Updated  August 2, 2007
Father and son donate flag
On July 4 2007 David Sr. and Dean Shears donated a 5 foot by 8 foot flag to the City of Cottonwood for display at the Veterans Memorial at the City Park. . . .
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School registrations are August 14
Registration date for both Prairie High School and junior high students at Prairie Middle School is August 14. . . .
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Tri-Parish Youth activities for August
I would like to invite all of you to embrace the last few weeks of summer by spending time with your family and friends.  Moreover, I would also like to invite the youth to join our youth ministry as we come together as a Catholic family to learn and grow as a community of faith.  It is here that memories are made and God’s presence becomes visible. . . . 
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Fair Trade Sale booth at Raspberry Festival
Go shopping and change the world at the same time!  The community is invited to shop for fair trade gifts, music instruments, jewelry and more handmade items from artisans and farmers living in developing regions by attending a CRS Fair Trade Sale. . . .
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Fire restrictions upgraded to stage II
George Bacon, Director – Idaho Department of Lands, declared that Stage II Fire Restrictions will go into effect Friday, August 3 at 12:01 a.m. on all state and private lands within north Idaho.  This area includes the counties of Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho (north of the Salmon River). . . .
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Relay For Life results
The 2007 American Cancer Society’s Clearwater To Salmon Rivers Relay For Life event was once again a wonderful success and many thanks go out to each one of the committee chairpersons for all their hard work and countless hours of volunteer time to make this event a success. . . .
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Elementary School Supply list and 2007-08 School Calendar
On this page are the school supply lists for Prairie Elementary School and also the Prairie school calendar for 2007-08. . . .
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Practice dates set
First practice dates have been set for PHS football, volleyball and for the cheerleaders. . . .
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Women's softball tournament held
When Michelle Schaeffer of SGH Grangeville Clinic found out that the area would not be having a Women’s Softball Tournament this year she asked SGH Hospital Foundation Director Laurie Rockwell and the SGH Grangeville and Kooskia Clinics if they would be interested in making it happen, they, along with the CEO, Joe Cladouhos, said definitely! . . .
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David Shears, Sr. and Dean Shears hoist the flag they donated at the City Park. The flag will fly over the Veterans’ Memorial. See story at left.

Children participating in the final day of this year’s Summer Reading Program are shown. They are back row l to r:  Trista Latimer, Tyler Workman, Merranda Chaffee, Garrett Workman and Daun Hoene. Middle row:  Kirstin Latimer, Ali Hoene, Ciara Chaffee, Jared Coppernoll, Riley Poxleitner, Hunter Chaffee, Matt Coppernoll, Cassia Whipple and Amber Workman. Front row:  Ellea Poxleitner, Nicole Poxleitner, Morgan Poxleitner, Jarrett Nuxoll, Mitchell Nuxoll, Madison Shears, Beth Dinning, Conrad Duman, Devin Ross, Drew Dinning, Halle Klapprich, Emily McHugh and Olivia Klapprich.  Click on the photo for a larger version.

In the top photo McGruff the Crime Dog and a deputy from the sheriff's office came by the Summer Reading Program last Thursday to remind the children about stranger safety and drug safety.  In the lower photo Mr. Deiss also made a stop to read the kids a story and sing with them.  The day finished up with ice cream and reading awards.  The kids read a combined total of over 160 books throughout the program.

Ron and Doris Sonnen and their children and grandchildren had a family reunion at Three Rivers Resort recently. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

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