Updated March 20, 2008
2008-09 school calendar adopted
The school calendar for the 2008-09 school year was adopted by the school board at their March board meeting Monday, March 17. . . .
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SMHC Lab Tech garners high score
Derrek Riener, St. Maryís Hospital Lab Technician, recently finished at the top of his class from the Wenatchee Valley College Medical Lab Technician course.  In addition, of the 17 class mates who took the certification exam, Rienerís score was the highest. . . .
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Recycling site to close
Recycling is changing for Prairie Community Library.  The site downtown next to Gem Builders will no longer be there so please stop bringing recyclables effective immediately. . . .
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Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday
The Indoor/Outdoor 4-H Club is sponsoring the Cottonwood Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Cottonwood City Park. . . .
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City cleanup is March 26-April 9
The annual City of Cottonwood Community Cleanup is set to start March 26 and run through April 9. . . .
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Ag Safety Day is May 10
May 10th, 2008 will be the date of the 11th Progressive Agriculture Safety Dayô that will be held in Nezperce.  Plans are under way to guarantee satisfaction like never before!  The main focus continues to be children who will be 5 years old by September 1st, 2008 through 12 years old. . . .
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Hatchery in the classroom
The Hatchery in the Classroom (HIC) Program brings steelhead trout history, hatchery operations and fisheries conservation to life for Prairie Elementary students. . . .
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Kindergarten screening set
Kindergarten screening for the 2008-2009 school year will be held at the Cottonwood Elementary School Building on Tuesday and Wednesday April 15th  through the 16th . . . .
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Pirates collect first win
Steven Baerlocher had 4 hits and 5 RBI as the Prairie baseball team knocked off Clearwater Valley 10-0 in a non-league game at Kooskia Monday, March 17. . . .
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Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates softball team had two big wins last week winning 15-1 at Culdesac and 24-0 at Kamiah. . . .
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Shumway, Uhlenkott take first in shot put
Kyler Shumway and Kaylee Uhlenkott competed at a track meet at Lewistonís Vollmer Bowl last Thursday, March 13 and each won their respective shot put competitions. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Stories this week are about Elementary School basketball, Virtue winners and a Hotshot contest. . . .
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Derrek Riener, Lab Technician, St. Maryís Hospital and Clinics had the highest score in his class on his certification exam. See story at left.

Kyle Holthaus took first place in Manufacturing at the state TSA convention for his old-style pendulum clock. Click on the photo for a story and many more photos from the State TSA convention and prep work for it.

The local Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby Sunday at the Community Hall. Taking first was Hunter Chaffee with Phillip Spencer second and Brayden Wood third. Also participating were Drew Dinning and Anthony Karel. Front from left are Karel and Dinning. Back from left are Chaffee, Spencer and Wood. 

The Center For Discovery is busy getting ready for their annual carnival on Thursday, April 3 from 1:30 to 4:30.  We would like to invite the entire community to come out and join the fun.  There will be prizes and games for the entire family.  All games will cost just a dime.  We would gladly welcome anyone who would like to come and help. Call 962-7080 if you are interested.
On Tuesday morning, March 18th, Prairie High School hosted the 2008 Idaho Higher Education Day. College representatives from nine universities and colleges from across Idaho held informational sessions for juniors from Grangeville, Salmon River, Nezperce and Prairie High School.  Students attended an opening session where they could learn a little about all nine colleges.  Then each student chose three 25 minute college presentations to attend. Here they listen to the LSCS representative.
The Hair Hut sponsored bowling team shown above won 1st place in the Central Idaho Bowling Associationís womenís tournament for 134 and under averages. From left are Gladys Sonnen, Tara Verner, Melinda Sonnen-Brillon and Susie Keating. Also winning first in the 135 and above division but not shown were the Hangout team consisting of Debbie Schnider, Barb Remacle, Rhonda Mader and Lynn Sonnen. Both teams bowl regularly at Prairie Imperial Bowl in Craigmont. 
Donna Ross is pictured here with Sandie Daeges, CIBA secretary. Donna received a special plaque for achieving above average scores in every game bowled in the womenís tournament. Receiving the 2007-08 Menís Service Award but not in attendance at the banquet was Greg Wherry of Cottonwood. To even be considered for the award a person must serve as either a league or association officer for at least 10 years.
The Inland Northwest Council recently put on a Merit Badge University at LCSC. Troop 630 attended 2 full-day sessions. It took the boys approximately 5 weeks of hard work. Merit badges chosen were: Geology, Fly Fishing, Aviation, Traffic Safety, Space Exploration and Electricity. Each earned 3 merit badges. Shown from left are Frank Spencer, Seth Chaffee, Matt Jungert and Drew Cochran. 

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