The City of Pierce would like to let residents know that the City Council Meetings are changing from 7 to 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month for winter hours. If you have any questions please call the City office at (208)464-2222.

Festival of Trees!

The Pierce Gem Team’s Festival of Trees will be enjoyed this Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Pierce Community Center. This is one magical evening, with the live auction of gift baskets, artwork, delectable food, and many one-of-a-kind beautiful items. Our auctioneer is none-other than Leroy Kuykendall, who always entertains so well while holding court on the stage. Musical entertainment will be offered by Shania Rales, singer and guitarist extraordinaire.

There are door prizes, and original centerpieces that will be given away. As always, there will be a kids’ craft room to keep the kiddos happy while parents enjoy the auction.

All proceeds from this auction go toward improving Pierce in so many ways. In 2018, just a few of the Gem - funded projects were: free Community Movies in the ball field and the community center (to be continued!), new city barricades, video and sound equipment for Pierce community - sponsored events, contributions toward the new Main Street fence, and new Pierce City holiday lights on Main Street. The Gem Team gets things done!

We hope to see you at Festival of Trees.

Caroling!

Residents of Pierce’s Whispering Pines, be listening on Sunday, Dec. 9 for the IDYCA Cadets out caroling after 6 p.m. If you get the chance be sure and congratulate or thank them as they are winding up their 22 week program and will be graduating on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Lewiston. They have worked very hard both mentally and physically to complete this program and the service to community hours they put into our communities is greatly appreciated!

Variety Show!

Timberline Drama Club will be putting on a Variety Show Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Timberline School starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission will be $3.00. Hope to see you there!

Bald Mt Ski Hill

The Pierce Recreation District and Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) formed a partnership to help residents of the Pierce Recreation District GET OUT on the SNOW! The Rec District will cover up to 80 lift tickets and ICCU will cover Ski or Snowboard equipment rentals. You must be signed up to verify you live within the district. Signup sheets are at Timberline Schools, Pierce Community Center and ICCU- White Pine Branch. Signup deadline: December 20, 2018. This offer is valid through the 2018-19 ski season at Bald Mountain Ski Area, Pierce.

There are about 12 or more inches of snow on the mountain with more expected this week! For more information on Bald Mountain Ski Hill please call (208)464-2312 or (208) 827-0845 and you may also send an email to skibaldmtn@gmail.com.

The Winter Festival committee held its first meeting headed by Loni Bower and they established the last week(end) of January 2019 for dates, beginning with the Studio 205 Art Show on Wednesday and Festival events running Friday thru Sunday. Our next meeting will be Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the back room of the Elk Snout. The Committee welcomes new members who would like to help make this fun event happen.

Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA)

There are only a few short weeks left for the 2018-2 class! The cadets are busy working on completing their 22 week program and preparing for graduation that will be happening on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Pool Tournaments

Results for Friday night at the Timber Inn; Bud Wilson 1st place, Deaf Dave took 2nd and Alan Mee won 3rd place. Bud said thank you for the early Christmas present Alan and he’s not feeling too bad that you got 3rd! Great games guys! Saturday at the Timber Inn results; Deaf Dave won 1st place, Troy Manz took 2nd and James Hagele got 3rd place. It was a good night with lots of fun and laughs!

Pioneer Medical Clinic: Dec. 2018 Schedule

John Beeh, PA, Monday, Dec. 10 and 17.

Jake Foster, PA, Dec. 11.

Dr. Vanessa Brown, Dec. 13.

Dr. Clayton Bunt: Dec. 26.

Pierce Community Center and Pool News

Friday, Dec. 21 will be our next Skate Night!

Judo will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. The Center will be open from 3-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-6 p.m. on Fridays unless we have skating or an event planned.

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