Updated November 10, 2011
VFW award winners are named
Jack Uptmor, Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4902 in Cottonwood is proud announce the annual Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen and Teacher of The Year award winners. . . .
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Veterans Day program
Prairie Elementary School will observe Veterans Day with a program on Friday, November 11th @ 1:00 p.m. . . .
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Chamber needs new officers
One of the main items on the agenda for the November meeting of the Chamber is new officers for 2012. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
Some of the areaís 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 itís first car? . . .
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KC's honor family, individual
At the October Knights of Columbus meeting, Council 1389 chose the family of the month and Knight of the month for September 2011.  . . .
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Scouting for Food pickup; Flag retirement ceremony
The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be picking up the food bags this Saturday starting at 9:00a.m. . . .
The Scouts of Pack 638 will be retiring several flags on Friday, Nov. 11th  . . .
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Prairie ROCKS update
Don Tacke, 83  year resident of the Camas Prairie, visited our Prairie ROCKS class on Monday. . . .
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Booster Bulletin; Flag donors listed
Now that the football and volleyball season has come to an end for the 2011 year, it is time to say our appreciation to all the volunteers/cooks this season. . . .
The Prairie Booster Club would like to recognize those that helped with the motorized retractable flag project: . . .
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Seniors in Shape program; Diabetes support group to meet
Each year in Idaho, ambulances respond to over 6,000 calls resulting from falls in the home and elsewhere.   . . .
The November meetings of the St. Maryís Hospital and Clinics Diabetes Support Groups will be held on Tuesday, November 15th. . . .
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Confirmation rite held; Tri-Parish to host Advent Mission
On Oct. 8th, thirty young people gathered to begin their second year of  Confirmation. . . .
St. Maryís Catholic Church in Cottonwood is the home of our advent mission. . . .
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Football awards given
On this page is a photo of the Prairie football award winners. . . .
The Junior High and High School boys basketball schedules are also on this page . . .
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23 out for PHS girls basketball; BPA volleyball fundraiser; Cheerleader awards given
With 8 of 10 players returning from last yearís state tournament qualifying team there are some high expectations for this yearís Prairie Lady Pirates basketball team. . . .
Prairie High school is putting on a BPA volleyball fundraiser this year. . . .
Also on this page is a photo of the cheerleader award winners. . . .
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Prairie Wrestling Schedule
On this page is the PHS varsity wrestling schedule for 2011-12. . . .
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Summit basketball schedules
On this page are the Summit Academy varsity boys and girls basketball schedules and the Junior High boys schedule. . . .
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A check representing a $1,085,617 grant from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security was presented at NICI last Wednesday, Nov. 2. Shown from left are Brent Reinke, Director of the Idaho Department of Corrections; Lynn Guyer, warden at NICI; Gen. William Shawver, Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security and Mark Stephensen, Idaho State Mitigation Officer. The grant will pay 75% of a $1.4 million project that will retrofit the facility to reduce the impact of multiple hazards that could affect the facility, including severe storms and wildfires. Included are generators to provide electricity to the kitchen and 2 units in case of power outages. This is the largest grant award made to a partnered state agency in Idaho by the Bureau of Homeland Security. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Students of the month at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School are shown. From left are Daun Hoene, Torin Dalgliesh, high school students of the month and Maria Munger, junior high student of the month.. Daun Hoene is a good kid, respectful, and most importantly, likes English! Daun has been very active volunteering in the community with a wide variety of things.  She is always very pleasant and respectful to both adults and her peers. Torin Dalgliesh is a very well-mannered young man.  He is always pleasant, does his work on time and is extremely helpful when needed. Maria Munger is an excellent student and always willing to help out classmates and the staff.  She is very helpful and willing to do whatever asked of her. She is an extremely hard worker who puts 100% into every assignment.  She has stayed after school to get extra help in math, and she helps tutor another student in math outside of school.  Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Confirmation Blessing Rite: Pictured: Front Row (L-R) Father Richard Haldane , Debbie Chicane. Second Row: (L-R) Andy Gehring, Nicole Frei, Jessica Kaschmitter, Dakota Wilson, Alex Duman, Brandi Gehring, Jared Higgins, Clark Bruno, Austin Sonnen. Third Row: (L-R) Kayla Duclos, Rachael Frei, Nicole Wemhoff, Brooke Schumacher, Tanna Schlader, Leah Holthaus, Lydia Lustig, Levi Lustig. Fourth Row:  Andrea Kaschmitter, Cheryl Gehring, Kody Duclos, Sarah Chmelik, Gregory Hattrup, Matthew Schwartz, Shane Stubbers, Marcus Higgins, Justin Schmidt, Nick Shears, Garrett Schmidt, Dan Wemhoff.  Not pictured: Megan Rehder, Rachel Uhlenkott, Cassidy Stubbers. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Mary Schwartz won the Perfect Attendance Award for October at Prairie Elementary School.

Shown are Attendance winners for October at Prairie Elementary School. From left are Levi Walsh-K-1 winner, Calli Perrin, 5,6 winner and Trinity Martinez, 2,3,4 winner.

Shown is Olivia Klapprich. All the cookie dough sale participants had their names put into a drawing and Oliviaís name was drawn as the winner of the scooter. 

Clark Bruno, John Mager, and Mason Dalgiesh are adhering the last of the vinyl letters onto the glasses boxes for Prairie High Schoolís Go Green Group.  The Go Green Group is encouraging recycling, not only in the school but also in the community.  Mrs. Lundmarkís graphic design classes painted and put the graphics on the boxes. The boxes, which were constructed by Mr. Richardsonís woodshop classes, are to be for recycling old eyeglasses. These will then be recycled to people who canít afford them.

The team of Brandon Higgins, Calvin Hinkelman, Jake Bruner and Isaiah Shears tied for 1st out of 12 teams at the Junior High Knowledge Bowl meet Monday, Nov. 7. Photo by Becky Higgins.

The team of Abbie Uhlenkott, Krystin Uhlenkott and Haley Danly too 4th out of 12 teams at the Knowledge Bowl Monday.

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