Updated January 2, 2009
2008, year in review
The year 2008 is reviewed in Chronicle headlines. . . .
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Helping to brighten the holidays
The Angel Tree at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics brightened the holidays for 30 families and 72 children in our community.  Nine children of NICI inmates and the Pregnancy Center received gifts as well. . . .
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Ski Skoop
The New Year is right around the corner and for many of us that means the dreaded resolution. . . .
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Hospital sponsors Decorated Door Contest
The employees of St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics coordinated their first annual Christmas ‘Decorate a Door’ contest.  The hallways throughout the hospital, Orr Building and Cottonwood Medical Clinic looked as festive as the snow covering the grounds.   . . .
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Ewing invited to conference
Becky Ewing, RN, CDE, received an invitation from Johnson and Johnson to attend their Diabetes Institute this January.  The goal of the institute is to train professionals on the latest practice standards, the safe and effective use of diabetes technologies, reimbursement solutions and delivery care models. . . .
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Hospital Foundation will offer high school wellness nights
The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will offer a wellness night at each area high school during one of their January basketball games. . . .
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Oblate Program celebrates 20th anniversary
The sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Oblate Program this year. In 1988 eight men and women responded to the sisters’ invitation to share in the life and ministry of the monastery in a deeper way.  . . .
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Benedictine Sisters to implement 12-year strategic plan
The implementation of our 2008 - 2020 Strategic Plan is a major highlight of the Monastery of St. Gertrude’s Centennial “Celebrating 100 Years ‘at Home’ in Idaho”.  . . .
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Pirates in holiday tournament; Alumni games
We had no report from the Prairie boys game at the Wilder Tournament Monday, Dec. 29. . . .
The Tri-Parish Youth are hosting the Alumni Basketball Games again this year. Women's game starts at 6 p.m. at Middle School gym, men's to follow. . . .
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Lady Pirates win at Greenleaf
The Prairie Lady Pirates traveled to Greenleaf Monday, Dec. 29 and came away with a 54-48 victory. . . .
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Summit boys dominate Nezperce
Despite too frequent turnovers, seventeen in all, Summit control of the boards and tenacious defense were major factors resulting in a 55 to 31 win for the Cottonwood school, game played at the Prairie High gym last week. . . .
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Students from Prairie High School and SMHC employee’s children helped sort and load the gift and food items for this year’s SMH Angel Tree. The top photo shows the food boxes. See story at left.

The winning door from the SMHC Decorate a Door contest was the Cottonwood PT clinic, God’s Gift. See story at left.

The second place finisher for the SMHC door contest was Housekeeping with ‘Santa’s Workshop’

The third place award in the SMHC decorate a door contest was the Cottonwood Clinic Door #2, Fireplace with Santa.

With the snow comes shoveling and working to keep the sidewalks clean and safe.  Thank you to Cody Tillinghast, Tyler Ross,  Matthew Jungert, and Frank Spencer for helping Mike Kaschmitter keep the walkways safe. 

Young Guns of Cottonwood: Hayden Uhlenkott, Kace Monger, Luke Wassmuth, Conrad Duman & Lane Remacle. Taken at Hayden’s 7th birthday party. Photo contributed by Scarlett Uhlenkott.

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