Notes from Pat
This past week has been extra hard on the family and friends of two young people from our community.
On Tuesday, July 20, Chris Reed, a Marine serving and killed in Iraq, was buried with family, friends and many of the Idaho State Correction Officers, who worked with his father, in attendance.
Chris was given a military funeral service with the flag draped coffin and an honor guard.
Tuesday night on the way back to Cottonwood, Sarah George, 17, died in a car rollover just south of Cottonwood.
Sarah was just starting to try her wings, as she was about to start her senior year in high school.  She was a candidate for the 2005 Idaho County Fair Queen, active in the riding club, and she had taken part in beauty contests.
I met her at the Country Haus where she had started work as a waitress.
Again the community joined together to help her family bury a child.  The service Saturday, July 24 was standing room only and it was very emotional and intense.
Two young people lost in one week has been hard on the family and friends.
To another matter—some one has been traveling around town stealing the Lewiston Morning Tribune.  How do I know—I missed the Saturday paper and then the Sunday issue this past weekend.
Helen Huntley who delivers the paper tells me different areas of Cottonwood are being hit.  Stealing is still stealing and in my case they are also trespassing to get to my newspaper.
Please stop, as the community doesn’t need this problem.
Next on our calendar is the Raspberry Festival at St. Gertrude’s Monastery and the high school gym.  The event is Sunday starting with a fun run and breakfast.  This is a fund raiser to help with expenses at the museum.  The museum staff invites you to come and tour the exhibits.
Starting August 18-21 is the Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood at the fair grounds.
The weekend of July 17-18 a softball tournament and fun run were held.  This in the past has been the Buggy whip weekend for a community celebration.  If you would like this event to be held next year please make your wishes known.  Send a letter to the newspaper or contact a Chamber member.
All the best to each of you.  May the sun shine on your day.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522



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