Updated December 15, 2011
Parade is Sunday
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 18. . . .
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School concerts are next week
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular December meeting Monday, Dec. 12. . . .
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AmeriGas to help out schools
In these times of tight budgets, AmeriGas Propane Company wants to help out schools. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
One of the most successful “New Deal” programs was the Rural Electric Association (REA) program that extended power lines to rural homes with less than five hook-ups to a mile. . . .
Remember When Baby Sitters cost 50¢? Ice cream cones were 5¢? . . .
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Fr. Reuben Nuxoll ordained
On the memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis. C.S., the Papal Delegate for the Legionaries of Christ, ordained 49 Legionaries of Christ, as well as Father Pablo Galvan, the brother of one of the Legionaries ordained, who is a member of the Somascan Fathers. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS
The Prairie ROCKS class has been diligently planning for the Youth mass to be held at 10 am, on December 18, at St. Anthony’s in Greencreek.  . . .
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Ski Skoop
Thank you for your overwhelming response to our “Black Friday” punch card sale. . . .
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Library News
The Library will be closed from December 23 to January 3rd so be sure and check out your reading material for Christmas break by December 22. . . .
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Hospital News
Three articles submitted by St. Mary's Hospital are on this page. . . .
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Riding Club Awards Banquet held
The 2011 Cottonwood Riding Club Awards Banquet was held Sunday, December 4th. . . .
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From the Commissioners
Recently inspectors from the Indian Health Services acting as representatives for the Environmental Protection Agency have been showing up at area businesses located within Idaho County and the so called reservation boundary and requesting information about their hazardous waste disposal and dust emissions. . . .
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Pirates lose by 4 to C.V.
The Prairie Pirates managed to keep it close all the way but in the end it was too much Jake Squires as the Pirates lost 42-46 to Clearwater Valley Friday, Dec. 9 at Cottonwood. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 3 of 4
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a busy week as they won 3 of 4 games. They won league games against C.V., Genesee and Troy and lost a non-league game against Kamiah. . . .
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Wrestlers have busy week
The Prairie wrestling team had a busy week with dual meets at Cottonwood and Potlatch as well as the Potlatch Tournament. . . .
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Summit boys split at New Meadows Tourney
The Summit Patriots boys, making their annual trip to New Meadows to participate in the season opening tourney there, started their new season with a bang, downing host New Meadows 73-41 in the Friday night opener, but hitting a snag with a 55-68 loss to Salmon River in the finals on Saturday, Dec. 10. . . .
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The Cottonwood Dairy Products building shortly after being built in 1938. It was located where the Farm Credit Service building is now. This week’s 150 year history article is at left. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Newly ordained Fr. Reuben Nuxoll with his family. See story at left about Fr. Reuben's ordination. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Cottonwood Riding Club Hi Point winners: L to R Front Kelsey Tidwell.  Middle Megan Schwartz, Mikayla Riener, Kylie Tidwell, Teena VonBargen.  Back Kari St.Onge Jenny Arnzen, Bobbi Tidwell, Kodie Tidwell, Tad Tidwell, MaKayla Schaeffer, Taylor Smith. See Riding Club Awards story below left for more photos. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Members of the Nezperce Garden Club met to build Christmas wreaths recently. They are shown doing so in the top photo. The lower photo shows some of the finished products. Click on the photos for larger views. The Nezperce Garden Club met on November 15, 2011 at the Eller Building and made 49 Christmas wreaths for sale to individuals and businesses in the community.Club members present were Beth Brown, Gayle Foster, Gail Hart, Lorna Inglet, Sue Justesen, Ellen Gilliland, LeeAnn McMaster, Lorena Thompson, Mitzi Imhoff, Mary Ann Kuther, Sharon Pratt and Paulette Lee. A special thanks to Sally Arnzen, Beth Brown, Gail, Ken, and John Hart, Mitzi Imhoff, Lorna, Ray, and Lottie Inglet, Mary Ann Kuther, Vern and LeeAnn McMaster, Denise Schacher and Deborah Wassmuth for cutting tree limbs and preparing greens to make it easier on wreath making day. Also thanks to Lenore Hill as well as other club members for supplying decorations to make the wreaths beautiful. We would like to thank the Lewis County Extension Office for the use of the Eller Building, and to Chris and Lisa Arnzen for the supply of greens. A very special thanks to the community for supporting the Nezperce Garden Club. For more information about the Nezperce Garden Club please check out our Facebook Page at: Nezperce Garden Club or our Website at: http://nezpercegardenclub.yolasite.com

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