Updated April 14, 2011
Cottonwood City Council meets
Cottonwood City Councilman Shaun Riener tendered his resignation at the April meeting of the council Monday, April 11, but no action was taken on accepting his resignation. . . .
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Prairie School honor rolls
20 students had perfect 4.0 averages for the third quarter at Prairie High School while 38 students made the A honor roll at Prairie Middle School. . . .
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Community yard sale set for May 21; Le Beef for the Cure is April 30
Warm weather is right around the corner and it’s time for Spring cleaning.  . . .
Chef Rod Quick presents: “Le’ Beef for the Cure,” a dinner benefiting Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. . . .
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Ladies Night Out features yoga; Yoga classes to be offered
To complement the theme of ‘Women and Relaxation’ at the Thursday, April 14th, Ladies Night Out, Deanna English, RN, Yoga Therapist, will lead a short class in chair yoga. . .
“A lot of people think that yoga means being flexible enough to put your feet behind your head and touching your nose to your toes, but that is a misperception.  Yoga is about working with your body and doing only what is comfortable for you. . . .
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Book signing Saturday at library
Joan Kopczynski will be signing her new book, SPIES, LIES & PSYCHOSIS, on Saturday, April 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Prairie Community Library in Cottonwood. . . .
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Girl Scout news
Girl Scout Troop 3785 visited Cottonwood Veterinary Service on Monday, April 11. . . .
April 10th was the last day for Girl Scouts to sell cookies. Troop 3785 had an excellent cookie sale, but we couldn’t have done it without area residents and businesses who purchased cookies. . . .
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This is 4-H Week
The week of April 11th through the 15th  marks the celebration of Idaho County 4-H Week. . . .
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Preschool screenings set
Research has proven that if problems are dealt with early in a child’s development, later problems in school will be reduced or eliminated. . . .
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This is recycling weekend
Recycle in Fenn on Saturday, April 16th or at Kooskia Park on Sunday April 17. Recycling on both days is from 9A.M to 3 P.M. The Clearwater Valley site is located on 4th Avenue in Kooskia near the City Park. . . .
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Pirates lose at Orofino
The Prairie baseball team finally got a game in jumping out to a 6-0 lead before succumbing 6-16 in a non-league game at Orofino Friday, April 8. . . .
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Lady Pirates swept by Moscow
The Prairie Lady Pirates ran into the best pitcher the Pirates have seen in many years as they got swept by Moscow 1-11, 4-17 at Lewiston Monday, April 11.. . .
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Schaeffer wins two events at Kamiah
MaKayla Schaeffer won both the long jump and triple jump and anchored the winning 4x200 relay at an 8 school track meet at Kamiah Thursday, April 7 while Justin Schmidt won the boys triple jump. . . .
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Girl Scout Troop 3785 members are shown with just some of the boxes of cookies they sold in the recent cookie sale. Shown from left are Madison Shears, Olivia Klapprich, Halle Klapprich, Trinity Crosby, Ciara Chaffee, Josie Remacle, Anna Everson, Rachael Gimmeson, Leann Lightfield and little brother John Lightfield. Photo by Shari Chaffee. See story below left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The 2011 Idaho County Fair Royalty are working diligently on their float. This year’s theme is “Magic in the Air at the Idaho County Fair.” This should make it easy for all the 4-H kids to decorate their stalls. Shown from left are Queen Sarah Baune, 1st Princess Merannda Chaffee and 2nd Princess Halee Hill. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Girl Scout Troop 3785 made a field trip to Cottonwood Vet Service. Standing from left are Leann Lightfiled, Ciara Chaffee, Rachael Gimmeson, Helen Rowland, Anna Everson, Halle Klapprich, Madison Shears, and Trinity Crosby. Kenneling are Josie Remacle and Olivia Klapprich. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Eccentric “Uncle Charlie” (Thomas Schwartz) and Aunts Gertie (Rachel Wemhoff) and Millie (Nicole Frei) in a scene from Summit Academy’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” which will be performed this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Summit Academy Gym. Michael Rehder is the lead character “Harold” while Shane Stubbers (Mordred), Kody Duclos (Lester), Matthew Schwartz (Officer McNealy), Megan Rehder (Officer Larson), Austin Chmelik (Agent Klick), Sarah Chmelik (Agent Klack), Courtney Schwartz (Gloria), Brooke Schumacher (Dr. Shortanoar), Nicole Wemhoff (Nurse Widget), Rachael Frei (Judge Taylor), Kayla Duclos (Taxi Driver) and Julia Osborne (Dr. Pretorious) fill out the cast. Performances are set for 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Troop/Pack 638 attended the Lewiston Scout-O-Rama during the Outdoor Show April 8-10. There were 23 people at their camp site. Several Cub Scouts and one new Boy Scout were able to go on their first camp out. They all had fun doing skits, telling jokes and eating together. Saturday was the big day with beautiful sunshine. The next campout will be the end of April for the Spring Camporee with Webelos and Boys Scouts able to attend. Shown are front from left: Jerry Coppernoll, Justin Lockett, Cole Martin, Caleb Butler, Remington Sprute, Matt Coppernoll and Jared Coppernoll. Middle from left are Aleta Coppernoll, Hunter Chaffee, Anthony Karel, Kevin Tillinghast, Anjelique Mader and Jason Butler. Back from left are Shari Chaffee (Scoutmaster), Zack Simmons, Keith Coppernoll, Dakota Wilson, Seth Chaffee, Drew Cochran, Kevin Chaffee and Dan Karel (Cubmaster). Not shown but present at the activity were Jeff Martin and Thad Mader. Photo provided Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Cottonwood Saddliers 4-H Club members help run their club’s games at the 4-H Party. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story above left.

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