Updated April 14, 2005
Community cleanup set for next week
The Cottonwood City Council met Monday, April 11 and talked about the upcoming community cleanup week. . . .
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76 donate blood
Our Blood Drive last Thursday came up a little short of our goal.  Our goal was 95 and 76 of you were able to come.   But that is OK because we know that it is not always a convenient time for you to come. . . .
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Hospital news
Articles on this page are about free immunizations and the addition of a nurse practitioner to the staff. . . .
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Catholic Daughters education contest winners are named
Winners are listed along with pictures of the winners. . . .
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17 make A honor roll at Prairie Middle School
Seventeen Prairie Middle School students made the A honor roll during the third quarter of the 2004-05 school year. 
They were MaKayla Schaeffer, Troy Lorentz, Joshua Roeper and Megan Sigler in the fifth grade; Meaghan Bruner, Madison Edwards, Michael Karel and Christina Johnson in the sixth grade; NaTosha Schaeffer, Kelly Edwards, David Sigler and Wyatt Williams in the seventh grade and Emily Lerandeau, Laura Gehring, Alicia Pepper, Kristi Poxleitner and Rachel Kaschmitter in the eighth grade.. . .
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Pirates lose at Kamiah; Lead in game suspended due to rain
The Prairie baseball team lost to Kamiah for the second time this year then 2 days later were leading at Culdesac when rain halted play . . . 
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Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates clobbered Lapwai 29-0 then beat Timberline 14-1 as Meghan VanderPas tossed her second no-hitter of the season.  . . .
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Prairie competes in two track meets
Tabitha Sonnen won 3 events in a track meet at Kamiah Tuesday, April 5 but the best Prairie could do at the Clearwater River Invitational was a 3 second place finishes. . . .
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Summit news
Lots of Summit Academy news this week: Virtue winners; honor rolls; Science Fair results; and Knowledge Bowl. . . .
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Students visit France, Italy
Well, I certainly enjoyed my last trip with students.  Europe will probably never recover, but we will eventually.  We begin our journey in Spokane, meeting at the Day’s Inn where most of the kids try to stay up all night so they can sleep on the plane.  I believe they managed an hour or two of sleep but that was about it. . . .
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Troy Lorentz receives a medal from Patti Beach of the Alice Whitman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for his winning essay in the DAR essay contest. His essay was the regional winner and also won at the state level. He received the pin at  a ceremony at Prairie Middle School last Thursday, April 7. 

Shown in the above 2 photos are those with perfect attendance at PES for the past quarter. They are in no particular order Lauren Alfrey, Jake Bruner, Hailey Danly, Brandon Higgins, Sierra Latimer, Thomas Lowe, Philip Spencer, Ashlee Stubbers, Abbie Uhlenkott, Lucas Arnzen, Bryson Higgins, Gabrielle Kreautler, Stellina Laurino, Emily McHugh, Dally Ratcliff, Justin Ross, Austin Sonnen, Whitney Sonnen, Dylon Bruegeman, Rebekah Bruner, Casey Danly, Kayla Duclos, Kelzey Dvorak, Andy Gehring, Jared Higgins, Lydia Lustig, Justis Nelson, Keely Schmidt, Anita Zenner, Seth Chaffee, Kody Duclos, Alex Duman,  Levi Lustig, Tyler Ross, Frank Spencer, Shelby VonBargen, Kory Bahlman, Aurelia Bruno, Cole Frei, Bailie Gehring, Jayce Huling, Tucker Kennedy, Nicole Poxleitner, Riley Poxleitner, Samantha Remacle, Laina Sonnen, Lauren Stubbers, Chaye Uptmor and Andrew Geis.

Prairie Elementary School's March attendance winners-- Laurel Henry and Bryson Higgins. They had lunch with the principal at the Country Haus.

Three Prairie High School juniors took part in the Idaho Top Scholar program held at Grangeville recently. They are among the top 10% of juniors in the state. From left are Tim Helmke of the U of I, Danielle Terhaar, Adeline Lustig, Ashley Schaeffer, Misty Johnson of U.S. Bank and PHS principal Mike Bundy. U.S. Bank and the UI Alumni Association sponsor the program. Also eligible but unable to attend was Lindsey Crea.

Ten 4th graders have been visiting the Long Term Care patients on a monthly basis. In addition this month all 40 in the grade cleaned up the hospital grounds as a community project. Here LTC patient Vera Braun, age 90, a former Elementary School teacher shares some cookies with the students.

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