Updated October 13, 2011
3 ATV's stolen from Bud's Saw Service
Three Polaris 4 wheeler ATVs were stolen from Buds Saw Service located at 329 Main in Cottonwood during the night of October 5, early morning of Oct 6. . . .
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Cottonwood to celebrate 150th year; 150-year committee meets
After the Nez Perce Indian War died down, people once again went back to their work of building a town. The time was a little uncertain and it took a few years for the flow of settlers once again to increase. . . .
The 150-year History Committee met on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at Cottonwood Community Library. . . .
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Hospitals receive IHA award
Earlier this month at their October convention in Sun Valley the Idaho Hospital Association awarded St. Maryís and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics the 2011 Community Benefits Award for their telemedicine program. . . .
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Flu clinics are scheduled
Flu vaccinations will be offered at the Cottonwood Medical Clinic on Tuesday, October 18th; Thursday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 25th. . . .
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Briggs is employee of the month
The first voice many of St. Maryís Hospital and Clinics patients hear belongs to the October Employee of the Month, Lori Briggs. . . .
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Library News
Another week closer to the 3rd Annual Bräts and Brew festival. . . .
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Third lecture is Oct. 13
On Thursday Linda DeEulis presents ďLife on a Lookout: A Vanishing Lifestyle,Ē the third lecture of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series. . . .
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Kidney health is topic; EMT class considered
Dr. Jeremy Ostrander will be the presenter at the October diabetes support group meeting at Oscars Restaurant in Grangeville on Wednesday, October 19th . . . .
Depending on community interest, St. Maryís Hospital Ambulance Service is considering offering an EMT training class. . . .
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This is recycling weekend
Recycling will be October 15th at the new site in Grangeville on Day Road. From Highway 95 into Grangeville, turn left onto the Grangeville Truck Route then immediately left onto Day road. Day Road is directly across from the Depot Truck Stop/Gas Station. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS! update
During Prairie Faith Formation class the students are often asked questions such as: . . .
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Pirates outscore Lapwai; Homecoming is this week; Booster Bulletin
Justin Schmidt had a breakout game with 324 total yards and 6 touchdowns as Prairie outlasted Lapwai 56-38 at Lapwai Friday, Oct. 7. . . .
This is Homecoming Week at Prairie High School. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 3 of 4 matches; District starts Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Prairie Lady Pirates played a pair of tri-matches last week, winning 3 of the 4 matches played. . . 
The volleyball district tournaments are set to get underway at the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center this Saturday, Oct. 15. Prairie will be the third seed going into the Division 1 tournament and will play the #6 seed Clearwater Valley at 11 a.m. . . .
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Summit girls start District on Saturday
The Division 2 District Volleyball Tournament then will get started at 1 p.m. with #1 seeded Nezperce against #4 seeded Highland and #2 seeded Summit against #3 seeded Timberline, both taking place at that time. . . .
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Prairie High School Students of the Month are Dakota Wilson, left and Abi Chmelik, middle. Prairie Junior High Student of the Month is Cole Frei, right. Dakota Wilson has an excellent attitude, completes work on time, and treats teachers and students with respect. Abi Chmelik works hard in class and makes learning fun.  She is always cheerful and quick to see humor.  Cole Frei  - Whenever asked Cole has worked with students that other students deem not to!!!  He is kind and thoughtful and gives them lots of attention. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Curtis Fryer, CVHC/SMHC Telemedicine Coordinator (left) and Dr. Michael Meza, CVHC Telemedicine Director, receive the Idaho Hospital Associationís Community Benefits Award from Steve Millard, IHA President. See story at left.

The first of 3 stolen ATVs is a 2008 Polaris Sportsman 800. Serial #4XAMN76A18A246113.  If anyone has any information regarding the thefts of 3 ATVís from Budís Saw Service is asked to please contact Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran at 962-3231 or Idaho County Sheriffs Office at 983-1100. See  the other two missing ATVís below. See story at left

2005 Polaris Sportsman 800 with purple side panels. Serial #4XAMH76A25A615208

2006 Polaris Sportsman 500, green with custom wheels. Serial #4XAMH50A06A917806.

Two members of Cottonwood Girl Scout Troop 3785, Ciara Chaffee and Leann Lightfield, attended a Mom & Me weekend at Camp Wooten outside of Pomeroy, Wash. in the Blue Mountains. Their cabin mates were Girl Scouts from Troop 3544 in Richland, Wash. The Cottonwood girls had a fun weekend and plan to keep in touch with these new friends as pen pals. The two night campout was attended by about 120 girls and adults. Activities during the weekend included craft projects, hiking, swimming and geocaching. The girls also helped with a service project that made hats that would be donated to an organization in the Tri-Cities. Saturday night there was lots of fun at the bonfire with songs, skits and símores. The weather for the weekend was great and everyone had a fun time. in the photo: back from left are Shari Chaffee, Heather Lightfield and Tammy Kempton. Middle from left are Ciara Chaffee, Leann Lightfield, Emelie Avalos and Marie Avalos. Front from left are Lindsie Avalos, Meg Kempton, Charlotte Beck and Larie Beck. Photo provided by Shari Chaffee.
 
 
Prairie Elementary held their first attendance assembly on September 30th.  Students receive a ticket for every full week they are in school.  One name is drawn each month durng our  monthly attendance  assembly.   During the first week of school, 117 out of 172 students have perfect attendance.  Keep up the great work.  Attendance winners for  our September drawing: Kindergarten/First Grades:  Isabella Walsh Ė (not pictured); Second/Third/Fourth Grades:  Jesse Cronin, upper picture on right; Fifth/Sixth Grades:  Sara Ross, upper picture at left; Perfect Attendance:  Shane Hanson, lower photo. Thank you to the Cottonwood Credit Union for the donation of $750.00 to our attendance program.
 
Center for Discovery -  Scooter--Thank you to Jason Rambo for demonstrating the scooter.  The person whose name is drawn at our next attendance assembly will win the scooter.  To get your name in the drawing you must bring the cookie dough tickets to the office and Lynn Rehder will gather them for the drawing.
 

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