Blood drive set for Jan. 6

Amy and Tommy Rose with the snowman.

COTTONWOOD — Well, we finally got the snow everyone was praying for. We did not have our Christmas party until Dec. 27, so we got to have a white Christmas. It was wonderful to have all the family home. The next day, this huge six-foot snowman showed up in the neighborhood. Makes you want to sing “Frosty the Snowman.”

Jan. 6, 2015, is the date set for the next Cottonwood Blood Drive. It starts at noon and goes until 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall. January is National Blood Donor Month to raise awareness of blood donation during the time of the year when blood supplies often fall to their lowest levels. Call Brenda Kaschmitter or Cheri Holthaus at 962-3251 to schedule an appointment. Giving blood is a way to support the community by helping to ensure that a stable inventory is available for anyone who may need it. Blood has a shelf life of 42 days, and therefore must continually be replenished. Any healthy personage 17 (or 16 with a signed parental consent) or older and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. Valid identification is required for all blood donations. In this season of giving, you can give a heartfelt gift that won’t cost a thing. Question - is this what you call giving from the heart?

Prairie High School baseball team will be picking up Christmas trees on Jan. 3. You may either leave the trees in your front yard or we can remove them from your house for you. The baseball team is asking for a $10 donation for the disposal of your tree. Any questions or to schedule a pickup, contact Kyle Westhoff at 509-330-0524 or David Shears at 816-0201.

Be sure to make plans to attend the St. Anthony’s Crab Feed On Jan. 10. Call B & A Performance Auto for information, 962-7755.

Cottonwood Butte Ski Area has 18 inches at the top and 10 inches at the bottom. According to Loretta Riener, they are waiting for more snow so they can pack it down and be ready to go. Think snow!

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