After a couple setbacks the Pool will open on Wednesday, June 12! Wednesday will be a FREE SWIM DAY for all sessions. We will offer Adult Lap Swim (M-F) from 6-8 a.m. (doors lock at 7:30 a.m.) Open Swim (M-F) 1-4 p.m. and Evening Swim on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Cost to swim is still just $2.50 for kids ages 6-12 and $3 for those 13 and over. Children five and under are free but MUST be accompanied by a paying ADULT (not teenage siblings). You may also purchase summer passes. Lap Swim Pass, $55, Child Pass (6-12) $50 (13 and over) $55. Family of Four Pass, $100 + $15 per each additional family member.
The Pierce Pool will be offering Swim Lessons the last two weeks of June (Monday-Friday) 17-28. Lessons will be $50 for one week or $70 for the two weeks. There is a 25% discount off for multiple siblings. Lessons are a half an hour each day. If you live in the Weippe Recreation District please look for the sign up at either Timberline Schools or the Discovery Center for FREE Swim and half price Swim Lessons! You must be verified as living in the district and on the list to qualify.
If you have signed up on the Weippe list, you must still call the Pierce Community Center to sign up for Swim Lessons! Please call (208)464-2443 to get on the list and for more information.
North Fork Roads Open
According to North Fork Ranger District officials, Road #250, Pierce, ID, to Hoodoo Pass is open, although there’s still about 3’ of snow at the summit. However, Superior Ranger District staffers (Lolo National Forest, MT) continue to describe Road #250, Hoodoo Pass to Superior, MT as closed by snow. Please contact the Superior Ranger Station,(406) 822-4233, before planning travel over Hoodoo Pass. All fee campgrounds on the North Fork Ranger District - Aquarius, Purple Beach Group Site, Washington Creek, Noe Creek, Kelly Forks and Hidden Creek - are open and accessible with potable water. Weitas Creek Campground is also open - no water system, no fee. No report, yet, on the condition of The Cedars Campground. Are you a motorcycle, ATV or UTV rider? Stop by the North Fork Ranger Station, Orofino, for free Motor Vehicle Use Maps. You can also request the maps via mail - call (208) 476-8267.
Pierce’s United States Post Office will be celebrating Flag Day on Friday, June 14 from 11-12 p.m. Please join them for refreshment and sign up for door prizes! God Bless America!
A graveside service for Henry (Hank) VanCorbach will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 16 at the Pierce Cemetery.
Following the graveside service there will be a potluck at Faith Lutheran Church in Piece. Meat provided - salads or desserts appreciated.
The members of Faith Lutheran Church of Pierce invite you to join them on Sunday, June 23, at the Pierce Play Park.
A Worship Service will be at 10 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner. All are welcome! If you have any questions please call Nancy at (208)464-2463.
Deer Creek Fishing Derby
Deer Creek Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, June 8 and they had their best turnout yet, despite the weather! There were 74 entries plus 15 kids. First place for $400 went to Vincent Rose of Grangeville with 5.61 lbs. Second place of $200 went to our own Mr. Dennis Knight of Pierce with 5.43 lbs. Third place for $100 went to Austin Umphenour of Weippe with 5.31 lbs. Winner of longest fish went to Mike Bailey of Asotin with his 16” fish. Mike won a custom rod made and donated by Jacob Nelson of Pierce along with a reel. Mike was also awarded a special prize for his years of dedication to the derby. He has been to everyone, even the one that did not happen! He was presented with a handmade fishing rod holder made and donated by Justin Karst. Mike was thrilled! In all of the craziness of giving away prizes, we did not get the name of our winner for the RTIC Cooler full of goodies written down so if anyone recognizes her picture please let us know! She was very excited and matched perfectly with the cooler.
Susan Davis once again was grilling up her yummy burgers to feed everyone. I think they can smell those onions grilling clear across the reservoir!
We want to thank ICCU for their generous donation of the Prize money, all our local merchants who donated for our prizes, advertising and those who bought raffle tickets. Deer Creek Derby will be making a donation to the Pierce Pool from all your generosity. The biggest thank you to our team and all the work you put in, Justin and Lacy Karst, Susan and Artie Shaw, Theresa and Jeff Root and all those who help us out along the way! We are already thinking ahead to next year (and hoping for some sun).
Vacation Bible School
Weippe Wesleyan Church will be holding their VBS on June 10–14. Time is 9 -12 noon. Ages are four years old – 6th grade. If anyone has any questions, please call Teri Larson at (208) 400-0816.
100th Birthday Celebration!
The Pierce Library is 100 years old this year and to celebrate we are having “Six Days of Fun” during the week of June 17-22nd. This is sponsored by ICCU and Studio 205. Every day that week there will be an activity.
Monday, June 17 – Kids are invited to paint a six foot birthday cake at Studio 205 at 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow.
