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A large book giveaway, forced by a move, is available in Cottonwood with more than 500 books. This is taking place at Uhlenkott Storage, unit G-8. Open 24 hours a day; bring a box and take what you want. When leaving, turn off lights and shut door. Books are from the collection of Jerry Wren.

COTTONWOOD — The weather is very mild for this time of the year. It is cold but not nearly as cold as it is some years. And there is no snow, except for on the higher hills. No skiing so far this year.

    COTTONWOOD — Prairie High School will have its spring blood drive Tuesday, March 16, in the high school gym on the stage. If they have 30 successful donors, they will receive the $2,000 STEM check from Vitalant for the third year in a row. Go to https://vitalant.org/ to sign up for the Prair…

      COTTONWOOD — A large book giveaway, forced by a move, is available in Cottonwood with more than 500 books. This is taking place at Uhlenkott Storage, unit G-8. Open 24 hours a day; bring a box and take what you want. When leaving, turn off lights and shut door. Books are from the collection …

      A light snowfall added to the festive evening Sunday, Dec. 13, for the annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade. Illuminated floats featured local businesses and organizations, and after the procession, families gathered at the Cottonwood Fire Station for treats, as well as a visit with Sa…

        COTTONWOOD — The Cottonwood Gun Club will be host to a Girls with Guns event Saturday, Dec. 12. Doors open at 9 a.m. and wine tasting and lunch will be available, as well as a variety of vendors including Scentsy, 31, Posh and Tupperware. Bring the girlfriends for a fun day.

          COTTONWOOD — The Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club 2020 Cottonwood Lighted Christmas parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 13. Parade lineup is 4:30 p.m., at the Catholic church parking lot. Parade starts at 5 p.m. Following the parade, join Santa at the fire station for photos, hot cocoa…

            COTTONWOOD — St. Mary’s Hospital lab manager, Colleen Bennett, recently announced they have been the recipient of a grant through the State of Idaho, as part of the CARES Act grant funding the state received, for $248,659. These funds will support increasing laboratory testing capacity in ru…

            St. Mary’s Catholic Parish is located at 508 Church Street in Cottonwood. For Mass times, call 208-962-3214.

              COTTONWOOD — The Cottonwood Gun Club will be host to a Girls with Guns event Saturday, Dec. 12. Doors open at 9 a.m. and wine tasting and lunch will be available, as well as a variety of vendors including Scentsy, 31, Posh and Tupperware. Bring the girlfriends for a fun day.

              COTTONWOOD — Mystery Night winners of the $10,000 prize this year were William and Lynn Goeckner, of Keuterville. The theme for the night was “1950’s Holiday in Vermont.” They will be able to spend their winnings at any of the sponsors: Bud’s Powersports, Cottonwood Foods, Les Schwab Tire Ce…

              The third grade classes at Prairie Elementary School would like to send a huge thank you to the Elks Lodge. They generously donated dictionaries to all third grade students this year. Thank you for your kind donation from Mrs. Hagen’s and Mrs. Riener’s third-grade classes.

                COTTONWOOD — A free traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at The Hangout in Cottonwood on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab and go meals will be available and can be picked up in the drive-through. Some dine-in tables will be open, as well. Anyone without plans is welcome.

                COTTONWOOD — We were out of electricity for eight hours on Friday, last week. We fired up our wood stove, put on a pot of soup and survived just fine. It makes you think about what is really important to your survival at times like this.

                  COTTONWOOD — A holiday craft fair is set for Cottonwood City Hall Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social distancing will be appreciated; sanitizer will be provided. Crafts, jewelry, cleaning supplies, Scentsy, skincare, bags, wreaths, signs and more will be on hand from various vendors.

                    GRANGEVILLE — “Throughout the past years, I have been blessed to work with a lot of people who have helped physically, given money, toys and time to help with the Marines Toys for Tots Program.,” volunteer Julie Bentley said. “Last year, we helped 141 children have a better Christmas. We are…

                      COTTONWOOD — A free traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at The Hangout in Cottonwood on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab and go meals will be available and can be picked up in the drive-through. Some dine-in tables will be open, as well. Anyone without plans is welcome.

                        COTTONWOOD — A holiday craft fair is set for Cottonwood City Hall, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social distancing will be appreciated; sanitizer will be provided. Crafts, jewelry, cleaning supplies, Scentsy, skincare, bags, wreaths, signs and more will be on hand from various vendors.

                        COTTONWOOD — On Veterans Day, I want to thank all veterans for their service, especially my favorite veteran, Virgil Wassmuth. He served in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. I also want to recognize all who are currently in the service of our country.

                        Renee Duman and family, Two Bar V Livestock, Greencreek Road, Cottonwood, show their support for President Donald Trump with some hay tonnage made in his image.

                        COTTONWOOD — The full moon on Halloween was the perfect setting for trick-or-treating. It was the second full moon in October; thus, it is called a blue moon. At least the rain quit, and we are having sunny days now. It gives you time to finish up fall projects.

                          Spots available for Idaho County Trunk or Treat; location changed, donations sought

                            Marina Geis and Debby O’Neil helped organize a Trump rally on Oct. 17. According to Geis, “We had a great turnout of 27 vehicles leaving Cottonwood headed towards Grangeville. As we passed through Grangeville, we picked up about maybe 10 more vehicles headed down Harpster Grade where we met …

                            COTTONWOOD — The 23rd Annual Mystery Night with the theme, “1950s Holiday in Vermont” is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Greencreek Community Hall. A $130 ticket includes dinner for two, a no host bar and a chance to win $10,000. We won last year, maybe this is your year to win! If you want…

                              Cottonwood – Three popular launch sites along the Lower Salmon River are scheduled for improvements that will enhance access for anglers and recreationists. This fall, the BLM’s Cottonwood Field Office will begin boat ramp improvements at the Shorts Bar, Lucile and Hammer Creek recreation si…

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