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Skydiving wish fulfilled

Cottonwood News

Let me tell you about my day last Friday. I was sitting in this perfectly good airplane when someone opened the door — well, maybe I better start at the beginning.

AWANA to start up again Sept. 10

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AWANA Club night is starting again. First club night is Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30–8 p.m.

Lots of fires cause smoke-filled days

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It’s very smoky as I write this morning. According to reports, some fires have been controlled but there are lots of fires around the Northwest that are not yet contained.

Kids play ‘Simon Says’ weather game

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This week for summer reading the theme was about weather. Kim Frei stepped in as substitute leader and did a great job. They learned all about rain, snow, and other information about the weather.

Reading program offers ‘far out’ fun

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Prairie Community Library summer reading participants joined in with volunteers this week to explore Far Out Space Fun! After the welcome was given, all of the children gathered to play a solar system info game.

Reading session set for July 17

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The fun continues at Prairie Community Library with the third week of the summer reading program.

Basketball camp is next week

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Happy Fourth of July to everyone. Have fun with your family and friends, and remember “Freedom isn’t Free.” We have to work at keeping the freedoms we have or they will be taken away. Fr. Paul will have a Mass at 7 a.m. at St. Anthony’s in Greencreek on the 4th of July. What a great way to start the day.

‘Mad Scientist’ visits

On Thursday, June 19, “Mad Scientist” Dr. Stingleflurp (a.k.a. Joseph Halligan) visited the Prairie Community Library to share his favorite story, “The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School,” and do a few experiments with the children who were participating.

Bible schools set locally

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Lots happening at Emmanuel Baptist. Aaron Michael Weil will be live in concert at Emmanuel Baptist church on Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m. (located at 404 Foster in Cottonwood).

Blood drive set for June 10

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It is time once again for the Cottonwood Blood Drive, scheduled for June 10 at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Call Brenda Kaschmitter or Cheri Holthaus at 962-3251 to schedule an appointment.

Developmental screenings scheduled

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I hope you all had a great Memorial Day. The cemeteries are all decorated and the weather cooperated and the ceremonies were held as scheduled.

Bank robbery puts town on the map

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Cottonwood is now on the map! An amazing daylight bank robbery took place on Friday afternoon, May 16, at the U.S. Bank. As soon as I heard about it, I rushed to the window to see if the robbers were galloping by on their horses with the money sacks flopped across the saddle. I didn’t see a thing. I guess I watch too many western movies.

Yard sales are Saturday

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Father Meinrad, chaplain at St. Gertrude’s Monastery and St. Mary’s Hospital, celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest last week. Everyone who knows and loves him wishes him well.

School concerts upcoming

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Happy Mother’s Day to all moms. I hope you have a special day. Prairie students will soon be presenting their spring concerts for your listening pleasure. The Prairie Elementary concert, featuring students from grades preschool to sixth grade, will be Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. in the Prairie Elementary gym.

Summit play set for May 8-10

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Happy May Day to everyone! Even if it keeps snowing once in a while, we know that summer is coming. The cows will be going to pasture soon if they haven’t already.

Couch shares Ukranian eggs

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Dr. Sam Couch is sharing his Ukrainian egg collection with the library for the Easter season. In the Ukrainian Catholic heritage, pysanky are decorated eggs with symbols representing new life associated with spring, resurrection and Easter. He also included a few of his sugar egg collection. Some of the eggs are grouped together with a particular theme. Even the colors have a certain meaning.

Easter activities abound

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Happy Easter to everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day. Schedule is as follows for Holy Week Services at the Tri-Parish churches:

Community yard sale is May 17

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The Farm Forest Fair will be held on April 15 and 16 at the Greencreek Community Hall this year.

Quilt class set for April 12

Well, it’s officially spring and things are starting to green up, but it is coming pretty slow due to the cold weather. A few farmers are getting in the field. Most of the baby calves are here. It’s fun to watch them race around or play king of the mountain. They are just like a bunch of kids when they get together.

