Updated  November 15, 2007
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their November meeting Monday, Nov. 12. The election results were approved.  . . .
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High School, Middle School honor rolls listed
Twelve students earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the first quarter of the 2007-08 school year at Prairie High School. They were Sarah Arnzen, Jessica Gehring, Kim Schaeffer and Tiffany Schaeffer, seniors; Leora Laurino and Emily Lerandeau, juniors; NaTosha Schaeffer, Kyler Shumway, David Sigler and Wyatt Williams, sophomores and Meaghan Bruner and Seth Guyer, freshmen. . . .
36 students made the A honor roll at Prairie Middle School for the first quarter of the 2007-08 school year. They were . . .
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Hospital to have Angel Tree again
For the tenth year St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will sponsor a Christmas ‘Angel Tree’ for low income families in the area.   . . . 
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Roger Holthaus named Father of the Year
Prairie High School’s annual Daddy Date Night was held on Sunday, November 11th. This year the girls chose to have a formal event.   . . .
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2nd Ms. Prairie pageant is held
Beautiful girls, pretty dresses, and fun facts. This was the atmosphere at the second annual Ms. Prairie Pageant. . . .
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Pratt is essay winner
CeCe Pratt of Boise has been named the grand prize winner in the essay portion Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 4th annual Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest. She is a granddaughter of Merna Gehring of Cottonwood. . . .
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Spencer selected to attend National 4-H Congress
Two Idaho County 4-H members have been selected to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta Georgia November 22 – 27, 2007 .  Jessica Munson and Samantha Spencer are two of ten 4-H members in the state of Idaho to be recognized for their outstanding achievements in the 4-H program. . . .
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Wrestlers compete at Lewiston; Football awards given
On Saturday, Nov. 10th, the Cottonwood Wrestling Club participated in their 4th wrestling tournament of the year. This time at the Lewiston High School gym. . . .
Also on this page is a photo of the football award winners. . . .
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22 out for girls basketball; Volleyball, cheerleading awards given
There are 22 girls turned out this year for the Prairie High School girls basketball team. . . .
Also on this page are photos of the volleyball and cheer squad award winners. . . .
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Students of the month for October at Prairie High School are Alex Richardson, left, and Abbigail Lustig. Alex spends the first two periods of the day at the elementary school.  Because I’m teaching math at the high school during the first two periods, Alex is the person who opens the elementary school library and runs it until about 10 a.m.  This is often the library’s busiest time, and Alex does a wonderful job of checking books in and out as well as helping students find books or take tests on them. Alex also came in before school started this year and decorated the library with bright, attractive bulletin boards.  She has an almost radar ability that allows her to see things that need doing and then she just does them without having to be asked.  We could not ask for a better person to start our day in the library at the elementary school! Abbigail is a delight to have in my drafting and commercial design classes. She is not afraid of hard work or challenges.  Although she has not painted much before, she is currently painting a sign for Angie’s Craft Shop. She is a natural learner. She listens to instruction, and the results are beautiful. Her positive attitude, talent, and maturity insure her success at what ever she decides to do. 

The band and choir performed at the Veterans Day program held at Prairie Middle School on Monday.

Roger Holthaus was named Father of the Year at Daddy Date Night. He is show with his daughter Alli. See story above left.

The top 3 in the Ms. Prairie pageant. From left are 2nd runner up Michelle Gehring, 1st runner-up Chelsea Long and winner Alejandra Abrego. See story above left.

Jeff Martin, Social Studies, PE and Technology teacher at Prairie Middle School is a recipient of a $1,000 governor’s grant.  He will use the money to purchase a Robotics kit and will take his technology students to competition in Post Falls, Idaho on December 1, 2007.  The robotics program he is using is part of the First Lego League program.  Pictured are Mr. Gary Blaz, superintendent and Mr. Jeff Martin.

 Vance Chaffee, retired Air Force jet engine mechanic, came to visit his niece Ciara Chaffee in Mrs. Gilbert’s Red Group class. He shared with the children the places he has traveled and also got to help them with one of their table activities. They are learning dot-to-dot and number recognition. Thank you Mr. Chaffee for serving our country and by being a good example.
Chaffee served in the US Air Force from January 1982 through February 2003, a total of 21 years and 19 days.He took basic at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. He went to technical school at Chanute AFB in Illinois. He was stationed at Little Rock AFB in Arkansas from 1982-85; Mt. Home AFB in Idaho from 1985-93; Fairchild AFB near Spokane from 1993-98, at Kunsan Air Base in Korea from 1998-99 and back to Mt. Home from 1999 until he retired in 2003. Vance is shown with the entire class in the upper photo and helping his niece Ciara in the lower photo.

Bobbie Bodine was a guest speaker in the Prairie High School Commercial Design class.  She demonstrated how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel.  She showed the students how to center the clay to make a pot.  Bodine helped student, Ryan Dalgliesh, with centering the clay and beginning the thinning process for making the walls of the pottery.  She had her own pottery studio for 15 years and the students were impressed with her expertise.  

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