Updated October 19, 2006
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council met Tuesday, Oct. 10 and passed a couple of resolutions. . . .
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School Board meets
The books for the Cottonwood School District were given clean reports by the auditor at the October meeting of the board Monday, Oct. 16. . . .
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Blood drive set for Nov. 1
Our Thanksgiving blood drive will be on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the Community Hall from 12 noon to 6 PM.  We are always thankful for donors who help save lives by giving this precious gift of  life. . . .
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Allen receives prestigious award
Dean Allen of North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood and Idaho Correctional Institution – Orofino, has been presented the Feldner Award. This is a lifetime achievement award presented to someone who is recognized by their peers for demonstrated excellence and accomplishments throughout a career.  . . .
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Cattle Association to hold annual meeting
The Idaho-Lewis County Cattle Association will hold their annual meeting at the Kamiah Legion Hall on Saturday, October 21. . . .
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Pirates beat Genesee 42-36
The Prairie football team picked up their biggest win since dropping to 8-man football when they edged defending state champion Genesee 42-36 at Cottonwood Friday, Oct. 13. . . .
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Lady Pirates finish with losses
The Prairie Lady Pirates got swept at Genesee to end their regular season then ended their season with a 4-game loss to Timberline in a District play-in match. . . .
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Summit jr. high splits; varsity volleyballers place 4th
Past week’s basketball activity resulted in Summit Academy’s junior high girls winning easily at Timberline, then losing though matches to CV, . . .
Friday and Saturday last week provided two full days of exciting volleyball action, as Summit’s varsity volleyball team traveled to Logos in Moscow to participate in a year-end invitational tournament. . . .
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This apartment house on Bash St. caught fire early Sunday morning, Oct. 15. Flames were reported being seen as early as 7:15 a.m. At 9:45 when this photo was taken it was fully engulfed inside and the firefighters were mostly worried about keeping the fire from spreading to neighboring homes. The house had been owned by Joe Didier for the past 18-20 and was insured. By Sunday night it was reduced to a heap of rubble. The Didiers haven’t decided yet whether to rebuild. 

Members of the Prairie student body formed a corridor for the victorious Prairie football team after their thrilling win over Genesee. They banner they broke says “Bring the Heat.” See story below left.

Congratulations to the Cottonwood School District kitchen staff for a job well done. All three kitchen recently received an inspection and all kitchen scored 100%. I just happened to get a picture of Kathy Riener and Nancy Arnzen. Prairie Middle School students and staff say, "Congratulations". Thank you for fixing great food!!!  

Duane Uhlenkott puts the finishing touches on the upgrade of Prairie Elementary School’s computer lab. In the last few months the school has replaced all of the aging and problem-prone Pentium II computers with new ones. Recently developed technology allows the use of just six computer towers to feed all 24 stations in the lab, providing a savings of many thousands of dollars. 

Charlene Duman, a high school aide, helps Bradley Poxleitner check out a book on the new computerized library system at Prairie Elementary School. Most of the library’s nearly 9,000 books are already in the system; the rest should be in by Christmas. PES thanks Kris Nida for her many hours of work to get this system up and running for the library.  

Bryce Forsmann is holding an Auto Darkening welding helmet that Nick Forsmann donated to the Prairie High Industrial Technology program. The auto darkening helmet makes welding much easier for the students, and allows them to learn first hand what the new advancements in welding are. We thank Nick for his contribution to the program. If it wasn't for former students and individuals helping out, the program wouldn't be what it is today.

On Monday, October 16, Kody Duclos and Logan Dahlen traveled with Mrs. Holthaus to Grangeville where they met with the Idaho County Commissioners to give a short presentation about the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS). Kody and Logan told the commissioners about the things that they learned while at the camp. They discussed forest management, watersheds, system science, and the difficult decisions that we as Americans must make in taking care of our environment. They also explained how they would use their new knowledge in and out of the classroom. A proposal was presented for the use of Title III money to fund the program for sixth grade students in the 2007-2008 school year. Commissioner Rehder made the motion to fund the program and Commissioner Matson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The students and the teachers feel that they were very fortunate to be able to attend MOSS and are pleased that next year’s sixth grade students will have the opportunity. From left are Duclos, Commissioner Doman, Dahlen, Commissioner Matson, Mrs. Holthaus, and Commissioner Rehder after the students made their presentation.

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