Updated May 18, 2006
Levy Passes--The $209,000 school district override levy passed Tuesday with 328 votes in favor and 236 votes against for a 58.15% favorable vote. A breakdown by trustee zones will be in next week's update.

Cottonwood Community Yard Sale set for Saturday
The annual Cottonwood Community Yard Sale is this Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps will be at the City Park Cabana. This year there are over 25 yard sales. The Hangout will have free coffee and 50 cents off all other drinks. There will be a downtown business sidewalk sale and the Mini-Village will have a burger stand. 
There will be homemade soup and nacho’s in the City Park. Come and enjoy.

School Board meets
The school board approved a minor change to the recently adopted school calendar at their regular May meeting Monday, May 15. . . .
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Primary election is Tuesday
The Primary Election will be held next Tuesday, May 23 with polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are several races on the ballot with the winners in each party to advance to the general election in November. . . .
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Kuther receives state award
Shari Kuther, RN, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, recently received an Immunization Champion award from the State of Idaho Immunization Program. . . .
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Clinics to offer sports physicals
The St. Mary’s Hospital Clinics have scheduled this years Sports Physicals.  The Cottonwood Clinic will hold theirs on Wednesday, June 7 and the Nezperce clinic has scheduled their clinic on Monday, June 5th.  The Kamiah Medical Clinic will be offering their annual program on Tuesday, June 13th.  Each of those clinics will have special hours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. . . .
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Local team places third
Saturday, April 29th, twenty-one 5th and 6th grade students from Prairie Middle School traveled to Moscow to the University of Idaho campus where they competed in the NASA Idaho Tech 2006 Mars Rover Challenge.  . . .
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Local priest to celebrate 60th anniversary
Father Robert Waldman, retired priest of the Diocese of Boise, will celebrate 60 years as a priest on May 21, 2006.  Fr. Waldman was born May 21, 1920 to Clemens and Margaret Schaefer Waldman in Greencreek, Idaho. . . .
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Pirates win District title; Riener, Nida win regional teack titles
Eric Daly came up with a game-saving catch in the bottom of the seventh inning as Prairie beat Genesee 3-1 in the district championship baseball game Friday, May 12 at Juliaetta. . . .
Nicole Nida swept the sprints while J.D. Riener won the discus at the Regional Track Meet Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13 at Kamiah. . . .
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Lady Pirates win district championship
The Prairie softball team scored 3 runs in the top of the seventh to break a 5-all tie and held on to beat Culdesac 8-5 in the district championship game Tuesday, May 9 at Cottonwood. . . .
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The baseball seniors were presented the District Championship trophy after they beat Genesee 3-1 last Friday. From left are Sam Forsmann, Phil Henry, C.J. Rieman, Mat Forsmann, Sean Daly and Chris Schumacher. Prairie plays Rimrock at 5 p.m. Thursday at Juliaetta at State.  

The senior captains of the Prairie softball team were presented the District Championship trophy by Culdesac’s coach. From left are Ashley Schaeffer, Natalie Arnzen and Lindsey Crea. The Pirates start state play at Caldwell Friday at noon Mountain time against Notus.  

The Kindergartners perform at the Elementary School Spring concert. Click on the picture or here to go to a page with pictures of the rest of the classes.

Once again the third grade class at Prairie Elementary School are parents. After 21 days of anxious waiting 15 colorful chicks have arrived. The chicks are tended entirely by the third grade class and went home with a few of the students last Friday afternoon. 

Did you know that there is an Amazon Rainforest right in the town of Cottonwood? Prairie Elementary First Grader's have been building their own rainforest in their school hallway. The students of Cindy Schumacher and Sherry Holthaus have been working on their rainforest for the last month. They have made three-toed sloths, parrots, toucans, wood turtles, leaf-cutting ants, butterflies, orchids, bromeliads, tree frogs, snakes, and monkeys. These projects are beautifully displayed with liana vines hanging all across the ceiling with parrots, monkeys and butterflies flying through the air. The rainforest will be up until the end of school so if you want to enjoy a “virtual” rainforest experience, please stop by the first grade hallway at Prairie Elementary School. 

Smokey the Bear was at the Prairie Elementary School to teach students about fire safety. He is pictured here with the 2nd Grade Class.

First graders from Prairie Elementary School recently took their annual field trip to St. Mary's Hospital. The children were able to view the operating room, the lab, x-ray, the emergency room and the ambulance. St. Mary's employees did a wonderful job of showing the children around the different areas and explaining what they might see if they ever had to come to the hospital. The children were even given a "mini-cast" on their fingers. The field trip ended with a delicious cookie made by St. Mary's cooks. Teachers Cindy Schumacher and Sherry Holthaus and their students would like to thank Cheri Holthaus for arranging the tour and all of the employees for taking time out of their busy schedules to show them around. Shown are first graders enjoy getting "casts" on their fingers from Mrs. Goeckner and Mr. Frank.

Churchill Clark, left, and Tom Eire, far right, present Museum Director Lyle Wirtanen, center, with an appreciation plaque made of wood from a dugout canoe milled by Bennet Lumber and featuring the brand of Capt. Meriwether Lewis. Clark, the fourth-generation grandson of Gen. William Clark, has spent the past three years portraying his famous ancestor’s journey as part of the “Lewis and Clark Then and Now” Discovery Expedition. Eire, of Lewiston, will act as Sgt. Ordway when he kicks off a week-long re-enactment of Sgt. Ordway’s Salmon River Fishing Expedition as his party crosses the Clearwater River at Kamiah on Saturday, May 27. 

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