Updated April 29, 2010
PHS top scholars are named
The Prairie High School Class of 2010 has three valedictorians and one salutatorian. . . .
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Blood drive set for May 4
The American Red Cross invites to celebrate two very special holidays -- Mother’s Day and Memorial Day – by giving a gift from the heart and donating blood during the month of May. . . .
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Hospital has new ambulance
St Mary’s Hospital received a new ambulance recently to replace their secondary vehicle.  The new ambulance was purchased through a grant from Idaho’s Emergency Medical Services Bureau. . . .
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'The Big Bad Musical' set for May 11
PHS Drama department will perform the comic production of, "The Big Bad Musical" on Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 p.m. at Prairie H.S. auditorium. . . .
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Tri-Parish youth activities for May
Dear Tri-Parish youth,
As the school year winds down and the realization of summer calls us forth we invite you to join us as we celebrate the blessings of May through our youth activities and gatherings. . . .
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Pinewood Derby is held
On April 20,2010 Pack 638 had their annual Pinewood Derby at the Cottonwood Community Hall. . . .
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Hospital volunteers honored
Last Thursday, April 22, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics honored their volunteers at a special luncheon during National Volunteer Week, April 18-24. . . .
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Rockwell is Prairie ROCKS guest
Last week the Prairie ROCKS class was visited by James Rockwell of Grangeville.  He told about his life as a young man when he was right hand man to the Governor of  Alaska. . . .
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More 52-Pickup winners are named
The drawing for 2009-2010 KC 52 Pickup participants was held during April 2010 meeting of KC #1389.  The winners are as follows: . . .
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Pirates win twice
The Prairie Pirates won a pair of games last week beating Kendrick 19-9 in a non-league game and then edging Genesee 5-2 in a league contest. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 3; Rodeo team competes at Weiser
The Prairie softball team beat Lapwai and Timberline last week but lost to Genesee. . . .
The Prairie High School rodeo team competed at Weiser April 17 and 18. . . .
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Shumway is double winner at LC Games
Kyler Shumway won both the shot put and discus and was third in the 100 meter dash at the Lewis & Clark Nez Perce Games at Kamiah Friday, April 23. . . .
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Letters to the editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in the print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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The PHS class of 2010 valedictorians and salutatorian are shown. From left are co-valedictorians Kyler Shumway, NaTosha Schaeffer and David Sigler and salutatorian Wyatt Williams. See story at left. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom.

Linda and Dewey Elliot of Keuterville Pub and Grub are the 2009-10 Business Booster of the Year.  They have sponsored the 2009 State Softball banner for the gym, make potato salad for Dan's Burger Barn and support the children in many ways unknown to the public.  Congratulations and thank you Linda and Dewey for your part in making our community the wonderful place that it is for raising our children. Photo provided by Loretta Riener.

The family of Stan and Bertha Kopczynski enjoys reading the Cottonwood Chronicle especially the recent news about the renovation of the Cottonwood Community Hall.  Bertha, forever resourceful and determined to teach her children how to work, snagged a cleaning contract for the Hall in the late 1960's.  Connie, Joan, Don, Karen, and Larry  remember cleaning up the bathrooms and gathering spaces after dances, weddings, and funeral dinners.  The memories of those days flooded our minds when Carol Altman gave us a tour of the hall on Friday, April 23.    We delighted in the light streaming in the new windows and wanted to take a spin on the newly refinished wood floor.  The refurbished kitchen caught our attention as we admired the new cabinets and counter tops.  Our Mom would’ve been so happy to work in the new space.  Carol commented that Bertha came once a year and totally cleaned out the cabinets and organized the give-away container cupboard.  “I miss your Mom because now I have 
to organize that cupboard.”  Mom recruited all of us to help set up tables and chairs and decorate the tables for events over the years.  We had a great celebration for their 50th wedding anniversary in 1995, snickering as we recalled our Illinois cousins dressed as nuns and singing songs from Sister Act.  We’ve appreciated the meals served for the funeral dinners of Carole in 2001, Dad in 2003 and Mom in 2005.  Marilyn and Theresa made aprons for the cooks and servers to wear in honor of Bertha, a wonderful and generous cook, and, Stan, who complimented her with, “God bless the cook.”   We hope the memory of our parents continues to bless the good cooks and generous people in Cottonwood. Shown from left are Carol Altman, Theresa Wessels, Connie Esser, Karen Stubbs, Joan Kopczynski, and Marilyn Kuhlmann. Photo provided by Theresa Wessels.Click on the  photo for a larger view.

