distributed based on individual households. All other Idaho Food Bank items are provided to all with no income level requirement. Because we are a drive through – we begin distribution of the food once it has been offloaded.

The truck generally arrives around 9 and we are distributing food as early as 9:30. We will stay and hand out food until 11 a.m. unless we run out earlier. We are there to reach out and help our friends and neighbor in our local community. The next food distribution will be May 25.

Open Pool Tournaments

Correction: The Team Timber1 was not a third-place team, as there was no third place, just first and second places. Timber1 Team came in last, with a “horse’s tail” award. The trophy awards potluck will be held at the pavilion next to the hardware store, but the pool game will be played at Miss Lily’s on May 2, at noon.

There is a problem with having a potluck at Miss Lily’s because they serve food. They cannot allow to have food tobe brought in. Miss Lily’s will be providing the main meat course at the pavilion. There will be plenty of seating and tables, so we hope to see you all there. Kathy Wilson-Dill

Pierce Community

Center

The Community Center has been receiving many calls and messages regarding our pool, when it’s opening, when lessons will be available, what the costs eill nr, etc. Right now, the main focus and first priority is to get the boilers replaced. They have been ordered and on their way. Once they are here they will be installed the pool will begin its cycling.

At this point there is NOT an exact open day, or exact weeks for swim lessons. It is understood that people are trying to plan vacations and make summer plans and hope to have a better idea in the next week or two regarding these dates, opening & lessons, as well as prices.

Once this information is available, it will be posted here in the Clearwater Tribune and the Facebook Page. Please don’t give up now, it is being done as quickly as possible, so please be patient.

Also, any messages sent to the Facebook page will be answered typically after 4 p.m. when the Center is open, due to the manager, Brandy Denison, working during the day at Timberline Schools.

Please do not call the school regarding questions about the Center unless it is an emergency. She will return all calls and questions once she arrives at the Community Center at 4 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

This is the last week to apply for a position with the Pierce Community Pool. We are hoping to begin training for our lifeguards within the next two weeks. We are hoping to have a full staff this summer as we expect to be busy this year after being closed last summer. Applicants need to be at least 16 years of age or older and a strong swimmer.

No lifeguard experience is necessary, training will be provided prior to certification, which is necessary for the position. For further information or applications please contact Brandy at the Pierce Community Center during regular business hours, or their Facebook page where her or Katherine are also available for questions you may have. Applications can be picked up at the Community center and will need to be dropped off in person during regular business hours. Remember our new business hours are Monday-Thursday 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and Friday’s 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pierce Community Center has placed their basketball hoop outside in their parking lot under the streetlight. The kids have already been enjoying the new hoop since last Friday. They ask that the kids be respectful of the hoop, take care of it, and make sure others are doing the same. The Community Center does NOT provide an outside ball and the kids must bring their own ball to use outside.

The Community Center is excited that the community is once again utilizing our building, to the point we have been completely booked every weekend for the last two months. THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS FOR THE CENTER! However with this being said, they encourage you to contact Brandy at the office far enough in advance to ensure your date of use.

All dates of availability have to be confirmed with her to avoid double booking. They currently have dates already reserved for several months, and even a year, in advance. Please do not wait to contact us and reserve your date for your event.

Any events, news, or information you would like to share in the Clearwater Tribune under the Pierce/Weippe news, please be sure to contact Brandy Denison by social media or email at mrsfs24@gmail.com prior to the deadline on Monday to make the following Wednesday paper.

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