Updated  October 18, 2007
Cell tower given go-ahead
The conditional use permit and height variance for the proposed Verizon cell tower was given approval by the Cottonwood City Council at their October meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9. . . .
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School board meets
Some parental concerns about early buses and the breakfast program were the main topic of discussion at the October school board meeting held Monday, Oct. 15. . . .
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Free pulmonary testing offered
In conjunction with National Respiratory Therapy Week, October 21-27th, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be offering two free pulmonary screenings from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. . . . 
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October 23 is write-in candidate deadline
October 23 is the deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the city elections. . . .
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Various school news items
Several short school news items are on tis page including: Red Ribbon Parade is Monday; Elementary Cookie Dough Sale; PHS students giving golf a try; and a Massage for Your Health program in sophomore health class. . . .
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Veteran's Day program planned
The Prairie Schools Veterans Day Program will be observed on Monday, November 12th. . . .
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Railroad centennial to be observed
Just in time for Christmas 1907, the railroad line was completed from Culdesac to Vollmer (now Craigmont).  What a Christmas present this must have been to the farmers, merchants, and others of the Camas Prairie. . . .
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Pirates win 46-0 at C.V.
In a rather uninspired offensive effort, the Prairie football team still managed to roll to an easy 46-0 win at Clearwater Valley Friday, Oct. 12 in a game ended less than 2 minutes into the second half on the 45-point mercy rule. . . .
Also on this page are a couple photos from the Powderpuff Volleyball event held Monday night as part of Homecoming Week. . . .
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Culdesac ends Lady Pirates' season
The Prairie Lady Pirates quickly bowed out of the District Tournament as Culdesac swept them 10-25, 20-25, 22-25 Saturday, Oct. 14 in a play-in game at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
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Shown are the Homecoming King and Queen candidates for this year. Crowning will take place at halftime of Friday night’s game. Front from left are Carson Heath, Taylor Rieman, Casandra Schaeffer and Christa Wilson. Back from left are Kenneth Enneking, Sarah Arnzen, Jalisa Wright and Nick Johnson. Wilson and Johnson are the senior class nominees. Arnzen and Enneking were nominated by the juniors, Schaeffer and Rieman by the sophomores and Wright and Heath by the Freshmen. All the candidates are members of the senior class.

The Prairie Booster Club was handing out money last week. In the top photoDonna Latimer and Erin Shears of the Center For Discovery receive a check from Booster president Chris Kaschmitter that will be used for some bean-bag chairs in the CFD. In the lower photo Chris presents a check to Tova Cladouhos, social worker and special ed coordinator for PES and PMS to be used to purchase some educational games.

On October 9, Carol Anglen (right) received the Idaho Historical Society's Esto Perpetua award for her tireless work in preserving the history of Idaho County from First Lady Lori Otter. A resident of Idaho County since 1982, Anglen has compiled and published in three volumes all the records of births, deaths and marriages in the county from 1886 - 1928. In addition she published a scrapbook of Winona memorabilia; a 12,500 item Master Index to Idaho County records; indexed 8 volumes of Idaho County Miscellaneous scrapbooks housed at the Centennial Library in Grangeville; found, identified and recorded tombstone information on nearly all of Idaho county's cemeteries and made the information available on the USGENWEB website; and is currently indexing Idaho County Voices. According to one of the recommendations written by her peers, "Anglen has greatly organized, fortified, and improved access (hard copies as well as on-line) to historical/genealogical information in Idaho County, Idaho, and by her actions, has thus organized, fortified and improved Idaho history."

On Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Gary Eller (above) will be talking about historically based songs of the region. Folk songs by the people who settled along the Snake and Salmon Rivers tell some fascinating tales of the early years in Idaho. In addition to singing and playing a selection of this music, Eller will discuss his efforts to collect and write more of these songs. Funded in part by the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), this program promises to be an evening of entertainment, discussion, and sharing. The IHC is a non profit organization that serves as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude has sponsored an annual Fall Lecture Series for eight years. This presentation will be the fourth and last of the lectures this fall. Admission is free. For more information please call (208)962-2050.
Dan’s Team, a shooting team of high schoolers honoring the memory of Dan Kaschmitter is participating in the Cottonwood Gun Club Night Shoot. The Prairie Booster Club paid their entry fee. From left are Mitchel Jungert, Wyatt Williams, Derek Schaeffer, Brandon Poxleitner and Kyle Holthaus.

 The Second Grade Students at Prairie Elementary School participated in a special presentation by Ms. Kevin Conger (shown above), a Nutrition Advisor from the University of Idaho Extension Nutrition Program.  Ms. Conger explained to the students about healthy eating and helped them to identify foods in the five basic food groups associated with the Food Pyramid. She also stressed the importance of daily exercise and why we should limit our intake of fats, sugars and salt. Once a month Ms. Conger will be visiting the classrooms to present a new topic using the “Building A Healthy Me” youth curriculum.  Next Month’s topic is “Germ City”, a presentation on how to control the spread of germs and the correct way to wash our hands. 

The Center For Discovery hosted a Bingo Night last week with the two photos above showing some of the participants. In the lower photo the young lady appears to be havng a tough night with her bingo card.
12 year old Tyler Ross bagged this 18 inch 5x5 whitetail buck on Friday, Oct. 12. He used a 243 rifle and was hunting with his father. He is the son of Joe and Polly Ross of Keuterville and this is his first year of hunting.

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