As of Tuesday, November 10, 2015
COTTONWOOD St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be sponsoring a Christmas “Angel Tree” for families in need of help getting through the holidays. Families in need are encouraged to call Stacie Jackson at 962-2326 (days) or 962-3201 (evenings). She will confidently record child’s name, age, gender, clothing size and gift request. Gift requests should not exceed $25. Names will be accepted until Dec. 1. A number will be assigned to each child to protect their privacy and a tag will be made to hang on the tree. SMH works with the Cottonwood Food Bank to prepare food boxes for the Angel Tree families. Anyone wishing to make a financial donation to this project, send it to Stacie Jackson, c/o St. Mary’s Hospital, P.O. Box 137, Cottonwood, ID 83522.
Boy Scouts of Troop 638 will be putting out door hangers for their annual Scouting for Food canned food drive in our community on Saturday, Nov. 7. Fill a bag and set it at your front door by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. Canned or boxed foods are accepted.
Events set for November, December
•The Hangout restaurant will offer its free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 603 Front Street. Everyone is invited to share a meal of turkey, ham, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie and drinks.
•The Center For Discovery will be hosting its “Open 'til Midnight” where parents can leave their kids at the center from after school until midnight, Friday, Dec. 11, for $2 an hour. The kids can also shop for their family members at our Kids Shopping Day on this night. Dinner will be provided as well as movies and crafts. Then the community is invited to shop Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to noon. Park in the back of the school and come in through the cafeteria door. Gifts are bought on a donation basis and wrapping will be available.
Idaho County Republicans meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Super 8 meeting room in Grangeville at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Greg Pruett, chairman of Idaho 2nd Amendment Alliance. There will be a straw poll for presidential candidates and have a drawing for raffle of first prize DPMS AR-15 Oracle. Second prize is a Ruger .22 Charger and third prize is a brick of .22 ammo. Not many tickets are left so if you want to purchase some call 451-7949.
Miss Frei and the ninth-12th grade at Summit Academy did a fantastic job for the Holyween maze and Saints presentations. The students and guests to the event had a great time! The seventh and eighth grades were guides to help the younger students through the maze. Linda Beckman, Elizabeth Nuxoll and Susan Wassmuth baked some yummy treats for the event. We appreciate these ladies for being in charge of the refreshments!
The Veterans Program at Summit Academy is being planned by Mrs. Michelle Sonnen. She has a group of students in grades 1st-8th preparing a program to honor our veterans. Every year the program is a bit different, but it is always a talented display of patriotism by our young students. We invite all our Summit families, the community, and especially veterans to attend the Veterans Program on Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. in our school gym. All guests are invited to stay for lunch with the students after the program. Veterans will get a free lunch. The students will present the program again at the Veterans Home in Lewiston on Nov. 20.
It is cider makin’ time so get those apples and have fun pressing apples. It is a good reason for families to get together and have fun while making apple juice. It can be canned or frozen; either way is good.
Now is the time to pick flower seeds if you want to grow them again next year. Be sure to dry them well so they don’t mold. Dalias must be dug and kept in the cellar in a bucket of dirt. Water them just a little bit about once a month. Gladiolas should be brought in to the cellar and kept dry until next spring.