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Education purpose? ‘To get to heaven’

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Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— The youth group from the Tri-Parish would like to help the needy in our area through collecting canned food. They will be going house-to-house from 6-7:30 p.m. asking for donations for our local food bank on Oct. 28 throughout the Cottonwood and Ferdinand areas. They will appreciate any help in supporting the needy! Anyone who does not live in these two communities but still wishes to donate, may call the office at 962-3214 and make arrangements to leave off their donations.

The Quilts of Valor ladies in the Cottonwood area are looking for veterans who should have a quilt. If you have someone in our local area, Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Greencreek, Keuterville and outlying areas whom you feel would qualify for a quilt, contact Shirley Baerlocher at 962-3107.

Everyone is invited to the Assumption Parish dinner and bazaar in Ferdinand, on Sunday, Nov. 1. It is always a wonderful meal, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Roast beef, turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad and homemade dinner rolls will be the menu. The prize drawing will be at 4 p.m. with more than 30 chances to win. Come and bring your friends. Adults are $10; K-fourth grade, $5; preschool, free.

Last week at the Republican Central Committee meeting Isaac Moffett gave a talk on Common Core. He started by asking the question, “What is the purpose of education?” While we were thinking of the answer, he noticed a young boy in the room. So he directed the question to him. It was Torry Chmelik who answered, “To get to Heaven.” Mr. Moffett was amazed at the answer. He has never gotten that answer before. He said the most common answer is, “To get a job.” How many people do we know who have a job and almost everything they want and still are not happy? Congratulations to Torry’s parents, Jim and Colleen Chmelik, and to Summit Academy for teaching the right answers.

Last weekend I attended girls’ hunting camp. What fun! Some of the girls got their deer so that made it a perfect weekend. The sunrise was beautiful.

Don’t forget to set your clock back Saturday night. Now we get to catch up with the hour we lost last spring.


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