Summer Reading

Program schedule

Wednesday, July 29, the summer reading program will be at Pierce Library, at 11 a.m. and Weippe Library at 1 p.m. Diane Gerot will be our guest presenter. On Aug. 5 the program will wind up with a “Party at the Park”.

The Weippe Farmers Market has begun and will happen each Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 18. Come shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, honey, jam, bread, plants maybe even cookies! If interested in participating, please call Tammy at 208-435-4373 or Marge at 208-435-4362.

The Pierce Weippe ATV Trailriders will still be holding their ride on Saturday, Aug. 1. Signup starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be precautions in place and please respect social distancing. We hope everyone will come join us for a safe and fun ride!

1860 Day’s may have had to cancel but Softball will still be happening in the park! Come enjoy watching these teams play on Saturday, and Sunday at the ballfield in Pierce.

New Life Fellowship will be holding Cowboy Church on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 10:30 a.m.- noon. Dessert will be served after services. The offering will go towards school supplies.

Bev Bailey, with Creative Gifts in Weippe, would like to remind everyone that they are open for curbside pickup and they have a great supply of Timberline 50th All-School Reunion apparel. You may message them on Facebook or give them a call at 208-435-4189 with any orders or questions.

Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA)

Last week, we started the 2020 fall semester of the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy. The health, safety, and well-being of our students is our number one priority and the foundation of our program. We registered 128 students this session, three of whom have tested positive for COVID-19. These students were quarantined immediately following their positive test results, and they have subsequently been released to return home with their parents. They will be allowed to return in a future cycle.

We have currently tested 100 students and are in the process of testing the remainder, of which, only three students have tested positive. All staff members have been tested and their results were negative. We test 25 students a day, and receive the results within 24 hours, from SMH-CVH labs.

Strict safety procedures are in place to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, and include daily medical screenings and temperature checks of all staff and students. All staff and students wear masks, which are laundered daily.

The education building is cleaned/disinfected twice a day and the Health District is providing guidance to students and staff on proper hygiene techniques. Every student is provided PPE, hand sanitizer and cleaning products.

The risk of exposure to the greater Pierce community by an IDYCA student is extremely low, given the secluded nature of the program. Students remain on campus during the duration of the program, and prior to the start of this semester, we decided to suspend all community outreach projects.

This new class is in week two of Acclimation and coming along well!

Closed campus remains on going for Class 20-21 which means they do not have a Family Day or Home Pass scheduled. So, we encourage all our supporters to send snail mail to the incoming class of Cadets. If you know someone in the incoming class, simply address your letter with their first and last name to the address below.

If you would like to send a note of encouragement for any young person that may not receive mail, please address the envelope to “Any Cadet.” (Youth CAN send and receive mail during Acclimation, and every day until graduation.) Our address is: IDYCA 117 Timberline Dr. Pierce, ID 83546. You may follow the Academy’s Facebook page to see the progress of the class and also achievements from former Cadets. Their Facebook page is NGYCP Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy.

The Wild Weippe Rodeo is a go Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16! Time to start asking for volunteers! We need help in all areas as a few members have retired from the rodeo. If you can give us a few hours of your time during the rodeo that would be great! We are needing help in the kitchen, also for getting the Rodeo grounds ready! If interested please send us a message on the Wild Weippe Rodeo Facebook page or contact Kenneth Hengen and we will get back with you!

Headquarters, ID, Reunion Update! It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Annual Headquarters Reunion over Labor Day Weekend (Sept 4-6, 2020). Due to the recent increases in positive COVID cases in Clearwater County and around the country, we felt the health and safety of our Headquarters families needed to take priority.

There are also a lot of preparations that need to be done in advance and with the uncertainty of what restrictions there may be in place by then, we just didn’t want to risk having to cancel it closer to the date. We contacted Custom Ink and asked them to cancel the shirt/hoodie orders for this year so that we can use the same logo for next year. Those of you that placed an order will receive a full refund in 3 -7 business days, depending on your banks.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused you and our hopes are that with the advanced notice you will be able to plan your own Labor Day Celebration this year. We pray that everyone stays healthy and we look forward to an awesome Reunion next year over Labor Day Weekend!! Your Headquarters Reunion Committee, Jackie, Teresa and Tami.

Pierce Community Calendar calls will be going out starting this week to patron’s who have not returned their mail in order forms. If you have not been contacted and want or need additional information please call 208-435-4691 or visit our Facebook page “Xi Alpha Nu”.

Beta Sigma Phi is selling Weippe Community Calendars. $7.50 each and they can ship for a small fee. Let Kim Cox know if you would like one!

The Hilltop Seniors Congregate Meal Site in Weippe is still closed due to precautions over the Covid-19 outbreak. However they will be delivering and providing grab and go meals. If you are in need of meals please call a head and order at (208)435-4553 or (208)827-6925.

Pool Tournaments!

Wednesday nights are at 5 p.m. at the Elkhorn in Weippe; Thursday Nights at Miss Lily’s in Pierce, starting at 6 p.m. Winners from last week were: Wednesday July 22, at Elkhorn, Buck Jared took first place, Ed Dobson was second and Jim Adair came in third.

The Pierce Community Center plans on re-opening on Monday, Aug. 24, 1-6 p.m. We ask if your child is not feeling well, that they stay home. If a child comes in with runny nose, fever or coughing they will be sent home immediately. We will be doing our best to keep the Center sanitized and encouraging social distancing as outlined by Idaho Health Dept. Please call the Center with any questions or rental needs you might have (208)464-2443.

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