Updated March 10, 2005
Notes from Pat
Expecting mid 60’s today. All the rain seems to be going into Canada. Snow pack in Central Idaho is very low. . . .
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Teens to host soup/supper
There are many activities to choose from during this month for the are youth. March 11th, following the Soup / Supper, there will be Western Swing classes for the teens at Middle School Release Time Building. (Doesn’t that sound FUN? Bring your friends to this one!) . . .
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Workshops to focus on access to health insurance
Informational meetings on the ‘Access to Health Insurance’ Program will be held around the state during March and April.  The Lewiston workshops are scheduled on Monday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, March 29 at 8:30 a.m.  A Grangeville workshop will be held on March 28 at 2:00 p.m. . . .
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Equipment donated to PES
Prairie Elementary School has received a donation of 40 fielder’s gloves, 4 soccer balls, 20 jump ropes and canisters of tennis balls thanks to the Jacob Riener Memorial Fund. . . .
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19 out for baseball
The Prairie High School baseball team has 19 players out this year with their first game set for this Friday, March 11 against Grangeville at 5 p.m. at the Orofino Tournament. . . .
Also on this page are photos of the boys basketball award winners. . . .
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15 turn out for softball
Fifteen girls are currently out for the Prairie High School softball team which starts their season this Friday at the Orofino Tournament. . . .
Also on this page are photos of the girls basketball award winners. . . .
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Summit News
Stories this week are about the play Summit Academy will be presenting, the Summit INEL Academic Bowl team and the girls and boys high school basketball teams in a tournament at Missoula. . . .
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School board president John Nida, right, presents Prairie Middle School principal Dave Snodgrass with the ‘Additional Yearly Growth’ award from the Idaho Dept. of Education for the school’s improving scores on the Idaho Standards and Achievement Test. 

School board president John Nida presents Prairie Elementary School principal Rene’ Forsmann with a certificate proclaiming the school “Accredited with Merit.” This is the second year in a row for the school to receive an award that very few schools statewide achieve. 

Shane Stubbers and Brandon Guffey are February attendance winners. They will go to lunch at the restaurant of their choice with Elementary School principal Rene’ Forsmann. 

Eric Mader, a student at PHS who competes on the High School Rodeo team, has been awarded a full-ride scholarship at the College of Southern Idaho to compete on their college rodeo team riding bareback stock. The scholarship includes school fees, books and housing. PHS athletic director said Mader was designated as one of the top two rodeo athletes in the state and the CSI rodeo coach is reported to be very excited to have signed him. 

The local Webelos donated a flag for the Elementary School, dedicating it in a ceremony last Wednesday, March 2. From left are Matthew Jengert, Seth Chaffee and Frank Spencer.

 Prairie Booster Club president Chris Kaschmitter shows the award the club received from the White Pine League for “Best Hospitality” during the District basketball tournaments. Different clubs from the towns of the league schools provided hospitality on different days of the tournaments. 

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