Updated September 25, 2008
This is Homecoming Week
This is Homecoming Week for Prairie High School with special dress-up days all week long. . . .
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Burglaries investigated
Cottonwood Police Department has completed the investigation into numerous burglaries that had been happening within town over the past several months.  This was accomplished with the assistance of our citizens.  . . .
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Youth Choir rehearsals start Oct. 1
The Prairie Youth Choir will be starting rehearsals on Wednesday, October 1st in the Prairie Elementary Music Room. . . .
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Team for Africa blessed by many
The Team for Africa arrived home safely on August 26th.  We were tired, but refreshed because of all that we had done, seen, and experienced.  Our time away taught us many things as we encountered a world apart, yet like our own.  . . .
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World Heart Day - Know your risks
In observance of World Heart Day; September 28, St. Mary’s Hospital Cardiac Rehab staff would like to remind the people of our community to be aware of the risk factors of heart disease. . . .
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6th graders attend MOSS
Prairie Middle School 6th graders participated in a unique science education program, facilitated by the University of Idaho in McCall, Sept. 10th through the 12th.   . . .
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Prairie Horizons update
Prairie Horizons and the community have great reason for celebration this week! . . .
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Called and Gifted Workshop set for Oct. 3-4
The Called and Gifted Workshop! is set for October 3 and 4 at the Spirit Center at St. Gertrude’s Monastery. . . .
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Pirates win big at Potlatch; Warrior Athletic Association high school award nominees
The Prairie football team mowed down another opponent as they traveled to Potlatch for a non-league game and came away with a 56-8 victory that was called on the 45-point mercy rule with 6:20 left in the third quarter Friday, Sept. 19. . . .
Lewis-Clark State College and the Warrior Athletic Association released the nominees for the second annual WAA High School Awards at a press conference on last Wednesday at the LCSC Activity Center. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 1 of 4 matches, compete at Gar-Pal Tourney
The Prairie Lady Pirates won only 1 of 4 matches last week then had a tough day at the Garfield-Palouse Tournament. . . .
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Summit Jr. High girls are 3-1; Lady Patriots drop to 1-3 in league play
Junior High girls basketball for Summit Academy started with a bang last week, as two teams of Patriots traveled to Nezperce on Tuesday, then Timberline on Thursday, and emerged from the contests with two seventh grade victories, and a one win, one loss record in the eighth grade division. . . .
Summit’s young Patriots, still playing with a reduced roster, dropped two more games this past week, with second round losses to Timberline and Nezperce, Timberline a home match and Nezperce on their home court. . . .
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Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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All the Homecoming Queen and most of the Homecoming King candidates at Prairie High School. Queen candidates from left are Kim Bower, Kelsey Marker, Rachel Kaschmitter and Kaylee Uhlenkott. We’re pretty sure the one who has part of their name starting with a K will win. King candidates are the seniors on the football team. From left they are Kyle Daly, Tyler Forsmann, Andy Groom and Cody Miller. Not shown are Mike Matson, Ronnie Chandler and Chase Nuxoll. 

The work crew put on the final capstone of the Holy Cross Roofing Project on Wednesday, September 17th.  The five crosses on the steeple were removed and brought to Jack Duman of Truck and Auto Paint Shoppe who donated all the work and materials to make them gleam in the sunlight once more.  Thanks to all the many people who supported this project and brought it to completion.

Troop 638 cleaned up Hwy. 95 between Cottonwood Butte Road and Reservation Road Sept. 20 for the Knights of Columbus. Pictured are Anthony Karel, Dan Karel, Seth Chaffee, Kevin Karel, Kyle Bruegeman, Garrett Workman, Shari Chaffee, Mike Karel, Hunter Chaffee and Brayden Wood. Not pictured are Greg Nau and Laurie Workman (who took the photo). The Scouts would like to encourage you to “Keep it green and clean.”

Cub Scouts Hunter Chaffee, Brayden Wood and Anthony Karel performing the skit “This is only a test.” Ask them to perform it for you. Photo by Merannda Chaffee.

Syringa Hospital & Clinics held their 2nd Annual Slamfest Softball Tournament at the Lions Park in Grangeville.  The two day round robin competition began early Saturday morning and attracted over 60 participants.  Teams consisted of players from Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, Lewiston and as far away as California.  Prizes were given to the heavy hitters who tallied the most home runs during the games both days.  Heather Lange and Rhonda Mader both hit triples to lead the women.  Bryan Higgins and Daniel Forsmann hit four and six homeruns respectively.  2008 Syringa September Slamfest Champions earned their title in a close game against Team Mader Sunday afternoon.  Shown are the Syringa Slam fest Softball Champs!  Kyle Kellum, Brad Higgins, Tami Frost, Michelle Schaeffer, Scot Schlader, Shelly Schlader, Becky Higgins, Bryan Higgins, Cindy Higgins, Teel Bruner, Heather Lange, and Aaron Hinkelman .

Principal, Todd Shumway and Student Body President, Kristi Poxleitner receive a check for $645 for Prairie High School from St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics. See story below.

Student Body President, Marcus Higgins showing off a check for $270 made out to Prairie Middle School from St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics. See story below.

Julie Schumacher and Chase Nuxoll receive a check for $180 for Summit Academy from St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics Sports Physical program. See story below.

For the thirteenth year in a row, St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics provided sports physicals for the area students.  The students were charged $25.00 for the physical, of which $15.00 is donated back to the athletic department of their respective schools.  These physicals are required by the Idaho High School Athletic Association.  This year 137 area students received physicals at one of St. Mary's Clinics with a total of $2055.00 being donated back to their schools. St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics would like to wish all the area athletics the best of luck in the upcoming school year. 

The Prairie Booster Club annual golf tournament was held on Sept. 20, 2008 at the Grangeville Golf course.  The winning team of 4 came from Cottonwood (top photo), consisting of Bob Smith, Todd Shumway, Travis Mader and Gary Blaz, sponsored by Blue Camas Salon .  2nd place was one of the teams sponsored by Advanced Welding consisting of Adam Forsmann, Lisa Forsmann, and Dick and Lois Gerry. 3rd place was a team of Greg and Lynn Danly, Brian and Becky Higgins and Lindsley Harding.  The Prairie Booster Club would like to thank the following for the sponsorship of the 9 hole tournament and to the helpers: Advanced Welding, Asker's Harvest Foods, Cottonwood Foods, Gear Athletics - Rick Hill, Harman Agency, Inland Cellular, Intermountain Machine & Fab, Inc., Joe Forsmann & Assoc., Les Schwab Tire, Mark Vanderwall/Farm Bureau Ins. , McGregor Company, Inc., Schlader Photography, Seeds, Inc., Uhling Militec, Brian and Becky Higgins, Chairman, Loretta Riener, Drew Cochran, Dillion Bruegman, and Dakota Wilson.  Thank you for your support and companionship for this fund raiser tournament, proceeds are going toward the Prairie Middle School score clock in the gym.
The lower photo shows individual winners. From left are Greg Danly - Longest Putt, Debbie Schumacher - Longest Drive and Tim Schumacher - Closest to the Pin. 

Several members of Dan Kaschmitter’s family helped give away root beer floats at the first Prairie home game as they helped open “Dan’s Burger Barn”. Clockwise from bottom left are three of Dan’s sisters, Tish Bedard, Laura Lockett and Marie Lerandeau. At bottom right is Dan’s mother, Carm Kaschmitter. Also shown are a couple of grandkids. 

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