Updated October 26, 2006
Note from City Hall
Another summer has come and gone and the fall activities are in full swing.  Campaigns for the fall election have the town festooned with candidates’ signs and the paper is full of letters of support for the various races.  Please study each candidate and ballot issue carefully and make a concerted effort to get out and VOTE. . . .
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2nd graders donated books to orphans
Mrs. Riggers' 2nd grade class collected 192 books to send to orphans in South Africa.  On Wednesday, the class counted the books collected and boxed them up, . . .
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Spaghetti Feed planned
The Center For Discovery will be having a Spaghetti Feed on Thursday, November 2nd from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the KC Hall in Cottonwood. . . .
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Hospitals start new round of tours
The St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundations distributed flyers through the five weekly newspapers in their service area last week.  The flyers advertise their new round of 60 minute tours of their facilities that are free and open to the public. . . .
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This is Red Ribbon Week
Every year the last week of October is designated as Red Ribbon Week.  This year is very special since it is the 20th anniversary.  Red Ribbon began because of a DEA agent named Kiki Camarena. . . .
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New safety measures at Prairie Schools
Sadly, in the world in which we live in today, there have recently been a number of school related tragedies that have brought the focus of school safety to the forefront.  In light of this, the Prairie School Board and Administration have asked each school to put in place a plan of action for such events. . . .
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Pirates lose at Deary
The Prairie football team lost any chance at qualifying for state as they were soundly beaten at Deary 30-66 Friday, Oct. 20. Deary was inspired by it being their senior night and Prairie seemed to have a letdown after their big win the previous week against Genesee. . . .
There's also a note about a parent meeting for Boys Basketball . . .
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7th graders look at career opportunities
What should I study?  How do I get a job?  Which occupations pay the most?  How can I get money for school?  Where are Web links to colleges and professional organizations?  Where should I go to school?  Where can I find out about different education options?  These are just a few of the questions kids start to ask as they enter junior high. . . .
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Summit youth learn about volcanoes; Knowledge Bowl season kicks off
Miss Gerlach had a very busy and very interesting science week last week.  The first and second grade class of Summit Academy has recently been learning about volcanoes. . . .
Central Idaho’s Academic League got off to a roaring start at Nezperce Monday evening as 24 teams from nine area high schools came together to answer three rounds of challenging questions. A survey of the contestants showed six new coaches, and a return to competition after years of absence of the Kubs from Kamiah. . . .
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Elementary School students and the PHS band and cheerleaders participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week Parade Monday, Oct. 23. They started at the Elementary School, headed north along Lewiston St., wound through the Hospital parking lot (shown), headed on down Lewiston St. to Front St. then to Main St. to Cash & Carry where they turned, followed Main back to King and then to St. Mary’s Church where they turned back toward the school. See story below left for information on how Red Ribbon Week got started.. 

Mrs. Riggers’ second grade class show some of the books they collected to send to orphans in Africa. Back from left are Aurelia Bruno, Cole Creutzberg, Andreya Nelson, Kylie Tidwell, Mitchell Nuxoll, Chaye Uptmor, Laina Sonnen, and Lauren Stubbers. Front from left are Darlene Gehring, Terran Vanator, Brandon Anderson, Carolyn Chicane, Faith Uhlenkott, Rhiana Fox, A.J. Everson. 

Josh Zigler, Nancy Uptmor and  Justin Schmidt check out career opportunities on the computer. See story below left. 

Members of the Cottonwood Lions Club rebuilt the roofs over the picnic tables in the City Park this past Friday and Saturday. The City of Cottonwood paid for the materials and the Lions provided the labor. 

Miss Gerlach, Patrick Chmelik, and Tyson Schlader waiting for the excitement to happen in a Summit Academy 1st-2nd grade class science experiment. See story at left.

Rolinda Keith of Cottonwood won third in the Idaho Farm Bureau Women’s photo contest for the 2006 Agriculture in Idaho Photo Contest. Above is her prize winning photo.

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