As of Tuesday, December 9, 2014
COTTONWOOD — The Summit Academy volleyball team is proud to show off their 1A Division 2 State Academic Award. The team had a cumulative 3.944 grade point average. The team ranked second highest among all classifications. Congratulations, girls. Being in sports and keeping your grade point average up that high is quite an accomplishment (see photo next page).
It’s “Pig Out” time before you go on that January diet! 2016 Haiti Mission Team is hosting a yummy breakfast on Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sacred Heart room at St. Mary’s Church. We will have some of Angie’s great sourdough pancakes, homemade syrup, scrambled eggs, German sausage and fruit. Mark your calendar and join us for some great food. All proceeds go toward the 2016 Mission Team.
Christmas gifts and many other gift items can be purchased from St. Gertrude’s Monastery. The gift shop is located in the Welcome Center, which is part of the museum. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some of the items available are visor clips, homemade soaps, Christmas rosaries, jewelry, coffee, teas, candies, toys, books, medals, candles and more. Come check it out.
Prairie Community Library has a whole new look due to the new office furniture which has been built and installed by Brent Goeckner of Westlake Enterprises. He did a beautiful job and the librarians are excited to be using it.
On display in the library you can 1still see the pottery made by Jean Anglen who practices a firing and glazing technique that started more than four centuries ago in Japan — the Raku firing of pottery. Each piece is a work of art. If you have never seen anything like this, come in and take a peek. Maybe you will find Christmas gifts among her display. All items are for sale.
Prairie Community Library will be closed from Dec. 21 until Jan. 5 for the Christmas and New Year holidays. So get your supply of reading material now so you will have enough to get you through the closure. One of the new shelves is filled with Christmas stories.
The Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade will be this coming Sunday, Dec. 14, starting at 5 p.m. The Cottonwood Saddliers 4-H Club is chairing it this year. Line up at the Catholic Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. Put lights on your car, pickup or four-wheeler and join in the fun. After the parade, go to the Santa Cabana for hot cocoa and a picture with Santa presented by CWF group.