Updated November 25, 2011
School Board meets
The school board held their regular November meeting Monday, Nov. 21. . . .
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36 make A honor roll at PJHS
There were 36 students who earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages at Prairie Junior/Senior High School for the First Quarter of the 2011-12 school year. . . .
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Christmas Parade set for Dec. 18
The Greater Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce held its November meeting Thursday, November 10 with a new slate of officers presented for 2012. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
As explained, the 1930’s were filled with all kinds of new government programs trying to get a hold on what was going on, . . .
Remember When Milk was home delivered before breakfast? Groceries were delivered twice a day? . . .
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Memorial service planned
St. Mary’s Hospital’s annual Memorial Service is scheduled for December 3rd at 2:00pm at the Cottonwood Clinic. This service is being held to honor and remember those who have passed away this past year. . . .
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The Hike
The Cub Scouts went on a beautiful hike on Nov. 10th. . . .
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Speech contest offered; Farm Bureau minutes
Idaho Farm Bureau proudly sponsors a Speech Contest for all students in grades 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 during the 2011-12 school year in public, private or home school. . . .
Also on this page are the minutes from the Idaho County Farm Bureau meeting. . . .
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Library News
With Thanksgiving this week, the Library will be closed both Thursday, Thanksgiving day and also on Saturday to allow the workers to spend time with their own families. . . .
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Museum celebrates 80th year
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude kicked off its 80th year last Friday with a sharing of memories and the opening of a special exhibit, “80 Years of History from the Prairie!” . . .
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Ski Skoop
The Cottonwood Ski Butte Board would like to extend a BIG thank you to Brett and Cara Uhlenkott for helping us to drill a new well this fall in hopes that the snow will soon be here! . . .
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Night Shoot concludes
The Cottonwood Gun Club completed its annual 6 week night shoot Wednesday with the Riener's Grocery team coming out on top . . .
The Junior High and High School boys basketball schedules are also on this page . . .
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Lady Pirates start 3-0
The Prairie Lady Pirates started the season 3-0 with home wins over Nezperce and C.V. and a road win at Kendrick. . . .
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Prairie Wrestling Schedule
On this page is the PHS varsity wrestling schedule for 2011-12. . . .
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Summit girls start 3-1
The Summit Academy girls basketball team started the season 3-1 with a win at Highland followed by 2 wins at the New Meadows Tournament then a loss at Clearwater Valley. . . .
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The VFW and American Legion honor guard helped with the dedication of the new retractable flag during ceremonies before the Prairie-Nezperce girls game last Tuesday, Nov. 15. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Mrs. Rehder’s Kindergarten class invited Mrs. Rhinhart’s 1st and 2nd graders to join them for a Thanksgiving feast on Monday. The students began with a prayer and each said what they were most thankful for. Mr. Carey, the principal, also joined in for a delicious meal and a fun time. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Cub Scouts Caleb Butler, Matt Coppernoll, Zach Arnzen, Cole Martin, Travis Alfrey and James Biltz out on their hike. They combined to write the article at left. Photo by Aleta Coppernoll.
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James Biltz shares a snack with his Dad, Joe Biltz.  Joe has taken over the duties of Cub Master this year.  Our previous Cub Master, Dan Karel has retired after 6 years of serving the Cub Scouts.

Past and present staff of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude gathered to celebrate the beginning of its 80th year. Click on the photo for a larger view. See  story at left.

Sister Bernie Ternes recounts the transformations of the Museum.
Sister Wendy Olin curated the new exhibit, “80 Years of History from the Prairie!”
The first Seniors in Shape class which was held Tuesday, November 22 was well attended with 19 participants.  Future classes will be held on Monday and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 in the Cottonwood Community hall.  Shelli Schumacher, facilitator was very happy with the attendance and remarked that she overheard one of the attendees say, “I can already tell after just one class that this is really going to help with my balance.” The classes are being sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.  They will be offered as a public service to any age, any gender and people in any physical condition. For additional information please contact Shelli Schumacher at 962-5371. In the photo Shelli Schumacher demonstrates one of the exercises used.

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