Updated January 19, 2006
Clinics hosted over 23,000 visits in past year
The St. Mary’s Hospital clinics hosted over 23,000 patient visits in 2005.  According to Theresa Uptmor, SMH Clinics Manager, that is the largest increase in the past five years. . . .
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County, Walco enter mediation
On January 11, 2006, the Idaho County Commissioners and Walco, Inc. entered into mediation regarding the solid waste issue in Idaho County.  The parties met and worked cooperatively to resolve their differences and examined cost effective means of maintaining service to the County.  . . .
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Museum to host workshop
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood will host a workshop entitled The Basics of Archives on Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 to 3:00. . . .
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Ferdinand to host Stamp Camp
The Ferdinand Parish Hall will be hosting a STAMP CAMP on Saturday, Jan. 21st for all interested stampers’ and scrapbookers. . . .
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Local Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship
All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2006 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  The local competition will be held January 26, 2006 at the Prairie Middle School, Prairie Elementary School, and Summit Academy gymnasiums during the PE periods throughout the day. . . .
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Fish hatching project funded
For the last two years, Prairie Elementary School has had the opportunity to have the Hatchery in the Classroom Project through the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery. . . .
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Pirates split; Jackson 4th at Orofino
The Prairie Pirates split their games last week, defeating Grangeville at home then losing a league game at Genesee. . . .
The wrestling team competed at the Orofino Tournament. . . .
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Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of league wins last week winning at Highland and at home against Troy. . . .
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Summit hoop shoot winners; boys lose to Pullman Christian
This last week the Summit students had a contest to see who were the lucky six that qualified for the 2006 Elk’s Hoop Shoot competition. . . .
Playing host to the Pullman Christian Eagles last Saturday night proved to be no remedy for Summit Academy’s boys, as both jv and varsity teams dropped contests to the visitors, 41 to 46 in the jv contest, and 38 to 54 in the main contest. . . .
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Three local students were winners in the annual IASCD poster contest. From left Courtney Schwartz earned honorable mention; Savannah Kuther took first place and Michael Rehder took second place. All three are students at Summit Academy. The 3rd place winner, Kenzie Paul, and another honorable mention, Lucas Maidson, were both from Grangeville (not pictured). Photo provided by Idaho Soil and Water Conservation District.

Shari Kuther, RN and Debbie Christopherson, RN, review some of the patient charts for scheduled patients at the Cottonwood clinic before the day begins. The four SMHC clinics had over 23,000 visits last year. See story at left.

Megan Rehder, left and Kayla Schumacher were winners at Grangeville in the Elk Club Hoop Shoot and will compete next at Asotin on Feb. 4. See story on Summit news page.

The elementary students, decked out in Pirates gear, had their own section at the boys game against Grangeville last Thursday. They will be honored guests at the girls game against Deary this Saturday.

The PHS Dance team performed a dance to the James Bond theme at last Friday's girls game against Troy.

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