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Cottonwood News: Awana Night set for Wednesday, Sept. 12




Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— Labor Day weekend means the end of summer. I know the kids are happy to be back in school! Well, at least some of them are. It is always fun to use all the new stuff you get for school.

We can see our blue skies again! Yea! And we can see the stars at night. The fires must be getting under control.

I received a note from Shayla Van Houten who is commander at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cottonwood. She would like to invite everyone to Awana night on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Caleb McWilliams, Spencer Schumacher and Carson Schmidt who have chosen construction of new bleachers at the football field/track at Prairie for their senior project. They are doing a great job. This is quite an undertaking for three young men.

On Sept. 7, the youth from the Tri-Parish and their families are invited to attend adoration at St. Mary’s Church a 10 p.m. There will be time for music as well as spending time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Grief Share Starts Sept. 12. For information contact: Greg Sonnen: 208-983-5824 (cell) or Colleen Sonnen 208-507-1046. See more information online found under Resource Tab: This group is nondenominational and will help you through the grieving process if you have lost a loved one.

The Prairie Elementary Parent Association has taken on a project to help brighten up the school and help kids have a more positive attitude. They made posters to hang on the walls at school. The hope is that these sayings will help remind the kids to be kind to each other and to help others that may be feeling down or lonely. Serena Lockett from the Bent Hinge donated her time and talent to bring this project together. Some of the sayings are “Be the reason someone smiles; Do the right thing even when no one is watching; In a world where you can be anything, be kind; Your attitude determines your direction; If you think someone could use a friend, be one.” Isn’t this a great idea?

Prairie Art Association will be painting green pottery bowls at their next meeting on Sept. 10, at 9:30 a.m., at Craigmont City Hall. Instructions and supplies are included, no prior experience necessary. The bowls are for a fund-raiser to counteract domestic violence, put on by the YWCA in Lewiston. Lots of other groups are also helping with this project. There is no charge for the class, only a $2 fee to help pay for room rent. Bring a sack lunch.

The Monastery of St. Gertrude is announcing one of the highlights of the Spirituality and the Arts program. It is the annual Gonzaga University Choir performance in September. This amazing choir never fails to astound us and flood our hearts and spirits with beauty. Join us for the upcoming free concert on Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The choir will also provide music for 10:30 a.m. Mass that day.


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