Updated October 16, 2008
Grant would help Ferdinand get broadband Internet service
The City of Ferdinand was awarded a USDA Rural Development Community Connect Grant Tuesday, Oct. 14, which will help provide broadband Internet service to the community. . . .
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Blood drive set for Oct. 28
As October progresses and Halloween approaches, what is the scariest thing you can think of?  Running out of candy for the neighborhood kids?  An IRS audit?  How about if you needed blood and it wasn’t there? . . .
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Two blood drive icons retire
For the past seventeen years Irma Tacke and Sally Terhaar have headed the Cottonwood Blood Drives.  . . .
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Whitley passes with 94%
In today’s world of shrinking budgets and increasing need, a well-trained grant writer can help position an organization for success.  Syringa Hospital’s grant writer, Darla Anglen-Whitley, proves to be doing just that. . . .
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Monastery launches public phase of capital campaign
The sisters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood are excited to announce the public phase of “Growing a Future Rooted in Hope” – their Capital Campaign for building Spirit Center, renovating the historic monastery building and establishing endowments for Retreat Ministry and the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude.  . . .
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Free pulmonary screenings available
Free pulmonary screenings will be available at St. Mary's Hospital Kamiah Medical Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 12-4 and at St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 12-4. . . .
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Syringa to hold open house
Syringa Hospital and Clinics will hold an Open House and Dessert Auction from 5 to 7 PM on October 30th in the hospital's Northwest Annex. . . .
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GEAR UP info night is Oct. 16
Parents of all current 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students are strongly encouraged to attend the presentation by Decker Sanders, the Idaho GEAR UP State Director, who will explain what criteria students  must meet in order to become eligible for up to $4000 per year in GEAR UP funded scholarships for college and other post secondary training. . . .
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Pirates rout Genesee 52-0; Booster bus planned for Troy game; Gun Club Night Shoot begins
It wasn’t so much that they won, but the way they won as the Prairie football team stayed unbeaten with a 52-0 rout of Genesee Friday, Oct. 10 at Cottonwood. . . .
Prairie High School is sponsoring a booster bus to the football game at Troy Friday night for parents, students, and community members. . . .
First week scores in the Cottonwood Gun Club annual Night Shoot are: . . .
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Lady Pirates win 1 of 3 matches, play Timberline Saturday to open district
The Prairie Lady Pirates won a league match against Deary and lost non-league matches with Kamiah and Nezperce last week.They'll open District tournament action Saturday, Oct. 18 at LCSC with a match against Timberline. . . .
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Summit jr. high team wins 2 of 3; varsity volleyball at district this week
Summit Academy's junior high girls dropped a game at both the 7th and 8th grade level last week, both teams finding Kamiah a little too big and too fast for the local ladies. . . .
The Patriot volleyball team traveled to Nezperce this week to compete for the first time in district competition, taking on league champ Nezperce Tuesday evening, then a second match that evening if they lose or a return to Nezperce Thursday in the winners bracket if they win. . . .
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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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Howard Lunderstadt, second from right, of USDA Rural Development presents a $213,053 grant check to Mike Hall of First Step Internet, LLC (plaid shirt). The grant will help to get broadband Internet service to Ferdinand. It will also help set up a computer center with free access to the public for two years. The center will go on the stage in the Ferdinand gym. Shown from left are council member Maria Imhoff, mayor Gabe Riener, Hall, Tony Snodderly of Congressman Bill Sali’s staff, Lunderstadt and council member Ron Riener.

The first snow of the season hit Cottonwood last Thursday afternoon. Some areas saw as much as a couple inches. This photo was shot out the Chronicle front door just after 3 p.m. We’ve now had snow in 7 of 10 months this year but it’s the first since early June.

Elise Perrin and Hannah Ross were the September attendance winners at Prairie Middle School Students’ names go into a drawing for days in school and then names are drawn at a monthly assembly.

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