Updated  December 6, 2007
Lighted Christmas parade set for Dec. 16
The Cottonwood Greater Area Chamber would like to invite all businesses and individuals to participate in the annual Christmas light parade on December 16th, 2007. . . .
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School concert dates are set
The Prairie Schools Christmas concerts are coming up soon. . . .
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Students compete in 'Lego League'
Traveling to Post Falls, Idaho on December 1, 2007 were 13 students from the 7th grade Technology class.  Coach Martin had three teams prepared to compete in the rover challenge, technical, and presentation parts of the competition.  This is a new program at Prairie Middle School. . . . 
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Ski Scoop
Start pulling those skis and snowboards out of storage.  The ski season is just around the corner.  Cottonwood Butte Ski Area will be opening December 23rd snow permitting. . . .
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Middle School staff awarded grant
Prairie Middle School received a $10,000 grant for year three of the Principal Academy of Leadership Project.  Over the past two years staff members have been working hard on using higher level questioning strategies and assessment of all students.  . . .
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Sisters attend celebration
Sisters Clarissa Goeckner, Carm Ternes, Evangela Bossert, Janet Marie Barnard and Mary Kay Henry from the Monastery of St. Gertrude traveled to Mt. Angel, OR, for the October 30th celebration of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of Queen of Angels Monastery and Mt. Angel Abbey. . . .
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Crop insurance program dates to remember
The Risk Management Agency reminds producers of winter and spring sales closing dates for the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) programs and the Adjusted Gross Revenue Pilot (AGR) available in select Northwest counties, and the Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite) programs available throughout the Pacific Northwest which cover most farm-raised crops, animals, and animal products.    . . .
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Pirates lose twice
The Prairie Pirates led most of the game but Grangeville scored the winning basket with 2 seconds left for a 52-54 win at Grangeville in the season opener for both team Tuesday, Nov. 27. . . .
The Prairie Pirates led after the first period but Kendrick took over in the second quarter and went on to win 53-67 in a boys basketball non-league game at Kendrick Saturday, Dec. 1. . . .
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Lady Pirates lose one, win one
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost their home opener to Grangeville then traveled to Timberline where they opened their league season with a win. . . .
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Wrestlers start season
The Prairie wrestling team saw their first action of the season in the annual Takedown Tournament which this year was held at Grangeville Saturday, Dec. 1. . . .
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Summit Academy news
This week there are articles about the girls and boys varsity basketball teams and the knowledge bowl team. . . .
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Shown are the students that took part in the Lego League competition at Post Falls. Back from left are Coach Martin, Matthew Jungert, Cody Tillinghast, Kayla Frei, Christopher Hoene, Garrett Schmidt, Tiffany Stinson, Shayla Sears. Front from left are Taylor Heitman, Callie Mader, Jake Fernandez, Tayler Heitman, Shelby VonBargen, Kody Duclos. See story at left for information and more photos.

This photo is from the Lego League competition at Post Falls.

Shown from left are Sr. Donna Marie Chartraw, Prioress of Queen of Angels Monastery; Sr. Clarissa Goeckner, Prioress of the Monastery of St. Gertrude; Mother Maria Andrea Kappeli, Prioress of the Monastery of Maria Rickenbach, Switzerland; Sr. Kathryn Huber, President of the Federation of St. Gertrude; and, Sr. Anita Baumann of the Monastery of St. Niklaus von Flüe, Switzerland. See article at left.

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