Updated June 4, 2009
County recycling survey available online
Recycling: Is it important to you?  The Idaho County Recycling Task Force wants to know what you think.  From now until June 15 at 5:00 p.m. Idaho county residents are encouraged to complete a quick on-line survey. . . .
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National Guard here June 1-14
The 126th Engineer Company of the Idaho National Guard with additional engineering and support elements from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team will be on the Camas Prairie from June 1 through 14. . . .
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Middle School awarded grant
Prairie Middle School was one of 44 schools in the state of Idaho to be awarded a grant by the State Department of Education to help purchase new school lunch equipment. . . .
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CFD swim days to start June 17
With summer vacation starting next week the Center For Discovery is ready to kick the summer off in full gear.  We will be going to Grangeville for Swim Days on June 17 and 24, July 8 and 29, and August 5.  . . .
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Chamber welcomes new business, to meet June 11
The Greater Cottonwood Area Chamber of Commerce presented Janice Anderson, owner of the Red Bird Gallery with a free one year membership to the Chamber. . . .
The next meeting of the Cottonwood Chamber will be at noon on June 11th at the Duman Mini Mall. . . .
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Workshop set on Myspace, cyber safety issues
There will be a workshop June 23 at 7 p.m. at Prairie Middle School on MySpace and cyber safety issues. . . .
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Movies on the wall schedule
It’s time to bring back to all of you the “Movies on the Wall” community activity we started last year.   . . .
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Brittany Brillon graduates
Brittany Brillon  of Salmon, Idaho granddaughter of Vivia Enneking, Cottonwood, graduated May 29, 2009 at Salmon High School.  She graduated with eighty-six other students and was the Valedictorian. . . .
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Baseball team are state academic champs; baseball awards given
On this page is a photo of the PHS baseball team with the state academic champion trophy and another photo of the award winners for the 2009 season. . . .
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PHS softball and track winners
On this page are photos of the award winners for Prairie High School softball and track. . . .
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Summit holds graduation ceremonies
Five students making up the class of 2009 at Summit Academy held their graduation exercises last Friday, May 29, at the Summit Academy gym. . . . 
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Summit’s graduates used a flip of their heads to flip their tassels after receiving their diplomas. From left are Kim Frei, Joseph Lustig, Michael Hattrup, Dustin Lustig and Chase Nuxoll. Click on the photo for a larger view. See Summit news page below left for more photos.

The Summit Academy Kindergarten class want to thank the volunteer firemen for teaching us about fire safety. Click on the photos for a larger view.

Receiving 1st place in the Catholic Daughter Education Contest at the local level are: Kim Frei- photography, Michael Hattrup - music, and Dylan Prigge - poetry. Both Kim and Michael's entries won 1st at state level and will be sent to Nationals to be judged sometime this summer. Presenting the awards is Mrs. Kathy Rehder a member of Court Cataldo of Lewiston. 

Stephanie Hendren, Winchester, is Queen of the 2009 Winchester Open Rodeo.  She attends Highland High School where she is a Sophomore.  Her parents are Rene’ and Albert Stamper and she has two younger sisters. Stephanie’s interests include rodeo, volleyball, track, basketball, FCCLA, 4-H and she is a member of the Honor Society. Stephanie won the barrel racing at the Riggins Rodeo in May and she also qualified for State in pole bending.Stephanie invites everyone to attend the 15th Winchester Open Rodeo, July 4 and 5 at the Arena in The Pines.  See You There!

The Middle School Chess Club held it's final competetion at The Hangout Monday, June 1st.  The final game  between Claire Whitley and Frank Spencer was intense as several middle school students watched. Both Claire and Frank captured several pieces and it was difficult to determined who winner would be.  After several "hold your breath" minutes, Claire was able to place Frank's king in checkmate. Debbie Schnider, owner of the Hangout presented three gift certificates to Claire Whitley, first place; Frank Spencer, second place; and Matthew Jungert, third place winners.  In the top photo Frank Spencer and Claire Whitley play as Hunter McWilliams, Emily McHugh, Tyler Latimer, Alex Hartnett and Justin Ross watch. In the lower photo are Frank Spencer, Debbie Schnider, Claire Whitley and Matthew Jungert.
The Cottonwood Wanders 4-H Club put up purple ribbons in downtown Cottonwood as part of their Relay For Life “Paint the Town Purple” event.
What better way to end the year at Prairie Middle School than with music and dancing.  This past week the 8th grade Teen Living class danced their socks off learning the Western swing, the jitter-bug, the two-step and the waltz.  They also perfected the Cotton-eye-Joe.  Maybe some of them should go on Dancing with the Stars!

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