A large group of veterans and their spouses
were in attendance at Prairie Elementary School during the Veterans Day
program last Friday. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts served as the
color guard for the Veterans Day program at Prairie Elementary School.
Click on the photo for a larger view.
This year the 2011 Scouting for Food drive collected
1,120 lbs. An amazing amount to give to those in need. We extended our
food drive not only to the Cottonwood area, but ventured over to Ferdinand
and Keuterville. We thank you all so much for your generous donations.
Pictured are Shari Chaffee, Jenny Arnzen, Aleta Coppernoll, Emmett Wilson,
Dan Karel, Seth Chaffee, Drew Cochran, Jeff Martin, Dave Shears, Ryan Arnzen,
Hunter Chaffee, Travis Alfrey, Cole Martin, Matt Coppernoll, Zack Arnzen,
Keenan Shears, Kevin Tillinghast, Jared Coppernoll, Dakota Wilson and Anthony
Karel. Not pictured are Pat Alfrey and Carson Schmidt. Photo provided by
Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Pictured with Airman Schacher’s flag are: Standing
L-R: Jace Perrin, Kevin Tillinghast, Seth Chaffee, Cole Martin, Drew
Cochran, Keenan Shears, Anthony Karel, and Ciara Chaffee. Kneeling:
Matt & Jared Coppernoll, Hunter Chaffee, Caleb Butler, and Travis Alfrey.
Photo submitted by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo for a larger view.
A flag is shown being folded into the flames
during the retirement ceremony. Photo by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo
for a larger view. See flag retirement story above left.
The Cub Scouts from the Wolf and Bear dens along with
Boy Scout Anthony Karel, performed an outdoor flag ceremony for the entire
Elementary School Student Body. The boys have been learning about
the importance of showing proper respect and handling of the American Flag.
At 8:15 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 10th, the Elementary School students, staff
and parents gathered around the flag pole as caller Zack Arnzen gave
the orders. The Scout color guard, which consisted of Caleb Butler,
James Biltz, Travis Alfrey, Matt Coppernoll, and Anthony Karel, carried
the flag forward. Cole Martin raised the Colors. As the flag blew
in the wind, all those present saluted and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Then, leader Roger Burgess read the meaning of the 13 folds of the flag.
We would like to thank all the students who participated in this ceremony
and showed their patriotism and respect for our flag and all that it represents.
Photo provided by Aleta Coppernoll. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Exercising self-control was the theme for this Big
Screen School Assembly, “ Get A Grip,” presented by Camfel Productions.
The Cottonwood students, grades K-12, were encouraged to control their
impulses. They learned that self-control isn’t about denying themselves
of something fun or missing out on something; it’s about taking control
of their lives to shape and control their futures. The students also discovered
the benefits of self-control and how they can apply it to their daily life.
Photos provided by Renee Eckert. Click on the photos for larger views.
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will commemorate
the 80th year of its founding on November 18, 2011, with a gathering from
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Johanna Room of the Spirit Center on the Monastery
campus. Former employees of the museum, both religious and lay, will share
memories of the museum and celebrate its history, growth and future. On
November 18, 1931, Sister M. Alfreda Elsensohn announced the creation of
a museum located in the attic of St. Gertrude’s Academy. The museum staff
invites the public to join us for reminiscences, fellowship, and light
refreshments. For more information call 208-962-2050. In the photo Sr.
Alfreda is shown in the museum’s original attic location. Click on the
photo for a larger view.
Events at a Glance
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