Riggins Salmon River Art Guild Fall Art Show will be held in Riggins this weekend, Oct. 11-13, at the Salmon Rapids Lodge, 1010 S. Main Street. Regional artists 18 and older are invited to enter the 2013 Regional Art Show for accepted fine media sponsored by the Salmon River Art Guild. Call Gloria Teats at 839-2305, Nancy Gresham at 839-2493, or Kathryn Van Acker at 839-2808 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Special rates are being offered to attendees from the Salmon Rapids Lodge. Call toll free 1-877-957-2743 for reservations and ask for the “Salmon River Art Guild” group rate. The public is invited to view the art show and silent auction Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plan to get out and enjoy the beauty and talents of our regional artists.
The Salmon River Clinic will hold a flu shot clinic tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10. Call the clinic to make your appointment.
Pinehurst Quilters will be holding their annual auction next Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Assembly of God Church, doors open at noon for preview and the auction will begin at 1 p.m. Proceeds are to benefit community service projects. The featured auction quilt is hanging in the Sterling Savings Bank.
Deb Krum of Grace Tapestries Ministries along with Julie Good will be sponsoring a fall encouragement retreat Saturday, Oct. 19, at the New Meadows Community Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a potluck dish.
Riggins Christian Fellowship will not meet in Riggins Saturday, Oct. 19, but will meet in New Meadows.
Inland Northwest Honor Flight is accepting applications for any and all WWII and Korean War Veterans as well as terminally ill veterans of any war from as far away south as Riggins.
Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for their fifth straight football win for the 2013 season. The Savages beat Horseshoe Bend Mustangs 68-20. Savages JV will play Council Lumberjacks Friday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.
ETC Thrift Store in Riggins needs people to work the register for a shift once or twice a month especially when she is coaching our SRHS athletes during weekend games. Contact Paula at 628-3438. ETC is owned and operated by our Riggins After School Kids program. Proceeds from the ETC helps provide funds for the After School Kids program.
Congratulations to Tom and Vicky Anderson as they begin their 20th year at the Salmon River Motel in Riggins.
Longtime Salmon River resident, Joan Derrick, died Sept. 23 after a courageous battle with MS and cancer. Joan worked as an ER and geriatric nurse as well as teaching EMT classes. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother as well as a friend to many. Her beautiful smile gathered many friends who will miss her lots. There will be a memorial gathering next spring to celebrate her life. See complete obituary in the Oct. 2 issue of the Free Press.
The second annual Riggins Firehouse Chili Cookoff was a great success! There were 21 entries of chili dishes! Winner this year was Laurie Tilton with her white chicken chili with white beans. A close second was June Whitten with Jake and River Finey taking third place, and Sherry and Doc Stolberg placing fourth. Special thanks go to Marty Clay and Susan Hollenbeak for their many hours of work. Angie Wilson of Gradient Shift created a great new design just for this year’s chili cookoff T-shirts. Riggins Fire Chief Jeff Joyce says, “This event would not have been possible without the community’s help and donations. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and attended.” Jeff added a blessing to Jack Kappas who was a fervent supporter of the Riggins Fire Department, dive team, and the whole Salmon River Canyon. Jack died Sept. 26, just a few days before the cookoff.
The City of Riggins Recreation Department continues to sell raffle tickets for its annual raffle to benefit the Riggins youth baseball program and the annual Science Fair. Tickets offering motels rooms, gift baskets, gift certificates, rafting trips, and other exciting merchandise are available for purchase at the Riggins City Hall or call Sharon at 728-3394 for information.
Riggins Community Center is now in Phase II of renovation work. Work is continuing on the upper level of the building with the remaining grant funds from Phase I. Once complete, this center will be a huge asset to the Riggins community and will be enjoyed by all for years to come.
Riggins Elementary will hold its third annual pumpkin scramble for elementary students on Oct. 24. The Salmon River PTO carnival will be held Oct. 26 at the SRHS multipurpose room from 6-9 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome and needed.