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Cottonwood News: Program records stories for offenders’ children


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— I hope you had a Happy Halloween on Monday. It is definitely fall now. Thanksgiving is not far off. The time change is coming next Sunday morning at 2 a.m. So we “fall back” to regular time. (Yawn) Now I can get that extra hour of sleep that I have been missing all summer.

Next Sunday, Nov. 6, is the Assumption Parish dinner, bazaar and raffle. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Bingo all day. Judy Forsman is the chairperson for the dinner, so contact her with questions at 962-5906.

Father Paul Wander received a book titled, “The Lamb’s Supper” by Scott Hahn. It was left on an American Eagle Airline flight out of Phoenix. Inside was a Growing in Faith paper dated March 2003 from our parish. That is how the book got sent here. If this is your book you may retrieve it from the Tri-Parish office. It would be fun to see this little mystery solved.

The Storylink project sponsored by the Tri-Parish at North Idaho Correctional Institute has recorded 373 offenders reading books to little kids. This Storylink project keeps the offenders connected with their families while incarcerated. IDOC Volunteer training will be held at Cottonwood on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This ministry is very rewarding and they need a few more people to help. Call Raina Frei at 962-2397 or email Raina at

Craft fair at The Hangout Dec. 4

COTTONWOOD — A craft fair will be held at the Hangout in Cottonwood Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Space is limited so those interested should call 962-7787 right away for a no fee table.

This fair is for homemade items only. Those who are not crafty are still invited to come by and support locals and do some Christmas shopping.

Election Day is coming soon on Nov. 8. Make sure you go out and vote. This is a privilege that we have in our country. It is up to each of us to do our duty and elect the people who will be our officials for the next few years.


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