Updated October 23, 2008
School Board meets
An early graduation request was approved at the October meeting of the school board Monday, Oct. 20. . . .
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Blood drive challenge
Once again it is time for another miraculous Red Cross Blood drive to be held at Cottonwood on October 28th.  I call it miraculous because such a simple act can actually save lives.  Routinely Emergency Service Providers perform acts of courage and outstanding abilities to save lives, so this simple act should be quite easy for everyone. . . .
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First breakfast a big success
On October 16 the sisters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood introduced approximately 30 guests from the Camas Prairie to the concluding phase of their Capital Campaign, “Growing a Future Rooted in Hope”. . . .
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Maimer named teacher of the year
Heidi Maimer, a local teacher at Vallivue Middle School in Caldwell was recently named Teacher of the Year by the North East Nampa Wal-Mart. . . .
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Assumption Parish dinner is Nov. 2
Assumption Parish, Ferdinand will have their annual parish dinner and bazaar on Sunday, November 2, 2008. . . .
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Trick or treating for canned food
Please mark your calendar for Oct.27th because the Tri-Parish youth will be trick or treating for canned food for the local food bank from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. . . .
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Pirates clinch state berth; Gun Club Night Shoot continues
The Prairie football team clinched their first state tournament berth in 20 years as they pounded out a 46-0 win at Troy Friday, Oct. 17. . . .
Prairie High School is sponsoring a booster bus to the football game at It is Week 2 of the Cottonwood Gun Club Night Shoot with excellent results. . . .
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Lady Pirates win season finale, split two matches at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates outlasted Clearwater Valley to win a 5-set match on Senior Night Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Cottonwood 25-16, 26-28, 25-12, 20-25, 15-11. . . .
The Prairie Lady Pirates opened District Tournament action Saturday, Oct. 18 at LCSC with a split of their first two matches. They won in 4 games over Timberline in their opening match, 25-22, 25-22, 24-26, 25-16 then lost in the second round to Genesee 17-25, 14-25, 12-25. . . .
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Summit's volleyball season ends; Jr. High team 2-1 on the week
Summit Academy’s first taste of IHSAA district competition was not the best, as the Patriots traveled to Nezperce last week to engage in district volleyball competition for the first time, competing at the newly created Class 1-Division II level. . . .
The past week resulted in three very close and competitive games for Summit’s junior high girls basketball, as the local teams won two and dropped one to extend their combined season record to 13 and 4. . . .
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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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The Prairie football team clinched a berth in the state playoffs with their 46-0 win at Troy last week. The Trojans saw a lot of this play as Kyle Daly gains yardage on a sweep to the left. At left is J.C. Enriquez sealing off his defender while at right Kyler Shumway looks down at Troy’s Nick Garrison after making a devastating block on him. In the background is Kyle Holthaus. See story below left.

Riener’s Grocery is in the process of putting a new awning on the front of the store. 

The school year has started and it's time for the Grangeville Elks distribution of third grade dictionaries. Shown here are Exalted Ruler Jay Hinterlong and students from Summit Academy. 

Savanah Prigge, 9th grader at Summit Academy, was the 3rd place National Winner of the Catholic Daughters of America poster Contest. Kathy Rehder presents her the award.

In the top photo the Team for Africa in African style clothing. Front from left are Tabitha Seubert, Kendra Dinning, Rachel Kaschmitter and Brandee Seubert. Back from left are Debbie Chicane, Samantha Lustig, Jason VonBargen, Gina Seubert, Abbi Lustig, and Jennifer Lustig. In the lower photo they are shown at the Indian Ocean with Fr. Gabriel at left and Fr. Camillus at right. They will be hosting an Open House on Nov. 2 at St. Mary's Church in the Sacred Heart room from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The group will give a slide show presentation of the trip from 1:30-2:30. African food will also be available for tasting. We welcome the communities and everyone who has supported us over the last 3 years. We look forward to sharing what we've learned and experienced during our 2-week stay in this beautiful country.

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