Updated May 7, 2015
May activities for Tri-Parish Youth
As the weather warms up and the days come to a close we ask you to consider joining us our end of the school year activities. . . .
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School Spring Concert dates are set
The Cottonwood School District Spring Concerts are set. . . .
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Safe Sitter course
Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 will be held July 13 and 14. . . .
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Sports Physicals offered
St. Mary’s Clinics bring you the 20th annual Sports Physical Clinics for all area schools. . . .
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Giving back to the community
Not far from the beaten path just beyond the lovely little city of Cottonwood, rests a minimum custody, all-male rehabilitation prison facility; North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI). . . .
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Art Show awards
Norma Pfaff received the Best of Show Award, People’s Choice Award, and Kids’ Choice Award (tied with another of her entries) for her oil painting of a cougar, “Wanna Play”. . . .
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Free concert set for Grangeville
The Blackwood Legacy Quartet, direct from Nashville, will be presenting a special free concert event in Grangeville. . . .
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Walk for Life set for Saturday
Fresh air, free breakfast, and exercise for a good cause are on tap this Saturday, May 9, at the Hope Center's annual Walk For Life event in Grangeville! . . .
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Pirates split final regular season games
The Prairie Pirates split their final two games of the regular season and will be the third seed into the District Baseball Tournament which started with a play-in game Tuesday, May 5 at Cottonwood against Kamiah (which they won 6-5, they then lost on Thursday, May 8 to Potlatch 4-5. They play Troy at 11 a.m. May 9. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 3 of 4; Girls basketball meeting set
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a good week winning 3 out of 4 games and clinching the #2 seed into the District Tournament which gets underway Thursday, May 7 at Orofino. . . .
There will be a Prairie High School Girls Basketball meeting Tuesday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Prairie High School Cafeteria. . . .
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Medley team wins at Meet of Champions
The girls medley relay team picked up a win at the Meet of Champions at Lewiston Thursday, April 30. . . .
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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 Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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Shown are the April students of the month at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School. From left are Garrett Crenshaw, junior high, and Talyss Lustig and Nathan Gimmeson, high school. Garrett is very studious which is evident as one of the strongest members of our high school Knowledge Bowl Team.  He is genuinely interested in all academic subjects, asks good questions and is a help to all of those around him.  Talyss has helped with the Quilts of Valor and is planning to make one on her own besides the scheduled one in class for next fall. She is willing to help the other students in class when they need it and works very well on her own. She is a pleasure to have in my sewing classes. Nathan is just a great all around kid!  He is known for his random acts of kindness and he is loyal to all students and staff.  Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom.Click on the photo for a larger view.

Some of the 137 purses that were auctioned, many loaded up with goodies. Photo by Zara Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Some of the crowd of about 60 people who attended the purse auction this past Saturday at The Hangout. Over $10,600 was raised between the auction of 137 purses and the proceeds from the pulled pork sandwich meals. Funds go back to the communities through the YWCA programs. Wells Fargo employees helped out as did the Grangeville and Cottonwood Police Chiefs. Shorty Arnzen came out of retirement to help auctioneer along with Shane Arnzen with Marge Arnzen and Debbie O’Neill helping to clerk it. Photo by Zara Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Congratulations to Maria Schmidt and Julia Wemhoff on their first and second place honorable mention for the 7-8 division in the Arbor Day Art Contest.  Contest is put on by the Idaho Forest Group. Maria’s artwork was named:  A New Beginning and Julia’s was named: Baby Horned Owl.  We are so proud of both of you! Click on the photo for a larger view.

Willie Wilson, son of Steve & Verla Wilson, with red stocking hat, was awarded the Prairie Booster Club Fan of the Year Award for 2014/15 school year.  Willie has been a fantastic fan and supporter of all the Prairie teams for several years.  He is always seen cheering the Pirates on especially in the role as the boys basketball manager.  The boys basketball team came to congratulate Willie on recieving his award and are in the photo with Willie. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Knights of Columbus and Boy Scout Troop 638 did their annual roadside cleanup this spring. With some extra recruits from neighbors and family we were able to get it done before the storm hit. Service is one of our number one priorities for this community and for the land that God gave us to take care of. We encourage you all to put a grocery bag in your vehicle and stash the trash. Pictured are Greg Nau, Melvin Sonnen, our masked dad Brad Berdoy, Paul Sonnen, Dan Karel, Carson Schmidt, Anthony Karel, Hunter Chaffee, Tate Berdoy, Blaze Berdoy, Cody Lockhast, and Kevin and Shari Chaffee. Thanks again for helping to keep our roads clean. Photo provided by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Shown is a scene from the dress rehearsal for the Prairie Drama Club presentation of “Shuddersome: Tales of Poe” which was presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday May 6 and again at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Admission is $3 and it will be at the PHS gym. Photo provided by Renee Eckert. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Idaho/Lewis County Cattle Association producers (L to R) Pam McIntire, Diana Graning and Christy Davis present information about the cattle industry to a group of area 5th graders attending the Farm & Forest Fair. The event was held at the Greencreek Hall April 28-29. Photo provided by Susie Heckman. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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