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Cottonwood News: Prairie concerts are this week


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— Did you have a good Mother’s Day? The Knights of Columbus were very generous to give roses to all the mothers at the weekend Masses in the Tri-Parish. I got to spend time in the woods with my children, and the sun was shining so it was a good day.

Fr. Paul will be wearing red vestments on this coming weekend at all the Masses to symbolize the love of the Holy Spirit and the tongues of fire that came to rest on the heads of the apostles on Pentecost. Everyone is asked to wear red to Mass on Pentecost Sunday. There will be coffee hour following all three Masses to celebrate the birthday of the church.

The Cottonwood School District will be holding preschool developmental screening for children ages birth-5 years at Prairie Elementary School on Wednesday, May 25, from 8:30-noon. To schedule an appointment call Cottonwood Elementary School, 962-3521.

Cottonwood School District spring concerts are set. Prairie Junior Senior High School will be presenting their spring concert on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the PHS gym.

GHS first at academic bowl

COTTONWOOD — Summit Academy in Cottonwood hosted a High School Academic Bowl on May 2nd. The competition was attended by 15 teams formed from the students of the surrounding schools of: Grangeville, Prairie, Orofino, Nezperce, Timberline, CV, and Summit.

After three rounds of quiz questions and three venture questions, the team ending in first place was a Grangeville team. Placing in second was a Prairie team, and there was a three-way tie for third place with teams from Orofino, Summit Academy, and Nezperce.

Mr. Watson from Summit Academy organized the event, Mr. Hull-Nye was the scorekeeper, and Kevin Rehder was the announcer for the evening. This was the last Academic Bowl for this school year. They will start again in the fall with every school taking a turn hosting a competition.

Prairie Elementary will have two spring concerts for your listening pleasure this year. The elementary concert featuring students ages preschool-fourth grade will be on Wednesday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the PES gym. This year, the Prairie fifth and sixth grade bands and Prairie youth choir, a volunteer choir of students in third-sixth grades, will present their concert on Wednesday evening, May 18, at 7 p.m., also in the PES gym. All are invited to attend.

Summit Academy’s play, “Murder by Indecision,” will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week at 7 p.m. each night. There will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. They have been working very hard and you will not be disappointed.

Summit Academy in Cottonwood hosted a high school academic bowl on May 2. Congratulations to a team from Grangeville who won first place, a team from Prairie won second, and tied for third were Orofino, Summit Academy and Nezperce. Good job to all of you.


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