As of Tuesday, October 14, 2014
COTTONWOOD — St. Mary’s Hospital will be hosting a welcome/farewell dinner on Oct. 27 to welcome Dr. Abby Luensmann and nurse practitioner Scarlett Uhlenkott, and to say good-bye to Dr. Farnworth and his family. Donations for the dinner will be accepted for the new SMH ambulance. The dinner will be held at the Cottonwood Community Hall from 6-8. This will be an opportunity to meet our new medical staff and to get better acquainted with the current medical staff. This will also be a time to learn more about the need for our new ambulance and a chance to thank Dr. Farnworth for his service to our hospital. Contact Community Relations Coordinator, Cheri Holthaus at 962-2327 if you have any questions regarding this event.
Kori Day, daughter of Tara Day and the late John Day, and girlfriend of Cottonwood’s Chase Nuxoll, was diagnosed with a kidney disease called Mono Proliferative Glomerulo Nephritis when she was 10. She is 21 now and working part time at St. Joe’s Cancer Center but will need a kidney transplant in the near future. She is currently on the transplant waiting list. To help raise money for Kori and her medical expenses, there was a fund-raiser in Lewiston last week which was very successful. If you would like to donate to “Kori’s Kidney Fund,” you can do so at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union. For questions contact Ashley Covert at 305-7349.
Moms’ groups for the area are starting up for the year. These are the books being offered this year: Walking with Purpose , by Lisa Brennink-Meyer; Parenting with Grace: A Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising (Almost) Perfect Kids, by Gregory K. Popcak, MSW, LCSW, and Lisa Popcak; and Chosen and Cherished, by Kimberly Hahn. The Walking with Purpose groups are available on Monday evening and Thursday evening. The Parenting with Grace group will meet on Thursday morning. The Chosen and Cherished group’s meeting time is yet to be determined, based on interest. Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be a mom to join us! And though the reading material comes from Catholic authors, women of any faith backgrounds are encouraged to participate! Spread the word and invite anyone you think may be interested. To join or for information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lynn Goeckner at 962-3133, Julie Sonnen at 962-2368, or Morna Lustig at 871-7797.
Students in grades one through eight are working on your First Amendment art and essay contest. The deadline is Oct. 31. Be creative and think outside the box. What type of art project will win you $500? Or what can you write about the First Amendment to get you a prize of $500? Do your best! Contact Donna Wassmuth for information, 962-3561.
This Thursday at 7 p.m. the Fall Lecture Series continues at St. Gertrude’s Historical Museum with Philip Homan giving a presentation on “Queen of Diamonds: Kittie Wilkins, Horse Queen of Idaho and the Wilkins Horse Company.” Call 62-2050 or email@example.com.