Updated April 21, 2011
105 show up to donate blood
On April 12; 105 potential blood donors walked through the doors at the Cottonwood Community Hall in the hopes of donating blood; however only 87 were allowed to give. . . .
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Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday; Sunrise services set
The annual Cottonwood Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Cottonwood City Park this Saturday, April 23 starting at 10 a.m. . . .
Easter Sunrise Service at Emmanuel Baptist Church (Cottonwood) will begin 6:30 AM . . .
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Police Department awarded grant
Cottonwood Police Department has, for a second year, received funding through the Department of Juvenile Corrections, Federal Department of Juvenile Justice in the form of a grant called Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws. . . .
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Pinwheels planted to raise awareness about child abuse
Last Friday members of the St. Maryís Hospital staff planted a pinwheel garden between the  hospital and clinic entrance to raise awareness about child abuse. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS! update; Library News
The visitor to the Prairie ROCKS class on Monday was Sr. Lillian Englert.  She began her talk by asking the students what they would like to hear about life as a sister in a monastery. . . .
The library will be closed this Saturday, April 23rd, which is Holy Saturday. . . .
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Church is employee of the month
Hearing the stories behind the SMHC Employee of the Month nominees is heartwarming and always moving, said one customer service team member.  The member went on to describe a story told about Aprilís Employee of the Month, Julie Church, RN. . . .
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Dancing with the Stars fundraiser set
Polish your dancing shoes, brush up on your special dance steps and mark your calendars for the St. Maryís Hospital ĎDancing with the Starsí event on Saturday, May 14 at the Cottonwood Community Hall. . . .
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Easter Tree celebrates life
The St. Maryís Hospital Mission Committee has decorated and placed a Tree of Life in the entrance to the Cottonwood Medical Clinic.  The branches are decorated with colorful eggs transcribed with the first name of each baby born at the hospital in 2010. . . .
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New book about country schools released
The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society in Craigmont is proud to announce the release of their new book School Bells and Ink Wells.  The book will be available at an open house hosted by the group on May 1st. . . .
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Clinic to provide annual Medicate Wellness Visits
In January of this year Medicare began providing an annual Wellness Visit benefit. . . .
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Pirates lose 3 more games
The Prairie baseball team lost 3 more games this past week including a pair of league games to drop to 0-5 on the season. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 3 of 4; Women's volleyball league finishes
The Prairie Lady Pirates played 4 games last week, winning 3 of them as they improved to 10-3 on the season. . . .
There are also pictures of the top two teams in the women's volleyball league on this page. . . .
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Heath, Schaeffer earn second place finishes
Brock Heath in the 1600 and MaKayla Schaeffer in the long jump were Prairieís top finishers at the Moscow Twilight Track Meet Friday, April 15, as each placed second. . . .
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Shown are 3 of the 38 St. Maryís Hospital employees who came to donate blood; Lynn Cassill, Jessica Stewart and June Behler. Photo provided by Cheri Holthaus. See story below left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Scouts and families helped the Knights of Columbus with their spring roadside cleanup. In just a little over an hour we had 25 bags of garbage in a 2-mile stretch of Highway 95. Thank you for helping keep our roads clean. We will also be doing highway cleanup in the fall season. If you are interested in helping, let one of the scouts know. Back from left are Keith Coppernoll, Mike Karel, Dakota Wilson, Seth Chaffee, Dan Karel and Drew Cochran. Middle from left are Roger Burgess, Carson Schmidt, Hunter Chaffee, Jared Coppernoll, Anthony Karel, Andrew Schlader, Justin Lockett, Aleta Coppernoll, Matt Coppernoll, Mike Gehring and Greg Nau. Front from left are Max Nuxoll, Travis Alfrey, Pat Alfrey, Kaylie Lockett, Cassie Lockett, Shari Chaffee, Lanie Lockett, Rhonda Schmidt and Shari Chaffee. Kevin Chaffee helped with the cleanup but is not pictured. Photo provided by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

SMHC staff and family members pose behind the recently planted Pinwheel Garden to raise awareness of child abuse prevention during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Pictured are Kelly Sheppard, Whitney Westhoff, Zoey Behler, Brenda Kaschmitter, Noah Behler, Collette Schaeffer, June Behler and Cheri Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Prairie football coach Travis Mader and Tim Frei show Timís new football equipment bag. The Prairie Booster Club donated $750 to the program to help buy the new bags to carry the playersí equipment when traveling to away games. Each bag is personalized by number. Frei wears #12 for the Pirates. Photo by Chris Kaschmitter.

Girl Scout Troop 3785 recently visited the Cottonwood Shelter Home. During the Girl Scout cookie sales they received donations that were used to buy the Shelter Home residents some of the cookies. They asked questions and were very thankful for the cookies. We donít have IDís for the residents but the Girl Scouts shown from left are Madison Shears, Josie Remacle, Rachael Gimmeson, Ciara Chaffee, Leann Lightfield, and Trinity Crosby. The youngster with Leann is her brother John Lightfield. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Pictured is Tyler Krogh practicing for the Living Stations. All are invited to a dramatic presentation of "The Stations of the Cross" on this Friday at 3:00 pm at St. Mary's Church in Cottonwood. The presentation is sponsored by the 5th and 6th grade class of Summit Academy.

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