SMH recently received a new ambulance with help from a grant from the State of Idaho EMS Bureau.  Posed with the new vehicle are Jim Lemioux, Sawtooth Emergency Vehicles; Charles Butler, SMH Ambulance and EMT Coordinator and Jennifer Cochran, EMT. See story above left.

The Prairie High School Knowledge Bowl Team will be hosting the local monthly meet on Monday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the PHS cafeteria.  You are all invited to attend.  Most meets have about 20-25 teams of 6 members from 9 area schools so we are expecting a good turnout.  Knowledge Bowl Team members are:  Ashley Cannon, Claire Whitley, Justina Zigler, Garrett Workman, Robin Krol, Silas Whitley, Brock Heath, Mike Karel, Mike Karel, Josh Roeper, Samantha Keating, Amanda Stinson, Kyle Uhlenkott and Kylee Simmons.  The PHS Knowledge Bowl Team would like to thank the community for their support this year.  We raised enough money at our bake sales at the Missoula Children’s Theater Play, the Cottonwood Gun Club and at Cottonwood Food to pay for most of our expenses at State.  Thanks also to the Booster Club for their support.  We competed in the State Academic Bowl Tournament in March in Boise.  Prairie won the first match against Riverstone International Charter School, and then lost to Victory Charter School and Clearwater Valley.  Riverstone went on to win 4th place overall in the contest.  The winner of our division was Logos from Moscow.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Saturday, April 24th Troop 638 helped the Knights of Columbus with their Spring highway cleanup. We all took a stretch of the highway in groups. We were able to pick up the trash in record time of one hour and with our lowest amount of 22 bags of trash on the highway. We also broke another record with 27 people helping in the roadside cleanup. If you’re up to the challenge in helping us break these 3 records, come see us in September. We would like to thank the community for helping in keeping our roads clean. Individuals present at road side cleanup were (in photo above): Knights of Columbus, Joe Didier, Dan Karel, Max Nuxoll, Greg Nau, Maurice Seubert, Ed Lustig and Bob Lustig. Family members Rhonda Schmidt, Shari Chaffee, Amy Bradley, Roger Burgess, Keith Coppernoll, Aleta Coppernoll and Jeno Hankerson. Webelos Scouts Carson Schmidt, Anthony Karel, Hunter Chaffee, John Bradley and Jared Coppernoll. Tiger Cub Matt Coppernoll. Boy Scouts Mike Karel, Seth Chaffee, Chris Bradley and Tyler Hankerson. Friends Devin Ross, Kyle Tillinghast and Kevin Tillinghast. 
Thank you all for coming and see you this fall. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Hunter Chaffee, center, took first place in the Pinewood Derby. John Bradley, left, was second and Anthony Karel, right, placed third. See story above left.

Three Sisters from the Monastery of St. Gertrude celebrated special birthdays in April.  Pictured from left to right are Sr. Petronilla Lieser, age 90, Sr. Aelred Oakley, age 90 and Sr. Josie Vincke, age 92.

Jerry Richardson and several students built personalized playing card boxes for all of the Idaho National Guardsmen who worked last summer on the sports complex.  We presented them to Sgt. Chad Crosby on Thursday and he will be giving them out to the men on the next guard weekend.

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