Snow has accumulated this week in the upper country above French Mountain Saddle. It was reported to us that there is now 17-18 inches making travel by pickups and side by sides almost impossible. Please use caution if you are still traveling in these areas. The Groomer is currently in Medford, OR having repairs made so it is not available for rescue.

Pierce 39th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pierce Community Center. There will be 28 tables of local crafters, vendors and artisans with all sorts of fun items to start your holiday shopping. Door prizes will be given out every hour from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Our amazing Soup and Salad Bar Luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We usually have about 40 items on the salad bar to choose from and will have homemade turkey noodle soup to go with it. Admittance into the Bazaar is free and luncheon cost will be $7 for soup and salad bar or $6 for just salad bar. We still have a few tables left if you are interested in joining the fun, we would love to have you! (208)464-2443 for more information,

Judo started on Monday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Pierce Community Center. We will take signups for the next two weeks. Please come a little early so that we may get paperwork signed and kids (or adults) fitted for a Gi. Cost is $35 for beginners and $45 for returning members. The classes will run Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-7 p.m. Shorts or brief style underwear must be worn and girls will need a t-shirt for under the Gi. Please call (208)464-2443 for more information.

Bald Mt Ski Hill will be holding their 5th Annual Ski Sale and Swap along with the 1st Annual Snowmobile Club Swap on Saturday, Nov. 17, 3-8 p.m. at Orofino High School Cafeteria. Skis and Boards, Boots, accessories, Bake Sale, Pre-Season Pass Sale and vote for this year’s T-shirt art by local students. For more information please call (208)464-2312 or (208)827-0845 and you may also send an email to

There is snow on the hill. The ski season will be here before we know it! Volunteers are busy getting the ski hill ready for the upcoming season. Saturday work days are happening. If you would like to join in helping, you are always welcome!

A Mother Son Dance will be held at Timberline School on Friday, Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m. For more information please call (208)435-4411.

Festival of Trees will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Pierce Community Center. Come enjoy an evening of fun while you bid on gift baskets, wreathes and many other Christmas decorations. Yummy appetizers and beverages will also be served! This is the GEM Community’s only fundraiser of the year and all monies made go back into our community. Please call Kathy at (208)464-1083 for more information.

Pierce/Weippe Pool League will have a meeting on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the ElkHorn Bar at 4 p.m. If you have a team the captains need to be there, if you are in the process of making a team be there. Remember, Kathy Dill needs the team lists by Dec. 1 so bring it to the meeting please. Pool League will be starting the first Sunday after New Year’s, so the schedule needs to be figured out. You can call her at (208)-464-1129 or mail the info to her, Kathy Dill P.O. Box 329 Pierce, ID. 83546. Thank You!

At the Timber Inn pool tournaments (which are open to the public) the results last week were:

Friday night: Troy Manz took 1st, Josh Gehring 2nd, James Hagele 3rd. Saturday: Alan Mee 1st, Bud Wilson 2nd Deaf Dave took 3rd.

Pioneer Medical Clinic: Nov-Dec Schedules:

John Beeh, PA, 11/19, 11/26, 11/28, 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17.

Jake Foster, PA, 11/14, 11/27 and 12/11.

Dr. Vanessa Brown, 12/13.

Dr. Clayton Bunt: 12/4, 12/26.

Clinic hours are 9 a.m. -4 p.m. on dates listed; closed for lunch 12-1 p.m.

Please call (208)464-2578 to make an appointment.

Pierce Community Center and Pool News

Due to scheduling and other functions we will be picking a date in December for our next skate night. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Festival of Trees will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:30-8 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.

On Monday and Wednesday’s from 5:30-6:30 we have Yoga classes. We will also have Junior High Boys Basketball practices happening after school starting Oct. 29, so 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.

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