Former longtime resident of Pierce, Maxine Selzler contacted me earlier this week. She asked if I could extend her thanks to everyone that has reached out to her since her surgeries. In perfect Maxine form she was in GREAT spirits and still has her wonderful sense of humor and outlook on everything.
After a wonderful visit about the goings on here in Pierce, grandkids, health and whatever else we conjured up, I asked a good address for those wishing to send her well wishes, cards, or letters to her during her recovery. If you would like to send Maxine a card or letter, I know she would love to hear from all of us.
Her address is:
Maxine Selzler, Rm 213A,
C/I Heritage Living Center,
619 6th St. W, Park Rapids, Minnesota 56420
Congratulations to Abby Brown for placing third at the local level for the VFW Voice of Democracy recorded essay contest! The essay topic was “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” Abby received a plaque, $50, and a medal. We are so proud of you Abby!!!
With Boys Basketball District Tournaments taking place here at Timberline and away, please remember the following protocols set in place and always check with the away hosts who may have slightly different protocols set in place.
Wednesday, February 24 High School Boys’ Basketball practice at 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 25 The Jr High Volleyball hosts Grangeville White with game time starting at 4:30. The Boys’ Basketball District Tournament continues with teams to be announced; however, game time will be at 6 p.m. Watch Timberline’s Facebook page or Website Calendar for updates as they happen. All schools evening parent teacher conferences, all schools in session.
Saturday, February 27 Eighth Grade Volleyball Tournament hosted at Prairie High School in Cottonwood from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., the bus leaves at 6 a.m. from Timberline.
Monday, March 1 First High School Track Practice. High School Boys’ Basketball Practice at 4 p.m. Jr High Volleyball travels to Highland in Craigmont, game time is at 4p.m. with bus leaving Timberline at 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2 The High School Boys’ Basketball team will have practice at 4 pm. The Jr High Volleyball will travel to St John Bosco in Cottonwood with game time at 4:30 p.m. and bus leaving Timberline at 2 p.m.
Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA) Update
The Academy would like to take the time to thank everyone who took the time to send a Valentine to “Any Cadet”. Each morning when Ms. Carmen comes into work, she would have to read about struggling young people who say they are sad that they have not received any letters from their family and friends. They understand mail is slow getting to their neck of the woods and the recent conditions, but by now, mail that had been sent in the prior week should have arrived. Thankfully, many follow the academy on their social media pages, so many of you sent an “Any Cadet” letter, which brough an essentially overwhelming number of cards and letters to ensure that EVERY IDYCA Cadet had a special Valentine’s Day. Because of your outpouring of love, each Cadet received multiple greeting cards!!
They cannot thank all of you enough for making that day incredibly special and encouraging all of them that they can complete this challenge. These kinds of cards and letters regularly turn into pen-pal situations and friendships.
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.
Due to logging activities in the area the trailhead along the 669 (Canal Creek) Road has been moved up to the other side of Little Shanghai. Please use caution when accessing this trailhead during the week. They have plowed out a wide area at the end of the road for turning around and parking.
The Weippe mobile food pantry provides food to those in need each month on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This project is hosted by White Pine Rebekah Lodge members, spouses and friends. The food is provided by the Idaho Food Bank out of Lewiston. They provide food to those on the hill whether it is Pierce, Headquarters, Frazer or Weippe.
Due to Covid-19 the food pantry is handled as a drive thru. 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. So, if there are a number of family members living in the same household (parents, kids, and grandkids) they are given just one set of boxes.
As part of the Idaho Food Bank, we are now distributing an additional food box purchased by the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program. Recipients of the food must meet an income level set by the Federal Government. All other Idaho Food Bank items are provided to all with no income level requirement. Because we are a drive thru – we begin distribution of the food once it has been offloaded.
The truck generally arrives around 9 a.m. and we are distributing food as early as 9:30 a.m. and 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 neighbors in our local community. The next food distribution will be March 23.
Beta Sigma Phi News
Beta Sigma Phi news: Xi Alpha Nu Chapter hosted the annual Valentine’s Party with Alpha Omicron Chapter as their guest on Feb. 10 at the Pierce Community Center. A lovely evening was enjoyed. The 2021 Valentine’s Queens crowned were Kathy Waldron, Alpha Omicron Chapter, and Pat Rayner, Xi Alpha Nu Chapter. Congratulations to both!
Open Pool Tournaments
Weippe- Thursday, Feb. 17 tournament at the Elk Horn results are Melvin Carlyle in first, Bucky Jared in second, and Kerry Anderson in third place.
Pierce- Feb. 19 tournament at Miss Lily’s ended with Alan Mee in first place, Bucky Jared in second place, and Ryan Spaniel in third place.
Pool League Tournament, hosted in Weippe at the Elk Horn, results are as follows…Miss Lilys1 at Timber2 end in Miss Lily1’s favor 9/7. Timber1 at Flame in Flame’s favor 14/2. Miss Lilys2 at Elkhorn2 in Miss Lily2s favor 9/7.
Pierce Community Center
With the continuing changes being made by the Governor and the Health District, we will also be looking into those changes and how they affect the Community Center and our plans to bring back events such as movie nights, skate nights, and other events we hope to bring to our community, as well moving forward with plans to prepare to open our pool this summer.
In the meantime, we are here for your personal needs for your events. We are still booking rentals of the Community Center!!!
Rentals are by room, or the entire building, and either by hour or by the entire day or even weekend.
Contact us during our new business hours Monday-Thursday 4-7 p.m. and Friday’s 8 a.m.-6 p.m., for your rental needs and rates and pick up one of our new packets provided with all information needed for rentals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the deadline on Monday to make the following Wednesday paper.