Cottonwood News



High-Five From Santa Following Cottonwood Christmas Parade

Santa Claus gives children a high-five following Sunday night’s annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade. Brightly lit entries from community organizations and the city paraded down King and Main streets, followed up by refreshments at the Cottonwood Fire Department Hall, and visits with Santa Claus.

December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Christmas parade is set for Sunday

The Haiti 2018 mission team is selling Christmas poinsettia plants again this year for $14. If you would like to buy one for yourself or someone else, contact Debbie at the parish office or another Haiti team member. They will arrive Dec 14, for delivery or pickup. The group of young people appreciates your support.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Holiday Happenings - Dec. 6, 2017

Santa comes to Bell Equipment Friday, Dec. 8, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop in at 311 Oak Street for a visit with Santa, to see all the Christmas toys and have some hot cocoa.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Tax bill includes new roads levy, higher garbage service fees

With notices in the mail, some who own property in Idaho County have seen a big new tax on the bill. Others have seen a tax rate lower than it was last year, but some of those who have seen their rates dip are still owing local governments more overall this year due to a rise in county solid waste fees. Still others – namely, those whose property is served by the Idaho County Road & Bridge Department – have seen both a higher solid waste fee and a significantly higher overall tax rate due to the new levy, which the county commission began considering last summer and approved in September.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


SM/CV embark on diabetes education program; Hospitals to utilize five-year grant funds

St. Mary’s (Cottonwood) and Clearwater Valley (Orofino) hospitals are among the eight program grantees supported through the new $16 million, five-year Merck Foundation initiative, Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care. The grant is awarded to help mobilize community-based partners and to improve diabetes care for vulnerable and underserved populations, and SMH-CVHC are the recognized leaders in rural health care in the state of Idaho.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Movie being filmed in area

I received this article from Frances Conklin at Dog Bark Park: “On Nov 21st parts of an independent feature film were filmed in and around Cottonwood. The film, tentatively titled ‘Mischief Upon Mischief,’ is an alien-abduction PG 13 thriller that from what I have heard contains a bit of everything including guns, hospitals, and romance. One of the producers, and leading actor, Jeffrey Decker, grew up in Lewiston and now works in Los Angeles.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

Holiday Happenings - Nov. 22, 2017

•The Grangeville Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tree sale starts Saturday, Nov. 25, at Green Acres and continues every weekend through Dec. 17. Proceeds support the scholarships the club provides to GHS students who take their educations to the next level. Last year’s successful Christmas Tree sale and the club’s other fund-raisers allowed the Grangeville Lions to provide three $2,000 scholarships for GHS graduates. The tree sale is located at Green Acres and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 17.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Schwartz, Rose take first in VFW contest

The Richard Jacobs VFW Post 4902, based in Cottonwood is proud to announce this year’s student education award winners. The Voice of Democracy competition is a three to five-minute speech with high school participants in grades nine through twelve. The theme this year was “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Upcoming retreat offers shared creative journey

St. Hildegard of Bingen wrote, “We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.”

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Students in Action: Nov. 15, 2017

(Left) Nov. 10-11, two of Grangeville High School’s trumpet players were able to participate in the University of Montana’s All Star Band Festival. They had the honors of playing with high level high school musicians from around the Northwest and with the UM Grizzly Marching Band. Throughout the weekend (pictured, L-R) Kelsey Pilant and Marie Hauger played in one of the two bands where they worked with an award-winning composer, David Gillingham. They also marched on the field at the Washington Grizzly Stadium with the GMB and performed for their pre-game entertainment in front of 24,000 people. They also took the time to hike the M trail in Missoula and see area sights; (Right) Mr. Rehder and his 3rd and 4th grade class just finished reading the classic story by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. They presented a Wax Museum to the school and their parents. Each character in the Oz Museum came to life and shared with audience their character using literary analysis and theatrical expressions. This project was designed to introduce the students to performing a memorized script in front of a live audience. The class had so much fun with their museum and can’t wait to see what book their teacher has in store for them next.

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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