Updated December 11, 2008
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council passed a resolution to adopt the Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan at their December meeting held Monday, Dec. 8. Adopting the plan helps the city to get Homeland Security grant moneys. . . .
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Christmas tree roundup a success
The Prairie High School Rodeo team had a very successful fundraiser despite the less than expected turnout of people. . . .
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Sonnen wins essay contest
The 6th grade class at Prairie Middle School was involved in an essay writing contest put out by the Idaho Forest Products Commission.  The essay was state wide and included grades 6-8. . . .
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Donations for the Food Bank
With the Christmas Season fast approaching, the students and staff at Prairie Elementary School are asking for your help.  We are collecting canned food items for our local food bank. . . .
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Angel Tree seeks elves
The St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics Angel Tree project has confidentially taken the names of a number of Cottonwood area children in need of Christmas gifts. . . .
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Community Choir performances are Sunday
The Cottonwood Community Choir will be performing their annual Christmas Concert twice on Sunday, Dec 14. . . .
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Hospital receives ICF grant
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics recently purchased a cardiac code simulator with funds received through a grant from the Idaho Community Foundation. . . .
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Hospital receives newborn items from national charity
St. Mary’s Hospital recently received a box of crocheted baby blankets, booties, hats and sweaters from Stitches from the Heart, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Monica, California. . . .
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Pirates win 1, lose 1; Football awards given
The Prairie Pirates started their season with an overtime win at Nezperce then lost their home opener to Genesee. . . .
Football awards were given at the awards banquet Sunday, Dec. 7. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 1, lose 1; PeeWee Volleyball to start Jan. 6
The Prairie Lady Pirates defeated Troy at home then lost at Lapwai. . . .
The high school volleyball staff and players will be hosting a fundraiser for the volleyball team. . . .
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Summit loses in tourney final
Once again the Patriots from Summit Academy found themselves faced with Wilder in the championship game of the annual New Meadows Kickoff Tourney, but things went sour from the very beginning, and the Patriots failed to defend the championship they had won last year over the same team. . . .
Also on this page is the remaining schedule for Summit boys and girls basketball. . . .
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Students of the month at Prairie High School for September are David Sigler and Kayla Johnson. We’ll have the October and November winners in the next couple of weeks. Photo by Justina Mader.

Whitney Sonnen reads her winning essay to the student body at Prairie Middle School. See story at left.

PHS football coach Travis Mader receives a check from Chris Kaschmitter of the Prairie Booster Club for $134. This is a portion of the income from the White Pine League Champion decals that had been sold. The Boosters are selling League and State championship decals for $12 and $20 respectively. Contact Chris if you’d like to buy one.

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas with the community tree up on the corner of Nuxoll Shell’s lot. 

In the top photo Dean and Molly Johnson are loading up there purchases in a cart at Kids Shopping Day while in the lower photo Travis Alfrey is trying to convince his mom, Pat that he really could use a new scope. The Center For Discovery would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all of their generous donations for the Kids Shopping Day.  Once again it was a huge success.  Special thanks to the volunteers who did us a favor by coming in and setting up the shopping, wrapping, and clean up.  You are all greatly appreciated.

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