Bruner is ‘coach of the year’

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The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Pinocchio” will be held on Monday, March 17, at Prairie Elementary School gym at 3:30 p.m. There are roles for those students kindergarten through seniors in high school.

Crenshaw, Wood are tops in Prairie spelling bee

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The winners for Prairie Elementary/Jr. High spelling bee are Garrett Crenshaw, first place, and Brylee Wood, second place. Garrett will now compete in the regional spelling bee in Lewiston on March 8. Way to go! Congratulations to the Lady Pirates basketball team who are 1A Division I State Champions. We are so proud of you. Good luck to the Summit Academy boys’ basketball team who are off to state.

Summit boys take GPA award

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Mega Kudos to the Summit Academy boys’ basketball team. They have been named Academic State Champions for 1-A, Division II. They had a team grade point average of 3.550. The award will be presented at the state basketball tournament in Caldwell.

Choir at monastery March 9

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The Idaho County Fair Royalty would like to invite all little princesses, age 4 to fourth grade to “A Princess Tea Party” on March 15 at the Prairie Junior-Senior High cafeteria on Keuterville Road in Cottonwood.

Wilson is new Prairie Library volunteer

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Prairie Community Library has a new volunteer at the library. Her name is Melissa Wilson. She has lived in Cottonwood for three-and-one-half years with her family. Her hobbies are cross stitch, baking and volunteering her time for companionship with the elderly. Melissa has been busy helping the librarians plan the new children’s section. Come in and meet Melissa and her beautiful smile.

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‘Buster’ is new mascot

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The new mascot at Prairie Community Library has a name! Catherine Seubert, 4, daughter of Heather and Maurice Seubert, named him Buster.

Cinnamon rolls and chili on sale for Super Bowl Sunday

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It’s a fine, sunshiny morning as I write this. Have you noticed the sunrise and sunset the past couple weeks? They have really been gorgeous. It’s been a long time since we had such a mild winter.

Ministry fair is Jan. 18, 19

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The holidays are over and it is time to take down decorations. Everything looks bare without them. It is nice to have this time of year to celebrate God’s gift to us. He is the gift that keeps on giving.

Classes set for community hall

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to exercise more?

Merry Christmas

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From the Cottonwood area to the world, “May the Miracle of Christmas give you reason to rejoice.”

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Kids: Name new library mascot

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Summit Academy’s Christmas Nativity play will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the school.

Group offering snow removal

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope you have a special day with your family and friends.

Adult exercise classes on now

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St. Mary’s Hospital is going to be sponsoring adult exercise classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall.

Parish dinner, raffle set for Nov. 3

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The Brats and Brew Fest was a great success again this year due to the support of the businesses and the people who attended. Winners for the food competition were: Joe Kuther and Ralph Stubbers with their country sausage, Rhonda Schmidt with Clarice’s sauerkraut soup, Amy Rose and her beer bread, and Julie Arnzen with her apple cake with butter sauce. All entries were very yummy and it was a hard choice to make.

Turney is ‘artisan of the month’

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A benefit dinner and auction for Madison Duman will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, at Prairie Elementary School, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Live and silent auction items will be available. Madison was born with biliary atresia, heterotaxy and polysplenia which require surgery and on-going medications.

Lectures continue with author

The 14th annual Fall Lecture Series started last week. Everyone enjoyed Dick Craig sharing his research on the Bethman Ranch near Pardee.

Financial class offered

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee would like to invite anyone interested in learning how to manage their debts and control their finances to come to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). FPU is a biblically based seminar on God’s way of handling money. Learn how to budget your finances, get rid of debt, obtain financial peace and build wealth.

Kids offer weekly volunteer work

The Tri-Parish will have a potluck after 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Ferdinand Parish is celebrating the feast day of the Assumption, for which their parish is named, and it is also an after-harvest party for all three parishes. Come and thank God for a bountiful harvest. All are welcome.

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