Updated March 29, 2012
Blood drive is April 3
Each year, spring brings new life in nature.  Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the sun is shining.  The American Red Cross invites you to celebrate the joys of renewal and help save lives by donating blood at the Cottonwood Blood Drive on April 3rd. . . .
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Disaster drill held on Cottonwood Butte
A disaster drill was held Saturday, March 24 at the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area. . . .
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City wide cleanup starts April 15
The annual City of Cottonwood Community Cleanup is set for April 15 to May 15. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued
Last week we were talking about the homes built a little before 1900 or some that were built just after and mostly pre-electric. . . .
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SMH begins extended OB and childbirth classes; Employee fund offering scholarships
OB Services and Childbirth Education classes at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics (SMH) have been given a facelift! The new series consists of four classes that will be offered on Mondays. . . .
The Personnel Action Committee from St. Mary’s Hospital and clinics will be offering scholarships to area seniors. . . .
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Museum to resume regular hours
After a long winter of sorting and digitally cataloging artifacts, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude returns to regular visitor hours on April 3, 2012.  . . .
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Democratic caucus set for April 14
Democrats across the state will hold the Democratic Party Presidential Caucus on Saturday, April 14.  Idaho County Democrats will caucus in Grangeville at the Senior Citizens Center at 108 Truck Route. . . .
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Friends of NRA banquet set
With a new date, new location, and new faces the Camas Prairie Friends of NRA are planning a splendid event complete with a prime rib dinner, silent and live auction and games galore! . . .
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Calling all young artists
The Monastery of St. Gertrude invites all Idaho County youth artists (ages 18 and under) to participate in a unique design contest. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS update
The Prairie ROCKS speakers on Monday were Shawn and Johanna Stubbers. . . .
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Library News
It was one of those "over time" weeks at the library. (work not pay) Sorting and preparing for our "Super Sale" May 19 during the city wide yard sale. . . .
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Schaeffer wins two events
MaKayla Schaeffer won both the long jump and triple jump at the Kamiah Invitational Track Meet Friday, March 23. . . .
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Lady Pirates are 2-2 on road trip
The Prairie Lady Pirates went 2-2 on a southwestern Idaho road trip Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. . . .
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Virtue, hotshot winners are named; Two named to all-state team
Virtue winners for the two most recent sessions were released this week by Summit Academy officials, . . .
The long campaign to determine Summit Academy’s annual Hotshot winners ended last week with the following students claiming the top awards: . . .
Summit Academy’s Savanah Prigge was named to the All-State first team . . .
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Medical students treat nearly a dozen injured patients resulting from a “plane crash” on Cottonwood Butte as part of a disaster drill Saturday, March 24. Click on the photo for a larger view.

One of the “crash victims” is loaded onto the Life Flight helicopter for quick transfer to medical facilities. Click on the photo for a larger view. See article at left for more photos.

Champion racers receiving Derby trophies and patches:  Back:  Keenan Shears – 3rd Place; Jordyn Farnsworth – 2nd Place; and Caleb Butler – 1st Place. Participation racers receiving Derby pins and patches:  Jordan Quick, Torry Chmelik, Matt Coppernoll, Zach Arnzen, Travis Alfrey, Cole Martin, and James Biltz.  Congratulations to all Cub Scout racers; Den Leaders Aleta Coppernoll, Mark & Cami Farnsworth, and Jessica Butler; and Cub Master Joe Biltz, for your dedication and hard work toward this exciting event.  Thank you to Jeff Martin for creating the brackets and keeping the racers in order.  And especially “Thank You” to all who attended and supported your local scouts. Photo by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Cub Scout Pack 638 held their annual Pinewood Derby at the Community Hall on Thursday, March 22, 2012.  Each scout is given a rectangular cube of “pine wood” to carve, sand, and paint to their preference, adhering to weight specifications. Standing in front of their final product before the race are (left to right) Zach Arnzen, Cole Martin, Travis Alfrey, James Biltz, Caleb Butler, Torry Chmelik, Jordyn Farnworth, Jordan Quick, and Keenan Shears.  Missing is Matt Coppernoll. Family and friends cheered for the success of each Cub Scout. More photos on page 5. Photo by Pat Alfrey. Click on  photo for a larger view.

AReady to Race in the Pinewood Derby are Keenan Shears vs. Jordan Quick with Cub Master Joe Biltz. Photo by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Jordan Farnworth and Cole Martin watch their cars cross the line in a close finish.  Jared Coppernoll (sitting) judged each race.  Cheering them on (left to right) are Den Leader Aleta Coppernoll, Torry Chmelik, Travis Alfrey, Zach Arnzen, Caleb Butler, and Jordyn Farnsworth. Photo by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Jake Rowland had a strong weekend of shooting at the Camas Prairie Trap Association Annual Shoot in Walla Walla. He won C Class Preliminary with a 97 out of 100 & Junior Handicap Preliminary shooting a 94 out of 100 on Friday March 16 and he also won on the Handicap Event shooting 97 out of 100 on Sunday, March 18.  In conjunction with his win of the Handicap Event, he also won the Calcutta.  200 plus shooters from Oregon, Idaho, Washington & Montana competed. Jake's parents are Debby & Joe O'Neill & Dennis & Helen Rowland, all of Cottonwood. Photo by Debby O’Neill.

There were a lot of items available for sale at the Greencreek Altar Society Yard Sale. Shown are the tables prior to opening the doors. Photo by Bobbi Schmidt. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A good sized crowd checked out the Greencreek Altar Society yard sale held this past Saturday at the Greencreek Hall. Photo by Bobbi Schmidt. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shorty Arnzen sent in this photo of a baseball game at Greencreek  taken in the 1920’s. This was taken at the blacksmith shop looking east. Ball games were usually the Sunday afternoon entertainment. Shorty’s father Frank was a great baseball player in his day. The game is being played in Tony Jansen’s pasture. The small building at left was the road commissioner’s shed. The building near the field is the St. Anthony’s Hall with a horse barn behind it. The house was the parish priest’s home with a wood shed and horse barn behind it. Next building to the east is the old St. Anthony’s Church which burned down in the late 1950’s. The current brick church was built on the same location. Over 40 automobiles are shown in the photo. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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