Updated June 28, 2012
School budget approved
The budget for the 2012-13 school year was approved after a budget hearing at the start of the June school board meeting Monday, June 25. . . .
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Blood drive falls short of goal
The Cottonwood Blood Drive goal of 90 fell short for the second time in a row; once again there were several factors that led to the short fall;  . . .
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Greencreek Celebration set for Wednesday
The annual Greencreek 4th of July Celebration is set for next Wednesday, July 4. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued
As these days come and go I have been reminded of many old-timers who have left their mark in our area. . . .
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Andrea S. Krogh joins SMH staff
Andrea S. Krogh, Physician Assistant, will join the medical staff of St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics this July.  She will see patients in the Kamiah clinic and will also fill in at the other clinics when needed. . . .
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New birthing bed purchased
St. Mary’s Hospital was able to purchase a new birthing bed with funds received from the Foundation Mardi Gras celebration which was held in February of this year. . . .
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Mission group visits Tijuana
In life we are called by God to love our neighbor as ourselves and be his hands and feet in the hurting world. . . .
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Mass of Thanksgiving for Fr. Reuben Nuxoll
The Mass of Thanksgiving for Fr. Reuben Nuxoll, LC, will be held Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. and all are invited to attend. . . .
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4-H Day Camp is held
Idaho County 4-H Day Camp was held on Wednesday, June 20th at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood.  Over 100 4-H members participated in games and workshops throughout the day. . . .
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Relay for Life less than a month away
The planning committee for your 2012 ACS Clearwater To Salmon Rivers Relay For Life event is excited to announce that we are only one month away from a fun-filled 18-hours of games, laughter, and tears. . . .
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Zephyrs split with Orofino
The Camas Prairie Zephyrs American Legion baseball team split a pair of games at Orofino Sunday, June 24. . . .
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Summit announces honor roll
Summit Academy announces their fourth quarter honor roll for the 2011-2012 academic year: . . .
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Daun Hoene smiles as she prepares to donate blood for the first time. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Andrea S. Krogh of Kamiah joins the St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics staff as a Physician Assistant. See story at left.

The Library's summer reading program began on Thursday June 21st with 46 kids signing up.  Our theme for the week was owls.  Craig Johnson from the BLM came and brought his stuffed great horned owl.  He gave us lots of information on owls.  The adults were impressed with the good questions and the knowledge the kids have about owls.  We made our own stuffed owls using paper bags.  We will meet every Thursday from 1:30-3:00, so there are still many opportunities to join in the fun.  We welcome any volunteers who would like to read, sing, help with crafts or just share your talent with the kids.  Summer Reading Pajama Party: In keeping with the summer reading theme "Dream Big - Read",  the Library will hold a pajama party on Thursday July 5th.  Wear you pajamas and  fuzzy slippers, and bring your stuffed animal and favorite blanket to the reading program from 1:30-3:00.  Don't worry kids, there will be no time for a nap. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The 2012 Tijuana Mission Group. Photo provided by Debbie Chicane. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

On June 15th, 13 teachers from Cottonwood and one from Craigmont attended Smartboard training at Prairie Elementary School.  Teachers were given hands on opportunities to use the board and talk about integration into the classroom curriculums.  The afternoon was spent learning to use Smart Math Tools with the board generating hands-on application for use in the math classrooms. Attending:  Janice Baldus, Andrea Brannan, Kristi Bruegeman, Darbie Duclos, Krystal Ellis, Sherry Holthaus, Jeff Martin, Vikki Riener, Kim Schumacher, Jessica Vanderwall, Patty Hinkelman, Renee Eckert and Joan Tiede. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are words used to explain the acronym STEM.  Statistics show that many students do not pursue STEM careers.  With a focus on hands on activities and inquiry, it is hopeful that more students will move forward in these careers as the education of students K-12 changes.  Teacher from Prairie Schools spent 4 days engaging in designing solar powered cars, solar windmills, finding hands on activities to make the binary system of coding understandable, exploration of volume through inquiry and trial and error, finding apps for the iPad for use in the science and math courses, and many more activities were shared.  The group talked about a Math and Science night where families come together to explore and have fun with STEM ideas.  More to come on the Math and Science night. Teachers in attendance were Andrea Brannan, Colleen Sonnen, Kim Schumacher, Darbie Duclos, Sherry Holthaus and Rene' Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Enjoying the Interpretive Center and other historical sites in Baker City, OR last weekend were:  Mark and Lorene Uptmor, Bart and Lorraine Nuxoll, John and Mary Funke, Vern and Crystal Uptmor and Earl and Arlene Uptmor. Click on the photo for a larger view

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