Updated August 4, 2011
Raspberry Festival is Sunday
The 19th Annual Raspberry Festival will be held Sunday, August 7, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood.  . . .
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Turnbay to be added at Jentges Road
A highway widening project and construction of a new turn bay at the U.S. 95-Jentges Road junction approximately 4.5 miles north of Cottonwood began Monday, August 1, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. Completion is expected by the end of September. . . .
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Transitional care services enhanced
St. Maryís and Clearwater Valley Hospitals are enhancing their transitional care services for patients who need additional rehabilitation and skilled nursing care prior to returning home. . . .
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Kooskia group of 17 to participate in Fun Run
You might think itís remarkable that Bobbie and Bill Shobe, parents of five grown children, would be taking on the Raspberry Festival Fun Run at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on August 7. But what is even more remarkable is that they will have with them all the residents of their Kooskia care facility that serves individuals with mental disabilities. . . .
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Troop Scoop
On July 24-30 2011 troop 638 went to Camp Grizzly for a week long camp. Seven days and six nights. . . .
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Stress Management classes accepting registrations
The Stress Management series of classes co-sponsored by St Maryís Hospital and Emergence, an integrative health service based in Grangeville, is now accepting registrations.  . . .
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PHS band to hold car wash
The Prairie High School Band will be sponsoring a Car Wash on Saturday, August 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood Fire Department. . . .
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Football Schedules
On this page are the Prairie High School and Junior High Football Schedules for 2011 . . .
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Volleyball Schedules
On this page is the Prairie High School Volleyball Schedule for 2011 . . .
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Summit school supply list and volleyball schedule
On this page is the Prairie High School Volleyball Schedule for 2011 . . .
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Prairie School Supply Lists
On this page is the Prairie High School Volleyball Schedule for 2011. The 7th-8th grade list has been updated from last week's posting. . . .
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The 2012 Idaho County Royalty candidates and the 2011 Royalty posed together for a photo at the Fairgrounds recently. The Royalty Luncheon, where the candidates will be judged, was to be held Wednesday, August 3 in Grangeville. Back from left are MaryFrancis Kaschmitter, Hannah Baker, Jacklyn Mager, Bailie Cullin, Kathleen Daly, Abigail Chmelk and Sky Wilson. Front from left are queen Sarah Baune, 2nd princess Halee Hill and 1st princess Merannda Chaffee. The lower photo shows the group working  together at one of the tables on the Fairgrounds. Photos provided by Merannda Chaffee. Click on the photos for larger views.

Carletta Allen was the guest speaker at the final week of the Summer Reading Program. She spoke about her trip to India, shared a slide show, and taught the children several songs. Reading awards were given out and Cottonwood Foods donated ice cream cups for treats. Photo courtesy of Aleta Coppernoll. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The top three readers of the Summer Reading Program are Veronica Hattrup (3rd place), Amber Halligan (2nd place) and David Wassmuth (1st place). Every child attending this week received several prizes.

Queen Sarah Baune and 1st Princess Merannda Chaffee rode with the Red Hat Society ladies at the Kooskia Day Parade. As you can see, their purple gowns nearly matched the purple skirt at the bottom of the float and on the fringe at the top. Photo provided by Merannda Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Jared Coppernoll, Hunter Chaffee, Carson Schmidt, and Anthony Karel are getting ready to go canoeing up the canal to Laird park and jump off the dam. It is ice cold water! Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story above left.

Returning from flags Hunter Chaffee, Jared Coppernoll, Carson Schmidt, and Athony Karel. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story above left.

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