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Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561 dawnstar1018@gmail.om

— Did you know that Aug. 8 is called “Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night?” Maybe instead you could make your neighbor a casserole. Here is a good recipe for this holiday. Cube six cups of zucchini, boil with one cup shredded carrots and one-half cup chopped onion for five minutes, then drain. Melt one-half cup butter and mix in one package Stove Top Chicken stuffing mix. Place half of the stuffing mix in the bottom of a 9 by 13 casserole dish. Mix one can of cream of chicken soup and one 16-ounce carton of sour cream together, then mix in vegetables along with two cups cooked chicken. Spread on top of stuffing, then add the rest of the stuffing. Bake 350° for 30 minutes. Your neighbor will appreciate your act of kindness. You might also keep your car locked if it is on the street. Some of those sneaky neighbors might try to put some zucchini in there. I got some (willingly) from my niece yesterday. I really like it.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Preschool classes will begin again this fall. If you would like to sign up your preschooler at either Summit Academy or the TriParish PFFP, contact Julie Sonnen (Summit Academy) 962-5650 or Heather Uhlenkott (Tri-Parish PFFP) 962-7098. Kindergarteners may attend also if CGS class day is different than their normal kindergarten class day.

Three local students to vie for Idaho County Fair Queen 2018

COTTONWOOD — There are three candidates for the 2018 Idaho County Fair Royalty this year. They are Emma Gehring, Sierah Poxleitner, and Rachel Chmelik. Good luck to each of you. Fair time is coming up soon so the 4H kids are busy working on their projects. It looks like harvest will be early this year, so maybe the fair turnout will be good.

Tri-Parish Picnic and Mass in the Park will be held Sunday, July 30, Cottonwood City Park. Mass will begin at 11 a.m., and barbecue follows immediately after Mass. Bring a salad or dessert. If you want a beverage other than punch, bring your own beverage and a lawn chair. Mass times in Ferdinand (5 p.m., Saturday) and Greencreek (8 a.m., Sunday) will be the same. But there will be no Mass at Keuterville Sunday evening, July 30.

Knights of Columbus Altar Server Appreciation Picnic is Wednesday, Aug. 2. The day will include lunch at Swallow’s Nest Park and an afternoon of swimming at the Clarkston Aquatic Center. We will gather at St. Mary’s Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m., and should be home between 4:30 and 5 p.m. The Knights will provide transportation, lunch and pay for admission. Signup on the sheets in the back of church or call Matt Beckman (962-7157) by July 31. Parents are welcome to attend. If you would like to drive down please let us know. Come and let the Knights show their appreciation for your service!

A new coffee shop, The Habit, opened up in Cottonwood July 17. Decorated in old barn wood, it has a warm and inviting atmosphere. Coffee, tea, espresso, and soft drinks along with sweet rolls are available. Come check it out!

Happy Birthday to Edna Johnson who was 101 on July 24. She is a very special lady.

There are three candidates for the 2018 Idaho County Fair Royalty this year. They are Emma Gehring, Sierah Poxleitner, and Rachel Chmelik. Good luck to each of you. Fair time is coming up soon so the 4H kids are busy working on their projects. It looks like harvest will be early this year, so maybe the fair turnout will be good.



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