Updated November 27, 2009
Hill resigns from school board
Bill Hill submitted his resignation from the school board at the November meeting Monday, Nov. 23. . . .
Also on this page is a letter from school superintendent Gary Blaz about the high school gym floor project. . . .
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Community Hall work has started
Yes, there is a large hole in front of the community hall. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your opinion, this is not a swimming pool. . . .
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CFD open until midnight on Dec. 4
The Center for Discovery would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that we are open till midnight on Friday December 4 and everyone is invited. . . .
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Recycling update
The next round of Idaho County Recycling will be Saturday Nov. 28 at the Fenn grain elevators . . . .
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HOSA news
You have probably seen many PHS students helping people around the prairie area wearing medical related clothing.  Those kids you have been seeing are all a part of Prairie’s HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) group. . . .
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Cub Scout Corner
On November 16, 2009 Den 4 Pack 638 was honored by the presence of Jim Rehder our Idaho County Commissioner. . . .
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Six celebrate Jubilees
Six Sisters from the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood celebrated a total of 400 years of religious profession on Monday, November 16, 2009. . . .
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Spirit Center hosts poverty summit
The Center for Community Building to End Poverty held its Leadership to End Poverty Summit, November 12-13, 2009 at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho.  . . .
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School concert dates are set
The Prairie Elementary School Christmas concert is set for Friday, Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. . . .
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Pirates lose to Oakley 20-28, take second at state; Parents' letters; Night Shoot final week results
For the second straight year the defending champion riding a 23-game winning streak was beaten in the 1-A Division 1 State championship game as Oakley defeated the Prairie Pirates 20-28 at Pocatello Saturday, Nov. 21. . . .
A couple of support letters from parents of football players were submitted. . . .
The season has drawn to a close.  We had some of the best shooting a club could ask for this year.  . . .
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Lady Pirates lose twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of losses to open their season, losing at Lewis County and at Grangeville. . . .
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Wrestling Club hosts Tournament; PHS wrestling schedule
The Cottonwood Wrestling Club members hosted the USA Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, November  21st. . . .
Also on this page is the PHS wrestling schedule. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Summit girls pick up 2 more wins. . . .
Summit jr. high boys are 2-2. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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It was a somber group of seniors that accepted the second place trophy after losing to Oakley in the championship game 20-28. Accepting the trophy were Derek Schaeffer, Joe Schumacher, Kyle Holthaus, David Sigler and Tyrell Langston. At left is Andrew Gabica with Devin Schmidt in the background. Hidden behind Schaeffer and Schumacher is Kyler Shumway. See game story below left.

The Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades at Summit Academy had a Thanksgiving feast on Monday, Nov. 23rd.

 Jeff Martin and Jessica Vanderwall have been recognized as educators of the year representing the local VFW Chapter.  Jeff has been submitted to the district level in the 6-8 category and Jessica in the K-5.  Both teachers were chosen as educators who instill a sense of national pride in students by stimulating interest in America’s history, traditions, institutions, civic responsibilities, flag, etiquette and patriotism.

Tara Stubbers reads her Voice of Democracy speech. At left is Rick Johnson of VFW Post 4902. The VFW sponsors the contest. Her speech, a 3-5 minute tape on the topic “Does America still have Heroes?” concentrated on the sacrifice that has been made and is still being made by our men in the military, thus definitely qualifying them to be heroes today in the true sense of the word.Samantha Keating from Prairie was selected for second place by the judges, and junior Rachel Wemhoff of Summit was given third by the panel of judges.  Local winners are invited by the VFW group to attend an awards banquet in Keuterville March 6th, and as the local post winner, Tara will attend the District 2 Awards Banquet to be held at noon in Lewiston, December 12.

Jim Rehder, Idaho County Commissioner, is shown with Cottonwood Cub Scouts Seth Chaffee (Den Chief), Brandon Latimer, Anthony Karel, Hunter Chaffee, Jared Coppernoll, Matt Coppernoll and John Bradley. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view. See "Cub Scouts Corner" at left.
Mackenzie Key, right, and Shane Hanson were the top two sellers for our cookie dough sale. The cookie dough sale was a huge success thank you so much for your continued support of this program.
Mitch Jungert, Chris Hoene, and Chris Bradley are shown holding license plates that we are selling.  They are black metal and can be engraved on the red vinyl. We are selling them for $12.50 apiece. The money will be used to pay for expenses of attending the Idaho Technology Student Association Convention in March at the University of Idaho. To place orders, please call Jerry Richardson at Prairie High School, 962-3901. Thanks for your support.
Dr. Nancy Copeland-Payton with Sister Jean Lalande (left) signs copies of her book, The Losses of Our Lives: The Sacred Gifts of Renewal in Everyday Loss, at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, November 15, 2009.  

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