As of Tuesday, August 18, 2015
COTTONWOOD — The big story this week is all the fires raging in the area, especially around Kamiah. The fires are about five miles from us, but they are moving away from us at this point. We drove down Highway 12 yesterday and we could see across the river where the fire was burning. There were lots of places where we could see a house surrounded by blackened area. You know there had to be some heroes involved there. The firefighters are heroes, but so are the local people who just help out where they are needed. One story I heard was about a house with a wood pile next to it. The fire burned right up to the wood pile and stopped so the house was saved. A lot of other people were not so lucky.
This is fair week so I’m sure the 4-H kids are busy finishing their projects. Good luck to all of you and to those running for fair queen. With harvest finished early this year, there should be a good turnout at the fair.
“That Man is You!” begins Tuesday, Sept. 15, starting at 6 a.m. at the KC Hall in Cottonwood. The program runs for 12 weeks through Dec. 1. All men 18 years of age and older are eligible to attend. Last year the program was designed to help men understand their leadership roles. This program is tailored to help men very practically live out their faith. For information or to register call Max Nuxoll at 507-1058.
Since school is starting soon, the GROW groups will be organizing again also. Call Fr. Paul if you are interested in joining an existing group or starting a new one. These groups help your growth and understanding of the faith.
Prairie Elementary School will be holding an open house Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. This will be your chance to meet your child’s teacher and visit their classroom.
The school will be providing haystacks and hot dogs. Remember, the first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 31.
Summit Academy is having a welcome back potluck supper, Friday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. The first day of school is Aug. 31. The school is offering free tuition for new families who want to try private Catholic education. Contact the school at 962-5650 for information.