Sign up for Raspeberry Festival runs
The 10K Raspberry Run and 5K Shortcake Walk will kick off a day of family fun at the 17th Annual Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood on August 2.  
Beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, the course follows an out-and-back route on a quiet, paved country road. The stretch offers views of the Seven Devils mountains, Salmon River breaks, Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area and the Camas Prairie, making the Raspberry Run one of the most scenic running/walking events in Idaho.
Water and refreshments will be provided and showers are available at the nearby Prairie High School gym. 
Entry fees are $15 if submitted by July 31 and $18 afterwards, including the day of the race. Registered runners and walkers will receive a commemorative T-shirt.
For information and registration, contact Lyle Wirtanen at 208-962-2051 or e-mail Register online at
The 17th Annual Raspberry Festival is a fund-raising event for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and includes an Arts & Crafts Fair, quilt show, car show, Kids Carnival, chapel tours, live entertainment and raspberry shortcake.

Crafter invitation
The 17th annual Raspberry Festival will be held on Sunday, August 2 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. The Arts & Crafts Fair, which runs from 9 am to 4 pm, is a highlight of the family-focused festival. In 2008, more than 40 vendors were set up on the shady monastery lawn.
“We have a unique setting for this event,” said Lyle Wirtanen, director of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude.” The monastery grounds are a beautiful background for the more than 2,500 festival attendees who come to eat, play, visit with friends and shop for unique handmade crafts and gifts.”
Space for the arts and crafts fair is limited to 45 crafters. Vendors are responsible for their own tables and tents and are asked not to sell bread or raspberry products, as those are specialty items sold by the Benedictine Sisters.
Vendors may reserve a 10x10 space for $30 by contacting Judy Snyder, or 208-962-5053. Application deadline is Friday, July 17. 
The 17th Annual Raspberry Festival is a fund-raising event for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and includes a fun run, quilt show, car show, Kids Carnival, chapel tours, live entertainment and raspberry shortcake. 

Monastery celebrating centennial
From August 2008 until August 2009, the sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude are celebrating 100 years “at home” in Idaho. During the year and as a monthly feature, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will be contributing a feature article entitled “100 Years Ago This Month” for the Cottonwood Chronicle.  We hope you enjoy this historical venture.  We welcome your comments.
100 Years Ago This Month, May, 1909
(Compiled by Sister Bernice Wessels, O.S.B.)
Local News
(The following news items are from the Camas Prairie Chronicle, F.S. Wimer, Editor and Proprietor)
Quite a large number of farmers were in town Saturday attending a meeting of the farmers’ union.  Riley Rice was chosen as delegate to attend the state meeting in Pullman, Washington on June 1.
Knights of Columbus delegates J.  F. Jenny and Leo Funke left Tuesday morning to attend the state convention of the Knights of Columbus lodge.
“Slim” Bunnell has added several fine rigs and teams to his equipment at Overland Barn this spring.  They can provide the traveling public with the best conveyances at all times.
Rev. Father James, OSB, returned to Cottonwood from Conception, Missouri in company with Brother Bernardine, OSB.  Both of them will make their future home with the community at St. Michael’s Priory west of town.
The Joe Uhlenkott home south of town is under quarantine for diphtheria.
Little Henry Haener came down with the diphtheria late last week.  The Haener home was again placed under quarantine.
S. J. Peterson’s home has been placed under quarantine for scarlet fever.  His daughter has the disease.  This is the first case of the disease to appear here for some time.  Every precaution is being made to keep it from spreading.
A million dollar rain visited the different portions of Camas Prairie for three days.  This has put a smile on the faces of the farmers that won’t come off until after a banner crop is harvested next fall.
National and International News
Firemen on the Georgia Railroad strike to protest the hiring of African-Americans.
Samuel Cody makes the first aeroplane flight in the UK longer than 1 mile (1.6 km) in British Army Aeroplane. 
The first Giro d'Italia is held, in Milan, and is won by Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna.
Standard Oil Co. chief executive officer (and Amalgamated Copper Co. chairman) Henry H. Rogers dies of apoplexy at New York May 19 at age 68, leaving a fortune estimated to be as much as $75 million.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center opens at Washington, D.C. The hospital was authorized and admitted its first patients on May 1, 1909. Named in Major Walter Reed's honor, the medical center was founded on principles that would integrate patient care, teaching and research. World War I saw the hospital's capacity grow from 80 patient beds to 2,500 in a matter of months
The Newark Museum is the largest cultural institution in the state of New Jersey. Founded in 1909, the Newark Museum is a world-class museum of art, science, and education, located in the city of Newark, NJ. The Newark Museum’s collections have achieved national and international renown in such areas as American Art, African American Art, the arts of Africa, the Americas and the Pacific, Asian and Tibetan art, classical art, coins and currency, decorative arts, and the natural sciences. The Newark Museum has the largest natural science collection in the state as well as a Mini Zoo and Planetarium. 
Netherlands begins unity with Belgium.
Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands
1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC).
Choosing a Vocation by Frank Parsons is published.
The new German corporation ordered seven airships like the Zeppelin model to establish regular passenger service among twenty- seven towns.
May Birthdays
Lloyd Sigmon – American amateur (ham) radio broadcaster                                   
Maybelle Carter – American musician 
Don Messer – Canadian country   Musician
Herbert  Murill – English composer
James Mason – actor 
Benny Goodman – musician
Kate Smith – American singer                        
Edwin Land – inventor/founder of Polaroid
Dolores Hope – wife of Bob Hope

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