February 11, 2010

 Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Sweethearts Night Out

   The White Pine Rebekahs Lodge is hosting an evening of entertainment Saturday Feb. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Weippe Community Hall. They will be serving Hors D’oeuvres, Desserts, Non-alcoholic Beverages and Music. There will be prizes for the best 50's, 60's, 70’s & 80's costumes, best dancers and A King & Queen.
    The cost is $20 per couple or $10 for a single. Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased from any Rebekah member or call
435-1406 or 435-4234 for further information.

Headstart Fund Raiser

   All proceeds will go toward the Lewis Clark Early Childhood Program in Weippe. The Elkhorn is hosting a "Mexican Feed" of Chippychangas (Chimichangas) of beef, pork, turkey or chicken. Refried beans, Spanish rice, chips & salsa for $8 a plate or $15 a couple. It will be held Sunday February 14th from 4:00 to 8:00pm. You can also place orders to go at 435-4626.
There will also be a silent auction which starts at 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Donations are appreciated. A 50/50 drawing (need not be present) will also take place. Door prizes will be awarded.

Steak & Prawns Dinner

   The Timber Inn will be serving an 8 oz sirloin and prawns dinner Sunday, Feb. 14 starting at 4 p.m.

Pictures of Pierce

   My daughter is building a scrapbook on the history of Pierce for her senior project. She is in need of older pictures of Pierce. Please e-mail then to me or we can make copies and immediately return them to you.

Pierce Community Center

   Thursday 02/11/10 Tumbling 4 p.m. Weippe AAU practice 5:30 p.m.

   Friday 02/12/10 Quilt club 9 a.m. AAU tournament 4 p.m.

   Saturday 02/13/10 AAU Tournament 8 a.m.

   Monday 02/15/10 Girls Volleyball 3:30 Judo 5:30

   Tuesday 02/16/10 AAU practice 3:30 p.m. Recreation District meeting 6:30 p.m.

   Wednesday 02/17/10 Girls Volleyball 3:30 Judo 5:30

   Thursday 02/18/10 Tumbling 4 p.m. City Public Hearing 7 p.m.

Wednesday Pool Tournament

   Starting 02/17/10 The Vug will be hosting weekly pool tournaments every Wednesday night, warm ups at 6 p.m., tournament at 7 p.m. There needs to be at least 12 people and these will be winner take all games. Come see what we are all about!

Buy a Pin

   Remember Pierce's 150th anniversary all year! We still have the sesquicentennial pins for sale, at a wonderful price of just $2 each; all proceeds go to the celebration events for 2010. Once we have sold a few more of these beautiful pins, we will be introducing a newly designed pin.

   We hope to have four pins for the entire year, to commemorate 1860 and the following 150 years. Be sure you have all four pins; there will never be another sesquicentennial. You can purchase your pins at White Pine Credit Union, A Blue Moose Mercantile, or contact Carmen Syed at 464 1088.

1860 Days

   There will not be a meeting for Pierce 1860 Days this week; the next meeting will be on Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose, in Pierce. All are welcome; come with ideas and inspiration!

Festival Results

   The Pierce Winter Festival was a great success. The Committee would like to thank all the planners and those who participated or helped by buying raffle tickets, donating prizes, running events or just by attending. Congratulations to Ice Man Winners: Dylan Anderson, Jake Jared and Colton Jared, sponsored by Studio 205. The Bar Stool Race was won by Todd Billups and the winners for the Cabela's drawing: $300 - Gene Applington, $200 - Bret LaPeter, $100 - Bart Simpson.

   I’d like to say what a good job this committee did pulling off a successful week-end with no new snow. There were actually a few sculptures done at the library by Donna Lamb, Leia Vanhook and children. They were great.

   Like last year it was fun to watch people jump into the icy creek while everyone cheered them on. Improvising and moving the barstool race behind the Outback worked out well. There were some unique creations and a lot of laughter shared there. Karaoke showed some talents (and not) and the live music was awesome. Thanks everyone!

Dog Tags

   Just a reminder to those who have not yet purchased their dog tags that the deadline is the end of this month.

Water Rate Public Hearing

 The City Of Pierce will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed water rates for water customers. Rate studies and other documentation will be available for the public to review. Pierce City Council and Mayor Gerot encourage citizens to attend this public hearing which will be held at the Community Center Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.