Updated September 24, 2009
Prairie school enrollment slightly higher
The total enrollment is up slightly over last year at Prairie Schools as reported at the September school board meeting Monday, Sept. 21.
The Elementary School reported 132 total students in K-4, up 10 over last year. The Middle School reported 124 students in 5-8 grades, down 10 from last year. The High School reported 157 total students in 9-12, up 5 from last year. The total of 413 students enrolled is up 5 over last year’s total of 408. . . .
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Fall lecture series starts
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude invites you to attend our 10th Annual Fall Lecture Series. The first lecture will be held on Thursday, September 24 in Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. . . .
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Free admission day to Museum
On Saturday, September 26, 2009, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. . . .
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Scarecrow contest
As many of you know scarecrows have been decorating the streets of Cottonwood for the past several years.  They appear sometime during the months of September and October and disappear sometime in November. . . .
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Cottonwood's website
Have you had a chance to check out the web site for Cottonwood; www.cottonwoodidaho.org? . . .
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Developmental screening set for Oct. 8
A free Well Child Developmental Screening will be provided in September by the Cottonwood School District to all children ages birth to 5 years old.  Screening will take place on Thursday, October 8 from noon to 3:00 in the School District Office. . . .
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Fall workshops available to public
Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has begun its fall line-up of workshops, offering over 20 non-credit  personal enrichment classes between now and the end of January. . . .
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Troop 639 Trek
Back pack inspections have been done, we’re ready to go on our first boy scout hike.  Six miles in, six miles out, what’s around the next bend along the river.  So many questions are going through our minds. . . .
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It's cookie dough sale time again
It is that time of year again where the students at Prairie Elementary along with the staff at the Center For Discovery are conducting their annual Cookie Dough Fund Raiser and gift catalog sale.  From now until October 15 look for elementary kids selling cookie dough. . . .
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Pirates overwhelm Loggers; High School rodeos start; Wrestling Club signups set
The Prairie football team made a statement to the rest of the White Pine League and to the rest of the state that they are ready to defend their state title as they ripped 4th ranked and previously unbeaten Potlatch 59-8 at Cottonwood Friday, Sept. 18. . . .
Come and support the Prairie High School Rodeo Team at Kamiah September 26th and 27th.  Each day will be it’s own separate rodeo, so feel free to come one or both days. . . .
Cottonwood Wrestling Club will hold signups and the first practice for the 2009 season on Monday, October 5th at Prairie Elementary School at 6:30 PM. . . .
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Lady Pirates split tri-match, go 5-5 at Gar-Pal Tournament
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a marathon tri-match at Culdesac last Thursday, Sept. 17, losing in 5 games to Lapwai then winning in 5 games over Culdesac. . . .
The Prairie Lady Pirates played 5 different teams at the Viking Classic at Garfield-Palouse High School in Palouse, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 19, and came away with an even split. They won 5 games and lost 5 games on the day. . . .
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Mystery Night is Oct. 3; Jr. High girls start 2-0; Volleyball team still seeks first win
Mystery Night is little more than a week away! . . .
Starting off their 2009 season with a bang, Summit Academy’s junior high girls logged two victories each, the preliminaries at the seventh grade level and the main game at the eighth grade level. . . .
Summit Academy volleyballers, stilling searching for the magic answer, dropped two more matches this past week, both in dramatic fashion, as the fifth game in each case proved to be the death blow to the chance they had for their first win of the season. . . .
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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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North Idaho Correctional Institution is working diligently in strengthening their security by applying more razor wire on the perimeter fence.  Current plans are to have wire just below the top on both sides of the fence and coil on top, forming a triangle shape.  Razor wire will also be placed at the base of the fence in some areas.  This improvement should be a large deterrent in offenders attempting escape.  However, should they try they will most likely be severely injured.  The wire is being obtained from the Boise prison complex's surplus. Photos courtesy of NICI.

Boosters of the year named by the Prairie Booster Club are the football chain gang  (top photo) Randy Hasselstrom, Gus Hoene and Arnie Chandler (not pictured John Mager) and in the lower photo, football score clock operator Ed Holthaus and announcer Pat Holthaus.

From left are Seth Chaffee, Drew Cochran, Mike Karel, Dakota Wilson, Robin Krol (exchange student), Tyler Hankerson. Not Pictured are Terry Cochran SM, Shari Chaffee ASM, Dani Cochran (Medic Mabel).  The sign pictured is of the 4 mile marker that we came across along the trail. See story at left. Click on photo for a larger view.

The PHS band performed prior to the start of last Friday’s football game. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The PHS cheerleaders did 266 jumping jacks at the football game last Friday and were starting to show some fatigue as they did 59 after the Pirates final touchdown.Click on photo for a larger view.

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