Updated August 5, 2010
Prairie School supply lists:
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Quarter sized hail hits area
Hailstorms hit the area Saturday evening in a swatch from Keuterville to Kamiah going over the Cottonwood, Greencreek and Winona areas with stones reported in some places as big as the size of a quarter. . . .
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Raspberry Festival Photos
Additional Raspberry Festival pictures are on this page . . .
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Help sought for backpack program
Would you like to see each student in the local school districts begin classes with all the supplies needed to begin the school year? . . .
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Chamber to meet
The August Chamber meeting will be held on Thursday, August 12th at the Duman Mini Mall. . . .
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Youth sports concussions are on the rise
A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that the nearly 447,000 sports related head injuries treated in US emergency rooms in 2009 represented an annual increase of almost 95,000.  . .
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Debbie Rose is employee of the month
The customer service team at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics recently selected their August Employee of the Month.  Debbie Rose was originally hired in the Housekeeping Department of SMHC in 1993. . . .
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Show & Shine results
After a very stormy evening the previous night, the skies cleared and it was a beautiful day to host a show and shine at the Annual Raspberry Festival. . . .
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You can register online for triathlon
It’s time to don that swimsuit, gear up your bike and lace those running shoes for the upcoming 4th Annual Camas Prairie Sprint Triathlon. . . .
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SGA class of 1970 holds reunion
The last graduating class of St Gertrudes Academy held their forty year reunion July 31. . . .
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Prairie Schools news
Registration at Prairie High School will be held Tuesday, August 10 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. . . .
Registration for the 2010-11 school year at Prairie Middle School will take place on Wednesday, August 11 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. . . .
Prairie Elementary and Prairie Middle Schools will be holding an open house on Tuesday, August 24, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. . . .
The Prairie H.S. Band will make their traditional appearance in the Idaho County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 21st.  A warm up practice is planned for Saturday, August 14th on the football field at Prairie Middle School. . . .
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'Medical Milers' conquer mountains
Earlier this month six staff members from St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics both started and finished a race that included running over two peaks in the Blue Mountains in Oregon, Mt. Misery and Mt. Horrible. . . .
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The old surface of Lewiston St. was being torn up Monday morning between Hogan and Peasley Streets. The crew started tearing up the old surface last week at the north end of the project. By Tuesday afternoon they had moved down past Garrett St. toward Church St.

A good crowd of people were checking out the vendor booths at the Raspberry Festival. It seemed like there were more booths this year but some of that was due to the fact they moved all the Monastery booths from inside the gym to the front lawn. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There were quite a few people already enjoying the barbecue sandwiches and raspberry shortcake even at 11 a.m. Click on photo for a larger view.

The “Berry Prestigious” winner at the Show and Shine. Sr. Carol Ann Wassmuth, presenting the trophy, got a ride in the car from owner Allyn Palmer of Nampa. Photo by Loretta Riener. More Show & Shine photos in article at left.

Thank You to all who generously donated cans to our anti-meth canned food drive. It was a great success.  Thank you Primeland for donating paint and Lewis-Clark Recycling Center for the barrels and paper to create our project. Thank you Cottonwood Foods, Reiner’s Grocery, The Hangout, and Library for allowing us to set up our project on your property. We would also like to thank our friends and family for all of their support. ~ Michael Rehder and Savanah Prigge. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Members of the St. Gertrude’s Academy class of 1970 at their 40 year reunion. Photo provided by Beth Forsmann. See article above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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