Updated November 3, 2011
Flag project is now complete
The retractable American Flag project is now complete!!! . . .
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City elections are Tuesday
There are elections set for next Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the cities of Cottonwood and Ferdinand. . . .
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Chamber to meet Nov. 10
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting on November 10th at the library at 11:30.  The Chamber will sponsor a free lunch that will be prepared and served by the library volunteers. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
Some of the area’s small (1 room) schools were set up and operated as early as 1895 and ran until 1959 before being incorporated into the larger village schools. . . .
Remember When Your family got it’s first car? . . .
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Hospital to sponsor Angel Tree
For the 14th year in a row St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will sponsor a Christmas “Angel Tree” for low income families in the area. . . .
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Scouting for Food; Scouts camp out in pumpkin patch
The Boy scouts and Cub Scouts will be collecting food for the local food bank this month. . . .
“The awfulness of it, and horribleness of it will not soon be forgotten.”  I Just love that line from the Don Knotts movie, The Ghost and Mister Chicken.  Actually we had a great time. . . .
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Library News
It is approaching zero hour.  Saturday night, November 5th is the date for the third annual Bräts and Brew fund raiser for the Prairie Community Library. . . .
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Kingpins featured at CVH fundraiser
The Kingpins will be the featured band at this year’s Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation Celebrate the Season Fundraiser on Saturday, November 19th at the Best Western Lodge in Orofino. . . .
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November begins prayer project; Lecture series has concluded 
November begins with two days of honoring the departed: All Saints' Day on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2. . . .
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series concluded on Thursday, October 27 with Dr. James Kingery’s presentation . . .
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Kari Duclos Holman in Kenya
Who would have ever imagined that in 2011, I would receive a phone call from Stacey Mainer, a local family nurse practitioner, asking us to join a mission team traveling to Kenya! . . .
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Benefits and fundraisers
Articles on several benefits and fundraisers are on this page. . . .
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Pirates lose season finale
The Prairie Pirates couldn’t generate anything on offense until late in the fourth quarter as they fell 8-32 to Troy on Senior Night Thursday, Oct. 27 at Cottonwood. . . .
Boys basketball and wrestling schedules are also on this page . . .
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Lady Pirates out after two matches at State
The Prairie Lady Pirates first appearance at State since 2003 didn’t last very long as they were ousted in two matches Friday, Oct. 28 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
Also on this page is the Prairie girls basketball schedule. . . .
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Summit girls are state academic champions
Summit Academy was presented with the 1-A, Division 2 State Academic Champion award at the state Volleyball Tournament. . . .
Also on this page are the Basketball schedules. . . .
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The new retractable flag at Prairie High School put in its first appearance during the playing of the National Anthem at the PHS volleyball team’s final home match on October 11. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Cottonwood Credit Union’s scarecrow display was judged as the winner in the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce scarecrow decoration contest earning them $50 in Chamber Bucks. Arnzen Drug was 2nd, earning $25 in Chamber Bucks. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Kindergarten and First Grade Red Ribbon Week winners – K-Alli Geis (coloring contest) and 1st – Amelia Uhlenkott (coloring contest)

Grades 2-6 winners: 2nd – Kyle Schwartz (bookmarks); 3rd – Eve Uhlenkott (bookmarks); 4th – Reid Uptmor (poems); 5th – Ellea Poxleitner & Kate Lustig (posters) and 6th – Leah Higgins (posters)

7th grade poster winners for Red Ribbon week were: 1st place – Faith Uhlenkott, Mykaela McWilliams; 2nd place – Ryan Glimp, Stephanie Jungert; 3rd place – Haley Enneking, Haley Gortsema

8th grade radio ad winners: 1st place – Abbie Uhlenkott, Krystin Uhlenkott, Shayla VonBargen; 2nd place – Talyss Lustig, Maria Munger, Hailey Danly, Sarah Seubert; 3rd place – Lauren Alfrey, Sierra Latimer, Marisa Lustig.
Students at Prairie Elementary School and Prairie Junior High School participated in many fun and educational activities for Red Ribbon Week.  They listened to a presentation by Officers Terry Cochran and Jason Rambo on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, as well as issues pertaining to bullying and social media.  Mrs. Holthaus’s 6th grade class took first place in the door-decorating contest, and they each received an ice cream bar for their outstanding work.  

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts camped out in the pumpkin patch at the Keuterville event this past weekend. Photo by Shari Chaffee. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A group photo of kids in costume at the Keuterville event this past weekend. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Hunter Chaffee watches as Rylan North tries to get a piece of candy unwrapped while dealing with the oversized sleeves of his costume. Photo by Shari Chaffee.
Enjoying a scenic tour of the University of Notre Dame at South Bend, IN recently on their vacation to Chicago were: Front row:  Ann Suarez, Lynne Funke, Arlene Uptmor, Mary Funke, Lorraine Nuxoll, Theresa Uptmor, Beth Forsmann and Carla Wilkins. Back Row:  Earl Uptmor, John Funke, Bart Nuxoll, Jack Uptmor, Tim Forsmann and Jeff Wilkins. Photo provided by Mary Funke.
Several people enjoyed the snacks at Jitterz during the Chamber’s Business After Hours at the Mini-Mall last Thursday.

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