Updated December 21, 2006
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Coloring Contest winners named
Sierra Dawn Wright, age 4, Marissa Lustig, age 8 and Adrianne Nuxoll, age 10, were the grand prize winners in the Chronicle’s annual Christmas Coloring Contest. Wright won with an entry at Camas Prairie Insurance. Lustig won with an entry at Schlader Photography and Nuxoll won with an entry at Seubert’s Insurance. . . .
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School Board meets
The school board had a light agenda at their December meeting Monday, Dec. 18. . . .
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Grant awarded to PMS teacher
Jessica Vanderwall, a fifth grade science teacher in Prairie School District #242, has been awarded a $500 mini-grant award from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s only non-union professional teacher association.  The grant will be used to purchase project supplies for a Mars Rover project. . . .
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Notes from Pat
Merry Christmas to each of you from Greg and Steve, grandsons Chris and Mike and from Ramona and children Clayton, Carolyn and Rachael and from me. . . .
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Hospitals receive extra funds
The Kissler Family Foundation Philanthropic Gift Fund, one of the 350 individual funds administered by the Idaho Community Foundation, recently awarded Clearwater Valley Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital a grant to purchase a hospital grade portable breast pump to loan to new moms to facilitate breast feeding. . . .
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Greetings from South Africa
Brenna Riggers of Craigmont hopped a plane and headed to Umtata, South Africa on September 11, 2006.  She is working at Bethany Place of Safety.  This orphanage is directed by Sister Mary Paule Tacke.  Sister Mary Paule was born and raised in Cottonwood. . . .
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English class has 9/11 poetry project
For several weeks, the junior English classes at Prairie High School read and reflected on the events of 9/11. . . .
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Pirates win 3 games; 82 champs hold reunion
The Prairie Pirates won 3 games last week, defeating Sitka at Kendrick then beating Horseshoe Bend and Council in the Prairie Christmas Tournament. . . .
During the Christmas Tournament a special presentation and reunion was held for the 1982 boys and girls state champs commemmorating 25 years since the occurrence. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 2 of 3 games last week, losing by 2 to Sitka at Kendrick and then beating both Horseshoe Bend and Council in the Prairie Christmas Tournament. . . .
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Wrestlers compete at Pullman
The Prairie wrestling team competed at the Pullman Tournament. . . .
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Lots of Summit basketball
Articles include the boys varsity winning 4 of 7 games, the girls varsity winning 5 of 6 and the junior high boys finishing their season. . . .
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This year's Coloring Contest winners from left are Sierra Dawn Wright, Marisa Lustig and Adrianne Nuxoll.

Prairie Middle School had several winners in statewide art contest. In the top photo Callie Mader was the overall state winner in the State Dept. of Education's greeting card contest. She holds a copy of the card with her artwork on it. In the middle photo Kody Duclos was the 6th grade overall winner in the contest. In the bottom photo Alex Duman shows the calendar page with his artwork. It was part of the Idaho School Board Association 2007 calendar. All are shown with art teacher Sonesa Lundmark.

Santa got around last week. In the top photo Rachael tells Santa what she wants for Christmas when Santa visited the Community Hall after the Christmas Parade. In the lower photo Santa poses with 3 youngsters during his visit at The Hangout.

A couple of the floats in the Lighted Christmas Parade held Sunday evening in Cottonwood.

The Prairie Middle School Christmas Concert was held Wednesday, Dec. 13. From top down are the Junior High Band, the 5th grade band members, the 6th grade band and the 6th grade general music group.

One of the many examples of wind damage from the storm last Thursday night and Friday morning. One of the large trees to the west of Pat Wherry’s house snapped off and fell onto her garage. Wind gusts exceeded 50 mph in many places with power knocked out about 2:45 a.m. Friday. It was restored in town by 7:30 a.m. but not until as late as 4 p.m. in outlying areas. . 

Cindy Omlin presents a check for a $500 grant to Jessica Vanderwall, 5th grade teacher at Prairie Middle School. See story above left.

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