Pierce Weippe news

“A Vintage Christmas in Time” is the theme for the Covid safe winter/Santa pictures being taken at the Pierce Community Center during business hours. Fundraiser proceeds go to help support the community center. There are several vintage choices available to choose from with all props and setting area being cleaned in between visits. Dates for Santa will be announced.

Timberline Schools

Congratulations to several of our Spartan Football players who were honored with this year’s All-League Football Team selection, including Coach Pat Christopherson. Those selected were Chase Hunter, Rylan Larson, Jaron Christopherson, Rylan West, and Micah Nelson. Way to go Spartan Boys and Coach Christopherson.

On Dec. 5, the Timberline Drama Program participated in the 2020 District Drama Tournament. This year the tournament was 100% virtual and more competitive than ever. District I and II houses the largest district tournament in the state including primarily 5A schools such as the back-to-back state champion Coeur D’ Alene High School.

This year the following students participated: Lauren Carr, Shawnee Aman, Embree Thompson, Aden Best, Marissa Larson and Tala Benson. All students prerecorded their entries and competed well.

The highlight of the tournament was Tala Benson receiving second place in the Technical Make Up Category. Not only did this secure Tala’s spot at the state Tournament, but it also helped Timberline score enough points to beat four other schools who are much larger in size. Tala makes school history by being the first ever Make Up entry to go to state.

Congratulations to all the Drama students who participated! Tala will be competing at the State Drama Tournament virtually on the 19th of December!

Congratulations to our amazing Junior High/High School Students of the Month for November! Students were chosen for being Respectful Spartans! Aly Harlor, Chase Hunter, Rylan West, Clayton Hunter and Autumn Korponay.

Nominations for being a Respectful Spartan: Korbin Christopherson, Charles Green, Harlee Harris, Ole Morris, Ayden Robinson, Alyssa Stewart, Hayden Traylor, Pyper Warner, Jaimie Binder, Ava Fullen, Donovin Green, Natasha Hernandez, Parker Hodges, Terrin Hueth, Ben Lawrence, Ares Mabberly, Caleb Marshall, Arri Presnell Devyn Sparrow Jacob Klug, Kaitlyn Larson, Kiahna McCollum, Lizzi Stemrich, Wyatt Traylor, Lexie Allpress, Cody Bird, Sam Brown, JD Carver, Gavin Christopherson, Graici Cochrell, Lane Downing, Alec Fullen, Bryson Hernandez, Morgan Soester, Kyler Sparrow, Embree Thompson, Logan Hunter, Jude Nelson, Sawyer Vanhook, Isaiah Wisher, Shawnee Amen, Jaron Christopherson, Allison Davidson, Kaylie Fallwell, Elise Jones, Micah Nelson, Aly Sparrow, Marebeth Stemrich, Tawnee Eller, Casey Heath, Ethan Jared, Carson Sellers, Jordan Stewart, Hannah West.

Following are Timberline’s November photo contest winners! Chase Hunter, Bryson Hernandez and Natasha Hernandez! Awesome job Timberline Students! December’s theme is “Celebrate”.

The HS boys and girls basketball teams host Kendrick for Senior Night on Dec. 10. Boys Junior Varsity will start the games off at 4:30, followed by the boys’ varsity at 6 p.m., with the girls wrapping up the games at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11, the HS Boys BB will have practice at 9 a.m. at the High School.

Dec. 12, the girls and boys will be hosting Deary. The JV boys will start the games at 2 p.m., the Varsity boys follow at 3:30, with the girls are ending things at 5 p.m.

Dec. 13, there will be open gym at the high school at 6 p.m.

Dec. 14, the HS Boys BB will host Grangeville, JV starting at 6 p.m. followed by Varsity at 7:30 p.m. The HS Girls BB will travel to Clearwater Valley High School with bus leaving at 3:45 and game time starting at 6 p.m.

Dec. 15, the HS Boys BB will have practice at 4 p.m. at the high school. The Jr High Boys BB will be Traveling to Kamiah with bus leaving at 3 p.m. and the game starting at 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 16, the HS Boys BB will have practice at 4 p.m. practice at the High School.

