Updated September 5, 2013
Be aware of phone scams
Residents on the Camas Prairie have been receiving scam phone calls by callers with foreign accents who claim they are with Publishers Clearing House and that they have won a large amount of cash. But the catch is, in order to claim the prize, they must first pay a delivery fee or taxes in order to get it. . . .
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Common Core presentation
This fall, Prairie Schools will begin teaching to higher academic standards in mathematics and English language arts. . . .
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McHugh is featured artisan
Emily McHugh is the featured artisan for this month. She is the daughter of Susie Keating and is a Junior at Prairie High School. . . .
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1-million pull tabs
Krystin Uhlenkott, a 15-year old sophomore at Prairie High School, is trying to save 1 million drink can pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House by the time she is a senior. . . .
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Scouts backpack to Seven Devils
On the weekend of Aug. 16-18, Boy Scout Troop 638 of Cottonwood spent three days and two nights backpacking and exploring the Seven Devils Mountains of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. . . .
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Six celebrate jubilees at Monastery
The monastic community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude celebrated six jubilarians this summer. . . .
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Spirit Center wraps up season of hosting events
The retreat center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Spirit Center, has received a wide range of guests this summer including the Benedictine Scholars from St. Martinís University in Lacey, Washington and the Benedictine Spirituality Workshop and Retreat. . . .
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Golf scramble set for Sept. 22
St. Maryís Hospital will be hosting their annual golf scramble on Sunday, September 22 at the Grangeville Country Club.  All proceeds will go towards the remodeling project of the St. Maryís Emergency Room. . . .
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31 turned out for football
There are 31 players turned out for football this season at Prairie High School. . . .
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Wilson 2nd overall at crosscountry meet
Sky Wilson finished 2nd overall at the Troy Invitational Cross Country Meet Thursday, August 29. . . .
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Summit loses season opener
The Summit Lady Patriots traveled to Nezperce last Thursday, Aug. 29, where they lost a season-opening league volleyball match to Nezperce by scores of 18-25, 26-24, 11-25, 28-30. . . .
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US Bank  is sprucing up with entirely new parking lot. As most people know the parking lot was taken out the week of the Idaho County Fair Then paved and re-striped the next week. Currently the construction crew(s) are working on new sidewalk to the front entry and between the bank and Forsmann Accounting. The top photo shows Crea Construction ripping out the parking lot between drive up and Forsmann Accounting. The middle photo shows Valley Paving (Seuberts) getting ready to put down the first pavement in the drive up window side. In the bottom photo they are paving the customer parking. Photos provided by Deb Clark. Click on the photos for larger views.

Emily McHugh is shown with some of her artwork. She is this monthís featured artisan at the Library. Photo by Donna Wassmuth. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Jerry Wren was the winner of a .22 rifle. The Idaho County Republican Central Committee sold chances on it during the Idaho County Fair.

Troop 638 at Heavenís Gate Lookout, their first stop before heading to the Lower Cannon Lake Trail Head. Lower Cannon Lake would be their base camp for the next couple of nights. Shown are Shari Chaffee, Brad Berdoy, Anthony Karel, Carson Schmidt, Tate Berdoy, Blaze Berdoy, Jared Coppernoll, Hunter Chaffee and Keith and Aleta Coppernoll. For story and more photos see article above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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