Updated May 1, 2008
Prairie school concert dates set
The Prairie Schools Concerts have been set and everyone is invited to attend. . . .
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Arbor Day celebrated
Friday April 25, 2008  Shelli Schumacher of the Cottonwood City council met with the Urban Wassmuth and Kim Schumacher's 4th grade classes for an Arbor Day celebration. . . .
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Karel qualifies for State
Calista Karel has qualified for the IMEA State Solo Contest in Meridian, Idaho.. . .
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Youth Ministry activities for May
As the final days of school are anticipated by the youth, an excitement and energy toward thoughts of fun in. the sun become evident. It is in the midst of this energy that the youth are invited to join us in the Tri-Parish activities for May. . . .
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Three articles from St. Mary's Hospital
Becky Ewing, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, will be offering a free workshop for people with diabetes on Thursday, May 15th  from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  . . .
St. Mary’s Hospital is offering blood draws through their Grangeville Physical Therapy clinic for the convenience of their Grangeville area patients.  . . .
According to Faunda Butler, Respiratory Therapist, St. Mary’s Hospital, another free smoking cessation class will be offered on four Wednesday evenings beginning May 7th. . . .
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Science/Book Fair set
The annual Science Fair and Spring Book Fair are set for next Thursday, May at Prairie Elementary School. . . .
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Mars Rover competition
On Friday, April 25, 2008 the 5th and 6th grade students of Prairie Middle School learned that NASA plans to return to the Earth’s moon with manned space flights. . . .
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PHS Rodeo team wrapping up season
The Prairie High School Rodeo team will be wrapping up their season at the last rodeo being held at the Asotin Rodeo grounds on May 10th and 11th.  . . .
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Pirates win 4 of 6 games; District starts Friday at Genesee
The Prairie baseball team won 4 games and lost 2 over the past week, beating Troy twice and Kendrick once while losing once to Timberline and splitting with Lewis County. . . .
Prairie wound up as the #5 seed in the District Tournament and will play Wallace at Genesee on Friday, May 2, likely at 3:30 p.m. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 1 of 3; District starts Saturday, moved to Lewiston
Genesee ended Prairie's 39-game win streak with a doubleheader sweep but Prairie bounced back with a win over Lewis County to end their regular season. . . .
The 1-A District Softball Tournament is set to start at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Airport Park in Lewiston. It was moved to Airport Park due to a 40% chance of rain for Cottonwood on Saturday. . . .
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Girls win team title at Lapwai meet; Shumway breaks school record again
The Prairie girls track team took the team title in an 11-team track meet held at Lapwai Thursday, April 24. . . .
Kyler Shumway extended his school record in the shot put to 54’9” at the Moscow Invitational Track Meet. . . .
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Summit names Virtue winners
Summit Academy's most recent virtue campaign ended this past month, and winners of the JOY campaign were named this week by school officials. . . .
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Co-Valedictorians for the Prairie High School class of 2008 are Sarah Arnzen (back row right) and Jessica Gehring (back row left).  Sarah is the daughter of Morris and Julie Arnzen of Cottonwood.  Jessica is the daughter of Tim and Della Gehring of Keuterville.  They have maintained a 4.0 gpa through 4 years of high school. Alex Richardson (front row right), Tiffany Schaeffer (front row left) and Doris (Ariel) Whitley (middle) are co-salutatorians with an accumulative gpa of 3.9 in their 4 years of high school.  Alex is the daughter of Jerry and Janet Richardson.  Tiffany is the daughter of Joe and Sharon Schaeffer and Doris is the daughter of  Floyd and Darla Whitley.  They are all of Cottonwood.

Students of the month for March at PHS are Kyle Holthaus and Brooke Holthaus. Kyle is a natural leader and has been so willing to share his gift with his peers.  He has been a very active member of both PEAK and PAVE and takes his responsibilities in those groups very seriously.  Assign Kyle a task, and you can count on him to follow through and do a great job.  All this and he’s just an all-around nice guy. Brooke is a senior at PHS and has been involved in a number of high school activities including volleyball and softball.  Along with her activities, Brooke is an outstanding student who is willing to step up and help whenever needed.  She has proven throughout the year to be a quality student and one who exemplifies what a PHS student should be. 

Prairie Elementary students celebrated Arbor Day and hold the banner recently received by the City of Cottonwood proclaiming Cottonwood as a "Tree City USA."

3rd and 4th Graders at Prairie Elementary School spent some time learning about our forests during a presentation Friday for Arbor Day.  Glenn Poxleitner from Bennett Forest Industries taught us about different tree species, forest sustainability, and different risk factors facing our forests today.  We learned also about a lot of the tools used by foresters and how many different things we use that come from trees.  “Timber Twister” was a highlight from the presentation as shown by the picture.  The morning was completed with awesome t-shirts and a chance to wear a hardhat and hold a chainsaw!  Teachers, Mr. Wassmuth, Mrs. Riggers, and Mrs. Schumacher would like to thank Glenn and Bennett Forest Industries for the wonderful Arbor Day treat!! Shown are the children playing Timber Twister.

Cub Scouts Braden Wood, Drew Dinning, Anthony Karel and Hunter Chaffee picked up trash in the city park on Earth Day last Tuesday, April 22. They encourage everyone to keep the world clean. 

Kindergartners and first grade students from Prairie Elementary School and the Summit Academy toured St. Mary’s Hospital last week.  They were divided into two groups led by Brenda Kaschmitter and Cheri Holthaus, SMHC employees. The students toured the lab, radiology department, operating room and emergency department.  They also visited the inside of one of SMH’s ambulances before adjourning for milk and cookies in the dining area.  Angie Ahlers, EMT, talked to eager ears about the supplies aboard an ambulance and how to use 9-1-1.  “We do the tours for two reasons,” said Kaschmitter.  “One, it reduces any fears the children may experience if they have to come to our hospital for an emergency, minor surgery or for a doctor’s visit.  Two, the tours are great fun for everyone!” The hospital sponsors a tour for the younger students each spring.   They are shown flashing the ‘casts’ they received while in the ER.

The “Hot Pink Moonrocks” Mars Rover team from Prairie Middle School with adviser Andrea Brannan with their trophy for lightest weighing rover in the statewide competition. See Mars Rover article for more photos.

Riener Grocery and Bud's Saw Service sponsored Nick Johnson who placed 2nd in the 250 beginners. Nuxoll Shell along with Bud's Saw Service sponsored Dustin Schaeffer who place 1st in the ATV Class at the Motorcross Saturday April 19th, 2008 in Lewiston Id. Top photo from left are Don Nuxoll, Dustin, Errol Poxleitner, Nick and Gary Riener. The middle photo shows Dustin with his trophy while the bottom photo shows Nick with his trophy. Also competing at the Motocross were Steven Baerlocher in the ATV class and J.P. Coppernoll in the 250 beginners. 

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