A big shout out and thank you to the NGYCP-Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy Cadets for helping out Timberline with the setup of our temporary building brought in to help accommodate the fourth and fifth grade classrooms that were displaced from their rooms due to water issues.
It’s the last week before the start of Spring Break which begins on Friday and ends April 5. Enjoy your break students and staff.
The Class of 2021 is having a fundraiser raffle to raise money for their Safe and Sober graduation party. If you are interested in buying tickets, get in touch with one of the Seniors at Timberline or send a message to Timberline Schools Facebook page.
The Pierce Gem Team invites the citizens of Pierce to give a “Shout-out” to our city workers and the Volunteer Fire Department. This season has been a trying time for all, and the employees kept up with the challenges.
The Fire Department made sure the hydrants stayed clear and accessible. Please come out to Pierce City Hall on Monday, April 5, during business hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and share your appreciation. Bring snacks, favorite goodies, and/or cards or notes of thanks. All the city employees and Fire Department deserve this day of recognition!
Saturday, March 20, Kathy Dill held her 60th birthday party, and while she could not list all the names of those who helped her celebrate because there would not be enough room, she says they all know who they are. She would like to take the time to thank all of them for the best 60th Birthday party anyone could ever ask for.
She went on to say she had so much fun and enjoyed seeing everyone’s smiling faces that night. She understood not all of her family and friends were not able to attend, but wanted to say jokingly, “man did you miss out on some fun and good food”. She also would like to thank her eldest son Bud Wilson for pulling off the party for her.
The Weippe Wesleyan Church would like to invite everyone to their Easter Celebration on April 3, at 12 p.m. Activities include an Easter Drama and an Easter Egg Hunt, with free hot dogs, chips and bottled water served.
Saturday, March 20, the Elkhorn Bar, after 40 years, celebrated the retirement of Fred and Millie Borders. Fred Borders purchased the Elkhorn bar in 1980. The celebration was a bittersweet occasion and would not have been the same without the “Horn Family” all there.
Many friends and family attended the celebration to wish Fred and Mille best wishes. In light of it all, they carried on with a good old Elkhorn “Family” tradition and held a cake walk with donated cakes of all kinds. Family and friends brought their favorite finger foods to share in the celebration. After many years of operating the “Daycare Center” as Fred lovingly referred to it, Shawn and Nikki Mattoon of Shelton, WA, have purchased the establishment and are scheduled to take full possession as of April 1.
Shawn is the son of the late Janine (Jared) Mattoon, formerly of Weippe. They go on to say that though it may seem painful to many of you, be assured that you soon will adjust and come to love the new “digs” at the Elkhorn. They want to congratulate and wish the best of luck to Shawn and Nikki on this new chapter of in their lives as well, and CHEERS to the new owners and most of all, CHEERS to Fred and Millie on their retirement and new chapter of their lives.
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 truck generally arrives around 9 a.m. and we are distributing food as early as 9:30. We 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 April 27.
Open Pool Tournaments
Pool tournament winners at Miss Lily’s were Alan Mee in first place, Buck Jared in second and Clay Hosley in thirrd.
Pool League scores were as follows…Elkhorn2 at Timber1 shows Elkhorn2’s favor with 14/2. Miss Lily1 @ Miss Lily2 ends 8/8. Timber2 @ Elkhorn1 in Elkhorn’s favor 10/6.
“Is the pool going to be opening this summer?” Work is being done to make sure things keep moving forward with the plan for reopening. While steps that are necessary regarding the bond measure process to replace needed boilers to operate and heat the pool, they are working hard on the many other projects that are needed to get our pool ready after sitting dormant for two years.
Lifeguards are still being sought. 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 4pm-7pm and Friday’s 8am-6pm.
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 email@example.com prior to the deadline on Monday to make the following Wednesday paper.