Updated December 26, 2013
Blood drive date is changed
The January Red Cross Blood Drive has been changed from January 28th to January 7th.  If you had a scheduled time for the 28th Blood Drive, your time slot just got switched over to the 7th. . . .
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Coloring Contest winners are named
Avery Riener in the 0-5 age group, Tara Schlader in the 6-8 year old age group and Nicole Rehder in the 9-12 year old age group were this year’s overall winners in the Cottonwood Chronicle Christmas Coloring Contest. . . .
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Theresa Shears retires
After 49 years of taking temperatures, giving shots and interpreting doctors’ orders, Theresa Shears is retiring from nursing.  December 31st, 2013 will be her last day of fulltime employment at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. . . .
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Hospital holds Door Decorating Contest
St. Mary’s Hospital Customer Service Committee sponsored their annual Door Decorating Contest again this year; there were 21 decorated doors.  . . .
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Museum open for holiday visitors
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will be open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. December 26, 27, 28 and January 2, 3, 4. The Museum will be closed Christmas Eve and Day and New Year's Eve and Day. For more information visit www.HistoricalMuseumatStGertrude.org or call 208-962-2050. . . .
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Career Fair is held
Prairie Junior/Senior High hosted a Science Career Fair on December 17th  for the 7th-12th grade science classes.  . . .
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Winter yoga series to start
Want a reason to get out of the house during the long winter months; consider attending the winter yoga series which is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital. . . .
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Cochran receives service academy nominations
Drew Cochran, a senior at Prairie High School, has been nominated by both Senator Mike Crapo and Senator Jim Risch for United States Military Service Academy appointments. . . .
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Letters to Santa Claus
On this page are letters to Santa Claus from the Prairie Kindergartners and first graders as well as the Summit Academy Kindergartners. . . .
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Pirates beat Lapwai, Salmon River
In a pair of games that both featured a big third quarter the Prairie boys basketball team beat both Lapwai, 68-59, and Salmon River, 66-55. . . .
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Lady Pirates off until Jan. 9
The Prairie Lady Pirates finished their pre-Christmas portion of the schedule at 7-2, 2-1 in league, and won't play again until January 9 when they host Troy. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
On this page is the schedule for the Prairie wrestling team. . . .
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Summit teams win 3 games
The Summit Academy girls won two league games this past week while the boys won their only game, also a league game. . . .
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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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This year’s Christmas Coloring Contest winners from left are Avery Riener, 0-5 year olds, daughter of Shaun and Lisa Riener; Tara Schlader, 6-8 yr. olds, daughter of Scot and Shelley Schlader and Nicole Rehder, 9-12 year olds, daughter of Joe and Charlene Rehder. Click on the photo for a  larger view.

Avery Riener tells Santa Claus what she would like for Christmas after the Christmas Parade Sunday. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Santa Claus went through the parade on the lighted Christmas fire truck. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Tri-Parish youth brought the Nativity to life on their float in the lighted Christmas Parade. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A There was a good sized crowd that gathered at the Fire Station after the Lighted Christmas Parade. Most were with their children, waiting to visit with Santa Claus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

From top down are the 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th grade band, 6th grade band and Andrew Goeckner doing a trumpet solo. These are all from the Elementary School concert Wednesy, Dec. 10. Click on the photos for larger views.

Santa Claus along with helper Sandy Halbert visited the Monastery last week to distribute gifts made by offenders at NICI using materials donated by the staff and the community.  Sr. Clarissa introduced Santa to the Community. Photo by Krista Green. The lower photo shows some of the gifts offenders made using materials donated by staff and the community. Click on the photos for larger views.

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