COTTONWOOD I hope you are enjoying the new year. The weather has been pretty mild. The temperature is staying pretty well in the 30s so the snow is melting, but no mud so far. The Cottonwood Butte Ski Area was closed this weekend, but keep checking with them so you can find out when they will be open again.
St. Anthony Society’s annual Crab Feed this year is a Tri-Tip and Crab Feed! It will be on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Greencreek Hall. Doors open for social at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $30/per person with music by the band, The Senders! If you prefer to come just for the dance, then arrive about 9 p.m., and cost is $8/person. You may purchase your tickets from Cottonwood Credit Union in Cottonwood, Advanced Welding in Grangeville, B&A Auto in Greencreek, and HillCo in Nezperce.
Hallissey Basketball Tournament is coming up for Jr. High Release Time kids and others that may qualify. Preparation for this basketball tournament is starting and there was a parent/player meeting Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m., at the elementary school cafeteria. Practice followed the meeting. Contact Glenn Poxleitner, 208-983-4190 for the boys or Adam Forsmann, 208-507-1774 for the girls. If you would like your child to play, contact one of the coaches.
Engaged Encounter Weekends: The first Engaged Encounter Weekend for 2018 will be held January 19-21 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. Catholic Engaged Encounter is approved for marriage preparation by the Diocese of Boise and is required in many parishes. 100 percent of attendees would recommend an EE weekend to other engaged couples. The next retreat will be held in April. Brochures and registration information is available at your parish office, or on our website: www.ceelewiston.org.