JUNE 10, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Deer Creek Fishing Tournament

   The annual tournament is this Saturday, June 12, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weigh in will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the reservoir. Six fish limit, prizes based on aggregate weight.

   Registration is $20. You can pre-register at the Timber Inn or Pierce Hardware or register at Deer Creek.

   Prizes are: 1st-$400, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100. A custom rod by Black Dog Tackle Reel donated by Pierce Hardware will be awarded for the biggest fish. A free bottle of XTREME REEL will be given to every entrant.

   A separate tournament will be held for kids 12 and under. There is no entry fee, and prizes will be provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

   Concessions are available, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, pop or coffee.

   This event is sponsored by The Pierce/Weippe Chamber, Timber Inn and Black Dog Tackle. Sesquicentennial Miner Cards will be stamped. For more information call Timber Inn-464-2736 or Black Dog Tackle-476-5708.

Horseshoe Tournament

   Starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, at the Timber Inn. Half the proceeds will go to the Pierce Pool, the other half will be split between the winners of the tournament. Partners will be determined from a blind draw. An outdoor BBQ will be available.

80's Theme Party

   There will be an 80's Party June 12, at 8 p.m., 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

Sesquicentennial presentation

   The Pierce Sesquicentennial Task Force invites everyone to the June event this Sunday at 2  p.m. at Pierce Community Center.

   Featured is Keith Petersen, Associate Director and State Historian with the Idaho State Historical Society. A prolific author and speaker, Mr. Petersen’s topic will be “E.D. Pierce & Friends”. He will be introducing ‘friends’ of E. D. Pierce as he looks at Idaho in the early 1860s and the impact some significant early residents had on Idaho, and Idaho had on them. You won’t want to miss this talk; there will be plenty of time for questions afterward and during the refreshments. For your added enjoyment, Ms. Shiloh Sharrard, of Moscow will be entertaining with music and song.

   The new short-sleeved sesquicentennial t-shirts will be on sale along with the pins. Miners Claim cards will be stamped.

Historic Pierce Cemetery Friends

   Volunteers are needed to help this group in displaying the memorial Flags on Flag Day, which is June 14. Set up 8 a.m. and take down time is 7 p.m. Please join them in this project as they honor our veterans and loved ones who have served and sacrificed for us. Remember, rain cancels.  If you have any questions call Patty Goodrich at 464-2333, Catherine Carlson at 464-2737, or Cindy Flury at 464-1125.

1860 Days

   Pierce 1860 Days Committee is working hard to bring you the very best celebration this year! Get your tickets for these drawing prizes: the ½ oz. Gold Miner charm, donated by Gold Pan Dan; the denim “Crown Royal” quilt, made and donated by Diane Forsman; and the five burner stainless steel CharBroil Barbeque complete with utensils and propane tank, donated by the 1860 Days committee.

   The quilt can be seen at A Blue Moose, and the Barbeque is on display in the window at Pierce Hardware. You may ask Dan Vaughan to see the gold miner charm at The Vug. These are valuable prizes, so get your tickets now! They are $1 each, or six for $5, and are on sale at S&S Foods, White Pine Credit Union, Blue Moose, Pierce Hardware, Timber Inn and The Vug.

   The drawing will take place at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 8, at the end of 1860 Days. You do not need to be present to win.

   The 1860 Days Rummage Sale will be Saturday, June 26, 8 a.m – 3 p.m., either in front of or alongside A Blue Moose. Anyone else interested in selling their treasures is invited to help make this a community affair. If you have items to donate to our sale, please contact Kathy at 464-1083, to drop them off at Blue Moose. We appreciate your involvement.

   The next 1860 Days meeting is Thursday, June 10, at 6 p.m., at A Blue Moose, and we always encourage new volunteers.