JUNE 3, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

ATV Fun Run

    The Pierce/Weippe ATV Club is sponsoring a run June 5. Sign-up time is 8-10am at the Timber Inn. The ride will be approximately 28 miles long. They have many prizes to give out, 1st Place is a 14" Stihl chainsaw (perfect to carry on your ATV), 2nd Place is 15 raffle tickets for the Suzuki 250 to be given away 1860 Days, 3rd place is nine raffle tickets.

   Prizes will also be awarded to the youngest male and female riders and a gas certificate for the rider who traveled the farthest to get here for the ride. Prizes will be awarded at 4pm at the Timber Inn.

   For more information call Bill Young at 464-2379. The Timber Inn is having live music by the Graham Brothers!

   Deer Creek Fishing Tournament June 12 is the annual fishing tournament sponsored by the Pierce/Weippe Chamber at Deer Creek. This event coincides with free fishing day by Idaho Fish & Game. There will be cash prizes and prizes for kids. For information contact Robby at the Timber Inn-464-2736.

   80's Party June 12 at 8 p.m. is the annual “80's Theme Party” at the VUG. There will be a cover charge; proceeds will go to help the Pierce Mountain GEM Community team build a new Pavilion at the play park.  Get out your slap bracelets, big hair and aviators and join in for some RETRO fun. Come join us for a totally awesome retro 80's party! Karaoke by Kat walk, prizes for best male, female and couple costumes, games, drink specials and snacks.

   For more information call the bar at 208-464-1314, email or message her through Facebook!

Pioneer Medical Clinic

   The clinic will be closed through June 6.

   Pool Fundraiser Horseshoe Tournament at the Timber Inn June 13. Half the proceeds from the tournament and a percentage of the day’s sales will go to the Pierce Pool. $5 each player with a blind draw for partners. BBQ on site that day for a separate charge. Sesquicentennial Event

    Mark your calendars for 2 pm, June 13, at Pierce Community Center! Keith Petersen, Associate Director and State Historian with the Idaho State Historical Society, will be giving a presentation entitled 'E.D. Pierce and a few friends'. This will be a talk about E. D. Pierce and also about some other folks who were significant in the Northwest at the same time as Pierce.

   Mr. Petersen will be bringing a power point slide show plus a large map on which he will show the audience various places Pierce and 'friends' were at various times and how their lives intersected. This entire presentation should be historically informative for everyone who might know or want to know more about this very rich historical location. As always, there will be refreshments afterward, and plenty of time to get to talk with Keith Petersen.

   Family Visit -  I had a great week end! My son Joey flew in from California. He is a TSGT in the USAF and had just found out Thursday that he tested high enough to earn his next promotion to MSGT. He helped present the flags with the VFW at graduation Friday night, and he also presented to his sister Renee a total of $98,000.00 worth of USAF scholarship and GI Bill.

   Renee will be leaving in August for the USAF. My Mom and brother and sister in law from Spokane also were here and stayed over to help me celebrate my birthday on Saturday. It was really nice to have them and especially nice to celebrate with my two children, it will be along time before we will all be together again. Thanks to my boss for giving me the weekend to spend with my family!