RIGGINS – Merry, merry Christmas today to one and all! I do wish each of you a wonderful day as you celebrate with family and friends in the special way you each celebrate.
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” — Calvin Coolidge.
Congratulations to Nolan Richerson, SRHS senior and son of Steve and Deb Richerson, on receiving five service academy nominations.… three Air Force nominations from Senator
Vander Esch is fooball MVP
RIGGINS — Congratulations to Leighton Vander Esch for being selected as football 1A All State MVP. Fred Taylor and Jimmy Shepherd earned first team football all-state honors, and Terrun Zolman, second team football honors. Way to go Savages!
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Risch, Congressman Raul Labrador, and the president and two Navy nominations from Senator Crapo and the president. Good luck in the appointment process! See one press release at: www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=257b4caa-5c0c-4f4e-860a-516ea2655a55
Congratulations Mitchell Evans on being selected to the Idaho Science and Aerospace scholars’ program. Mitchell is the third SRHS student in three years selected for the program. Go get ‘em, Mitchell!
Salmon River Savages won big over Council Lumberjacks Tuesday night 70-22; however, Savages lost 66-55 to Prairie Pirates on Thursday night.
Salmon River Savage boys’ basketball will be competing in the Christmas basketball tournament in Orofino Dec. 27 and 28. Go Savages!
Salmon River High School and Riggins Elementary School are on their Christmas break from Friday, Dec. 20-Jan. 5 with school starting again Monday, Jan. 6, 2014!
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ASK, the After School Kids, Inc. program, received a new five-year grant this last summer. They currently have two ASK programs going. One program is at Riggins Elementary School with program manager, Jamie Simar; teachers, Tracy Travis and Sarah Bovey; and business manager, Rhonda Damon. ASK at the elementary is finally back into its own classroom and it’s going great! The second ASK program is located at SRHS with Susan Shepherd as the teacher for the junior high/high school program. That program is making great strides as well.
The ASK Board is currently in need of two board members. If you are interested, contact Jamie Simar. The ASK Board with program manager, Jamie Simar, meets one day a month, usually the second Monday at 5:30 p.m. for about an hour and a half. The next board meeting will be Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the ASK classroom. “Our program is awesome, our staff is awesome, and our board is awesome, too! We ask that you join us for at least one meeting and decide if this is workable for you,” comments Jamie Simar. At the following meeting, the board will nominate and elect you as a board member. Officer positions are filled at this time until September. Some months there are extra activities in which board members are asked to participate. The board members make cookies/treats for home football game raffles, goodies for elementary games, volunteer in the concessions for junior high/high school basketball, and other fund-raiser events like super bowl pizza making, chaperone field trips, etc.