Updated  December 13, 2007
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held a very short meeting Monday, Dec. 10.. . .
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SMHC to host Christmas open house
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will host their second annual Christmas Open House on Wednesday, December 19th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Cottonwood clinic reception area.  The community is invited to share in the holiday season with the employees, health care providers and foundation and hospital board members. . . .
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SMHC hosts Foundation site visit
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics recently hosted a visit from two representatives from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation, formerly Foundation Northwest.  Nancy Collins-Warner, Secretary, Board of Trustees and Shelly O’Quinn, Program Officer, discussed possible funding for a grant submitted by Pam McBride, SMHC Grants Coordinator. . . . 
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Mitch Arnzen retires from Marines
Major Mitchell K. Arnzen retired from the USMC on November 30, 2007 in 29 Palms California after 24 years of active duty. . . .
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Uhlenkott brothers show longevity
Vince Uhlenkott, who turned 95 on June 28, enjoyed the 98th birthday party for his brother, Al Uhlenkott on Oct. 17 in Al's Cottonwood home. . . .
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Various school news items
On this page are a variety of short news items from Prairie Middle and High Schools: Perfect attendance at PMS; 3 articles from high school English and Reading classes and the winners of the Jr. Class raffle. . . .
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Santa to be in Cottonwood this weekend
Santa Claus is to be in Cottonwood this weekend. . . .
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Booster Bulletin
We are just at the start of the winter sport season for Prairie Schools, and looking forward to all games/matches regardless of the level ages. . . .
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Pirates split home games
The Prairie Pirates split a pair of home games last week, beating Highland on Thursday then losing to Lapwai on Friday. . . .
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Prairie hosts Christmas Tournament; Lady Pirates beat Kamiah
Prairie High School will host their annual Christmas Basketball Tournament this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15 at the PHS gym. . . .
The Prairie Lady Pirates broke open a close game in the fourth quarter and pulled away to a 43-34 win over Kamiah in a non-league game at Cottonwood Tuesday, Dec. 4. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
Wrestling schedule on this page. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Summit Academy's second session featuring a virtue to be stressed and a saint to be modeled produced the following winners it was announced this week. . . .
Boy's basketball at Summit this past week proved to be an exciting event, as three of the four games played by Patriot teams were won as time expired with buzzer beating basket giving the local teams one point victories. . . .
Summit Academy's youthful girls basketball team picked up their second victory of the season last week, traveling to Pullman to take on the Pullman Christian Eagles last Tuesday night. . . .
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Morris Arnzen of Arnzen Building Construction, Don Somers of the Washington-Idaho-Montana Railway Preservation Committee, Dan Karel, Project Superintendent for Arnzen Construction, and Doug Wasankari of Wasankari Construction, each received an Orchid Award in Recognition of their contribution to the Potlatch Railroad Depot Restoration Project. The awards were presented by Barb Cogner of the Latah County Historic Preservation Commission, during the Train Depot’s open house Saturday, December 8, 2007. Arnzen is at the far left and Karel is second from right in the photo.

It is a rough time for some families during this time of the year.  Prairie Middle School students and staff helped by providing a cord of wood for a needy family.  The wood was delivered on Saturday December 8. Pictured loading wood:  Mrs. Sonnen, Karissa Terhaar, Tyson Hartnett, Nick Hartnett and Damian McWilliams.  Sshown only as their shadows while loading the truck were  Greg Sonnen and Joe Forsmann. 

Kayla Frei and Tyler Workman received Cottonwood Ski Butte season passes for having their name drawn as November Attendance winners. 
LCSC donated two all sports passes to Prairie Middle School. Nichole Gallagher and Leah Holthaus won the passes for perfect attendance up through 10/30/2007.
The Center for Discovery Kids Shopping Day at Prairie Elementary was a huge success.  A special thank you to the P.A.V.E. group, Randy Becker, Kathy Kuther  and Doris Sonnen for coming and helping being a personal shopper, wrapping gifts, marking items,  setting up and tearing down.  Also thanks to all the many people who donated items to make the Kids Shopping Day possible.  (Picture above) Carson Schmidt get help from Abbigail Lustig making out name tags for his packages.
Mrs. Deiss visited the 5th grade classes and shared a piece of her heritage with the students.  The students gained knowledge about the Netherlands and the Dutch culture.  She shared the legend of Sinterklaas and his assistant Swartje Piet (svarta pete), along with many Dutch words to add to their vocabulary.  Ask any 5th grader to sing “Sinterklaas Kapooncha” in Dutch for you. 
Ken Enneking and Jon Rice stand in front of a power miter box. The boys built the new stand that it sits on.  Pat and Lannette Enneking and Nick Forsmann donated the money to purchase the saw.  The saw is equipped with a brake and can cut larger material.  The donation of the saw to our program is greatly appreciated from past graduates.  Without this type of help, our program would not be what it is today. 
The month of November Cub Scouts theme was learning about Indians.
The local Cub Scouts Wolf Den looked up different Indian tribes in Idaho like Nez Perce, Blackfoot and more. Scouts learned to do sign language and tell a story with their hands. Indian writing was also done on fabric in place of the animal skins that the Native Americans used. They created an Indian village and made a Wikkiup House. Scouts played two new games, Indian leg wrestling and Tillicum. The game Tillicum is played like rock-paper-scissors except the Indians did earth, fire and water. Ask the boys how to play.Shown from left are Anthony Karel, Brayden Wood, Hunter Chaffee and Drew Dinning. 

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