Updated August 3, 2006
Seven vie for Fair Queen
There are seven young women this year who are competing to be part of the 2007 Idaho County Fair Royalty.  They are Carly Behler, Lauren Duman, Jennifer Enneking and Brooke Holthaus of Cottonwood, Casandra Schaeffer of Ferdinand, Bonnie Reilly of Grangeville and Kendra Evans of Kooskia. . . .
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14th Raspberry Festival is Sunday
Calling all raspberry lovers! Can you help us eat 936 heaping pieces of raspberry shortcake?  Escape the summer heat and give your sweet tooth a treat at our 14th annual Raspberry Festival  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, on the grounds of the historic Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood.  . . .
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Festival is fundraiser for Museum
Here it is, that time already for the annual Raspberry Festival, a time for fun and to raise funds for the operation of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. . . .
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High School registration set for August 15; Jr. High registration also set for August 15
Prairie High School will have registration for the 2006-2007 school year Tuesday, August 15, 2005.  Registration will be from 8:00 am until 11:30 am. . . .
Registration at Prairie Middle School for junior high students will be Tuesday, August 15th  from 8:00-11:30 a.m. . . .
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Boarder student reunion planned
Former boarder students who attended St. Gertrude’s Academy during the decade of the 1960s to the closing of the school will be getting together for a reunion on August 11 -13 at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. . . .
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PES School supply list
School supply lists for Prairie Elementary School are on this page. . . .
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Football practice starts Aug. 9; Photo of the Zephyrs
Football practice for the Prairie High School team will start next Wednesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. at the football field. . . .
Also on this page is a photo of the Camas Prairie Zephyrs with their medals for finishing second at state. . . .
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Volleyball parents meeting is Monday; Midsummer Night Relay is Friday
There will be a parents meeting for the 2006 Prairie High School volleyball team next Monday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the PHS gym. . . .
The Third Annual Midsummer Night Mile Relay is set for Friday, August 4, starting at 9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital. . . .
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Tri-Parish Youth activities for August
The sun may be scorching hot as the rays of heat spread throughout the earth but we gather in praise and worship because of the gifts Gods has shown us throughout these days. August brings with it a chance to thank God for the gifts of family barbeques, warm evening walks, camping trips, cool rivers, and extra time to spend with family and friends. It is here in the midst of the heat and warmth that God has made his presence known. So I encourage you to embrace this last month of God's graciousness that is present through the summer sun and remember to thank Him for everything, because in everything He is present. We just need to look. . . .
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Candidates for the 2007 Idaho County Fair Royalty are shown. Top from left are Carly Behler, Lauren Dumen, Jennifer Enneking and Brooke Holthaus. Bottom from left are Casandra Schaeffer, Bonnie Reilly and Kendra Evans. See story at left for bios.

Volunteers (from left to right) Claudia Gehring, Carol Lauer and Mariel Arnzen mix up enough angel food batter for 78 shortcakes in the monastery’s bakery. This is in preparation for the annual Raspberry Festival this weekend. See story at left.

An oil painting of Chief Joseph is a featured exhibit at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. 

Scenes from the final Summer Reading Program session of the Summer. From top down are Helen Klapprich reading a book about a day in the life of a vet; Helen letting children listen to her dog's heartbeat; and Laurie Workman reading a book about a cat.

Hay bales dot a field behind Roger Kaschmitter's home southwest of Cottonwood. Haying season is winding down while grain harvest has started up east of town. 

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