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Cottonwood News: Summit chess tourney set for Dec. 10


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— We had an enjoyable time at the Jukebox Saturday Night Swing Dance at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Adults and kids danced and visited, even if you did not know them when you came in. Some wore vintage clothing and had a good time playing pool. It was a very friendly atmosphere. Next week there will be a country dance at the Vets Center at 318 East Main in Grangeville.

Join us for our Catholic 200 Series, which will run Sept.-May and is hosted at St. Mary’s Church. Inspirational evenings about what’s most important: faith and family! Attend all or one. Evening starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Next one: Looking to Jesus: The Vocation of the Family. It is Thursday, Nov. 17. Eric and Alea Wassmuth are presenting followed by adult drinks and lively discussion. Books are available. However, reading is not required to attend or participate fully in the evenings. Just come and enjoy!

The Lighted Christmas Parade has been set for Sunday, Dec. 11. Thanks to the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club for running this project again this year. Watch for details in the coming weeks.

A chess tournament is set for Dec. 10 at Summit Academy. Sponsors are sought for the event so prizes can be awarded, lunches can be provided and $5 entry fees can be paid for those in need. Donation jars have been set out in the area. A free instruction clinic for newcomers will take place on Dec. 10, from 9-10 a.m. The tournament is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch. Food will be available or students can bring their own lunch. For questions contact Sandy The Chess Guy by email at or call Sandy at 301-8615.

St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be sponsoring the Christmas “Angel Tree,” which helps match generous donors with those in need of gifts for children and food for families. Individuals in need are urged to call Stacie Jackson, project coordinator at 962-2326 (days) or 962-3201 (evenings.) On Nov. 26, tags will be put on the Angel Tree outside the hospital chapel. People wishing to fulfill a wish can take a tag from the tree and shop for the child. Return the unwrapped gift with the tag to Jackson at St. Mary’s Physical Therapy by Dec. 17. They will also be delivering food baskets in conjunction with the food bank. Financial contributions may be sent to “Angel Tree Project,” Stacie Jackson, c/o St. Mary’s Hospital, PO Box 137, Cottonwood, ID. 83522.


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