Bruner is ‘coach of the year’

Cottonwood News

COTTONWOOD — Prairie Pirates boys team have matched the accomplishments of the girls team to bring home the 1A Division I State Championship. Summit Patriots boys came home with the sportsmanship trophy and the academic award. Prairie’s Teel Bruner has been named the White Pine League Division I coach of the year while Summit’s Michael Waters has been named the Division 2 player of the year. Prairie’s Jake Bruner and Rhett Schlader were named to the All-WPL Division 1 first team while Lucas Arnzen was named to the second team. Michael Waters is joined by Matthew Schwartz on the Division 2 All-WPL first team. We are so proud of all of you. You have done a great job.

Summit Academy will present the Stations of the Cross on March 14. It will be a slide show presentation of the first-fourth graders acting out the Stations. Join us at St. Mary’s Church, 6 p.m. The parents and children have worked hard to get this all set up. I have seen the pictures and it is very well done. Don’t miss it, it’s impressive!

March is Red Cross Month: To honor the lifesaving work of the organization show your support and donate blood. The Cottonwood Blood Drive is March 18 at the Community Hall. Call Brenda Kaschmitter or Cheri Holthaus to schedule an appointment, 962-3251. The Red Cross manages nearly half the nation’s blood supply. In the U.S. every two seconds someone needs blood. Any healthy person age 17 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds may donate. At age 16 you may donate with parent signature/consent.

The next Engaged Encounter Weekend for our area will be held April 25 -27 at the Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood. All engaged couples planning summer weddings should consider this retreat, as our next retreat is not until Sept. 19-21. Contact your parish office for a brochure or visit our website to print the form: Contact our registration couple with questions, Eric and Alea Wassmuth at 962-2372, Plan ahead as an Engaged Encounter is required prior to being married in the church.

Father/Son Breakfast will be held at Assumption Hall, on March 16 at 9:15 a.m. Everyone from the Tri-Parish, plus friends and family are welcome and invited. Bring door prizes. The women who are working, come by 7:30 a.m.

The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Pinocchio” will be held on Monday, March 17, at Prairie Elementary School gym at 3:30 p.m. There are roles for those students kindergarten through seniors in high school. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT tour actor/director. The first rehearsal will begin approximately 15 minutes after auditions. The performances will be held on Friday, March 21, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will be at the Prairie High School gym. All students in the cast must be available for all scheduled performances.

Storytime continues at Prairie Community Library with Miss Pollyanna now starting with exercise and dancing “to get the wiggles out.” New books are arriving daily for the youth section and adults, so come in and see what they have. The library is now open on Saturdays also from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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