Updated September 29, 2016
Homecoming is next week
Following is the schedule of events for next week's Homecoming Week at Prairie High School. . . .
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New service offered at St. Mary's Hospital
St. Maryís Hospital is now offering Pulmonary Function Studies.  . . .
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Padgett to be at St. Mary's Church Oct. 14
Chris Padgett will be at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Cottonwood Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m. to present on the topic of Family and Marriage. . . .
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Mystery Night getting closer
Summit Academy's Mystery Night is less than two weeks away and tickets are going fast.  . . .
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Boosters have new Pirate products
Prairie Booster Club has new Pirate gear available to order.  . . .
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Moodie gives effective message
Itís not about talent or intelligence, itís all about effort.  That was the message shared by motivational speaker, Arel Moodie when he visited with students at Prairie Junior/Senior High School during his recent visit.. . .
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Moms groups starting soon
The Moms' Groups in Cottonwood are starting up for 2016-2017!  Please join us for the Fall Kick-Off on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the CEC (Catholic Education Center located behind Prairie Elementary School in Cottonwood). . . .
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Senators urge PILT reauthorization
Citing the critical role that the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program plays on many rural county budgets, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch Thursday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid urging them to work together to ensure that the PILT program is fully funded in any year-end legislation likely to be signed into law. . . .
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ARF looking to build animal shelter
Hello from the non-profit Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).  We presented an update the Grangeville City Council last night and felt it was a good time to update the press as well.  Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions. . . .
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Sausage Dinner planned by Prairie Quilters
The Prairie Quilters for Veterans are at it again. This time they are planning a Sausage Dinner Fundraiser. . . .
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Pirates win big over C.V.
The Prairie football team rolled to a 66-26 win over Clearwater Valley to improve to 2-0 in league play Friday, Sept. 23 at Cottonwood. . . .
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Lady Pirates split league matches, go 4-1 at Border Battle
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a busy week as they split a pair of league matches and then won 4 of 5 matches at the Border Battle Tournament, helping Idaho to a win. . . .
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Four earn medals at Moscow race
Four girls placed in the top 10 of their respective races at the Bob Weisel Moscow Invitational Cross Country Meet held Wednesday, Sept. 21. . . .
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Summit splits league matches
Summit Academy split a pair of league matches last week, losing at home to Kendrick on Tuesday, Sept. 20 then winning at Timberline on Thursday, Sept. 22. . . .
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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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Pacific Cabinets, Inc. held an open house ande ribbon cutting for their new production building on Thursday, Sept. 22. In the top photo Steve Frei and his wife Donna cut the ribbon to officially open the new building. The middle photo shows some of the crowd that was in attendance at the time of the ribbon cutting. The lower photo shows Steve Frei and Jason Rieger telling some of the visitors about what they are capable of doing. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Homecoming King and Queen candidates are shown. The winners will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming game against Troy on Friday, Oct. 7. Front from left are senior football players Luke Wemhoff, Tyson Schldader, Brandon Anderson and Raice Dalgliesh. Back from left are Stephanie Jungert, Faith Uhlenkott, Chaye Uptmor and Darlene Gehring. Photo by Ryan Hasselstrom.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie students during Arel Moodie's (center of photo) presentation last week. See story above left. Photo by Loretta Poxleitner. Click on the photo for a larger view.
This weekend, Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings spoke on the second amendment at the first annual Doug Giddings 2nd amendment shooting event. The event was held at the AFD training facility Saturday, September 24th. Over 200 people were in attendance, participating in various shooting events for all ages. Free food was also provided as Sheriff Giddings spoke to the citizens of Idaho County about his commitment to their 2nd Amendment rights.  The incumbent Sheriff made a point to remind citizens that they have a right to carry firearms to protect themselves, and that he will protect them from any entity that threatens that right. The event also brought business to local firearms vendors, including Rae Brothers, GunPeck, and Olive's Auto Parts. Republicans Priscilla Giddings and Carl Crabtree, running for state representative and senate, respectively, were also in attendance. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Sixteen family members enjoyed a nine-day vacation with Collette Tours, "Shades of Ireland."  They were fortunate to see the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's top international visitor attraction.  Attending the tour were L to R: Earl and Arlene Uptmor, Middleton, ID; Vern and Crystal Uptmor, Lewiston, ID; Ryan and Jennifer Uptmor, Lewiston, ID; Debbie and Duane Uptmor, Caldwell, ID; Lorraine Nuxoll, Cottonwood, ID; Lynnae Iffrig, Seattle, WA;  Theresa and Jack Uptmor, Keuterville, ID; Mary and John Funke, Cottonwood, ID;  Lorene and Mark Uptmor, Asotin, WA. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The Prairie band, mostly junior high students, played before the football game last Friday. They are directed by Brandy Fiorenza. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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