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Cottonwood News: Blood drive set for May 31


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— Congratulations to Deacon Joseph Lustig, who was ordained a deacon last week. Also, congratulations to all graduating seniors of Prairie High School and Summit Academy. We wish everyone much success in the future with God’s blessing.

The forecast for this week looks great! Lots of sunshine. My rhubarb plant is really growing. Time to make some desserts.

Summit Academy will have their last day of school on Thursday. Even with the four-day week and longer days, they can finish early. Kids and teachers are happy.

Sunday evening Mass at Holy Cross in Keuterville will begin on June 4, and will continue through the summer with the final Mass and dessert function on Sept. 10. Mass time is 7 p.m. Remember to wear a coat as there is no heat in the church. This was the first church on the prairie and we love to have Mass there every summer.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, May 31, in the back rooms of St. Mary’s Church from noon to 6 p.m. Drop in and donate blood.

Just another reminder that Christ the King Preschool and Daycare is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., yearround, and available for children age 2 years old and up. Call or e-mail to reserve a space. 208-962-3363 or

Monday, May 29, is the official celebration of Memorial Day, honoring our fallen military heroes. The combined American Legion and VFW honor guard will conduct memorial ceremonies at the Greencreek community cemetery at 10 a.m., and the Cottonwood Catholic cemetery at 11 a.m., followed by the Cottonwood Community Cemetery. Following the ceremonies there will be Quilts of Valor presentations at the Prairie Elementary School gymnasium, starting at noon.

All veterans are encouraged to join the honor guard in performing the ceremony. Meet at the American Legion Hall in Cottonwood at 9:15 a.m.

Bob Ross, Combined Honor Guard Commander, Fred Seubert, American Legion Commander, and Joe Riener, VFW Post Commander invite the public to attend, remembering those who selflessly sacrificed to protect our freedom. The service includes the presentation of the colors, three-volley rifle salute, laying a memorial wreath, reading the names of the deceased veterans, playing Taps, and a recitation of In Flanders Fields.


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