Brightest Stars named
St. Maryís Hospital was honored as Idahoís Brightest Star grand prize winner in the business category.
Awarded as runners-up at the third annual ceremonies were Kelby Wilson of Cottonwood in the individual category and the Cottonwood Lions Club in the organization category.
Business Category
St. Maryís Hospital in Cottonwood, continues to be aRepresentatives of St. Mary's Hospital receive the Brightest Star award. standout in their community and state as an extraordinary provider of services to enhance the lives of Idahoís families and children. St. Maryís provides care for Cottonwood, Greencreek, Ferdinand, Kamiah, Nezperce, Craigmont and Grangeville, offering uncompensated medical care, charity care, in kind donations, and sport physical programs that donate a portion of the fee (60 percent) back to the schools. St. Maryís Hospital provides flu shots, childbirth classes, and immunization clinics for children. The hospital sponsors the Angel Tree and backpacks for needy children. St. Maryís Hospital and Clinic is a beacon of light and hope reaching out to the community in many ways.
Organization Category
The Cottonwood Lions Club, Cottonwood.
The members of this Lion Club are always engaged in a community service project. The club has helped the community for more than 25 years. Recent projects include several efforts at the City Park, including a veteranís memorial, replacement of worn pavement along the bike path and repair of the awnings over the tables. The Lionís Club has helped with everything from the baseball field to a new clinic and helicopter pad for the hospital. All of these efforts help provide the youth of the area with positive activities.
Individual Category
Kelby Wilson of Cottonwood is an outstanding student who consistently takes the initiative to be proactively involved in his family, school, community and church.Kelby Wilson, center, honored as an Idaho Brightest Star. He is a positive role model for young children. His personal and community interests focus on youth development. He has participated in the foreign exchange program, helped raise money for St. Jude Childrenís Hospital, participated in 4-H, led his class as president, participated in the North Idaho Youth for Justice, volunteered at the local library, served with the Catholic Youth Boys Group, participated in peer mediation in the school system, and led the football team as captain. He has won the support of community leaders in his goal to create a youth council for community involvement and service.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522



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503 King St.
P.O. Box 157
Cottonwood, ID 83522-0157
Fax 208-962-7131
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