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Cottonwood News: ‘Snowballs from heaven’




Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— On March 8, a very unusual occurrence happened in the Westlake area. If the conditions are just right, the wind will blow snow and roll it into snowballs like it shows in the picture. Some of these snowballs were about 12 inches in diameter. This is not something you get to see every day!


Free Press / Donna Wassmuth “Snowballs from heaven” appeared on the prairie last week.

The Lincoln Day Celebration was well-attended at Greencreek on Friday evening. Elected officials as well as those running for office were in attendance. People interested in electing good people to office who will care about the people they represent were also there. Everyone had an opportunity to talk to them and tell them their thoughts.

Lenten Penance Services: St. Mary’s, Cottonwood, on March 21, at 7 p.m. Other Lenten Penance Service in the Deanery at 7 p.m.: Grangeville March 27; Nezperce March 28. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Fr. Paul will be hearing confessions on Thursday, March 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Greencreek.

Father Reuben Nuxoll will be home visiting. Watch Mass schedule for changes in the schedule during his visit. An additional Mass this week will be Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m., St. Mary’s.

Teresa Funke, the award-winning author of six works of fiction for adults and children based on true stories from World War II, has her books on display at Prairie Community Library during the month of March.

A passion for history and fervor to tell the stories of the World War II era has landed Teresa Funke her seventh novel, “War on a Sunday Morning,” which will be available in our local library in mid-March. Visit her website at

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you. Everyone is an Irishman on March 17!


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