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Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561


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Quilts shown here are made by NICI inmates. A-8

COTTONWOOD — Senior exercise will be held for both men and women at the Cottonwood Community Hall Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per month and this will be facilitated by Shelli Schumacher and Cheri Holthaus. Exercise is offered to increase strength and balance and to help control weight and is meant especially for those 40 to 60, but all ages are welcome. For questions call 962-2327.

NICI is holding a raffle to raise money for Project Compassion to help those in need. The prize is a Weatherby Vanguard 30-06. The raffle ends Sept. 30, so get your tickets now. Ticket prices are one ticket for $2, three tickets for $5, and seven tickets for $10. They are available at the Wolftrack Den, Prairie Community Library or from Sandy Halbert at 962-3456 or Emmett Wilson at 962-7725.

Robert Janss School at the North Idaho Correctional Institution is making quilts as a service learning project under the direction of Emmett Wilson. Wilson brought a selection of quilts to the Prairie Community Library recently to display the work of these men. Many of them have never used a sewing machine before, although some have. “It gives you a sense of worth, doing something worthwhile,” said inmate, Titus Smith. The quilts are given to many different organizations or individuals who have a need for them. That gives the inmates a chance to give back to the community. They have donated two of their quilts to the library for the Bräts & Brew Fest coming up on Oct. 25. Wilson said the prison gladly accepts donations of fabric and other materials the inmates can use to continue making quilts. Call 962-3276.

Author and speaker, Trevor Loudon of New Zealand will speak at Kooskia City Park on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. The public is welcome and there is no charge for this event. His recently released book, “The Enemy Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the United States Congress,” is like no other written on American politics. Meet your Republican candidates. Barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs with sides provided for $5 per person or $15 per family. This is sponsored by the Idaho County Republicans.

Krystin Uhlenkott is saving pull tabs from aluminum cans for the Ronald McDonald Home. She is a junior at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School. She has been saving tabs for about a year and has 540,000 to date. She is hoping to have one million by the end of her senior year. Let’s all help her reach her goal.


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