Updated  September 27, 2007
Local Health Care Heroes are honored
Dr. Maurice Masar, Board of Trustee member, and Casey Meza, CEO, of Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics were recently named as health care hero honorees by the Idaho Business Review. . . .
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Meet the principals
Editor's note: The Prairie Booster Club provided bios of the school principals. . . .
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Tri-Parish Youth activities for October
With every season come opportunities for spiritual growth and life.  It is here during this month of October I would like to invite you to join us in the local youth ministry activities.  . . . 
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NICI employees honored; Thomason to head ICA
Emmett Wilson, Kevin Rehder and Renee Warnacutt received Idaho Correctional Association state awards during the state meeting in Boise last week. All three are instructors at North Idaho Correctional Institution. . . .
Lawanda Thomason of Craigmont was selected president-elect of the Idaho Correctional Association during the annual conference held at Boise last week. . . .
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GROW!2007 prep finalized
GROW! 2007 books and materials are on the way.  
Group facilitators will be contacting all their members and setting up an initial meeting in the coming weeks.   . . .
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School news
On this page are three submissions from Prairie High School students regarding: 1) a hat and mitten drive; 2) HOSA looking for projects; and 3) the upcoming PSAT.  . . .
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Cochran attends leadership forum
Drew Cochran, son of Terry and Jennifer Cochran, took his much awaited trip with the People to People World Leadership Forum to Washington DC.  He spent one week with about 250 other sixth, seventh and eighth graders learning about leadership and our country’s history. . . .
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Pirates win 66-20 at Timberline
The Prairie football team bounced back from their only loss in a big way as they drubbed Timberline 66-20 at Weippe Friday, Sept. 21. . . .
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Lady Pirates have busy week
The Lady Pirates volleyball team split a pair of league matches last week then competed in a tournament at Garfield-Palouse High School. . . .
Also - a girls basketball parent meeting is set for next Wednesday. . . .
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Casey Meza and Dr. Maurice Masar check out the Idaho Business Review issue in which they are honored as “Health Care Heroes.” See article at left.

Principals at Prairie’s school are shown. They were recent guests at a Prairie Booster Club meeting at Harman Agency. From left are Gary Blaz, Elementary Principal and Superintendent; Rene’ Forsmann, Middle School Principal and Todd Shumway, High School Principal. See accompanying article for background info on each. 

Prairie High School principal Todd Shumway announced Tuesday that Jessica Gehring, shown above, has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation form the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Shumway to Gehring. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2008 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2008 competition by taking the 2006 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Drew and Danielle Cochran at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Drew was there for a leadership forum. See article at left.

On Wednesday, September 19 the Center For Discovery Staff along with 20 very eager swimmers ventured out to Grangeville's Super 8 Pool. 

All Elementary School age boys and parents interested in Scouting are invited to an informational meeting about Cub Scouts on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m at the Cottonwood Knights of Columbus Hall on King Street.   For more information contact Dan Karel at 962-5350.  You can also go to our website at http://www.inwc-bsa.org

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