Updated March 26, 2009
Cottonwood K.C.'s to celebrate centennial
The Cottonwood Knights of Columbus will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary beginning with Mass at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday March 28th. . . .
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The cost to schools of absenteeism
Have you as a parent ever wondered what it costs the school when your child is absent from school?  . . .
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Hospitals promote children's health plan coverage
Due to the current economic situation St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics are helping promote the Idaho Health Plan Coverage for Children, formerly known as the CHIP program.  . . .
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PHS Techonolgy students capture third place trophy at state
The Prairie High School Technology Student Association club captured third place at the Idaho TSA Convention in Rexburg on March 12 – 14.  Eight students from Prairie attended the convention at BYU of Idaho, along with approximately 175 other students from around the state. . . .
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Prairie hosts Higher Education Day
Prairie High School hosted Higher Education Day from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18th.   . . .
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Library Corner
Have you checked out Prairie Community Library lately?  We have been donated and purchased many new books in the last month. . . .
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Relay for Life kickoff event held
The Gallery in Grangeville was the site of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Kickoff and began with a skit performed by the team of “Kid’s Gone Wild For A Cure” with Courtney Cuffe and Rachel Mager as team captains and their team members of Tessa Darr, Caitlyn Eckert, Tressie and Treana Hansen.  . . .
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More 52-Pickup winners are named
Here's the results of the drawing for the KC 52 Pickup winners from the March 2009 meeting of KC #1389.  The winners are as follows: . . .
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Pirates win 3 games
The Prairie baseball team's pitching allowed just 5 hits and 3 runs in 3 games as they won all three last week. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 4 of 5; Women's volleyball tournament held
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost their non-league opener at Orofino then won 4 straight league games. . . .
The 2009 Women’s Volleyball tournament was held Saturday, March 21st at the Prairie Middle School Gym in Cottonwood. . . .
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Track teams third at Kamiah; Shumway, Schmidt win at Lewiston Invitational
The Prairie track teams each took third in an 11-school meet at Kamiah . . .
Kyler Shumway and Devin Schmidt each won at the Lewiston Invitational. . ;
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Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition . . . 
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The Prairie High School Technology Students of America state competitors with their medals and third place in state team trophy. Back from left are Chance Ratcliff, Eric Daly, D.J. Walker and Garrett Workman. Front from left are Kyle Holthaus, Mitch Jungert and Silas Whitley. See page 7 for story and more photos. See story below left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

On March 14th the Webelos and Bear den of Pack 638 participated in their annual Pinewood Derby.  Seven boys participated.  The track was set up in the community hall.  Refreshments were served and Trophy’s were awarded. Family, friends, and neighbors came to watch.  Forty plus people attended the derby.  The Pack received a special award for 100 years of Scouting patch for Centennial Quality unit, 100% Boy’s Life.Thank you for the use of the community hall, for the Knights of Columbus for supporting the cub scouts, and for Laurie Lorentz Trophy & Engraving for making the trophy’s for our special event. Shown from left are Brandon Latimer, Anthony Karel, Hunter Chaffee (2nd place), Phillip Spencer (1st place), Jared Coppernoll (3rd place), John Bradley and Jordan Bowles.Click on the photo for a larger view.

February attendance winners at Prairie Middle School are Rosie Trautman and Westin Crenshaw each won a smoothie maker and accessories.

Prairie Middle School is selling these Prairie Pirates duffle bags. Large ones are $30 and smaller ones are $20. Contact Amy at the school.

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