Cottonwood News


COTTONWOOD — Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers. May you spend the day your favorite way. For me it will be going to the woods to hunt mushrooms with the kids and grandkids. Warm rains this week should make them grow.

May 16th Bishop Peter Christensen of the Diocese of Boise will be here for confirmation of students in the Tri-Parish area. It will take place at St. Anthony’s Church in Greencreek at 7 p.m. Bishop Peter will also have a mass at Summit Academy that same day at 11 a.m. to celebrate the school being recognized as a Catholic School. This is the result of many people working hard over the last 20 years. I want to especially recognize the people who had a big part in getting the school started.

On May 20, the seniors from Prairie High School and Summit Academy will be honored at the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood. All seniors are invited to this special Mass. There will be a reception following the liturgy.

The Cottonwood Riding Club royalty received a grant to help pay for a cultivator to keep the arena in good shape. It was purchased from St. John Hardware, who gave them an amazing discount. The grant came from Northwest Farm Credit Services in the amount of $1,000. Good job, girls!

The Republican Central Committee will meet on May 23 at 6 p.m., at the Super 8 meeting room. It is important for all new and old members to be at this meeting. There will be election of officers. Delegates will be selected for the convention in Pocatello on June 29-30.

Idaho Family Camp 2018 … July 19-22. Go to

There will be a community play, “The Wizard of Oz,” presented July 20 and 21 in Greencreek Community Hall. This event is sponsored by the St. Anthony Society and will be directed by Elizabeth Nuxoll (Martin). Everyone in our Camas Prairie communities ages 12 and older is invited to be a part of this. We will need people to act and help behind the scenes. If you are interested in helping, contact Elizabeth Nuxoll at 208-935-8087 or We especially need ideas for sound and lighting equipment. If you would like to act, auditions will be in late May. Stay tuned for more information and check out our Facebook page - The Wizard of Oz, Greencreek Play.

Summit Academy in Cottonwood is accepting applications for teaching positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Positions available are kindergarten teacher (part-time), 2nd/3rd combined teacher (full-time), and high school humanities teacher (full-time). Candidates should be Catholics in good standing with the church, have a college degree, and be certified in Idaho or willing to seek certification upon employment. Salaries are based on the candidate’s level of education and the number or years of experience. If interested, view the website at Candidates should submit a letter of introduction, a current resume and three letters of recommendation to

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