Updated May 3, 2007
A message from the school board
As you may have read previously in the paper, we, as your School Board, originally proposed a supplemental levy of $233,000 for the coming school year, which was a slight increase over last year.  However, our Superintendent (Stan Kress) and Clerk (Denise Uhlenkott) brought us back some good news from the Budget meeting held by The State Department of Education. . . .
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Chamber meets
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce held their monthly meeting on April 10th at the Coffee Mill. . . .
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Students study architect, do stained glass artwork
Every civilization is partly defined and recognized by its architecture, and throughout history individual architects have contributed largely to the quality of life within their own societies. Frank Lloyd Wright was probably the most significant native-born American architect of the 20th century. . . . 
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Native leaders meet in Cottonwood
Regional and local native leaders will focus on tribal issues at the Sovereignty, Spirituality, and Diplomacy Symposium on May 12, 2007. The free one-day conference begins at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho. . . .
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More Fire department history
The fifth installment of the history of the Cottonwood Fire Department as they approach the celebration of their 100th year. . . .
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Fine dining James Bond style
On April 20, the Prairie High School junior class organized the Second Annual Casino Night for the senior class of 2007.  The purpose of this dinner is for all of the students of these two classes to celebrate the years that they have spent together, as well as, for the juniors to wish the seniors a safe farewell and luck in their futures. With a theme of Casino Royale 007, the room was decorated in red, black and gold, with light coverings, drapery and black palm trees. . . .
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Spring Art Show is this week
The Central Idaho Art Association's 40th Spring Art Show takes place this week, May 3rd through 5th at the Bicentennial Historical Museum basement gallery, 305 N. College in Grangeville. . . .
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Pirates win 2, lose 2; District starts Saturday; Wrestling team holds awards banquet
The Prairie baseball team lost twice at Genesee then won at Timberline and in their home finale against Lewis County. . . .
The Pirates open district play at 10 a.m. at Kendrick Saturday as the #3 seed. 3 teams advance to state this year. . . .
The wrestling team held their awards banquet last week. . . .
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Lady Pirates beat Culdesac again
The Prairie softball team beat Culdesac again in their home finale, 9-3. . . .
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Girls take White Pine Meet title; Sonnen breaks school record
Tabitha Sonnen won 3 events and Kaylee Uhlenkott won another to lead the Prairie girls track team to the team title at the White Pine League Meet held at Lapwai Tuesday, April 24. . . .
Tabitha Sonnen broke a long-standing school record in the 100 meter hurdles when she clocked 15.75 in the prelims Friday, April 27 at the Kamiah Invitational. . . .
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Summit's Mystery Night set for Sept. 22
Yes it is true, Summit Academy’s patrons and many others will be taking “a walk on the wild side” this September 22 for their annual Mystery Night fundraiser. . . .
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Work is progressing on the new Gem Builders Supply building as bright red siding that matches that on their warehouse had gone up on the east and west sides by Tuesday morning.

The Greencreek Active Workers 4-H Club had 42 members show up for the annual ditch cleaning on April 14. The enthusiasts cleaned the Greencreek Highway District and Winona Highway District ditches. 

In the top photo J.C. Enriquez and others pick out the stained glass pieces they want to use. In the lower photo Randy Becker solders some of those pieces together. Prairie Middle School 8th graders were studying Frank Lloyd Wright and also doing stained glass artwork. See story above left.

The Teen Living Class was honored to have Jennifer and Terry Cochran as guest teachers this past week. Jennifer is in the process of being certified as an EMT and she gracious accepted the offer to instruct the 8th grade class.  For four days Jennifer taught the students how to secure a scene, basic first aid, the Heimlich maneuver, how to safely move a victim and the basics of CPR. The students were excited when Jennifer brought the mannequins from St. Mary’s Hospital for them to practice their CPR skills. The students loved the hands on activities and found out very quickly that it takes lots of practice to correctly execute the 1st aid skills.  The students would like to thank Jennifer and Terry for sharing their expertise.  Shown in the top photo are Jennifer and Terry Cochran demonstrating the proper way to roll and victim. In the lower photo the girls display their splinting skills.

The home of Clark and Eleanor Hinkelman was the gathering place for a shared lunch for the families of Joe and Teresa and John and Annas Schmidt on Thursday, April 26.
Margie led us in prayer, mentioning all our ancestors. The smiling faces and helping hands of Janis and June kept the plates and wine glasses filled.After lunch very old movies taken by Johnny Schmidt were shown including the wedding of Willie and Theresa.  We also celebrated Tom’s 75 birthday with a song and cake. A display of treasured pieces and pictures that our parents and Grandparents had were through out the home.  Eleanor wore a dress and jewelry worn by her mother.There were many hugs , much laughter and lots of visiting and reminiscing.
Present were: Lucille Sprute, Clemy Bieker, Spokane, Margaret & Dan Becker, Nezperce, Gene & Delores VonBargen, Anna & Bob Gehring, Theresa & Willie Wemhoff, Clark & Eleanor Hinkelman, Cottonwood, Fred & Karen Schmidt, Marie Hasenoehrl, Sister Margie Schmidt, Lewiston, Father Joe Schmidt, Moscow, Jim & Arlene Schmidt, Twin Falls, Tom and Marilyn Schmidt, Greencreek, Joann Schmidt, Hayden.  Unable to attend was Florence Lux, Spokane. 

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