There are only seven more school days before winter break begins. The last day of school will be Dec. 17.

Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA) Update

Be a part of IDYCA! If you want a career that makes a difference in the lives of Idaho’s youth, we currently have an opening for a Advocate/Case Manager. For details and application instructions, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../advocate-case-manager

NOTE: Please do not contact the Pierce Academy or our Facebook page regarding this vacancy.

Pierce News

If you have any announcements or events you would like to share with the community, please contact me at my email or through social media. Starting the first of the year, I would like to showcase a local hilltop business once a month to share new and upcoming things, menus, events, and more. This is an effort to keep our community updated on the wonderful small businesses we have and let our businesses share what they have to offer us. This will also include Weippe businesses as well.

Weippe News

Open Pool Tournaments- Dec. 4, at Miss Lilly’s ended with Alan Mee taking first place, Roger Buck Jared in second place, and Bud Wilson in third. Dec. 5, from the Timber Inn has Kerrie Willis Crocker in first, Kathy Wilson-Dill in second, and Bud Wilson with third.

They want to remind all pool players that if they are going to try and have a pool league this coming year, Kathy Wilson-Dill needs your team captains to get in contact with her regarding your team names as well as which bar will be sponsoring your team. This needs to happen before Dec. 15, of this year. You can contact her by phone at 208-464-1129 or send her a letter/note to Kathy Wilson-Dill PO Box 329, Pierce, ID 83546.

The community center is excited to announce they have decided to go forward with their plan to invite Santa to come to the center to visit with our local children in a covid safe manner to have their pictures taken in a covid safe setting. The community center has created a special place for Santa to come visit.

A special theme, “A Vintage Christmas in Time”, will be used for Santa and families to capture their special memories.

The Vintage Christmas backdrop will be up and ready this Friday, Dec. 11 for vintage winter pictures and will continue through Dec. 22 during Center business hours, if people wish to have pictures done without Santa. Pictures will be $15 per setting, $20 for those with five or more. Digital pictures will be emailed or sent through a private message within 1-2 days with all rights given to the customer to print, or share as they wish. Any props used in the setting area will be cleaned completely after each visit before the next family enters. This is in an effort to keep our community safe and comply with our State’s current restrictions. All the proceeds, 100%, will be going to support the Community Center and Pool.

The date for Santa’s arrival will be announced on the Community Center’s Facebook page soon. If you do not have a social media account, please contact the community center for further details. We would love to capture your holiday memories, and save you a trip off the hill, while helping to support our community center.

Do not forget about the Center’s Santa’s Helper workshop for the community. There is still a large inventory of items for kids and adults. There is a table for children who have been impacted this year with loss of income to the household, to buy Christmas gifts, for their parents, grandparents, siblings. There is a second table for the community, in general, to purchase their gift-wrapping needs. They have everything from wrapping paper, to gift bags, gift tags, tissue, and boxes. They have many choices to choose from, something for everyone.

If you missed the first part of our Santa’s Helper Workshop detail, EVERYTHING is a dollar, yes, $1! We only ask that the “gifts” be left for the children to be given the opportunity to shop for their families, as there is a limited supply of items to be used as gifts.

The Clearwater Ski Club is thrilled to announce the awesome support from the Pierce Recreation District and ICCU, enabling up to 80 day passes and rentals for youth and adults, on the Pierce ski list.

Additionally, the Fraser Weippe Recreation District provides up to 150 lift passes for folks living in the district. This community supports getting some folks out on the mountain who could not normally get there. The ski club greatly appreciates this community support, and we encourage residents of these recreational districts to get signed up at Timberline or Pierce Community Center. Snow is coming and we expect to be open Dec 26-Jan 3; then weekends through March 14. They hope to “Ski yah” on the mountain!

The community center is also seeking ideas from the community on what they would like to see happen from the community center. They would love to see the community center being used to its fullest potential, but it truly is a community effort. Stop in and visit with the new manager, or email mrsfs24@gmail.com with your thoughts or ideas to help our center become what the community would like to see.

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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