Updated September 1, 2005
Credit Union is nationally ranked
Cottonwood Community Federal Credit Union was ranked as the 9th best in the country in credit unions with assets from $20 to $50 million according to the July 11 issue of the Credit Union Journal. . . .
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Reece retires from hospital board
After 15 years of involvement with Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics and nine years participation with St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, Harriet Reece, current chair of their Board of Trustees is retiring from the board. . . .
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Commissioner visits Chamber meeting
Visiting with the Cottonwood Chamber Aug. 11 was county commissioner Jim Rehder.  He gave an update on some of the items of interest in the county. . . .
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Fire Dept. has free extinguishers, smoke alarms available
The Cottonwood City Fire Department recently received a Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the Department of Homeland Security.  This grant funds a program to educate Cottonwood residents about fire prevention and safety.  As part of this program, the department has purchased smoke alarms and home fire extinguishers to provide to people free of charge. . . .
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Raspberry Festival winners listed
Due to an oversight by the Chronicle editor the Raspberry Festival results weren't printed the week following the festival. They arrived via email after the paper had gone to press and then got forgotten. Here they are. . . .
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Pirates lose in overtime
Second half turnovers hurt the Prairie football team as they lost 18-20 in overtime to Meadows Valley at New Meadows Friday, August 26. . . .
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Lady Pirates off to slow start
The Prairie volleyball team lost a 5-game match at Grangeville last Thursday then had a tough day at the Lewiston Tourney on Saturday as they went winless on the day .. . .
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St. Mary's Hospital staff started a backpack program a number of years ago, providing backpacks to schools for needy children.  The needs seem to grow every year.  Thank you to Brenda Kaschmitter and Sherry Holthaus and all of the St. Mary's staff for providing Prairie Middle School with backpacks.

Casey Meza, SMHC/CVHC CEO, presents a plaque to Harriet Reece, retiring Chairperson, Joint Board of Trustees, for her 15 years of service to healthcare in this region.

Jim May and Cheri Holthaus, SMHC Foundation, review some of the registrations for the St. Mary's Hospital Golf Scramble at Grangeville Country Club on September 17.  Registrations for 15 teams are due by Sept 9, but space available registrations will also be accepted the day of the tourney.  For more information call SMHC, 962-3251.

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