As of Tuesday, April 26, 2016
COTTONWOOD It’s time to get the cows out to pasture. With the recent rains, the pastures are looking pretty good this year. We have seen lots of cattle being trucked to pasture recently. It is about time to plant gardens also. The Says Phoebe birds are back and already nesting. The King birds are not back yet, but will be here soon. I don’t expect them to wait until the 10th of May this year.
Warm weather is right around the corner and it’s time for spring cleaning. Gather your unwanted items and join the Cottonwood community yard sales set for May 21.
There will be advertising in several local papers and Swire Coca-Cola is donating a banner to be placed at the south entrance of Cottonwood. Also, the Print Shop is supplying flyers to distribute to the local communities and U.S. Bank is providing the maps. You can have your yard sale placed on the map for $7 residential or $10 for business. Any business interested in having sidewalk sales is welcome to participate. All map proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Contact Tami Quick at 983-6505 to sign up on the map. Deadline is May 16.
Second Hand Treasures is having a yard sale Thursday, April 28, this week at the Grange building on Main Street. Starting next week, it will be every Friday, May 6, 13 and May 20. Hours are from noon to 4 p.m. They will also be open during the community yard sale on May 21.
Congratulations to our second grade children receiving their First Holy Communion last Sunday. May the joy and peace of our Savior guide you every day and always. — Fr. Paul.
The Fun Run/Walk for April 30 will be in Winchester at the Craig Mountain Senior Center with sign-up at 8:30 a.m. and walk to start at 9 a.m. sponsored by the Partnership for Healthy Communities. Call 553-7878.
Prairie Faith Formation Program is considering adding night classes for students, grades 7-12, who are not able to fit Released Time into their school schedule. If this is something that your children would be interested in next year e-mail Heather. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Apologhetti Camp at Cascade Lake for high school leaders is taking place on July 8-11. If you are a high school youth and are in leadership roles, this camp is for you! You will learn how to share your faith and deepen your walk with the Lord. The cost is $125 per person but the cost to you will be $65. We will fund-raise to raise the rest. If you are interested, contact me. All forms will need to be returned by May 22 so I can get you registered. I will need adult chaperones.