Updated October 17, 2013
VFW Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Vince Poxleitner
Rick Johnson, Idaho Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Junior Vice Commander, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Vince Poxleitner at the VFW District II meeting held in Cottonwood on October 5. . . .
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Preschool developmental screening
Preschool Developmental Screening for Children Ages Birth – 5 Years for the Cottonwood School District will take place at Prairie Elementary School . . .
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No tricks, just treats
“Trick or Treat give me something good to eat” is what we hear when our door bell rings on Halloween night. . . .
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Local author presents book
This Thursday, as part of the 14th Annual Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series, author and firefighter John Sangster of Grangeville will present stories from his newly released book, Salmon River Fire: 30 Years An Idaho Firefighter. . . .
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Westhoff is employee of the month
Kyle Westhoff, DPT was chosen as the October Employee of the Month for St. Mary’s Hospital.  Kyle began working for SMH in October of 2012. . . .
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Benefit for Madison Duman is Sunday
A benefit dinner and auction will be held for Madison Duman, daughter of Nate & Kelsie Duman, on Sunday, October 20th at Prairie Elementary School from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. . . .
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Library News
The fifth annual Library Fund Raiser is less than two weeks away. Entries are coming in, the deadline is next Monday if you wish to be in the contest. . . .
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A guide for grief
“We live through the arc of life from birth to death, experiencing a flow of gifts and losses,” says author and Presbyterian minister Nancy Copeland-Payton. . . .
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Scarecrow contest
The photos of local merchants’ scarecrow displays are now up on the Cottonwood Chamber Facebook page . . .
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The LCSC Report
Some more class listings through the LCSC outreach center in Grangeville. . . .
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Pirates smother Kubs
The Prairie football team won their fifth straight game with their second straight shutout win as they smothered Kamiah 46-0 Friday, Oct. 11 at Kamiah. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 league matches; Prairie #2 seed at District; Spencer takes first at Grangeville crosscountry meet
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of league wins this past week in volleyball as they won at Potlatch in 4 games and then on senior night swept Troy for their first match win against the Trojans in some time. . . .
After beating Kamiah Tuesday evening Prairie will be the #2 seed into the District tournament and will not play until 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at LCSC. . . .
Peter Spencer of Cottonwood finished first overall by nearly a minute in 18:02.63 at the Grangeville Crosscountry Meet. . . .
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Summit loses 3 matches
The Summit Lady Patriots lost 3 matches this past week including 2 league matches. . . .
Summit’s volleyball team will be going into the District Tournament as the #5 seed and will play #4 seeded Deary in a first round match Saturday, Sept. 19 at LCSC at 7 p.m. . . .
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Vince Poxleitner is shown with Rick Johnson who presented him with his VFW Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 5. See story at left. Photo by Lauretta Poxleitner. Click on the photo for a larger view.

For the seventeenth year in a row, St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics provided sports physicals for the area students.  The students were charged $25.00 for the physical, of which $15.00 is donated back to the athletic department of their respective schools.  These physicals are required by the Idaho High School Athletic Association.  This year 100 area students received physicals at one of St. Mary's Clinics with a total of $1,485.00 being donated back to their schools. St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics would like to wish all the area athletics the best of luck this school year. In the top photo student body presidents Delaney Forsmann and Beka Bruner show off the check for Prairie Junior/Senior High School in the amount of $885.00. In the lower photo student body council members Matthew Schwartz, Meagan Seubert and Josh Lustig show off the check Summit Academy received in the amount of $90.00. Click on the photos for larger views.

On Oct. 12, Troop 638 made a final pumpkin run down to Bonnie Gehring’s place on Graves Creek Rd. Her son Jack helped us with our last load. The boys filled the bottom of a flat bed truck. Another 1,200 lbs. of pumpkins, with a grand total of over 5,000 lbs., The pumpkins can be purchased at Riener’s Grocery or Cottonwood Foods. We also have some stored in Linda Chaffee’s garage. If you are interested, please stop by and pick yourself a great pumpkin. The boys are planning a trip next summer to Yellowstone national Park. All proceeds will go to this activity. Thanks again Bonnie and Jack for letting the boys use your ground for growing these pumpkins and for helping them learn some gardening skills. Shown in the truck are Blaze and Tate Berdoy, Carson Schmidt, Hunter Chaffee and Jared Coppernoll. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Eagle Scout Mike Karel assists in helping his troop retrieve a pumpkin weighing over 100 lbs. Kevin Tillinghast and Anthony Karel try to manhandle the huge pumpkin. Blaze Berdoy, Tate Berdoy and Hunter Chaffee are observing. On Sept. 28 these scouts picked a littler over 3,800 lbs. of pumpkins, filling 3 pickup loads. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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