Photo by David Rauzi
Among the booths at Sunday’s Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude was the Lowell QRU. The organization is holding a fund-raising raffle to benefit the nonprofit medical service that handles emergency services along a portion of U.S. Highway 12 to the Idaho/Montana border.
As of Tuesday, August 4, 2015
COTTONWOOD — Our pheasants came back to visit this morning. It’s fun to see them. They don’t know the danger of the highway though. I would like to ask anyone driving Highway 162 to use the horn if they are on the road. Help me train them to stay off.
It was another successful Raspberry Festival last Sunday. I would like to thank the couple who handed me extra tickets that they had left over when they were leaving just as we were coming. The grandkids made good use of them. There are still good people in this world.
Harvest is winding down so now it is time to be doing all those things that you put off all summer because you were too busy. It is early yet so we have lots of time to do those “honeydo” jobs.
The family of Virgil and Donna Wassmuth invite you to come and celebrate their 50th anniversary with them on Sept. 6. There will be a Sunday Mass at noon followed by dinner for all their friends and relatives. I am just giving you a heads up so you can be there if you want to help celebrate. I know it’s the last weekend for some people to go camping and we understand that.
I was asked to report on blackberry picking. Here is what I found out. Two adults and four kids picked eight gallons of blackberries in four hours last weekend down by Kooskia. The berries were better in the shady parts. Don’t forget water toys so the kids can play in the water!