Riggins It is carnival time in Riggins…. school carnival, that is…. The Salmon River PTO Carnival will be held this Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room from 6-9 p.m. with some new games, cake decorating contest, bingo, a haunted house, as all the fun games from past carnivals. You won’t want to miss this big fun event…. it is always filled with great fun for kids and adults alike. Volunteers are always needed. Call Linda at Riggins
Elementary to see how you can help
Riggins Elementary will hold its 3rd annual pumpkin scramble for elementary students tomorrow, Oct. 24.
Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for their eighth straight football win for the 2013 season with their 56-8 win over the Garden Valley Wolverines Friday night. Savages will play their last home game with Tri-Valley this Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Senior football players will be honored prior to their last home game.
Cade Hollon, Race Car Rookie of the Year, displayed his “race car” last weekend at the Salmon River Savage football game. Congratulations, Cade!
There will be a public meeting regarding common core in our public schools next Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Salmon River High School at 7 p.m. Mary Adler of Grangeville, who has followed common core from its inception, will be speaking with questions and answers afterwards. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend.
Riggins City election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Salmon River Heritage Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Running for mayor is Glenna McClure. Running for the two city council positions are Jonny Wilson and Roy Akins. Plan now to get out and vote.
Salmon River High School students will honor our local veterans with a Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Salmon River multi-purpose room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this Veterans Day Assembly.
Summerville’s Cafe and American Bar in Riggins will host its annual harvest ball Saturday, Nov. 16, with a special prime rib dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. for $45 per couple which includes tickets to the ball. Reserve your tickets before Tuesday, Nov. 12. Cover charge for the ball will be $2 per person or $3 per couple. “Come have a ball with us at Summerville’s!” Salmon Rapids Lodge will offer 15 percent off rooms Saturday, Nov. 16, as well.
Rivers and Mountains, a free on-line magazine that’s heavy into outdoor articles, has features and events focused on the Riggins area. Local merchants are also advertising on Rivers and Mountains. Check it out at www.riversandmountains.biz.
ETC Thrift Store in Riggins is looking for a few more people to work the register for a shift once or twice a month. Contact Paula at 628-3438 for information. 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.
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 are at the Riggins City Hall or call Sharon at 728-3394 for information.
The Confluence Second Hand Store, 1120 South Main Street, is having a “Clearance Sale in The Tent” beginning Thursday, Oct. 24, and will run for two weeks.
Salmon River Community Church was blessed this week as Dick and Sue (Whiteman) Steward led the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Oct. 20. Dick and Sue live in Trout Lake, Wash. Sue grew up in Riggins, and Salmon River Community Church was her church during those years. Dick pastored in Trout Lake for nearly 19 years, and Sue was his gracious helpmate. They have been involved in various missions during the last 12 years. They are currently serving as part of the Member Care/Missionary Care team with World Indigenous Missions (WIM), and are planning to move to Spain this coming spring as part of their service with WIM. As some of you may remember, Sue is the daughter of the late Don and Pat Whiteman of Riggins. They ranched up Shingle Creek, Don taught junior high for many years, and Pat was a teacher’s aide and secretary at both schools. “It was a blessing to hear their desire to help others and see their hearts pouring out for the Lord,” said one attender.