As of Tuesday, October 7, 2014
COTTONWOOD — Fall is upon us with freezing temperatures at night in some areas of the Prairie. Unfortunately, we have frost at our place earlier than most. So we don’t have to worry about the flowers anymore. But I love the fall colors, especially when the trees are half frozen. Then the leaves are shades of green to red or yellow. Time for apple squeezing! Our honey crisp tree produced some apples this year for the first time. Delicious!
On Oct. 11 and 12 the TriParish youth will do their annual 30-hour fast at the Keuterville Hall beginning at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the fast will go toward Catholic Relief Services and World Vision. These high school kids are doing this for those who go hungry every day. I have to admire them for their willingness to give up food for that length of time.
Also, on Saturday, Oct. 11, there will be the 2014 Public Square Rosary Crusade. The United States is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion. Let’s ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother. Join us in praying for our nation at noon, rain or shine. The local Public Square Rosary Rally will begin at the Cottonwood City Park. Contact Max Nuxoll at 507-1058 if you have questions.
This week the Fall Lecture Series presentation on Oct. 9, Janet Worthington presents ”Laura Ingalls Wilder: Moving West.” Based on the books by Wilder, the presentation will recount the westward movement, the hardships the family faced, and the joys of making a life in the wilderness. Because of its popularity two performances will be held at the Spirit Center. The first one, especially designed for the younger group, will be at 4 p.m.; the evening one at 7 p.m. Refreshments and cookies will be served. Everyone is welcome at either performance. We encourage you to come in vintage costume if you like. Contact Shirley at the Historical Museum, 962-2053. See you there.
Summit Academy Mystery Night was well-attended and everyone had a great time. The excitement was building as the night went on. Finally it was time for the drawing for the hot rod. The lucky winner of the 1933 Ford Coupe Replica is Tim Osborn, Jr. of Pasco, Wash.
The Mystery Night tickets were drawn out 10 at a time and every 10th person was a winner of at least $100. Joanne Sonnen was the last name drawn and the winner of $10,000 in gift certificates to be used at local Mystery Night sponsors. Congratulations, Joanne!
Get your tickets now for Prairie Community Library’s Brät’s & Brew Fest coming on Saturday, Oct. 25. Reserve a table for you and your friends and get tickets at the library or from board members. We have a new side event this year; it involves wine!