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Cottonwood News: Hospitality shelter plan under way


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— So, we get to wake up to snow again. Yea! Isn’t it wonderful?

The city of Cottonwood is working on establishing a hospitality shelter for stranded travelers. During the recent road closures, they had the opportunity to open the Cottonwood Community Hall to provide a safe, warm place for people to go. They are looking for a group or an individual to oversee the Hospitality Shelter Plan. If this is something you would like to do, please contact the city hall and get your name on the list. Police Chief, Terry Cochran commented, “Oh, and from our last event, many travelers were very impressed with our small town, and the hospitality and care that they were given while stranded here. Ya’ll should be proud, I am.”

Here is your chance to be inspired for Lent. Take in the Lenten retreat taking place next week beginning with the weekend Masses on Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5. International Catholic lay evangelist Richard Lane, who is the son of NFL Hall of Fame and Detroit Lions great Dick “Night Train” Lane will be speaking each evening at 7 p.m., on March 6-March 9 on “Standing on the Rock of Faith.” Don’t miss the chance to hear an international speaker. All are welcome and please invite your friends and family. If you are hungry for healing, revival and renewal, then come and be fed!

Ash Wednesday services, March 1, will be at all the Masses: 7 a.m. St. Mary’s; 12 noon at Assumption; 7 p.m., at St. Anthony. Stations of the Cross will be prayed during Lent at St. Mary’s on Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by a Soup Supper hosted by Knights of Columbus this week. Assumption will have Stations on Fridays following the 8 a.m. Mass. St. Anthony’s will have theirs on Wednesdays following the 8 a.m. Mass.

Mark your calendar for the Bunco Party on March 18 at Assumption Hall in Ferdinand. More details later.

PHS Lady Pirates won 2nd .in state and won the Academic Champions Award! Hallissey Prairie Girls won the championship! Hallissey Prairie Boys won 2nd place! Summit Academy Girls won the Sportsmanship award! PHS Knowledge Bowl Team, Anthony Karel, Garrett Crenshaw and Luis Stamper, finished 11th of 21 teams in Inland Northwest Science Bowl. A point of interest is all other schools were 3–10 times larger in size than Prairie! Congratulations to all the students involved. We are so proud of all of you.


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