Updated December 9, 2010
Museum to receive top state award
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will receive the 2010 Sister Alfreda Elsensohn Award for Outstanding Service. . . .
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Meza to receive national award
The American Hospital Association will award Casey Meza, CEO, St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics, the Shirley Ann Munroe Award this January at their national convention in Phoenix, Arizona.  . . .
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Locals receive VFW district awards
Prairie Middle School 6th grade student, Chaye Uptmor won the VFW Patriot's Pen writing award at the District 2 competition in Lewiston on Saturday, Dec 4 and is now headed for the state competition in Boise. . . .
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Spencer award Congressional Gold Medal
Rachel Spencer, currently a high school senior, spent the first three of her high school years, among other things, working towards the Congressional Award Gold Medal . . .
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Lighted Christmas Parade set for Dec. 19
The 8th annual Lighted Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, is set for Sunday, Dec. 19. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…  We’re still waiting for a few more inches, but wanted to inform you of our tentative schedule . . .
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Students build cabinets
The five Cabinetmaking classes spent the last nine weeks building cabinets for the high school and Cottonwood Community Library. . . .
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Nuxoll is employee of the month
The December Employee of the Month at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics is Lorraine Nuxoll, LPN. . . .
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Farm Bureau sponsors speech contest
Idaho Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Speech Contest with the topic: Idaho Agriculture: Good for Family, Community and State. . . .
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Pirates lose at Grangeville, win at Troy; Football awards given
The Pirates split a pair of road games this past week, losing 36-39 at Grangeville in the Idaho County Shootout then winning 45-35 at Troy the next evening. . . .
Also on this page is a photo fo the football award winners. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 1 of 3
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost a home game to Lapwai, lost at Grangeville then picked up a win at Genesee in girls basketball action last week. . . .
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8 turn out for wrestling
New wrestling head coach Dan Altman has 8 wrestlers turned out this season, 7 of which advanced to the state tournament last year. . . .
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Lady Patriots win 2 of 3
Summit Lady Patriots closed out a busy week last week, winning two games from White Pine League opponents, Kendrick and Genesee, but then dropping a tough game against last year’s state champions, Clearwater Valley. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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Prairie senior Brock Heath was one of nine Idaho students honored at the Governor’s Brightest Star awards ceremony in Boise. Heath was nominated for his community service activities which include developing the chess club at Prairie Middle school. Although the chess club started out as an extracurricular activity, it has now become helpful in sending an “anti-bullying” message, as well as encouraging good sportsmanship. He is also active in PAVE (Prairie Active Volunteer Effort) and HOSA, and serves as the student body president at Prairie High School. He is the son of Gordon Heath and Theresa Carter. He is shown with Idaho First Lady Lori Otter.  Heath is also one of ten state finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. The selection process focuses on students' scholarship, athletics and citizenship. From the ten finalists, one Idaho entrant will be chosen to represent Idaho in the national scholarship competition in New York in December. 

Krystal Ellis, left, is the VFW District 2 winner as teacher of the year while Chaye Uptmor is the District 2 Patriot's Pen winner. Both advance to state competiton. See article at left.

Rachel Spencer, wearing her Congressional Award Gold Medal, stands between Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch. See story above left.

Britney Bianchi and John Bradley were the November attendance winners at Prairie Middle School.

Daniel Mager was the October Attendance Winner…he is modeling the prizes for the November winners.

The PHS girls basketball team, cheerleaders and fans celebrate as Prairie was presented the Idaho County Shootout trophy by the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department. There were five categories judged and Prairie won 3 of the 5 categories including most money raised for the food bank. Between the two schools $3946 was raised, a dramatic increase over last year’s total. Prairie raised over $2000 of that total. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Part of the fundraising competition at the “Idaho County Shootout” was sponsored by Inland Cellular. Prairie’s Cassie Weightman is inside the money booth and managed to gather up over $120, outdoing the Grangeville  competitor who gathered just over $90. Inland Cellular rounded up their match for both schools to $150 each.

The sewing classes at PHS made Christmas stockings for the Food Bank.  All materials for the stockings were donated to the class by various community members.  The girls worked during 3 class periods to decorate and sew the 19 stockings as a thank you to the community for all the donations that make the class possible. Photo provided by PHS. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There was a competition to see who could make the best snowman while blindfolded. Savanah Walsh, top photo left, was the winner as the 8th grade competitor. To the right of Walsh right is Tyler Nida, 7th grade.In the lower photo are the 6th and 5th grade competitors. They are Chaye Uptmor, left, 6th grade and Sydney Bruner, 5th grade.

7th and 8th grade basketball players and Club Wrestlers (Justin Ross, Kellie Heitman, Dally Ratcliff, Hunter McWilliams) participating in the Tortilla Toss.  Teams had 2 minutes to see how many tortillas they could toss so their partner could catch them on their paper plate.  Girls’ bb team members assisted with counting and running tortillas back. The top photo shows the competitors while the bottom photo shows the action. Click on the photos for larger views.

Roy Uhlenkott was stringing Christmas lights on the Community Hall last week. Dave Fuzzell was driving the backhoe. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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