Updated May 19, 2011
Cottonwood City Council meets
St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics were named the Outstanding Rural Health Organization for 2011 by the National Rural Health Association. . . .
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School Board meets
It was reported at the June school board meeting Monday, May 16, that the junior high rooms in the lower level at the high school were very near completion. . . .
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Johnson named Mother of the Year
Below is the submission by Kayla Johnson that earned her mother Lynn the Mother of the Year award. . . .
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Update on retractable flag project
The Prairie Booster Club would like to thank the individuals and businesses who have donated towards the retractable U.S. Flag to be installed at the Prairie High School gym. . . .
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Cottonwood awarded Tree City USA status
The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the City of Cottonwood as a Tree City USA Community for its commitment to urban forestry. . . .
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Library news
The Prairie Community Library has been buzzing with activities preparing for the upcoming yard sale next Saturday.  . . .
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Safety Day is set
A Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® for children ages 5 to 11 is being planned for Saturday, June 4th, 2011, at Nezperce, Idaho, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS update
Don Tacke, 82½  year resident of the Camas Prairie, visited our Prairie ROCKS class on Monday. . . .
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Relay for Life update
There is only two months until our ACS Clearwater To Salmon Rivers Relay For Life event and we encourage anyone who has not signed up their team yet to get online and get to planning. . . .
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Three qualify for State Rodeo
The High School Rodeo season ended this past weekend. . . .
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Pirates finish season with win
The Prairie baseball team finished off their season with a 22-3 win over Timberline at Kamiah Tuesday, May 10. . . .
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Lady Pirates win district title; swept by Colton in season finale; to play Notus in state opener
Kendra Dinning scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Prairie beat Troy 10-9 to win the District Championship Saturday, May 14 at Lewiston and send the Lady Pirates to state for the 10th straight year, 7th in a row at the 1-A level. . . .
Early in the season the Prairie Lady Pirates gave Colton their only loss of the season. Wednesday, May 11 the Wildcats got their revenge as they swept Prairie 1-7, 1-12 in a doubleheader at Lewiston. . . .
The 1-A state softball tournament is set for Lewiston’s Airport Park this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. Prairie will play Notus and Genesee will play Greenleaf, both at 12 noon. . . .
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Schaeffer, Heath each win two events; State track schedule; Jr. High girls take 2nd, boys 3rd at league meet
MaKayla Schaeffer and Brock Heath each won two events at the Regional Track Meet as Prairie had state qualifiers in 7 individual events and 3 relays. . . .
The state track meet is set for this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, at Bronco Stadium at Boise State University. . . .
The Prairie Junior High Track team competed at the White Pine League Championships Tuesday, May 10 at Lapwai with the girls team placing 2nd and the boys 3rd out of 5 schools competing. . . .
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Summit Academy news
On Friday, May 13, Summit Academy held the annual physical fitness challenge to all students participating in PE this year at the Prairie Middle School track field. . . .
On Tuesday, May 24th, at 7:00pm, Summit Academy’s  7th- 12th graders will take the stage to showcase all they have been learning this year. . . .
Traveling to Lewiston for their annual visitation of area nursing and retirement homes there, Summit Academy’s junior and senior classes set a new record for performances and visits completed, visiting six of the Lewiston-Clarkston sites, and putting on their little musical performance a total of 10 times. . . .
Faculty members and students from Summit Academy made the trip to Grangeville on Saturday recently to participate in the Walk for Life . . .
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The Prairie Lady Pirates proclaim “we’re #1” after taking the District Championship over Troy on Saturday. Back from left are coach Steve Wilson, Mackenzie Rieman, Savanah Prigge, Breanna Bianchi, Andrea Kaschmitter, Meaghan Bruner, Tanna Schlader, MeShel Rad, Haleigh Schmidt, Lydia Lustig, Katherine Nida and coach Jeff Martin. Front from left are Ashley Cannon, Kendall Schumacher, Monica Lustig, Megan Sigler, Kendra Dinning, Leah Holthaus, Jessica Kaschmitter and Hailey Danly. They will play Notus at noon this Friday at Airport Park in Lewiston. See story below left. Click on photo for a larger view.

St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics and were named the Outstanding Rural Health Organization for 2011.  Dr. Michael Meza; Kris Sparks, NRHA President; Casey Meza, CVHC/SMHC CEO; Pam McBride, Grants Officer and Dr. David Schmitz, Associate Director of Rural Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho are pictured with the award at the recent NRHA conference. See story at left.

Shown are scenes from the school concert Monday, May 16. From top down are the combined high school/middle school band; the 5th grade band; the 6th grade band; the junior high choir and the high school choir. Click on the photos for larger views.

This year we were able to send two Mars Rover teams to competition at Moscow.  After four months of meetings to plan and construct a rover that will maneuver over rough terrain, climb steep inclines, and collect rocks the teams were able to compete with other schools across Northern Idaho.   In addition to the Rover construction, teams had to present their journey of the process of designing a rover through a poster and oral presentation. Teams this year were Shake & Bake (Terran Vanator, Alex Throop-Black, Brandon Anderson, Bailie Gehring, and Cole Creutzberg-top photo) and Shortiez (Nathan Gimmeson, Joel Wimer, Cole Frei, Robert Remmington, and Raice Dalgliesh-bottom photo).  A special thank you goes out to our team leaders and volunteers:  Cheryl Gimmeson and Danelle Black.  

Kayla Johnson is shown with her mother Lynn Johnson, left, and grandmother Vivia Enneking at the Mother-Daughter Tea. Photo by submitted by Shelley Schlader. See Kayla's winning submission in story above left.

Someone was having fun a week ago at a water runoff pond on a field Doug Lustig farms near the Greencreek Road-Old Highway 7 intersection setting up a fisherman with a cooler and “free beer.” A sign was later added to contact Lustig for fishing rights and also a small sailboat was added. The storm Saturday managed to knock over both the sailboat and the fisherman. Photo by Steve Wherry. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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