Updated April 2, 2009
School superintendent answered questions
The Cottonwood school district will encumber a $450,000.00 deficit for the upcoming school year. (09-10) The board of trustees and the administrators have been working diligently trying to make up this difference with out hindering the excellent product that it produces. Our proficiency scores are in the upper 5% of the state. All of our programs are flourishing and successful. . . .
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Youth Ministry activities for April
As I am writing this letter, the snow is still falling. I know Spring is waiting patiently to show her lovely face and bring about the promise of new life and hope as the Easter season approaches. . . .
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House available for St. Mary's Hospital patrons
A house directly across the street  from St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood on Lewiston Street has recently been made available for patients and families of SMHC.  ‘The Neighbors’ is a three bedroom home that functions similarly to a Ronald McDonald House or the Carondelet facility in Lewiston. . . .
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Home Health program moves
The home health programs administered by St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals have recently consolidated their offices into one location in Kamiah.  Until recently, SMH-CVHC Home Health had offices in both Cottonwood and Orofino. . . .
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City-wide cleanup starts April 6
The City of Cottonwood’s annual City-Wide Cleanup is set to run from April 6-May 6. . . .
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Chamber of Commerce to meet
The April meeting of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, April 8th at noon in the Duman Mini Mall. . . .
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Doing business with the government
The Idaho Transportation Department from Boise is sponsoring workshops in Grangeville and Orofino to provide an introduction and overview on doing procurement business with the government. . . .
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Jazzercise classes offered
Whether you want to lose a few pounds or shape up, Jazzercise will help you get it done. . . .
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Pirates split games
The Prairie baseball team suffered their first loss at Kendrick but bounced back to win against Troy. . . .
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Youth Sports signups set
Cottonwood Youth Sports (CYS) invites a parent/guardian to sign-up their children for the summer baseball/softball programs.  Come to the Prairie Elementary School cafeteria at 7 PM on either Sunday April 5, 2009 or Wednesday April 8, 2009. . . .
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Shumway, Schmidt win events
Kyler Shumway won both the shot put and discus and took third in the 100 meter dash in an 11-school track meet at Lapwai Thursday, March 26. . . .
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Summit plans open house
Summit Academy will be holding an open house Spring show on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. . . . 
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Winners of Idaho County Farm Bureau's Essay Contest were all from Prairie Middle School this year. The theme "Idaho Agriculture - Making a Difference" encouraged to students to learn about Agriculture to be able to write the winning essays. First place went to Brandon Higgins, left, son of Brad & Cindy Higgins, Cottonwood. He received $50. Second place went to Ashlee Stubbers, center, daughter of Dale & Jeanne Stubbers, Winona. She received $25. Third place winner was Lauren Alfrey, right, daughter of Pat Alfrey, Ferdinand, receiving $15. All three essays were forwarded to District level, the winning essay there will go on to State. Good luck, students, and Congratulations to you.

A house by St. Mary’s Hospital was recently purchased by a Cottonwood couple to serve as a temporary place to stay for the patients and families of SMHC.  ‘The Neighbors’ is available at no charge and can be reserved through the SMH nurses station. See article at left

The Kamiah Medical Clinic annex is the new home of the SMH-CVHC Home Health office. Services and phone numbers will remain the same. See article at left

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