Updated May 13, 2010
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Community Hall renovation program is nearing completion with the Cottonwood City Council voting to dip into general fund reserves to complete several small projects that didn’t get covered by the grant or donations at their regular May meeting Monday, May 10. . . .
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Superintendent answers forest funds question
The question that was brought to my attention was: What amount of money do we currently have in this Forest Fund? . . .
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Library grand re-opening is Thursday
Grand Re-opening for Prairie Community Library will be this Thursday, May 13 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.   . . .
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Spring concerts are set
Prairie students are excited to present their Spring Concerts! . . .
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Blood drive is a success
According to several of the Red Cross employees; “Cottonwood is one of our favorite places to come; the donors and the volunteers are all so friendly, the lunch that is provided is wonderful and of course the maple bars are pretty good too.” . . .
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Absentee ballots available
The Cottonwood School District levy election this year will be held on May 18, 2010 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.   . . .
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Farm Bureau scholarship winners are named
The winners in the Idaho County Farm Bureau scholarship contest have been announced. They are Jordan Killmar, Alicia Pepper, Dylan Prigge and Tara Stubbers. . . .
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CFD to celebrate 10th anniversary
This year the Center for Discovery is celebrating their 10 year anniversary. . . .
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Goeckner is Prairie ROCKS guest
Lynn Goeckner generously offered her time to come speak to the Prairie ROCKS students last Thursday. . . .
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Pirates win 2 of 4 games, start District Friday; Football meeting set
The Prairie baseball team won 2 of 4 games last week to wind up with the #2 seed into District which starts Friday, May 14 at Lewiston. . . .
Prairie High School will have a player-parent football meeting  . . .
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Lady Pirates are 4-0 on the week, #1 seed to District; 3 qualify for State Rodeo
The Prairie Lady Pirates beat Genesee 8-3, Orofino 5-4 and Lewis County 15-4 and 24-8 to finish their regular season at 14-1. . . .
District starts Friday with Prairie playing Lewis County at 5 p.m. at the Cottonwood fields. . . .
Callie Mader tallied enough points during the season to earn her a trip to Pocatello in June to compete in both barrels and goat tying.  NaTosha Schaeffer and MaKayla Schaeffer also qualified for state competition in team roping. . . .
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Track teams compete at all-star meets
The Prairie track teams competed at the All-Star and JV All-Star meets at Lewiston and Lapwai, respectively, last week. . . .
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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 was completed last week and the railing was also installed. The box at the left edge of the railing is the new handicapped access lift. It will be operational once it passes state inspection. You can check out the new stairway and lift this Thursday, May 13 at the Library open house. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie TSA club is having a prize drawing to raise money to offset expenses for the 5 students attending the National TSA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland , June 26th – July 2. The cost of the ticket is a $1.00 donation for each ticket. There are 5 prizes. They are 1st – Dell Gx260 Pentium4, 2.8 GHZ processor, 512 mb ram, w/monitor, keyboard, mouse, 2nd – Blanket chest, 3rd – Small Refrigerator, 4th – Cedar Bench, 5th – Framed picture of a Cutthroat Trout. The drawing will be May 27th at the Prairie High School Awards presentation. You need not be present to win. The computer and refrigerator were donated by Gus and Ann Hoene, the cedar for the bench was donated by Mick and Judy Forsman, and the other items were made in shop class. The prizes will be displayed at various businesses, along with tickets to purchase, in Cottonwood. Thank you for your support. Shown above are some of the prizes.

Lt. Colonel Brian James, commander of Task Force Atlas and the 141st Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) of the Oregon Army National Guard, returned to the United States from a 10-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and participated in the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) demobilization ceremony held April 21st at the University of Portland Chiles Center. He is the son of John (Lt Col, USAF-Ret) and Diane Seubert James of Spokane Valley, Washington. He is also the oldest grandson of Almira Seubert (and the late John W.) of Cottonwood. Lt. Colonel James is married to Jill James of Vancouver, WA, and they have three sons, Zachary, Justin and Ryan living at home. The 41st IBCT deployed into Iraq in early July 2009 after two months of collective training at Fort Stewart, GA and one month of pre-mobilization training at Camp Roberts, CA. Its mission was to provide force protection security and conduct convoy security operations ranging as far west as the Jordanian border, south to Kuwait and east nearing the Iranian border. This deployment of over 2,400 Oregonian Soldiers was the largest since World War II and was augmented by another 650 Soldiers from Idaho (145th BSB from Lewiston), Washington, California, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Delaware. Task Force Atlas was a melting pot of five of the six battalions. They logged over 2,408,552 miles and conducted over 1,139 convoy missions escorting fuel, water and other commodities. Lt. Colonel James was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service just prior to returning to the states. In July, he will relinquish command of the 141st BSB and become the Executive Officer of the 41st IBCT located in Portland. In September, he will assume the position of Deputy Brigade Commander of the 41st IBCT.

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