Updated April 26, 2012
From the Superintendent
We are in the third week of the fourth quarter of school with progress reports going out the first week in May. . . .
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Chairman still sought
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce is still seeking someone to coordinate a 150-year celebration. . . .
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Wemhoff home burglarized
Four miles east of Cottonwood, 524 East RD, at the Willie & Theresa Wemhoff farm a burglary took place. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued
In our efforts to continue our remembering story about just some of the good things that truly make this area strong and viable we have talked about the convent, civic leaders, our hospital and our schools and now we continue with some talk about our economic stability. . . .
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Spring concerts are set
Several “Noteworthy” events will be taking place in the coming weeks.  The Prairie Music Department will be presenting their Spring Concerts and District II Music Festivals are taking place in Lewiston and Craigmont. . . .
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Wellness Day is held
A Wellness Day was held at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School on April 11. . . .
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Boise Jr. High Choir performs at Monastery Chapel
On Thursday, April 19, nearly 100 junior high singers filed into the chapel to perform an afternoon concert. . . .
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Preschool screenings set
Preschool Developmental Screening for children ages birth – 5 years will be held  . . .
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Christine Munger is artist of the month
Prairie Community Library is excited to present the Artist of the Month, Christine Munger. . . .
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Walk for Life set for May 12
Mark your calendar to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise, and celebrate moms this Mother’s Day weekend at the 2012 Walk for Life event in Grangeville!  . . .
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Prairie ROCKS update
The speakers for Prairie ROCKS this week were Bill and Eileen Uhlenkott, parents of Fr. Ben Uhlenkott. . . .
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Riener, Schaeffer, girls 4x400 win at Lapwai
Demetria Riener won the shot put and MaKayla Schaeffer won the triple jump at the Lapwai Wildcat Invitational Meet Friday, April 20. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 5 of 7 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a busy week with 7 games this past week, winning 5 of them as they beat Genesee 16-1, lost to Orofino 2-6, swept Potlatch 18-0 and 13-3, split with Troy 8-14 and 9-5 and beat Grangeville 11-1. . . .
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Summit team competes at Kamiah
The Summit girls medley relay placed third at an 11 school track meet Tuesday, April 17 at Kamiah, the highest finish for the Patriots. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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The St. Mary’s Hospital Mardi Gras Committee was all smiles when they presented a check for $12,500 to Kathy Seubert, DNS.  The $12,500 was the profit from the hospital Mardi Gras event which was held in February.  The proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase of new equipment such as; birthing beds, hospital beds, tourniquets, cardiac rehab telemetry units and a hematology analyzer for the lab. From left are Leianne Everett, Misty Johnson, Collette Schaeffer, Kathy Seubert, Cheri Holthaus, Debbie Schumacher. Not pictured:  Shelli Schumacher, Ashlee Behler, Brenda Kaschmitter and Tara Rowland. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Leianne Everett, Misty Johnson, Debbie Schumacher and Cheri Holthaus from the St. Mary’s Hospital Mardi Gras committee posed in front of the “Neighbors” house with a check for $200.  The $200 was earned  during the Mardi Gras event especially for the Neighbors to help offset some of the costs associated in running this house.  If you find yourself in need of a place to stay while at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics please call 962-3251 and ask for the nurses’ station and they will be able to provide you with the information needed in order to stay at The Neighbors. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Cottonwood Girl Scout Troop 3785 finished its cookie sales on April 15th.  We want to thank the community for supporting the girls by purchasing cookies or donating money for us to purchase cookies for military personnel and our Gift of Caring program.  We were able to send 56 boxes to the military and will distribute 34 boxes to local charities.  We want to thank the Cottonwood Chronicle and KORT for getting the word out about our booth sales.  We also want to thank Riener’s Grocery, The Hangout, Cottonwood Foods, and Arnzen Drug for allowing us to have booth sales by their business.  Shown are back row from left: Audrey Drake, Josie Remacle, Rachael Gimmeson, & Trinity Martinez, front row from left are Anna Everson, Ciara Chaffee, Madison Shears & Leann Lightfield (not pictured are Chloe Rowland and Martina Everson). Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photos for larger views.

Wednesday April 19, tree planters showed up at the Wimer Baseball field to Celebrate Arbor Day (April 27) and Earth Day (April 22).  This crew of tree planters (pictured) came together and demonstrated fantastic community service while planting trees and shrubs at the field.  A drip irrigation system was installed this year to help Lilac shrubs establish themselves.  A supplemental planting of Douglas-fir, western larch, and ponderosa pine were interplanted on the hillside above the field to improve the biodiversity of previous tree plantings. Ten years from now the lilacs will provide a stunning floral background to the upcoming baseball tournaments.  Congratulations to these fine gentlemen on a job well done. The boys from left to right are Branden Anderson, Devin Bruegeman, Jake Bruner, Brandon Higgins, Isaha Shears, Justin Schumacher, Tyson Schlader, and Ryan Glimp. Click on the photo for a larger view.

 Scout Troop 638 helped the Knights of Columbus with their spring road-side cleanup. Thirty plus bags and large objects were gathered and placed by road markers for later pickup. Shown (not in order) are Dan and Anthony Karel, Carson Schmidt, Shari and Hunter Chaffee, Keith and Aleta Coppernoll and boys Jared and Matt, Zack Arnzen, Jack Wimer, Jeff and Cole Martin, Joe, Noelle and James Biltz, Greg and Wendy Nau, Max Nuxoll, Buddy Hood, Pat and Travis Alfry, Roger Burgess, Colleen, Tory and Erin Chmelik, James Remacle, Danny Faur, Drew Cochran and Cody Lockhart. Photo provided by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A 96-voice choir from Boise’s West Junior High performed at the Monastery Chapel last Thursday, April 19. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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