Updated February 1, 2007
Blood drive is Tuesday
Just a reminder that the blood drive is coming on Tuesday, February 6.  . . .
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19 earn all A's at PMS
Nineteen students at Prairie Middle School made the A honor roll for the second quarter of the 2006-07 school year.
They were Rebekah Bruner, Clark Bruno, Andrew Cochran and Leah Holthaus in the 5th grade; Kody Duclos, Alex Duman, Christopher Hoene, Andrea Kaschmitter, Kendall Schumacher and Shelby VonBargen in the 6th grade; Samantha Keating, Troy Lorentz, Joshua Roeper, MaKayla Schaeffer, Megan Sigler and Amanda Stinson in the 7th grade and Meaghan Bruner, Kayla Johnson and Michael Karel in the 8th grade. . . .
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Skiing conditions are excellent
Cottonwood Butte Ski Area was above the fog, Saturday morning and skiers were pleasantly surprised by bright sunshine when they arrived. 
The runs were hard pack and smooth making for some excellent skiing conditions. . . .
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Local Primeland employees honored
The employees of Primeland Cooperatives have been recognized for demonstrating outstanding community service in honor of the 75th anniversary of CHS.  Primeland Cooperatives was one of eight CHS locations that earned special recognition for donating the most dollars, pounds of food or volunteer hours during a three-month period. . . .
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Hospital receives Murdock Grant
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics recently received a $170,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to help purchase equipment to digitize their X-ray and Ultrasound images.   . . .
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Youth Ministry active in February
As February approaches our hearts begin to yearn for the warmth of Spring and the opportunity for new growth. It is during this month that we are invited to the process of newness as Lent begins and youth gatherings take place. . . .
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4 shoot perfect 25's
In the third week of competition for the Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association Ten week shoot, Cottonwood Gun Club was one target short of a perfect 75. Forty nine shooters turned out to shoot. Mike Long, Jack Fischer, Rod Sheets and Ralph Terhaar shot 25 straights with Andy Uhlorn, Scott Jungert, Andy Terhaar, John Kaschmitter, Rod Behler, Ben Schuster and Dale Hemerick 1 target short with 24’s. This gave the club a score of 74.40 and a Three week total of 223.81  . . .
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Pirates win two games; JV's win twice at CV Tourney; PeeWee Basketball signups
The Prairie Pirates came from behind to beat both Lapwai and Highland over the weekend. . . .
The JV's picked up a couple of wins at the CV Tournament. . . .
The Prairie coaches, Jerry Uhling, Kevin Chaffee and Steve Wilson, along with Dave Snodgrass, Ryan Hasselstrom and Travis Mader are offering the Prairie Peewee basketball program again this year. . . .
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Lady Pirates play at 5:30 Friday; win 2 of 3 to finish regular season
The Lady Pirates will face CV at 5:30 Friday as they start District Tournament action. . . .
The Lady Pirates won 2 of 3 games last week, losing at Lapwai then defeating Timberline and Lewis County at home. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
The wrestling schedule is on this page. . . .
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Summit boys win home finale; Academic Bowl team drops to fourth
Rebounding from their first loss of the year to Pullman Christian, Summit's high school boys turned on the steam in perhaps their best outing of the year last week at Prairie High School, closing out their home season with a resounding 72 to 56 victory over the visiting Eagles from Pullman.  . . .
Up with the leaders through two rounds of monthly academic bowl action last week at Prairie, Summit's two-team squad fell on hard times during the third and final round to end up fifth for the evening, and fourth place in the nine team league for the year. . . .
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Students of the month for January at Prairie High School are Dan Riener, left, honor student, and Daniel Sigler, outstanding student. Riener is a hardworking and responsible student who strives to excel in the classroom.  His work is always completed in a timely fashion and if he is absent he is always prompt in finding out what he missed.  Dan also adds to class discussion and is eager to challenge other students ideas which leads to greater learning and understanding.  Sigler participates in a variety of school sports, including football, track, and basketball; however, these activities represent only a portion of his commitments to our school and these communities. As an active member of Health Occupations Students of America he represented Prairie last summer in the national competition held in Anaheim. Now, he serves our communities as a First Responder with St. Mary’s Hospital. He is available for ambulance runs and enjoys this challenge. Daniel is also a member of the Ferdinand Fire Department and is striving to prepare himself as a fire fighter.  Daniel has been learning from the bottom up in preparing for his fire fighting duties. No work is beneath him; he has learned what low man on the totem pole means. His desire to help earned him this recognition from the high school staff at P.H.S. 

Shayla VonBargen, right photo,and Brandon Higgins represented Prairie Elementary for the Elk's Hoop Shoot held in Grangeville on Sat Jan. 20th. They competed against other area schools in the 8-9 year old bracket. Both of the shooters came home with the first place trophies. They will now move on to the next round held in Lewiston. 

Tom Gehring, left, receives a $500 check in recognition of the “Keuterville Cowboys”, a group of Primeland employees who do the community a service in fighting fires. See "local Primeland employees honored" at left.

Lisa Rehder Ellis spoke to the sixth grade classes at Prairie Middle School about her life in Brazil. Mrs. Ellis and her husband are living in Brazil where Mr. Ellis works for Weyerhauser in a eucalyptus mill. Mrs. Ellis spoke to the students about the culture, economy, geography, and history of South America. The presentation was very informative and enjoyable. The sixth grade students study about Canada, Central America, and South America in Social Studies. It was nice to visit with someone who has lived in Brazil. Mrs. Ellis is the daughter of Jim and Sally Rehder of Cottonwood.

The Prairie High School dance team finishes off a dance performance at the boys game last Thursday. On Saturday they competed at Districts in Potlatch and took second place, qualifying them for state competition. 

Mrs. Gilbert's Kindergarteners played math games with their buddies this week from Mrs. Schu's class. They were focusing on numbers that are greater than, or less than. 

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