Weippe Rodeo royalty

Wild Weippe Rodeo Queen Shelby Bird and Princess Hannah VanHook at the Whitebird Parade and Rodeo June 23. Our royalty does a great job representing the Wild Weippe Rodeo. Thanks also to the support crew.

Weippe Library’s Summer Reading Program starts Wednesday, July 3, 1 p.m. Diane and Greg Gerot will be the hosts. Participants will learn an original song by Diane and have fun painting stars. Theme this year is Universe of Stories.

Saddened to hear of the death of Sharon Nesheim July 2.

Correction: Last week I said Kathy and Jim Waldron were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary… It is their 60th. Even more impressive.

Rodeo Raffle tickets are on sale for $1 each. Raffle is for three $100 prizes. You can get tickets from Millie at the Elkhorn or Rodeo Committee members. Help them get new/renovated bleachers at the rodeo grounds!

The Weippe Community Club wishes to show their appreciation to Empire Lumber and Mary Ann’s Grocery for providing provisions for the breakfast and lunch served during Memorial Day festivities.

This is the only fundraiser, other than Community Hall rentals, done during the year and enables the club to continue caretaking of the historic Weippe Community Hall and grounds. If you are interested in learning more and perhaps helping with this community endeavor, call Lori at 208 435-4769.

Dirty Fingers Garden Club met last Thursday at the library. Marge Carlson reported on a workshop she had recently taken. The workshop described the USDA (NRCS) programs that can provide assistance in building/improving ponds, fencing, soil quality, habitat quality, conservation practices, and more. These programs offer financial and technical assistance to help eligible agricultural producers. The U of I Extension Office has brochures/information on these programs.

Marge also reported Hawkweed has become a huge problem and how to combat it. For specifics, call Dennis Williams at the Clearwater County Weed Control Office, 208 476-4918. Dennis has a professional application license for chemicals necessary in this work.

Tammy Norcutt says the Weippe Farmer’s Market opening day is Friday, July 19. The market is open from three to five and has a new location. This year it will be at the Weippe Mini Park. There is no charge for space at the market and it will run from July 19 to Sept. 20. A community garage sale is also planned for that day. There will be a $5 setup fee to cover advertising costs.

Another new item at the Farmer’s Market will be demonstrations of arts/crafts. If you would like to demonstrate your craft, contract Tammy at 208 435-4373. July 26 will be a hand spinning and small loom demonstration. On Friday, August 9, there will be a demo on How to make your own container garden. Flowers, succulents or herbs will be supplied for your container. Please bring your own if you have one, or we will supply one for you. See you at the Farmer’s Market.

Our Lady of Woodland in Pierce will reopen on July 7 with mass by Father Sipho at 2 p.m.

I will be on vacation for the next two weeks. If you would like to do the Happenings on the Hilltop, please contact Marcie at 208 476-4571.

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