Updated February 2, 2006
Physical therapist joins staff
Don Murphy, MSPT, recently joined the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital Physical Therapy Department.  He will see patients in their outpatient clinic in the Orr Building.  Most recently he was PT director for a 16 bed acute care hospital and 50 bed skilled nursing facility in Fall River Mills, California.  He also managed services for their outpatient clinic. . . .
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25 make A honor roll at Prairie Middle School
Twenty-five students made the A Honor Roll for the second quarter at Prairie Middle School. 
They were Logan Dahlen, Kody Duclos, Alex Duman, Andrea Kaschmitter, Tyler Latimer, Erika Pepper, Kade Perrin, Kendall Schumacher, Kelsey Tidwell, Cody Tillinghast, Shelby VonBargen and Claire Whitley in the fifth grade; Troy Lorentz, Joshua Roeper, MaKayla Schaeffer, Megan Sigler and Joshwa Zigler in the 6th grade; Meaghan Bruner, Seth Guyer, Michael Karel and Silas Whitley in the 7th grade and Amber Frei, Derek Schaeffer, David Sigler and Wyatt Williams in the 8th grade. . . .
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Ski are is open
Cottonwood Butte Ski Area had a successful weekend.  We had snow flurries all weekend, which made for some excellent skiing. . . .
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Spirit Center reflects environmetal commitment
The new “Spirit Center” at the Monastery of St. Gertrude reflects the community’s commitment to environmental advocacy as well as its desire to provide a contemplative venue for retreats and conferences. . . .
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Fuzzell tells of experiences in China
With only a spattering of basic Chinese I made my way inland from Beijing 1100 miles to the Song Mountains, where a 14-century old order of fighting monks resides.  I had come to this place in search of Master Yan Lu, who, it was rumored, had set up a training base for monks somewhere in the vicinity of these mountains.  . . .
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Dinner-dance planned; Archive workshops planned
Two articles from the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude - the first is about a dinner dance fundraiser they have schedule for March 25. The second is about archive workshops featuring the Idaho State Archivist. . . .
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Pirates win 3 games; wrestlers earn 5 medals at McCall
The Prairie Pirates won league games against Culdesac, Kendrick and Timberline last week. . . .
The Prairie Wrestling team earned 5 medals at the Mile High Meet at McCall last wseekend. . . . 
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Lady Pirates win twice, start District on Friday
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of league wins last week to close out the regular season at Nezperce and at Timberline. . . .
The Lady Pirates will face Deary at approximately 7 p.m. Friday at LCSC in their District Tournament opener. . . .
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Summit scholars back in second; photos from basketball action
Summit Academy’s high school knowledge bowl team tool advantage of some of the toughest questions of the year last week, as their two-team scores of 160 and 130 were good enough to place second and fourth in the team competition, with their combined score of 290 good enough for their first league win of the 2005/2006 season. . . .
Photos from the girls and boys final home games are also on this page. . . .
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Don Murphy, M.S.P.T, will be providing outpatient physical therapy services for St. Mary's Hospital PT clinic in the Orr Building. See story at left.

Winners of $10 gift certificates to the Hangout provided by the Prairie Booster Club for best Red Out clothing for youngsters, Elementary, Middle and High School students are shown. Back from left are Demetria Riener and Jake Holthaus. Front from left are Siera Chaffe and Bryson Higgins. These outfits were worn at the boys game against Timberline Monday.  

The class of 2007 was the Red Out winner for highest percentage wearing red. Their class fund will receive a $50 check from the Booster Club. The Booster Club will also reimburse the Athletic Fund $90-$1 for each fan wearing red. 

At the beginning of the third quarter, students in Mrs. Holthaus’s first grade classroom started the computer program, Math Facts in a Flash. They are shown here in the computer lab busily trying to solve the problems as quickly and efficiently as they can.  

The Prairie High School dance team performed during halftime of the boys game Monday. In keeping with the Red Out the Gym theme they wore bright red tops. 

The Second Grade students of the Prairie Faith Formation Program, from the Tri-Parishes of St. Mary's, Cottonwood, St. Anthony, Greencreek and Assumption in Ferdinand, are shown placing money in the collection cans for a project started during Advent until the middle of January. All the classes in the program participated. They placed collection cans in the churches, grocery stores, and in the classrooms. In all they collected over $246 to help those in need from Hurricane Katrina. The second grade teachers are Sr. Sue Ellen Drexler and Stacie Dinning. Thanks to all who helped in any way.

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