Cottonwood teams finish 1-2
Cottonwood native Mark Farmer is living in Washington, D.C., and working as a staff assistant for Idaho Congress-man Walt Minnick. Prairie High School graduate Mark Farmer works as a staff assistant for Congressman Walt Minnick in Washington, D.C.
“It gives me a great deal of pleasure and pride to have bright, young Idahoans such as Mark working in my Washington, D.C., office,” Minnick said. “Mark is an outstanding young man and I am pleased he is working with me for the people of Idaho.”
Farmer, 24, is the youngest son of Bill and Mona Farmer. Bill Farmer works at the North Idaho Correctional Institution, and Mona Farmer is the librarian at Kamiah High School. 
At Prairie High School, Mark Farmer was captain of the wrestling team and placed third at the state championships his senior year. He attended the University of Idaho on an academic scholarship, and there was involved in the Kiwanis’ Circle K program. He graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. 
After graduation, Farmer worked at the Center for American Progress and volunteered for the Obama for President campaign before joining Minnick’s office as an intern. He was recently hired as a staff assistant, where he manages constituent cor-respondence, supervises interns, attends briefings, researches legislation and assists visitors. 
“Mark is a total superstar,” said Rob Ellsworth, Minnick’s legislative director. “We are fortunate to have him as part of the team.”

SMHC plans Golf Scramble
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be hosting their annual golf scramble on Sunday, July 26 at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club beginning with registration at 2:00 p.m. and a shot gun start at 3:00 p.m..  Openings are available for golf scramble teams of four players and for businesses or individuals interested in being hole sponsors.  All proceeds benefit the health care services of SMHC. 
“We limit the number of four person teams to 15 and use the scramble format so everyone is guaranteed a good time.  The scramble and the dinner, afterwards, is always a good time,” said Jim May, SMHC Development Director.  “There are plenty of contests during the event which adds to the fun.”   
This year two hole-in-one competitions will be held.  The first prize for the 9th hole is $10,000; the 18th hole is the second hole in one prize of $5000.  There is an addition opportunity for golfers to earn $50 if their tee shot falls within 6 feet of the 9th and 18th hole.
According to May, each golfer is free to invite a guest to the dinner.  It’s included in the registration fee.  “It’s a great opportunity to support local health care while having a good time.”
The registration fee of $50 per player includes greens fee, a dinner, non alcoholic beverages plus the additional dinner for a player’s guest.  Teams registered for the 18 hole scramble must have a minimum combined team handicap of 55 and only one player per team can have a handicap of 12 or less.  Each team must use every player’s drive at least twice.
Cash prizes of $300, $200, and $100 will be awarded for first, second and third place teams.  Additional prizes will be awarded for the male and female longest drive, closest to the pin (on a hole other than the hole-in-one competition hole), and longest putt.
Proceeds become part of a legacy endowment that will benefit the hospital for years to come.  To register or for more information call the Stephanie Deyo at 476-8033 or Cheri Holthaus at 962-2327.  The entry fee or sponsor donation can be paid by check, money order or by credit card.

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