Updated April 20, 2006
Community Cleanup
Cottonwood's annual Spring cleanup is underway. Roll-offs have been placed at the corner or Idaho and 2nd Streets for use by city residents. These are not to be used for trash, hazardous or animal waste but for solid waste that you'd otherwise have to take to the Mt. Idaho landfill. They will be there from April 20 through April 30.

Override levy set at $209,000
The school board decided to try for a $209,000 override levy at their regular April meeting Monday, April 17. . . .
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Pre-register to vote
Adeline Lustig will have a station set up at the Community Hall on Thursday April 20th from 3:30 to 5:30p.m. She will also be there on Tuesday the 25th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for people who would like to pre-register to vote for the preliminaries on May 23rd. . . .
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ICLP awards scholarships
A panel of five Idaho County Light & Power Cooperative members selected three area youth to receive the cooperative’s annual scholarship awards. . . .
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SMHC to increase number of beds
Due to increased need for additional acute care hospital beds, the board of St. Mary’s Hospital recently decided to phase out two of the ten long term care beds and have them relicensed as acute care beds to meet current and future needs. . . .
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Forum to address Idaho County economy
Have you ever wondered what lies ahead for the economy of Idaho County? The role played in our economy by production, services, and transfer payments? What characteristics vibrant rural economies have in common? What we can do to create such an economy in Idaho County?
On April 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, Idaho County residents can expand their understanding of the Idaho County economy with a panel of three rural economic development experts. . . .
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Old sawmill site toured
The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society in Craigmont was pleased recently when Sherry Kammers Trail of Clarkston gave them a copy of an old picture of the sawmill at Westlake.  Several members had no idea where it was located, so this necessitated a road trip to Westlake last week.  . . .
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Track team competes at two meets; AAU team places third
The Prairie track team competed at two different meets last week, at Kamiah on Thursday, April 13 and at the Moscow Invitiational Saturday, April 15. . . .
In their final tournament of the year the Prairie AAU basketball team took third at Lewiston. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 3 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 3 games last week defeating Lewis County, Grangeville and Kendrick, allowing just 2 runs total in the 3 games. . . .
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Mystery Night to have Mexican theme
Dust off your sombreros and maracas for this upcoming fantastic fiesta! 
Summit Academy is announcing the 2006 Mystery Night theme, which is "A Mystery Night Fiesta." It will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at Greencreek Community Hall, and all are invited to attend.  . . .
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Students of the month for April at Prairie High School are Tabitha Seubert, left, outstanding student, and Kayla Uhlenkott, honor student. Tabitha is very willing to do whatever is asked of her and it is done with a smile. Kayla is goal-oriented. She works hard to produce high quality work, and her grades demonstrate the success brought forth by this. 

Former City Councilman Martin Fowler presents Helen Huntley with a bouqet of flowers marking the dedication of Well #5 and the 2003 City water project to the memory of Dawn Huntley, former Mayor.  The Dedication and Plaque were approved by the City Council last Fall.  Photo by Denis Duman

Easter Egg hunters had to battle 4 inches of snow that fell Saturday morning in Cottonwood. In the top photo a young lady has one spotted. In the lower photo the Easter Bunny was on hand to hand out candy.

Congratulations to Tabitha Sonnen, Shayla Dalgliesh, Kylie Uhlorn and Carolyn Sonnen for being selected as Prairie High School's Top Scholars.  These students were recognized as outstanding among their peers and were presented with a dictionary and a certificate for their achievements. The awards assembly was hosted at Grangeville High School and sponsored by the US Bank and the University of Idaho. Top Scholars are part of a very elite group as only the top 10 percent of juniors in Idaho's high schools receive this award.

Donna Quick, SMHC Long Term Care Activity Director, stands by the food collection boxes that will be placed around town to collect food items to be used for the Cottonwood Senior Center meals. Boxes are located at the Cottonwood Chronicle, Riener's Grocery, Cottonwood Cash & Carry and the St. Mary's Hospital Long Term Care Dining Room.

Neil Abbot, Director, Lewiston Chapter, American Red Cross, presents Jeanette Gorman, SMHC Community Relations Coordinator with Teddy Bears to give to children who come to the Cottonwood Medical Clinic for free immunizations from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 or the Kamiah Medical Clinic on Monday, April 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  No appointment necessary but parents should bring immunization records.

Tyson Schlader, age 7, top photo, and Michael Rehder, age 12, lower photo, each won a 1-minute candy shopping spree at Cottonwood Cash & Carry Tuesday, April 11. Their were limited to just 1 of each kind. 

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