Updated May 10, 2007
Top scholars named for PHS class of 2007
Co-valedictorians Shayla Dalglesh and Carolyn Sonnen and co-salutatorians Tabitha Sonnen and Kylie Uhlorn will be leading the class of 2007 at graduation ceremonies at Prairie high school on Friday, May 25, 2007. . . .
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92 donate blood
At our Blood drive on May 2 we had 92 donors. Two of them came for the first time, They were Louie Poxleitner and T.J. Schmidt. We were pleased with many students and teachers from the high school. . . .
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Perrin takes second place
Cottonwood student Jace Perrin took second place for the first grade level in the Idaho Public Television/KUID regional READING RAINBOW Young Writers and Illustrators Awards contest. . . . 
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Employee survey results are in
St. Maryís Hospital and Clinics recently received the results from the Benedictine Health System employee satisfaction survey taken by 173 employees last January.  SMHC finished higher on every question and in every category than the Benedictine Health System as a whole. . . .
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More Fire department history
The sixth installment of the history of the Cottonwood Fire Department as they approach the celebration of their 100th year. . . .
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Alice Nau to hold book signing
The books are in and Alice Nau is glad to announce the date for her first local book signing.  She will be signing books on May 16th from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Camas Prairie Insurance in Cottonwood, Idaho.  She plans additional book signings in Lewiston and in Moscow.  The following is an article written by Gina Lustig about Alice and her first novel. . . .
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New postage rates go into effect Monday
New postage rates go into effect on Monday, May 14, including a two cent increase in the price of a First - Class Mail stamp to 41 cents.  Post Offices nationwide are now selling the new 41-cent stamps and also one and two cent stamps for customers who still have a supply of 39-cent stamps. . . .
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Pirates lose season finale, split at District
The Prairie baseball team at Kendrick to close their regular season then split their first two games at District, beating Troy then losing again to Kendrick. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 4 more games
The Prairie softball team won their final two regular season games, winning at Lewis County 20-0 and at Kendrick 24-0 then kept up with the lopsided wins by beating Lewis County 23-0 and Genesee 16-1 at District to advance to the championship game. . . .
In the District Championship game Tuesday, Prairie beat Culdesac 15-0 to advance to state. Details in next week's update.
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Sonnen wins hurdles at Area Best meet
Tabitha Sonnen won the 100 meter hurdles race at the District II Meet of Champions Thursday, May 3 at Lewistonís Vollmer Bowl. . . .
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Kindergarten and Preschool visitor days at Summit
Is your child looking for some friendship and fun?  If so, bring them to Summit Academy May 16th for up and coming Kindergarteners and May 17 for up and coming pre-schoolers. . . .
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Prairie High School has named their top students for the Class of 2007. From left are Tabitha Sonnen and Kylie Uhlorn, co-salutatorians and Shayla Dalgliesh and Carolyn Sonnen, co-valedictorians. See article at left. 

Students of the month for May at Prairie High School are from left, Abbigail Lustig and Lauren Duman, co-outstanding students and Randi Schumacher, honor student. Lauren Duman and Abbigail Lustig were nominated for their hard work preparing the decorations and decorating for the Junior Senior Banquet.  Along with the help of some other students, they spent their after-school hours completing these wonderful decorations.  Because of their time and efforts, the banquet was decorated beautifully and the junior class received many compliments on the decorations, food and entertainment.  Both of these young women are willing to help out whenever asked, and their help, time, and work are greatly appreciated.  Randiís distinguished academic achievements have earned her a place in National Honor Society (3.7GPA) at Prairie High School.  She has been a very active member of 4-H for ten years and has helped with community projects from cleaning ditches to painting the big G at Greencreek. She has also enjoyed her volunteer work with Health Occupations Students of America, the community blood drive, St. Maryís Hospital and the Honor Society. Randi also participated in Volleyball (Team Captain), Basketball and Track while in high school. She has also enjoyed being a ski racer for Cottonwood Butte Ski Team for the past seven years. As a busy high school student she has also found time to study and work at various jobs. She is an active member of St. Anthonyís Church. This young lady is an active member of the Prairie student body and is very well respected by the students and staff. 

Cottonwood Firemen answered a fire call at the Prairie High School gym last Wednesday morning.The Science Fair was going on and a beaker full of alcohol broke at one of the tables and caught fire. It was contained fairly quickly with minimal damage. The Science Fair was rescheduled to Tuesday, May 8.

Friday the Middle School had an assembly dedicated to Arbor Day. Shelli Schumacher from the Cottonwood City Council spoke and then helped to plant a tree that the city purchased with an Arbor Day grant. Students are shown with Schumacher around the tree.

Pack 638 of Cottonwood worked hard and all the members attained the ranks they were working towards for the year. Earning their Tiger rank were Hunter Chaffee, Jared Sonnen, and Anthony Karel. Earning their Bear rank were Clayton Chicane, AJ Everson, Philip Spencer and Kory Bahlman. Earning their Arrow of Light, the highest rank available in Cub Scouting were Drew Cochran and Dakota Wilson.  

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