December 7, 2016
December 7, 2016
Though Mike and Debbie Andrews were literally headed to the other side of the United States in August, God had other plans for the couple. Mike is the new pastor at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird, replacing Charlie Stefani who recently retired.
On Thursday, Dec. 8 — Feast of the Immaculate Conception — Karen Martin will make her first monastic profession at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, leaving the novice phase of formation to become a sister of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood. She will make her profession at 1:30 p.m.
Organizers for the first Sister Mary’s Children, Inc, 501(c)3 Non-Profit’s Fund-raiser, held Nov. 5, state it was “an astounding success!” “You contributed $20,000 to benefit the lives of some extra special children!” stated a news release. “It far exceeded our wildest dreams.
Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street, will be host to its annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at the church. Children and their families are invited to come for breakfast, a story and photos with Santa Claus.
Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m. Lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot. After the parade, head down to the fire station for the Santa Cabana and enjoy hot cocoa, coffee and hot dogs. Santa will be available for pictures.
Mega kudos to the people who put up the cross on Grangeville mountain. We can see it from everywhere on the prairie. It reminds us to “Stand up for Jesus” as we were told at Mardel Sonnen’s funeral last week.
A classic holiday tale of a heartless miser, ghosts and redemption: A Christmas Carol will be performed by Cornerstone Theater this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11.
My Sweet 16 quote for this week is about Pearl Harbor which happened 75 years ago today. “Just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just over two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.
The Tree of Giving project is up and running again this year. Contact Kathy Knudson at the school or Debbie Rendleman at 842-2605.
The snow has fallen and decorations are being put up, so it is beginning to look like Christmas is upon us. Old man winter is here with the temperatures dipping into the single digits. Keep not only yourselves warm, but remember the fur babies; they need help in staying warm too. Hope all the children are figuring out what they want Santa to bring them and are composing their letters. They can be dropped off at city hall and will be read at the Christmas parade Dec. 17.
10 YEARS AGO December 6, 2006 • RIGGINS - Work has been delayed for at least one year on the Salmon River Road project as submitted work bids exceeded the project’s total $17 million budgeted cost.
Clearwater Valley Aero Club will host a Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m., at the Kamiah Airport Hangar, 121 Airport Road.
Chase and Olivia Haight of Kamiah, Idaho, are the parents of a baby son. Heston James Haight was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. He weighed in at eight pounds, 13 ounces, and was 22 inches in length.
Seniors and others from throughout the region were treated to a special Christmas luncheon at Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Friday, Dec. 2.