Updated June 13,  2013
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular June meeting Monday, June 10. . . .
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Local VFW Post named all-state
At the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Worley the VFW National Commander, John Hamilton, and the Idaho Department VFW Commander, Rich Cesler, presented Cottonwood VFW Post Commander, Joe Riener, with the All-State post award. . . .
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41 earn straight A's
Forty-one students earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the fourth quarter at Prairie Junior/Senior High School. . . .
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Ralyn Horton is employee of the month
Ralyn Horton was awarded the honor of being named the June Employee of the Month for St. Mary’s Hospital. . . .
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Nomination letter for Vince Poxleitner
Vincent M. Poxleitner was born in Ferdinand, Idaho May 1, 1925, and after high school he earned the right to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars by joining the U.S. Navy February 8, 1944.. . .
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4-H Spring Show is held
The annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show was held Saturday, June 8th at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood. . . .
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Library News
Hey, Kids, Summer reading starts this week.   "DIG INTO READING" is the theme and promises to be an exciting adventure.  Sign up is Thursday at 1:pm in the library. . . .
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High School awards are given
Alex Duman was named student of the year at the Prairie High School Awards Assembly held Thursday, May 23. . . .
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Junior High Track team has outstanding season
This is later then I had hoped to share the amazing season that these young tracksters had this year but at least we should have the sports section mostly to ourselves. . . .
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At the Idaho State VFW convention in Worley, 245 delegates cast votes resulting in the election of Rick Johnson of Cottonwood as the Department Junior Vice Commander for 2013-2014.  Johnson’s race was the only contested department position.  Johnson, the District 2 commander, defeated the District 1 commander, Alan Roach of Clark Fork.  Johnson took the oath of office for his new position from National VFW Commander, John Hamilton of Florida.  Johnson relinquished command of District 2 to Les Pixley of Potlatch.   Rick has a long list of VFW service and continues to serve as Quartermaster/Adjutant for the Cottonwood VFW Post.  Johnson served as Department of Idaho VFW Safety Program Manager, Department webmaster, District 2 commander for five years, Cottonwood Post Commander, and Post Service Officer.  Rick and his wife Veronica reside in Cottonwood, where he owns and operates Prairie Computers.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Rich Cesler, Commander Idaho Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, announced that Vince Poxleitner will receive the VFW Lifetime Achievement Award. Cesler said, “Vince is very deserving of this prestigious award and represents the best of all veterans through a legacy of lifetime service.”  Poxleitner is a member of Cottonwood’s VFW Post 4902.  An official award presentation is scheduled for District 2 meeting, October 5, 2013 in Cottonwood. Shown above are photos of Poxleitner during his time in the U.S. Navy in 1944 on the left and just after he joined VFW Post 4902 in 1951. See article at left for the nomination letter sent in by the Post.

On behalf of the Prairie Booster Club we would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to Greg Wherry with the Cottonwood Chronicle and present him with the “Business Booster of the Year” award! Your dedication to the Prairie students is awesome! Your support and generous contribution of time in covering all newsworthy events is much appreciated. Presenting the award for the Prairie Booster Club is Linda Nida. Photo by Robert Nida.

Prairie Community Library held a book signing for Trebor Fairwell, also known as Robert Farris, formerly a resident of Cottonwood. His book, The Land of The Horrid Frontier is a fantasy, and was a big hit with the patrons. The Library will announce when the books arrive for anyone who placed an order. We wish Mr. Fairwell good luck with his venture. Photo provided by Donna Wassmuth. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Lamb Fitting & Showing Champions L to R Brooke Eades – Reserve Champion, Hailey Danly Grand Champion. Eades is a member of the Tahoe Hillbillies 4-H Club and Danly is a member of the Keuterville Livestock 4-H Club. See Spring Show article above. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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