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Cottonwood News: St. Mary’s offers ‘Angel Tree’




Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— There is definitely a chill in the air that reminds us that winter is not far off. The trees are getting pretty bare, with only a few leaves hanging on yet.

The Prairie Art Association will have its meeting at 9:30 a.m., at the Craigmont City Hall on Nov. 12. A donation of $2 to help with hall rent and $5 for Pat Gehring to teach the class will be requested. Bring your own paint supplies and lunch. A meeting will follow after lunch.

On Nov. 13 at the Idaho County Republican Central Committee meeting, Sherry Nuxoll will be presenting a training about how a citizen can write legislation. The topic will include, use of lobbyists, working with bill writers, testimony before committees, getting a bill sponsor, and tips for getting the bill passed. Sherry is the current president of the Farm Bureau and past legislator. Anyone interested is invited to this meeting at 6 p.m. at the Super 8 meeting room in Grangeville. The meeting is a week early this month because of Thanksgiving.

For the 22nd year, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will sponsor the Christmas “Angel Tree” which helps match generous donors with those in need of gifts for children and food for families.

Individuals in need are encouraged to call Brenda Kaschmitter, project coordinator at 208-962-3251. She will confidentially record the child’s name, age, gender, clothing size and gift requests. All requests must be made by December 8th.

On Nov. 21, tags bearing only a number to protect each child’s privacy and a list of the child’s wishes will be hung on the Angel Tree outside the hospital chapel. Individuals may take a tag, shop for the child’s gift and return the unwrapped gift with the tag to Brenda at St. Mary’s Hospital by Dec. 18. Gifts and food baskets will be distributed on Friday, Dec. 21, from 5:30-7 p.m., in the basement of St. Mary’s Clinic.

In conjunction with the Cottonwood Food Bank, SMH volunteers prepare food boxes for “Angel Tree” families as well as elderly residents in the community. Requests for food boxes should also be directed to Brenda.


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