Updated February 8, 2007
Ten earn straight A's at PHS
Ten students earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the second quarter of the 2006-07 school year at Prairie High School. They were Carolyn Sonnen and Kayla Uhlenkott, seniors; Sarah Arnzen, Jessica Gehring and Jacob Wimer, juniors; Laura Gehring and Emily Lerandeau, sophomores and Andrew Gabica, NaTosha Schaeffer and David Sigler, freshmen.  . . .
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A Glimpse into Keuterville's past
It’s nearly time once again for the St. Mary’s/Holy Cross Annual Dinner and Raffle.  The Camas Prairie is littered with small towns, each boasting its own unique history—histories that allow us see what a rich heritage we are all a part of just by living in this stunning part of Idaho County.  Keuterville is one such town, and with the Dinner and Raffle just around the corner, perhaps the readers would enjoy a glimpse into the past of this remarkable town located at the base of Cottonwood Butte. . . .
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Wellness night at ball game Monday
The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a Wellness Night at Prairie High School this next Monday evening, February 12, at the boys’ varsity home basketball game. . . .
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KC's crown free throw champions
Ten boys and girls from Prairie Elementary School, Prairie Middle School, and Summit Academy, ages 10 to 14, were named local and district champions of the 2007 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the state level. . . .
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Health Forums initiated
Grangeville Physical Therapy and Groaners Fitness are partnering to present a series of health presentations, Our Health Our Community.  The first in the series will be held Thursday, February 15 and will feature Deanna English, RN, CMT, RYT.  Her talk, Stress Reduction and Mind Body Health, will be held at the Soltman Center in Grangeville at 5:30 p.m. . . .
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Hospitals meet with DOQ-IT specialist
A representative from Qualis Health recently met with members of the St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals’ nursing staff to review their clinic processes and plan for upcoming electronic medical records.  Helen Stroeble, RN, MPH, is a consultant working with the Doctor’s Office Quality – Information Technology or DOQ-IT program.  The consult is one of the services offered through Qualis Health’s Boise office. . . .
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EMT's promote WHALE program
Local Emergency Medical Technicians are promoting the WHALE program offered through Idaho’s Transportation Department.  The “We Have a Little Emergency” program is designed to help identify infants and children in safety seats involved in motor vehicle crashes. . . .
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Pirates split games
The Prairie Pirates won big last Tuesday against Nezperce then lost big at Genesee this past Monday. . . .
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Lady Pirates split at District, play again Friday at 7:30
The Lady Pirates split their first two district games, coming from 11 points down to beat C.V. then losing to Lapwai by 9. They play Troy at 7:30 Friday, Feb. 9 and if they win they'll play again at 11 a.m. on Saturday for a trip to state. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
The wrestling schedule is on this page. . . .
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Summit girls take 1st, boys 4th at Logos Tournament
Summit Academy closed out their 2006/2007 basketball season with a second tourney championship for the girls, and a fourth place finish for the boys in weekend action at Logos in Moscow last week. . . .
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The home of Jeff and Kim Ratcliff caught fire last Thursday, Feb. 1, gutting the house and destroying everything they owned inside. The Cottonwood Volunteer Firemen got the call at 11:37 a.m. John Schmidt of Avista loaned the use of his bucket truck so firemen could douse the fire on the upper level. Benefits are planned to help the Ratcliffs. 

Above are the Prairie Booster Club’s Spirit Week winners. In the top photo Ciara Chaffee, left, and Kristi Poxleitner were the “Red out the Gym” winners while in the lower photo Hunter and Ciara Chaffee and Clark Hinkelman were the “Black out the gym” winners. Poxleitner is wearing one of the Prairie girls’ uniform tops from the early 80’s. They were worn by the 1981 and 1982 state champs. 

Mrs. Schu's class hosted Kinderbuddies this week and they were excited to help the Kindergartners create valentine fish.  Here are pictures of Hollie and Conrad, top photo, and Maria with Emma.

The PHS band performed at the girls District Tournament games.

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