Updated December 31, 2009
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Angel Tree helps those in need
Over 30 families and 69 children were served by this year’s Angel Tree sponsored by the St. Mary’s Hospital Mission Integration Committee. . . .
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Looking back at 2009
Our annual look back at the year in headlines. . . .
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Holthaus named employee of the month
Cheri Holthaus has been selected as the January Employee of the Month at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.  She has worked in the Human Resources Department since May of 1997. . . .
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Hospitals partner with HealthFirst
Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospitals will partner with a healthcare financing company, HealthFirst, to help patients pay their outstanding payments beginning this January.  HealthFirst is based in Eugene, Oregon. . . .
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Recycling news
Thanks to dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, a total of 236 recyclers, and the support and hard work of Lewis and Clark Recycling Inc., cold weather and a holiday weekend did not slow down the Idaho County Recycling effort. . . .
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Shawn Crea injured
On December 25, 2009 at 12:38 p.m., The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a report of a subject that had been severely injured in a hunting accident. . . .
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'Hunchback of Notre Dame' set for Jan. 18 & 20
Prairie High School Drama class will be presenting Victor Hugo's classic story, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" . . .
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Pirates hold off Potlatch rally
The Prairie Pirates built a double digit lead early and then used great free throw shooting to hold off a furious fourth quarter rally by Potlatch to win 78-68 in a White Pine League game at Cottonwood Tuesday, Dec. 22. . . .
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Lady Pirates rout Potlatch for first win
After several near misses the Lady Pirates finally picked up their first win of the season as they rolled past Potlatch 53-23 in a league game played at Cottonwood Tuesday, Dec. 22. . . .
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Prairie wrestling schedule
Prairie's next wrestling action will be the Kamiah Tournament on Jan. 8-9. . . .
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Angel Tree helpers include St. Mary’s staff, volunteers and students from Prairie High School including Wyatt Williams, Kelly Williams, Cheri Holthaus, Amanda Rehder, Stacie Jackson, Collette Schaeffer, Lonnie Schaeffer, Isaiah Nida, Todd Nida.  Sitting: Dustin Schaeffer. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left

Angel Tree gifts and food boxes sorted and prepared for delivery by Santa’s helpers at SMHC and other elves from the community.

 Cheri Holthaus was named Employee of the Month for December at St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics. See story above left.

The above 4 photos are scenes from the 2009 Alumni Basketball games held Monday, Dec. 28 at Prairie Middle School.

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