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Cottonwood News: Pirates take second


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— Once again we woke up to snow this Sunday morning. Somewhere I read that we usually get 30 inches of snow in a year. Before this last snowstorm, we were at 87 inches. With another five to six inches we are triple the average for a year. The Says Phoebe birds showed up this week. I’ll bet they are wondering what all this white stuff is!

Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday morning, March 12th. Change your clocks before you go to bed. March 12 is also the date for the Knights of Columbus Breakfast at the KC Hall from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

We can be very proud of the Prairie Pirates as they took second place in the State 1A Division I Tournament this year. They faced Lapwai for the District title and won. The two schools met again for the State title. It was a hard-fought battle, but the Pirates had to settle for second place. Tyson Schlader and Patrick Chmelik led the scoring for the game. Patrick is a student at Summit Academy, but plays basketball for Prairie. Two Prairie Pirates were named to the Whitepine League Division 1 all league team. Patrick Chmelik was named to the first team while Hunter Chaffee was named to the second team. Good job, boys!

Taco Tuesday Fund-raiser by the 2018 Haiti Team will be March 21st at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars!

We want to give credit to Virgil Wassmuth for building stands and making repairs to the Stations of the Cross artwork that is on display at St. Anthony’s Church during Lent. Therese Schmidt helped with restoring one of the paintings. These paintings were saved from the old church that burned down in 1960. Stop by the church and see these beautiful pictures from the past.

The Knights of Columbus have started a “40 cans for 40 days” campaign for Lent this year. Every family is asked to give one can of food per day in the crates provided at the back of each church. The food will be donated to the Cottonwood Food Bank. The goal is 20,000 pounds of food by Easter from our Tri-Parish.


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