As of Tuesday, January 16, 2018
COTTONWOOD Attention Idaho County farmers and ranchers who are interested in property rights and water issues: Idaho County Farm Bureau is sponsoring Tim Lowry from Owyhee County, Idaho, to lead a talk and discussion on how he and Paul Nettleton defeated the BLM at the Idaho Supreme Court to keep their stockwater rights on federal ground. Despite resistance from the State of Idaho, two brave ranchers spent millions to save their stock water rights. Look up Joyce Livestock vs US on the web. It would benefit all ranchers and farmers to hear their story, at the Senior Citizens Center in Grangeville at 6:30 p.m., on Jan. 22. Free admission.
St. Anthony Society’s annual crab feed this year is a tri-tip and crab feed. It will take place Jan. 20 at the Greencreek Hall. Doors open for social at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to begin at 6:30 p.m.; $30/per person. Music is by the band The Senders. If you prefer to come just for the dance, then arrive about 9 p.m., and cost is $8/person. You may purchase your tickets from Cottonwood Credit Union in Cottonwood, Advanced Welding in Grangeville, B&A Auto in Greencreek, and HillCo in Nezperce.
It is ICYC time again and I am so excited to bring our local high school youth to this amazing youth conference in Boise, sponsored by the Diocese of Boise. I have many young people who want to attend but can’t afford the cost to get there. Would you consider sponsoring a youth for this life-changing event? The cost for each participant is $145 which includes registration, motel, bus and food costs. I appreciate any contributions you can make to help our youth on this journey as they strive to grow deeper in their faith.
If you are interested in ordering chili and cinnamon rolls for Super Bowl Sunday, call Debbie at 208-553-5837 or Vicki at the parish office at 208-962-3214. We will deliver to your house.
Father Paul Wander included this advice from Sister Maria Elena Schaefer, who lives at St. Gertrude Monastery and visits NICI with him on a regular basis, so I thought I would pass this on: Four life values, four things you need to do every day: Drink, Steal, Swear and Lie. DRINK each day from the everlasting cup of life - read some verses from the Bible. STEAL a moment each day to do something for someone who is less fortunate in some way than you are. SWEAR (not cuss) to do one thing better today than you did yesterday. When you LIE down at night, thank God for the good things you and your family received today, ask for forgiveness for what you did wrong and then go to sleep. Author unknown.
Greencreek Altar Society yard sale is scheduled for March 17. Start saving your spring cleaning items. Donated items may be dropped off at the Greencreek Hall on March 15 and 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Any questions, contact Connie Killmar at 208-983-0732.