Updated December 9, 2004
Hospitals receive USDA grant
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clearwater Valley Hospital will be sharing a half million dollar award from the Rural Utilities Service of the USDA.  SMHC will administer the Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant. . . .
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Notification system is tested
North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) recently tested its Emergency Community Notification System (ECNS) system that alerts registered community members in case of an escape from NICI. About 120 registered users were phoned within fifteen minutes of a mock escape on November 16, 2004. . . .
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7 baptized on one day
St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood was the scene of multiple celebrations on November 27, 2004. Father Camillus Temba, ALCP was the celebrant as seven children were received into the church through the sacrament of baptism.  . . .
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Riding Club awards are given at Christmas party
On Sunday, December 5th, Cottonwood Riding Club members met at the Keuterville Hall at 5 p.m. to hold their annual Christmas Party.
After a wonderful meal, the club announced 2004's All-Around Winners from the play days that were held monthly April through September, ages 7-9 Boy/Girl, through 25 & Over Women/Men. . . .
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Pirates win 1 of 3 games; Wrestlers compete at Kooskia
The Prairie boys basketball team beat Mullan but lost to Grangeville and Kellogg this past week. . . .
The wrestling team got into action on Saturday and there are pictures of them in action . . .
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Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates rallied to beat Culdesac then won at Clearwater Valley. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Summit Knowledge Bowl team drops to second place. . . .
Summit girls win 3 of 4. . . .
Summit boys start 3-0. . . .
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On Saturday, December 4 members of the Cottonwood Knights of Columbus Council 1389 put up the Christmas Decorations on Main Street and King Street in Cottonwood. Thank you to Denis Duman of City Electric for the use of their bucket truck. Assisting in putting up the decorations were Jim Remacle, Jimmy Steinke, and Max Nuxoll. Shown are Remacle and Duman.

 The above collage of photos shows all 7 children that were baptized on the same day with their parents and Fr. Camillus Temba. See article at left.

The local Coffee Mill Creations coffee bunch; who, combined, have experienced 933 Christmases wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

James Jackson, top photo, and Garrett Schmidt, lower photo, competed at the Idaho State Wrestling Tournament this past Saturday at Post Falls where each received a medal. Jackson earned a gold medal while Schmidt earned a bronze medal.

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