Updated May 13, 2004
Late update: The Prairie baseball team beat Potlatch 10-1 Thursday to earn a trip to state next week. Also the Prairie softball team defeated Kamiah 14-4 and Grangeville 4-2 to clinch a state berth and advance to the District championship game against Orofino at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 14.

School elections are Tuesday, Levy info from the board
Tuesday, May 18 will be the school elections with the entire district voting on a proposed $263,000 override levy and the patrons of trustee zone #4 voting for their school board representative. . . .
The School Board, in a special meeting, proposed a levy to cut the school budget by $112,000 in order to keep the override levy at the same level as last year.  This will mean cuts of 1 1/2 teachers, and a 20% reduction in the supplies, materials and textbook budgets of all three schools and the district office. . . .
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Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their May meeting Monday, May 10.
Sheriff Larry Dasenbrock was in attendance and addressed some rumors and concerns stemming from the incident in town Saturday evening. . . .
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Family attacked in their home
Three Craigmont men are in the Idaho County Jail facing felony and misdemeanor charges following an incident Saturday, May 8 at Cottonwood in which three members of a family were assaulted. . . .
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Students present puppet show
The Odyssey of the Mind group at Prairie Elementary School put on a puppet show to demonstrate the life cycle and migration of steelhead. Pictures are on the linked page . . .
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Pirates lose district opener
It was a promising start but the offense quickly went on hiatus and the Prairie baseball team wound up losing 1-2 in 9 innings to Wallace in their district tournament opener Friday, May 7 . . .
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Holthaus tosses 2 no-hitters, District starts Thursday
Kayla Holthaus pitched a 7-inning no-hitter against Grangeville and a 3-inning no-hitter against Kamiah last week . . .
Prairie will play Kamiah in their district opener Thursday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. and will play again at 6:30. . . .
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Track team competes at 2 meets
The Prairie track team at the CIL meet and the All-Star Meet last week . . .
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Prairie High School students of the month for May are Tyler Crane, outstanding student, and Vanessa Sonnen, honor student. 

May's attendance winners of lunch with the principal at Prairie Elementary are Daniel Leonard and Stellina Laurino.

Mrs. Judy Arnzen's third grade class and the baby chicks they hatched in their room this past week. This is a popular, annual project for Mrs. Arnzen's class.

Jeanette Gorman (l), Community Relations Coordinator, St. Mary's Hospital & Clearwater Valley Hospital, explains to Loy Mechling, ICI-O, that the physicians, hospitals and their clinics have signed contracts as Preferred Providers Organizations (PPO) with Blue Cross.  They also participate in the Blue Cross traditional plan.  Gorman attended the employee Health and Benefit Fairs held at the correctional institutions in Cottonwood and Orofino.  Lab personnel also provided free screens for cholesterol, blood glucose, iron, liver and kidney function. 

Marilyn Becker, second from left, was honored by St. Mary's Hospital last week for 40 years of service as a general and surgery nurse. She is shown with several members of her family, from left daughter Deborrah Rose, son Keith Becker and daughter Michelle Schaeffr with her husband Scott. Other children are Richard Becker, Jr., David Becker and Victoria Becker.

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