Updated September 15, 2011
City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular September meeting Monday, Sept. 12. . . .
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Chamber meets
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce met last Thursday, Sept. 8, with lots of discussion on the 150 year celebration of the founding of Cottonwood. . . .
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Superintendent's report
School year 2011-2012 is full of changes for students attending the Cottonwood School District. . . .
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Ward is employee of the month
Kathy Ward, RN, was selected as the St. Mary’s Hospital Employee of the Month for September. . . .
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Teen and adult sessions to be presented by YWCA
The On Mighty Ground Catholic Youth Ministry will be hosting 3 presentations for our local Jr. High and High School youth. . . .
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Library News
Another busy week at the Library.  Highlights include hosting the newly formed Sesquicentennial group with organizer, Sister Carm. . . .
Sharon Kelly Eckert is the artist of the month for September at Prairie Community Library. . . .
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Gonzaga Choir plays to packed house
The Gonzaga University Choir performed to a packed chapel at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on September 11. . . .
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Healthy Horizons, Diabetes Support group resume
The Healthy Horizons series sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will begin their fall meetings on Wednesday, September 21. . . .
The support and informational groups for people impacted by diabetes will resume their monthly sessions on different days from their prior sessions. . . .
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Ready, Set, GROW!; Klapprich is Prairie ROCKS guest
GROW, our Catholic Tri-Parish Adult Faith Formation is kicking off its’ 6th season already! . . .
Prairie ROCKS is part of the Prairie Faith Formation Program at the High School level. . . .
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Girl Scout News
Girl Scout Troop 3785 held their first meeting of this school year at Prairie Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 12. . . .
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Pirates come back to win; Booster Club Golf Scramble held
The Prairie football team trailed 0-6 at halftime but came back to win 14-6 over Deary in their home opener Friday, Sept. 9 at Cottonwood. . . .
The Prairie Booster Club held its eighth annual golf scramble at the Grangeville Golf and County Club on Saturday September 10th. . . .
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Lady Pirates split league matches; Prairie and Summit at Kendrick Tournament
The Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team split a pair of league matches, beating Lapwai then losing to Troy. . . .
The Prairie High School and Summit Academy varsity volleyball teams participated in the Kendrick Tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, where Summit took second place and Prairie lost in the third place match. . . .
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For the fifteenth year in a row, St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics provided sports physicals for the area students.  The students were charged $25.00 for the physical, of which $15.00 is donated back to the athletic department of their respective schools.  These physicals are required by the Idaho High School Athletic Association.  This year 151 area students received physicals at one of St. Mary's Clinics with a total of $2265.00 being donated back to their schools. St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics would like to wish all the area athletics the best of luck in the upcoming school year. In the top photo Prairie High School students Samantha Keating, Josh Zigler, MeShel Rad, Josh Roeper and Cassie Weightman show the $735 check the high school received as well as the $375 the junior high received. In the lower photo Julia Osborne, Megan Rehder and Courtney Schwartz show the $90 check Summit Academy received. Click on the photos for larger views. 

Prairie Elementary School Student Body Officers are shown. Back row, left to right: Carson Forsman-4th grade representative, Colton Keith-Student Body President, Brylee Wood-5th grade representative Front row, left to right: Jordyn Higgins-5th grade representative, Sydney Bruner-Student Body Secretary, Leah Higgins-Student Body Vice-President. Photo provided by Sherry Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Becky and Bryan Higgins were named as Prairie Booster Club Boosters of the Year. Photo provided by Chris Kaschmitter.
Sharon Kelly Eckert with some of her paintings which are featured at Prairie Community Library this month. Photo provided by PCL. See Library News above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Girl Scouts show the certificates they earned over the past year. Photo by Shari Chaffee. See Girl Scout News above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The PHS band played before the start of the football game last Friday. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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