Updated December 4, 2008
Youth sponsor penny drive
The students of the Tri-Parish Prairie Faith Formation Program listened with eyes wide open as the teachers explained that our local community has families who may not have a Christmas this year without some additional help. . . .
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Virgil Wassmuth honored
Four Idaho volunteer hunter education instructors were honored for their dedicated service at the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting November 6 in Lewiston. Honored were Virgil Wassmuth of Greencreek,  . . .
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Prairie Horizons update
The Prairie Horizons Welcome to the Prairie Action Team has completed one of their goals as shown in the picture.  Barbara Jones was instrumental in getting this idea started.  She worked together with Kathleen Steinke and Dakota Wilson (co-chairs for this action team) as well as  other members of the action team, Terry Cochran and Chinh Le to bring about signage in the Cottonwood area which will help guide visitors and tourists to the Pine Bar Recreation Area. . . .
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Christmas Tree Round-up is Friday
The Prairie High School Rodeo Team is having a Christmas Tree Round-Up and dessert social Friday December 5th, 6:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall to raise funds to help them compete in high school rodeo. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Yes it is true; the Ski Skoop is back for another season and hoping for some good snow news to report.  . . .
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Football banquet moved to Community Hall
The Prairie High School football team awards banquet will be at the Cottonwood Community Hall at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.  . . .
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Tri-Parish Youth events for December
During this blessed month of December we await and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  It is in this longing that our hearts become open to the newness that reaches out to embrace us as church, family, and community. . . .
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School concert dates are set
The Prairie Schools invite you to all of their upcoming Christmas concerts and performances. . . .
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28 out for Boys basketball; 13 out for Wrestling; 3 of 9 medal at Moscow meet
Prairie boys basketball has their biggest turnout of players in several years as there are 28 players turned out as of Monday, Dec. 1. . . .
There are 13 students turned out for wrestling this year on the Prairie wrestling team. . . .
The final tournament of the season for USA Wrestling was held in Moscow on Saturday, Nov. 22 with 3 of Cottonwood’s 9 wrestlers earning medals. . . .
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Lady Pirates lose at Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates suffered their first loss of the season as they fell 40-48 at Genesee in a non-league game last Tuesday, Nov. 25. . . .
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Summit girls are 4 and 0
Summit Academy girls ran their early season record to 4 wins without loss last week as they added two more victories to their opening two  which earned them the championship plaque in New Meadow’s annual Kickoff tourney. . . .
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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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Clockwise from front left Daniel Mager, Abbi Hartnett, Calvin Hinkelman, Josie Remington, Krystin Uhlenkott, Maria Munger and Brandon Higgins prepare their cans for their Penny Drive. See story at left.

PEAK (Pears Encouraging Abstinent Kids) Amber Frei, Kaylee Uhlenkott, Kyle Holthaus and David Sigler presented the PEAK program, a state-approved curriculum encouraging kids to make wise choices.  Most of the 8th grade students at Grangeville Middle School choose to participate in the program. Over the course of four sessions, these four students shared valuable information, personal experiences, and helped students practice ways to resist negative peer pressures.  The feedback from teachers and students was very positive.  Amber, Kaylee, Kyle and David need to be commended for their commitment and dedication and for their willingness to share their time in an effort to make a difference.

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Webelos and Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 638 had the opportunity to visit the Sheriff’s office in Grangeville.Stephanie showed the boys how dispatch worked and how they monitor the courthouse area. They were unable to go down and see the jail area as they were taking care of a situation. Instead the boys got to check out John Nida’s police car. They like the new style of flares that they have, and of course the sirens. They are planning to go back over and learn more about what law enforcement does.Also Pack 638 collected Teddy Bears for a two week period and gave them to the Sheriff’s Department. The bears will be used by officers to take to homes as something to comfort children in an uncomfortable situation. The Scouts want to thank Prairie Elementary School and Prairie High School for their donations.
This also tied in with their November theme, “Seeds of Kindness.” Pictured in back are Webelos Jordan Bowles and Phillip Spencer . Bear Den members in front from left are Anthony Karel, Jon Bradley and  Hunter Chaffee.

From left to right are Sr. Chanelle Schuler, Dakota Wilson, Jack Duman, Barbara Jones, Roy Unlenkott, Sr. Valine Kachelmier, and Kathleen Steinke with one of the new signs directing people toward Pine Bar. See story above left.

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