JUNE 24, 2010

Pierce News…

by Leslie Potratz 464-1023

Pool opening delayed

    Last Friday the pool suffered a setback when the boiler room “almost” caught on fire. Thanks to the people who saw the smoke and reported it and to the quick response of the Pierce Volunteer Fire Dept. and everyone else who came to help, a complete disaster was avoided. There was a lot of smoke and oil fumes in the pool area. The pool is now scheduled to open on Monday June 28. Swimming lessons will begin July 5. Call 464-2443 for questions.

“Big Linda’s” Wake

    Staying true to her wishes the family of Linda Shewbert plan to celebrate her life Sunday June 27 at the Timber Inn. There will be Bluegrass music by Molly and Tenbrooks from Spokane, a free barbecue. They will also be playing horseshoes. All are welcome.

Historic Pierce Cemetery Friends

    There will be an H.P.C.F. meeting Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Pierce Library. We will be making plans for our 1860 Days fund raiser booth. Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the Memorial Flags on Flag Day! Your help was truly appreciated!

    Our next holiday to display the Memorial Flags will be July 4. Set up will be 8 a.m. Take down will be 7 p.m. Please join us.

Summer Reading Program

    The Pierce Library will offer their summer reading program starting on June 30 at 11:30  a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will run every Wednesday through July 28 for ages 5-12. Questions? Call the library at 464-2823.

1860 Days

    Time is flying, and soon the big weekend will be upon us. Are you ready for fun? Just so everyone is prepared, make sure that any visitors you have invited have a place to stay ahead of time. Whether it is your home, your backyard, a motel or RV park in town, secure those plans now. Prevailing thought is that Pierce is going to increase dramatically in population Aug. 6-8, and making certain that people are comfortable will be very important. This is the “Big One” for Pierce's sesquicentennial.
    More vendors are signing up with Leia VanHook; if you wish to have a booth, please call her at
464 1151. Our parade coordinators are Judy and Dennis McCollum, so if you wish to participate in the parade, call them at 464-1312. We want you!
    Remember, Saturday, June 26 is the 1860 Days Rummage Sale at A Blue Moose, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are still accepting items for this sale, and thank everyone who is donating--all proceeds go toward a bigger and better 1860 Days. You may drop off items at A Blue Moose from Wednesday until Saturday.

    If you are a business or individual who would like to advertise in our 1860 Days program, please contact Kathy at 464- 1083, for information. This program is being expanded this year, and many use it as a directory for local services.

    The next meeting is Thursday, June 24, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose. Anyone interested in volunteering time and energy is invited to attend.

Old Fashioned Auction for Cancer

    July 17th for Dave Vaughn at the Weippe Community Center. Dave was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April. He has undergone two surgeries and is taking chemo and radiation.

    Dave and his wife Peggy live on the outskirts of Weippe. They are well known for the excellent cabinetry work they do.

    Before moving to Weippe he was a working cowboy managing a cattle ranch in Hells Canyon and spent most of his life working on ranches. Family and friends are asking for items for the auction. An account has been setup for them at the US Bank under the name of Dave Vaughn Cancer Fund. The auction on July 17 will go from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A potluck dinner will start at 11 a.m. A donation for the dinner is requested, all monies will be given to the Vaughns along with all the proceeds from the auction. The auction will start at 12 p.m. Our own local Bill Jared will be the auctioneer.

    Please help us with this very important project. They have a very tough road ahead of them. Any questions call Chris Wolfe-Anderson 208 435-4224 or email, Judy Howard 208 476-7770 or Denise London 208 435-4802.