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Cottonwood News: Summit gains nod from Boise Diocese

Free Press / Donna Wassmuth
(L-R) Felix Nuxoll and Ray Nuxoll each received a Quilt of Valor during Greencreek’s Fourth celebration.

Free Press / Donna Wassmuth (L-R) Felix Nuxoll and Ray Nuxoll each received a Quilt of Valor during Greencreek’s Fourth celebration.


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— I hope you had a great 4th of July. The small community of Greencreek did a good job of celebrating our country’s birthday. During the day two brothers, Ray and Felix Nuxoll, were honored with Quilts of Valor. They both were in the Army from 1970 to 1972. Ray was stationed with the 123rd Signal Battalion 3rd Infantry Division of the US Army in Wurtzburg, Germany. Felix was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia with the 43rd Engineer Battalion. Thank you both for your service. The quilts were presented by Shirley Baerlocher.

An exciting announcement about Summit Academy came from Father Paul in this weekend’s bulletin. Bishop Peter Christensen has officially recognized Summit Academy in Cottonwood, as a private Catholic school in the Diocese of Boise, effective July 1, 2016. The grant of recognition is for a two-year probationary period, at the end of which, the recognition will be reviewed for renewal. What this means for Summit is that instead of being a “private school run by lay Catholics” they can title themselves a “Private Catholic School.” This fall marks the beginning of the 19th year for Summit Academy. Affiliation with the Diocese of Boise has been sought after and worked toward by all school officials during the 19 years. Congratulations to all those who have worked so diligently past and present to pave the way for this recognition.

July 31, Mass will be in the Cottonwood City Park at 11 a.m., as part of the Tri-Parish picnic. All are invited. Mass in Greencreek that day will be at 8 a.m.

The Bureau of Land Management is inviting anyone interested to visit the archeological dig at Cooper’s Ferry, south of Cottonwood on Graves Creek Road, on the way to Pine Bar. As soon as you get to the Salmon River you will see the work site next to the river. Reports from visitors say that you can touch replica artifacts that the archeologists have duplicated with 3D printers. OSU Professor Dr. Loren Davis leads the field school program. His past research has shown that there was human occupation of the canyon dating back to nearly 11,500 years ago. Operations are conducted Wednesday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., during the month July. Contact David Sission at the BLM office at 962-3782.

Knights of Columbus altar server appreciation picnic will be Wednesday, July 27. The day will include lunch at Swallow’s Nest Park and an afternoon of swimming at Clarkston Aquatic Center. Meet at St. Mary’s Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. The Knights will provide transportation, lunch, and admission to the water park. They should return by 4:30 or 5 p.m. Sign up on the sheets in the back of the Tri-Parish churches or call Matt Beckman, 962-7157 by July 25.


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