Contributed photo/Donna Wassmuth
Theodore and Zita Schmidt, children of T.J. and Melissa Schmidt, sitting on Santa’s lap at the Greencreek Hall.
As of Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Happy New Year to all. I hope you enjoyed time with family and friends for the Christmas holiday. It’s snowing lightly as I write this morning. We can be thankful for our weather which is pretty much what we expect at this time of year. Other parts of the country are having subzero temperatures and tornadoes in the southern states, and warm temperatures in the New England states. It is very unusual weather all around.
Cottonwood Butte Ski Area is now open and will be running every day through Jan. 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and weekends. Currently there are 18 inches of snow at the summit and 15 inches at the base. For the most current information on prices, snow conditions, openings and closures, check Facebook and the website www.cottonwoodbutte.org or call the lodge during operation hours at 962-3624.
Annual crab feed sponsored by St. Anthony Society will be Saturday, Jan. 16. Get your tickets now! Tickets are available from Connie Schumacher at Cottonwood Credit Union, (962-3451 days or 962-7781 evenings) or Bo Rose at B & A Performance Auto (962-7755). Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. consisting of crab and pork loin with all the trimmings. Music by The Senders begins at 9 p.m. Tickets for dinner/dance are $30. If you want to come later for music and dancing, tickets are $8.
The Cottonwood Police Department and Jermaine Galloway are giving a free presentation on Jan. 19, 2016, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. It will be a presentation on drug trends, and promises to be very enlightening on how to keep your children safe from drugs. Jermaine is a nationally known speaker on the subject. Anyone from Elk City to Lewiston is invited, but they would like to have a head count for the cook. More information will be forthcoming; this is so you can plan ahead and not miss it. Contact Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran or leave a message at City Hall at 962-3231.
Hey, all you chess players, here’s a chance to show your stuff! Summit Academy will be holding a chess tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Open to all ages, $5/person fee – prizes galore – 9-10 a.m. free chess instruction for newcomers. Sign in for the tournament at 10 a.m. Tournament runs until 3 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch. Food available or BYOL. Scholastically rated. For information, contact SandyTheChessGuy@gmail.com or 926-4450 or check him out at http://facebook/TheChessGuy.