Updated December 16, 2010
Cottonwood City Council meets
At the December meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, Dec. 13, it was a reported a large water leak had been discovered and fixed. . . .
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Prairie students ace food drive
Students from Prairie High School are learning one of the best lessons in life. They are lending a helping hand to their neighbors in need this holiday season. . . .
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Healthy Horizons session is Tuesday
The St. Mary’s Hospital Cottonwood clinic is hosting another session in their ongoing Healthy Horizons series designed for people interested in making healthy lifestyle choices and managing their weight.  . . .
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Library News
Prairie Community Library will be hosting a story hour and craft work shop for kids on December 19 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. . . .
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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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Prayer that keeps kids warm
On the top floor of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, at a forties-era Singer sewing machine that is in front of a window overlooking the Camas Prairie, Sister Placida Wemhoff sews clothes for underprivileged children. . . .
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Recycling News
Recycle in Fenn on Saturday, December 18 or at Kooskia Park on Sunday December 19. . . .
On December 26, 2010 Idaho County Recycle will offer patrons the opportunity to recycle cardboard from the Christmas Holiday. . . .
Thank you citizens and businesses for your continued support of Idaho County Recycling (ICR). . . .
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Girl Scouts plan Baked Food Sale
With two meetings behind us Girls Scout Troop 3785 is off to a great start. . . .
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Scouts receive popcorn sale awards
The Scouts from Troop/Pack 638 received their popcorn awards.  . . .
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Pirates beat Kendrick, Orofino
The Prairie Pirates picked up a pair of wins last week, winning their league opener against Kendrick and then winning big at Orofino . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Lady Pirates defeated Deary and Timberline but lost to Nezperce in the past week's action. . . .
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Pirates win 10 of 12 at Potlatch on Tuesday, win Potlatch Tournament on Saturday
The Prairie wrestling team won 10 of 12 matches at Potlatch Dec. 7 in a dual meet and then won the team trophy at the Potlatch Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 11. . . .
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Summit boys and girls both 1-1 on the week; Jr. High boys now 14-6 overall
Traveling to Troy on Tuesday and Lapwai on Thursday last week, the Summit Patriot ladies split their two games, . . .
The Summit Patriot boys team traveled to New Meadows over the weekend and opened their season with a first round loss to Salmon River, then came back strong the second day with a 55-32 win over Council to take third in the tourney. . . .
Summit’s A team, competing in the Twin River League, added four more wins with one loss over the past two weeks, to run their season record to 8 and 4, while the B team, consisting of 7th and 7th graders added a single win to their record, leaving them 6 and 2 at this point in the season. . . .
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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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Student of the Month Recipients for November at Prairie High School are Megan Sigler and Mitch Jungert. Mitch Jungert  works very hard in class.  In addition, he always has a smile and makes every effort to help people out. Megan Sigler - No matter the class, she is completely involved and willing to learn. Her attention to details makes her a pleasure to work with.  She can always be counted on to have her work finished on time with a high degree of accuracy. 

Paul Sonnen, a 4th grader at Prairie Elementary School, was the 4th grade state-wide winner in the State Department of Education’s Holiday Card contest. His artwork is shown above. A sixth grader from Mackay was the overall state winner and will have her artwork on the State Department of Education’s holiday greeting cards. “The annual Holiday Card Contest is a great way to celebrate the importance of arts in education and showcase the great talent of students across Idaho,” Superintendent Tom Luna said. They received hundreds of entries from schools all over the state. Click on the artwork to see a larger view.

Prairie Elementary School students with the food items they gathered. See story above left for more photos. Click on the photo for a larger view.

An offender work crew from NICI  worked at stringing the lights on the trees at the Centennial Garden last Thursday.

Cribbage Tournament winners at The Hangout last Wednesday, Dec. 8, were from left, Jeannie Wimer, 1st; Jack Wimer, 2nd, and Fred Arnzen, 3rd. Photo by Debbie Schnider.

Posing for a picture at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville are Lynnae Iffrig, Jack & Theresa Uptmor, Jeff & Carla Wilkins, Bart & Lorraine Nuxoll, Earl & Arlene Uptmor, Tim & Beth Forsmann, Vern & Crystal Uptmor, John & Mary Funke and Ann Suarez.    The group just returned from a week long vacation to Nashville and Memphis.  A highlight of the trip was celebrating Lorraine Nuxoll's birthday on December 7th. Photo submitted by Beth Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Sister Placida and one of the coats she made for underprivileged children. See story above left.

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