Updated May 6, 2010
Superintendent answers levy questions
School superintendent Gary Blaz has been getting questions about the school levy and he would like to answer the most frequently asked ones here. . . .
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Library nears reopening
We are getting closer to being able to open the library again.  Lots of people are asking and we are doing the best we can.  The open house is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 13. . . .
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Relay For Life events upcoming
It’s time to gear up for the 2010 Clearwater to Salmon River Relay for Life to be held July 16-17 at the Grangeville High School Track. . . .
“The Clowns” Relay for Life team will be having a dinner and silent auction May 22 at the Cottonwood Community Hall. . . .
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Schaeffer is employee of the month
Caring, giving, friendly, always has a smile, goes above and beyond and first one to volunteer are some of the words and phrases on the forms nominating Collette Schaeffer as the May Employee of the Month at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. . . .
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Travel: The ultimate economic stimulus for Idaho
Much of the talk nationally, as well as locally, has been centered on how to get our economy moving again.  Policy proposals and local budgets are being measured by whether they will create jobs and stimulate spending. . . .
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Cenus Bureau to start door-knocking campaign
With a 2010 Census mail back participation rate of 75 percent, Idaho has matched its 2000 rate and secured a spot among the top ten best states nationwide. . . .
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Winchester Rodeo set for July 3-4
The world famous Winchester Open Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 3rd and 4th at the Arena in the Pines, Winchester, Idaho.  Winchester Day’s celebration will be held Saturday July 3rd. . . .
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Syringa expands mental health services
It is not an exaggeration to say that one mental health treatment specialist can now be in two or more places at the same time.   . . .
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Free financial workshop offered
A free Department of Labor workshop in Orofino next week – Beyond Surviving to Thriving – offers the chance to learn valuable skills that can shape the future with a free lunch in the bargain. . . .
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Pirates lose big to Orofino
The Prairie baseball team took a pounding from Orofino as they gave up 5 home runs and lost 5-16 at Cottonwood Friday, April 30. . . .
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Booster Club team wins tournament; Rodeo team competes at Lewiston
The Prairie Booster Club team won the Theme Volleyball Tournament held as a fundraiser for BPA last week. . . .
The Prairie High School rodeo team competed at Lewiston May 1 and 2. . . .
The Prairie softball team couldn't get on the field to play this past week due to weather conditions.
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Shumway breaks school record again; Shumway, girls 4x200 win at Kamiah Invitational
Kyler Shumway broke his school shot put record by 9 inches as he won the event at the White Pine League Meet Tuesday, April 27 at Lapwai. . . .
Kyler Shumway continued his dominance in the shot put with a win at the Kamiah Invitational Track Meet Saturday, May 1 at Kamiah, while the girls 4x200 relay team also picked up a win. . . .
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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 awning over the new stairway entrance to the Community Hall basement was being worked on this past week. This was Tuesday morning. Later in the day the railing arrived from the fabricator and was installed. Click on the photo for a larger view.

In the top photo are Mrs. Jessica Vanderwall and Haley Enneking, from Prairie Middle School. The other picture is Mrs. Gina Lustig with Ellie Watson and Lucas Wemhoff, from Summit Academy. Lucas won first place, Ellie was second and Haley was third in the Farm Bureau District Essay Contest. The three had previously won in the county contest. The essay written by Lucas will be submitted to the state contest. These three students have done very well writing their essays, receiving cash prizes, and representing their schools well. Photos submitted by Jeanne Arnzen.

On April 23, Nathan R Elliott of Kalama Washington successfully completed the rigid 13-week United States Marine Bootcamp Training, which was held at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego. Elliott has earned his right to the title "United States Marine" through hard work, perseverance and personal sacrifice during his boot camp training with Charlie Company, Honor Platoon 1043 which was commanded by Lt. Colonel C.M. Cromwell. Elliott will report to School for Infantry (SOI) Training , San Diego May 4. His father Sgt. Richard "Gene" Elliott and family are very proud to see Nathan following in his father's footsteps and continue in the Marine Corps traditions of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

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