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Cottonwood News: Family Advent night set for Dec. 9

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Summit Academy presented a veterans program Thursday, Nov. 19, in the school gymnasium. Students in first through eighth grade participated in the program which was open to the public.  Several students read their Patriot’s Pen essays, including Dani Sonnen, second-place winner of that contest in the area.  A Quilt of Valor was presented to Nick McDonough who served the country with the U.S. Coast Guard.  The students presented a variety show with singing and dancing to honor military, country and faith.  All the veterans attending received a gift of appreciation for their service and stayed for lunch with the students.  The students traveled to Lewiston on Friday to present the program at the Veterans Home.


Contributed photo Summit Academy presented a veterans program Thursday, Nov. 19, in the school gymnasium. Students in first through eighth grade participated in the program which was open to the public. Several students read their Patriot’s Pen essays, including Dani Sonnen, second-place winner of that contest in the area. A Quilt of Valor was presented to Nick McDonough who served the country with the U.S. Coast Guard. The students presented a variety show with singing and dancing to honor military, country and faith. All the veterans attending received a gift of appreciation for their service and stayed for lunch with the students. The students traveled to Lewiston on Friday to present the program at the Veterans Home.



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Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561 dawnstar1018@gmail.om

— The Prairie Faith Formation Program will be hosting a Family Advent Night at 6 p.m. at the CEC building on Dec. 9. We will be serving chili and cinnamon rolls, making a keepsake for advent, and much more! Everyone is welcome.

Come out and support the annual Idaho County Shootout, sponsored by the Idaho County Sherriff’s Department on Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at Prairie High School. Girls and boys basketball teams from Prairie and Grangeville will be participating. The purpose of the event is to promote “sportsmanship” and build community spirit between the two schools. There will be a variety of fun activities included throughout the evening. Come out and support your local schools as both of these schools work to help feed the hungry in their respective communities.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the lighted Christmas parade on Dec. 13 starting at 5 p.m. in the church parking lot. Also mark your calendar for the Jamie Thietten concert on Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Gertrude’s Monastery. The gift shop will also be open.

Some things we take for granted because we just know them. But for newcomers to our community it isn’t so easy. A farmer was asked by a Texan if he needed to add antifreeze to his radiator. The farmer explained that it was critically important to add antifreeze in this area. I’ll bet he has never driven on slick roads either. He might have a lot to learn this winter!

The Center for Discovery’s annual Open ‘Til Midnight will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, from after school until midnight. They will watch your kids so you can get to work on your holiday activities. They will provide dinner, movies, arts, crafts and a snack for $2 an hour. Saturday, Dec. 12, the kids will also have the opportunity to shop for our annual Kids Shopping Day. From 8:30 a.m. to noon the kids can shop for gently used items donated to the Center. Gift wrapping will be available. All are welcome. If you have items to donate, call Erin Shears at 816-0202.

Cottonwood lost a neighbor and friend in the passing of Lee Rehder last week. He will not soon be forgotten.

The cows are home from the pasture, so now we are ready for winter. They are always happy to be home.

We have seen some of our pheasants that we raised this summer, so we know at least some of them survived. The object of the program was to increase the bird population in this area. If anyone is interested in raising pheasants next year let me know and I’ll put you in contact with the right person.



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