As of Tuesday, September 5, 2017
COTTONWOOD Prairie Community Library has announced their upcoming fund-raiser, Brats and Brew, for Oct. 21. Mark your calendars now. Tickets available at the library, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 208-962-3714 or go to 506 King Street, basement of the Cottonwood Community Hall. Advanced ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person at the door the evening of Oct. 21. PCL is not supported by your tax dollars, so this fund-raiser is very important to have funds available to keep the library open. We appreciate your continued support for PCL.
Richard Lane is coming back to the tri-parish for a lifechanging mission Sept. 11-14. His talks will chronicle our journey from the dust of our beginnings, through our desert struggle, to heavenly glory. Daily Mass times the week of Sept. 10—16: Due to the mission, the Daily Mass times will be 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday followed by the mission talk … all at St. Mary’s Church. On Thursday, Mass is at 8 a.m., at St. Mary’s. On Thursday evening, there will be a potluck dinner at St. Mary’s at 6 p.m. (bring a side dish, salad or dessert) followed by the mission talk at 7 p.m. All are invited! His talks will be new subjects, not a review of his last visit.
Sister Mary’s Children (non-profit) invites you to a dinner and dance charity fund-raiser to support the projects established by Sister Mary Paule’ Tacke. Friday, Nov. 10, 6 - 9 p.m., at Greencreek Community Hall. Tickets: $15 per person, includes live entertainment, loaded baked potato bar, beer, wine and auction. Purchase tickets by Friday, Nov. 3. Contact: Sue Tacke 208- 962-3902, or Joan Riggers, 208-924-7224.
It is time to start the pinochle club, so call Jo Ann McHugh by Sept. 15, if you would like to play: 208-962-3846.
Sunday, Sept. 10, is the last Sunday Evening Mass at Holy Cross for this summer. There will be a dessert function at Holy Cross Hall following Mass and all are invited to attend. It is being hosted by the Holy Cross Guild. If you would like to bring a dessert to share it is appreciated, but it is not required. Join us.
There was a lot of excitement around here on Aug. 29. We saw a lightning strike on Winona Butte and it only took a few minutes for it to start a fire. Lots of people could see it as it was on top of the butte. Farmers and firefighters turned out and got the fire under control, but suddenly the wind changed and was blowing so hard that the fire erupted again. It covered the whole butte except for the north side where they were able to save some trees. Thanks to some good work from many people, they got it under control. The fire came very close to a few houses in the area and there was also a smaller fire that was put out nearby. It is good to have neighbors who are so willing to help in times like this.