Tuesday, June 18 – Everyone is invited to make a bookmark at Elk Snout. All ages – All day (till 3 p.m.) This activity is free!
Wednesday, June 19– Short Essay contest. 250 words max and the topic is “A book I really enjoyed and why”. The two categories are Grades 3-6 and Grades 7 – Adult. There will be a $50 prize awarded to the winner in each category.
Thursday, June 20 – Shelfie day!! A “shelfie” is a picture of you with a book (or books) and it will be posted on the Library Facebook wall. Only one entry per person. You can send them to email@example.com and a $50 prize will be awarded to the winner with the best “shelfie”.
Friday, June 21 – Just drop by the library and guess how many books are in the library. Any age can guess. A $50 prize will be awarded to the closest guess.
Saturday, June 22, 4 p.m. at Studio 205 Eilene Lyon, freelance writer from Durango, Colorado will be speaking about E.D. Pierce. Ms. Lyon is writing a biography on the man Pierce. She is a distant relative of his wife, Rebecca Jones. Refreshments following. You won’t want to miss her presentation!
Also, the library is having a Book Drive. There are three lists of books (all different) and they are at the library, The Elk Snout, and ICCU. You may purchase a book (or books) off the list and ICCU will match another at the same price. Please go to one of the locations and help the library by purchasing a book!
Already the library has been receiving essays from the Timberline students to win the $50. The topic, “A Book I Really Enjoyed and Why”. The essays are due at the library by June 19, Wednesday, 3 p.m. Don’t forget to email your “Shelfie” to kward@piercdepublclibrary. And of course, on Friday, June18, one can drop by the library and guess how many books. There is also a $50 prize for that….thanks to the ICCU. Check on Facebook for all of the other details of the fun you can be part of.
The J.H. Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum is holding their Annual Membership Drive. Membership is only $15, you will be helping to support the museum, and you receive a limited edition lapel pin and recognition. The 2019 lapel pin features a photo of Bill Maki, owner of Maki Manufacturing and longtime community supporter! For more information please contact Laura Mason at (208)435-4121 and membership monies may be mailed to Laura Mason 239 Woods Rd Weippe, ID 83553.
The Pierce/Weippe ATV Trailriders next meeting is Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. at Miss Lilly’s Gold Rush Saloon. Please tell all club members or people that want to become club members. Lots of things to talk about and we need help setting up the rides. Next ride is June 29, let’s make this another big turnout!
The ATV Club has tickets for their Hill Top Food Pantry Raffle at The Timber Inn, Miss Lily’s Gold Rush Saloon, Pierce Hardware Store (where the display is set up) and with Kathy Wilson-Dill, then they also have tickets at Arnzen’s Glenwood Pharmacy in Orofino, (thank you Rod and Cathy). This year we are raffling off a camping package worth over $300, the drawing will be held on Saturday of 1860 days and one winner will win everything. You do not need to be present to win, so please help us raise the money to get our building built so we can start helping the families up here on the hill.
Idaho Youth Challenge Academy (IDYCA) Graduation will be held in Boise this Saturday, June 15! If you see the Cadets out and about, be sure and congratulate them on their hard work and achievements.
Letters of encouragement are always welcome and they will be passed on to those cadets that may not receive mail from home. Just address your letters to: Any Cadet at the address listed below or if you are interested in mentoring a future cadet please contact the Academy at IDYCA, 117 Timberline Drive, Pierce, ID 83546.
The committee is working hard and getting things planned for this year’s Annual 1860 Days celebration which will be held the first weekend in August, 2-4. If you would like to get involved or be a vendor please contact a committee member or call Pierce Community Center (208)464-2443.
Pool tournaments are having a summer time change! Tournaments are held on Thursday night 6:30 p.m. at Miss Lily’s Gold Rush Saloon, Friday Night, 6:30 p.m. at The Flame and Saturday Night, 6:30 p.m. at The Timber Inn. Thursday, June 6 results; Alan Mee 1st, Bud Wilson second and Matthew Hagele third. We missed you Clay Hosley, just wasn’t the same without you playing. Friday, June 7; Mike Crocker first, Kerrie Willis Crocker second and Matthew Hagele third. Sorry Bud Wilson fourth doesn’t pay but you did some awesome shots.
Thank you to Jake Jared for bringing his friend Tanner. We are all hurting from the laughing he caused, Tanner was quite the entertainer last night! Saturday, June 8; Jake Jared first Place, Def Dave second and Bud Wilson third. Going to miss not having Jake’s friend Tanner here, he keeps everybody laughing!
Pierce Community Center and Pool News
The Center will be CLOSED for the summer as we open up the Pool. Please call if you need to schedule an event! On Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. we offer Yoga classes. If you have a meeting, event or party you would like to plan please call ahead for scheduling. We have lots of room, tables, chairs and kitchen facilities to meet your needs. Please call (208)464-2443 for questions or information.