JANUARY 28, 2010

 Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Winter Festival

   There may or may not be fresh snow but the Pierce Winter Festival Feb. 5-7 will still be a weekend full of great fun. For thrills, get a team together for the Ice Man Relay or be building your own bar stool on skis. If there is not enough snow to run the Bar Stool Race, a trophy will still go to the best looking Bar Stool.

   See how innovative you can be by creating a snow sculpture. Remember, the theme must be Historic or Wilderness. Passport to Pierce will be a great activity for all ages. Pick up your "Passport" Saturday morning at A Blue Moose Mercantile, then visit participating Pierce businesses for a stamp and a goodie. Attend Festival events for more passport stamps.

   Those turning in completed passports will have a chance to win one of three prize baskets, one for an adult and two for children. Prizes, including the snow sculpture winner and drawing for the $300 Cabela's gift card will be at the Bonfire, Saturday night.

   For a complete schedule, check next weeks paper, or visit the website at calendar page. Questions? Call 464-2171.

1860 Days

   There will be a short meeting of the Pierce 1860 Days committee this Thursday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose in Pierce. We encourage all those interested in organizing and volunteering to attend, and thank the ongoing committee for all the work ahead!

White Pine Credit Union dinner

   The annual meeting and potluck dinner is this Saturday, Jan 30, at the Pierce Community Center. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting. All members are welcome, bring your favorite dish. Meat and beverages are supplied by the Credit Union.

Dog tags

   Jan. 31 is the last day you can purchase tags for your dog at regular price, after that the price doubles. After Feb. 28 misdemeanor citations may be issued for failure to license your dog. All dogs are required to be licensed that live with in city limits.

   Currently the cost is $10 each unless spayed or neutered then the cost is $5. City Hall is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

Pioneer Medical Clinic

   The Pioneer Medical Clinic is open Monday through Thursday every week with John Beeh, P.A. Dr. Jenkins visits twice a month. He will be here Feb. 4, and Feb. 18. Please call 464-2578 to schedule your appointment.

Art Show results

   The THS "Black and Gold" Student Art Show, and the 17 student artists that displayed their art received grins, great comments, tears and all the best lines having put out their flamboyant display. The show ended last weekend with 169 guests signing in and making the event a passionate affair of encouragement to the students.

   There were nine new artists displaying and four seniors, of which one, Amanda Ahart, has displayed for all four years. It is amazingly cool how the hilltop will over and over again bring cheers to the school students. Studio 205 wishes to thank all of the attendees and the distinctive artists for their annual presence. It was again a great show and we look forward to next year!