Updated January 15, 2009
Cottonwood City Council meets
Several alcohol beverage licenses were approved at the January meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, January 12. . . .
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Hospitals recruiting volunteers
Both St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics are recruiting volunteers to serve in and work with the facilities providing help where needed. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Congratulations to Leora Larino for being the 100th skier at Cottonwood Butte Ski Area this past weekend. . . .
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Grief forum is Jan. 21
The Health Matters public forum on Grief and the Grieving Process will be held this Wednesday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at St. Mary’s Hospital. . . .
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KC's to sponsor free throw contest
All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2009 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. . . .
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Alzheimer's support group
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will convene an Alzheimer’s Support Group session on Wednesday, January 28th at 2:30 p.m. in their downstairs conference room.  The meeting will be facilitated by Sr. Corinne Forsman, Mission Services Coordinator. . . .
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Short news items
On this page are 3 short news items about the TSA fundraiser, the 5th & 6th graders sharing Christmas spirit worldwide, and a hunter education course. . . .
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Monastery celebrates 100th year
From August 2008 until August 2009, the sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude are celebrating 100 years “at home” in Idaho. During the year and as a monthly feature, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will be contributing a feature article entitled “100 Years Ago This Month” for the Cottonwood Chronicle.  We hope you enjoy this historical venture.  We welcome your comments. . . .
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Pirates win a pair of games; PeeWee Basketball signups
The Prairie Pirates picked up a pair of league wins on the road last week as they won 56-50 at Kendrick and 48-34 at C.V. . . .
The Prairie coaches, Teel Bruner and Steve Wilson, along with many high school players are offering the Prairie Peewee basketball program again this year. . . .
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Lady Pirates split games
The Prairie Lady Pirates pulled out a league win at Troy with a buzzer beatng 3-pointer by Jennifer Enneking 39-37, then lost a non-league matchup at Grangeville 32-51.. . .
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Pirates wrestle at home meet and Kamiah tournament
The Prairie wrestling team hosted a meet last Tuesday, Jan. 6 then traveled to Kamiah for the annual Kamiah Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10 where 3 wrestlers came away with medals... . .
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Summit boys lose twice, girls take 2nd at CV Tourney
Summit girls added two more victories to their record last week, raising their season win/loss stats to 12 and 2 with easy wins over Pullman Christian last Thursday, and a jayvee/varsity combo win over Deary on Saturday, both games away. . . .
Summit boys picked up their first Division II league win ever last week with a relatively easy 66 to 39 over the Huskies from Highland, but dropped a hard fought 54-42 decision to the Pullman Christian Eagles, leaving them with an 8-7 record for the current year. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition. . . .
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Avery Cheyenne Kehler, born to Mike and Michelle Kehler  of Cottonwood, is the first baby born in 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She is shown with her mother. Avery was born January 6. she was 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. She joins a brother, Colt Lee, age two. Grandparents are Lee and Sharon Uhling of Yuma, Arizona and Joan and Bill Kehler of Ferdinand, Idaho. Great grandmother is Viola Uhling of Lewiston. Photo courtesy of Lorie Palmer, Idaho County Free Press.

Students of the month for January at Prairie High School are Chelsea Geis and Silas Whitley. For those who are not familiar with Chelsea she is a very different student from years past. She works very hard and takes pride in her studies. I have used Chelsea this year as a peer tutor and she is eager and happy to help others. She has consistently been keeping a 3.0 and above. I would just like to say I think we should honor some students like Chelsea that may not be in extra-curricular activities but have come along way in personal growth and academics. Silas Whitley has an incredible work ethic in and out of the classroom and demonstrates excellent citizenship.  He is a fine trumpet player, is involved with the knowledge bowl team, plays basketball and likes to build things in shop class.  Silas is also involved in the local Idaho Horizons community leadership program, and works to make our school and community a great place in which to work and live. Photo by Brock Heath.

In the top photo are Shayla Sears and Shelby VonBargen,  Attendance winners for November at Prairie Middle School. In the lower photo are Abbi Hartnett and Talyss Lustig, December attendance winners at Prairie Middle School.
Becka Bruner and Daun Hoene present Dakota Wilson with a check for $76 to help offset his costs when he attends the  People to People Conference in Washington DC over Spring Break.  The money was raised from our junior high basketball half time shoot outs. 
Sisters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID display scarves they knitted for athletes participating in the Special Olympics in Boise, ID February 7-13, 2009.  Pictured left to right are Srs. Katie Cooper, Kim Marie Jordan, Miriam Mendez and Evangela Bossert. 
On January 3 the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts went to Snowhaven Tubing Hill over in Grangeville. Pictured are, front : Tyler hankerson; Middle from left Hunter Chaffee, Anthony Karel, Drew Cochran and Seth Chaffee. Back from left are Shari Chaffee (Bear Den leader), Dan Karel (Cubmaster) Caio Morais, Mike Karel, Phillip Spencer, Franck Spencer and Matt Jungert. Photo by Butch Spencer.
Pack 638 would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.  Thank you for all your support and encouragement this past year. The month of December’s Theme was Holiday lights.  We had two weeks for a project because of Christmas break.  During the first week I helped the boys make English crackers.  They filled 4” tubes with candy and wrapped them up and put a Christmas wish on them.  These originated over in England as a party favor that actually when the ends were pulled they would make a popping noise.  The following week we walked to a few businesses and wished them a Merry Christmas and gave them an English Cracker.  Our Theme was Holiday lights, but the gift giving is of God’s light.  The boy’s faces were so happy to be able to give this gift, and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522

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