Updated September 5, 2008
Mystery Night is Sept. 13
Summit Academy's 2008 Mystery Night "Gold Rush" is just around the corner and all are invited to attend this exciting event! . . .
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SMHC to help relocate LTC patients
Due to changes in reimbursement systems for hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood will no longer be providing long term care services at their facility.  At their October 2005 meeting, the SMH Board of Directors made the decision to phase out their 10 long term care beds. . . .
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Chronicle owner dead at 72
Patricia E. Wherry, owner of the Cottonwood Chronicle, died last Friday, August 29 at St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood. She was 72. . . .
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Keuterville's Country Picnic set for Sept. 14
Young and old alike are invited to enjoy a day of old-time fun in Keuterville on Sunday, September 14th.  Keuterville’s Country Picnic is meant to commemorate the generous support for the new roof currently being installed on Holy Cross Chapel. . . .
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Middle School open house set; Parental access available
Please join us at Prairie Middle School for our annual Book Fair and Open House September 8 and 9.  On Monday the 8th the book fair will run from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in our school gym. . . .
Prairie schools can provide you with access to your student's current grades, attendance and lunch balance through the internet. . . .
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Tri-Parish Youth activities for September
Welcome back!  Summer has zoomed by once again leaving behind the laziness of the beach and picnics and bringing forth the sound of school bells and sports activities. . . .
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Dr. Ostrander to offer acupuncture; Hospitals scheduling module to 'Go Live'
Dr. Jeremy Ostrander, St. Mary’s Hospital family practice physician, will be offering acupuncture treatments at their clinics located in Kamiah and Cottonwood. . . .
For the past two years, Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics have been transitioning to a new software system to provide better service. . . .
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Free concerts part of centennial celebration
As part of the 2008 - 2009 Centennial celebration of “100 Years ‘at Home’ in Idaho”, the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho is hosting a series of free concerts entitled “TRADITIONS SHAPING TOMORROW” – a celebration of our friends in music and story; honoring Benedictine traditions of the past; celebrating present traditions at St. Gertrude’s and featuring local and regional musicians. . . .
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35 out for football; JV game cancelled; Booster Club news
The Prairie football team has 35 players turned out for football this year with most of the key players back from last year’s second consecutive 6-3 team. Those were the first back-to-back winning seasons for Prairie since the early 80’s. . . .
The JV football game scheduled for Sept. 15 against Clearwater Valley has been cancelled.. . .
There are also a couple of Prairie Booster Club news items. . . .
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Lady Pirates lose season opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team lost their season opener as they fell to Grangeville 21-25, 16-25, 26-24 and 17-25 Thursday, August 28 at Grangeville. . . .
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Once again this school year St. Mary’s Hospital sponsored the “Backpack Project” for the local schools.  Employees and patrons of St. Mary’s Hospital donated money and or purchase backpacks and school supplies to be given to local students who may otherwise not have the supplies they need to have a successful school year.  St. Mary’s Hospital also donated a case of paper and Kleenex to each school. In the top photo areAndrea Brannan and her second grade class along with Superintendent, Gary Blaz displaying some of the school supplies donated by St. Mary’s Hospital. In the middle photo Todd Nida, St. Mary’s Hospital CAO and Cheri Holthaus, St. Mary’s HR Assistant present school supplies to Prairie Middle School’s secretary Amy Sigler and in the bottom photo Nancy Uptmor, Lydia Deiss and Judy Forsman show off some of the supplies donated to the Prairie High School. 

Sam Johnson, a senior at Prairie High School is shown next to Dan's Burger Barn, located at the football field. Sam has painted the Pirates mural  and verbiage on the Dan Kaschmitter memorial storage shed for the Prairie Booster Club. This is one of the finishing touches for the Barn in preparation for the first home football game this Friday, September 5. The Barn will be the service area for the Prairie Booster Club BBQ's for all of the home football games.

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