Updated July 12, 2007
Encroachment request approved
An encroachment request by Emmanuel Baptist Church was approved at the July meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, July 9. . . .
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Notes from City Hall
Hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday.  It should serve to remind us that our government, Federal, State and local, is designed to be “of the people by the people” and what the majority desires; then the majority’s desires must be met.  Just such a decision currently faces the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council regarding the placement of a cellular tower on public property to serve the town and surrounding area with reliable cell phone and high speed wireless service. . . .
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Raffle prize winners listed
Prize winners are listed for the St. Anthony’s Society’s Greencreek 4th of July prize drawing. . . . 
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Raspberry Festival plans underway
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID, is preparing for its 15th Raspberry Festival on August 5, 2007. The Raspberry Festival is a family-focused, fun-filled day with a variety of activities and events for young and old. . . .
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Support group reminder
A Hope for Helping Others support group for survivors of breast cancer is meeting at the Soltman Center in Grangeville at 10:00 a.m. every Monday in July. . . .
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More Fire Department history
The fourteenth installment of the history of the Cottonwood Fire Department. . . .
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Winchester Library events; Local author has book published
Listed on this page are upcoming events at the Winchester Library. Also a press release about a book published by a local author featuring local landmarks. . . .
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2007 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show
The 2007 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 7th, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena.  45 4-H members participated the show to complete their 4-H project. . . .
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Golf Tournament is this weekend
The St. Mary's Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament scheduled for this weekend still has some spots available for additional team.  The 18 Hole Scramble at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club has a 3:00 p.m. tee time.  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.  To preregister please call Cheri Holthaus, 963-3251 or Stephanie Deyo, 476-0230.  Registrations also accepted the day of the tournament. . . .
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It was the usual large crowd for breakfast at the Greencreek 4th of July Celebration. The tables were kept mostly full throughout the morning. 

Greencreek 4th of July celebration grand marshal Jim Beckman. The lower photo shows where you usually find Beckman during most any Greencreek 4th of July celebration over the past several years, calling bingo numbers.

Youngsters enjoyed the play area west of the Hall at the 4th of July Celebration in Greencreek. 

Terry Cochran is reading to the children at the Summer Reading Program at Prairie Community Library. The reading program will continue this week from 1:00 to 3:00 with Nancy Connolley from the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spaulding. All children ages pre-school through 4th grade are invited. 

Claudia Gehring volunteers to trim some of the dozens of cakes for the famous raspberry shortcakes available at the Raspberry Festival See story above left for information about the upcoming festival.

Shown is "Italian Street Song" from Naughty Marietta, part of "American Operetta in Review" performed recently at Winchester.  - (from left) Kimberly Thompson, Sienna Benton, Cheryl Walsh, Yasmin, Karen Coombes, Beth Behler, Deanna Benton. Click photo for more photos from the show.

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