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It’s homecoming week at Salmon River High School

— “Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” – Benjamin Disraeli. There is just too much bullying and not enough compassion going around. Let’s help promote kindness! Don’t be a bully, be kind to everyone you meet.

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

The Riggins Volunteer Fire Department annual chili cookoff will be held this Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Riggins firehouse on Main Street across from the Riggins Elementary School. The dinner is free; donations can be made if you wish. There is a $5 entry fee for the chili cookoff with the winner receiving half of the cash from the entry fees. They do need side dishes of salads or desserts; call Jeff at 628-2775 if you can bring a side dish. Plan now to get out and meet our local volunteer firefighters and enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors and relatives! To enter your favorite chili or if you need more information, call Jeff at 628-2775 or Susan at 628-3394.

SRHS Homecoming week is this week, Sept. 16-20, with the 2013 homecoming game being played Friday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. featuring the Salmon River Savages vs. the Colton High School Wildcats of Colton, Wash. A big week filled with lots of activities has been planned…. Monday, Sept. 16, was the parent/student game night; Tuesday, Sept. 17, was the Salmon River Junior High volleyball vs. Meadows Valley. Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 18, will be a SRHS staff vs. SRHS football players’ volleyball game. Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 19, will be the annual SRHS Booster Club membership drive/spaghetti feed/games/bonfire. There will also be the annual open house from 5-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, is the big game with the 2013 homecoming king/queen and prince/princess to be crowned at halftime. SRHS will continue in-school events the rest of the week with dress-up days: Monday was pajama day, Tuesday was team day, Wednesday is zombie day, Thursday will be ultimate Savage spirit day. Plan now to attend the homecoming activities and cheer our boys onto victory once again.

Congratulations to the Salmon River Junior High volleyball girls! Both teams won their games vs. the Tri-Valley Titans last week!

Congratulations to the SRHS football team on their third game and third win of the season! Salmon River Savages varsity won 46-0 over the Cascade Ramblers…. the JV team tied 8-8. Great games, great times. Go Savages!

Congratulations once again to our own SRHS graduate, Dustin Rinker, who rushed for 177 yards and made two touchdowns Saturday, Sept. 14, afternoon as No. 12 Carroll College beat No. 7 Montana Tech 21-7 in a showdown of Frontier Conference football powers at Nelson Stadium in Helena for the Carroll College Saints 2013 homecoming game.

ASK, Riggins After School Kids, Inc., program at Salmon River High School is now being held in the IEN room. Students must be signed up by 4:15 p.m. If you are not in sports or signed up with ASK you cannot ride the late bus home. ASK for elementary kids meets in the former Head Start building on the Riggins Elementary School campus.

Ace Barton’s Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at noon (MDT) at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room in Riggins. A slide show of some of Ace’s life events will be shown at the celebration; Gary Solberg and some of his fiddling friends will be playing music as well. A dinner for family and friends will be served at the high school as part of the celebration. The American Legion will then honor Ace with a military graveside service at the Riggins Cemetery, possibly at 4 p.m. Ace will be interred with his mother and father, Ralph Angel Barton and Lenora Carolyn (Hibbs) Barton known to most as “Granny,” in Enterprise, Ore. at a later date. A complete obituary was printed in the Sept. 11 Free Press.

Amanda and Ryan Meinhardt are the proud parents of a baby boy, Luke Phillip Ace Meinhardt, born Sept. 10 in Boise. This sweet baby was welcomed home by his 2-year-old sister, Adelle. Luke is the great-grandson of the recent late Ace Barton as well as great-grandson of Paul and Dawn Shepherd of Riggins. Aaron and Adonna (Barton) Shepherd of Boise are the proud grandparents. Congratulations and best wishes to all of you. Nice that Ace’s heritage will continue in this new generation with this little namesake.

Bonnie Evelyn Brumley-Kannada, 86, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 4 at her son’s home in White Bird. Bonnie. See complete obituary in Sept. 11 Free Press or Tuesday, Sept. 10, edition of the Lewiston Tribune.

The Salmon River Inn is once again open in the same building on Main Street, same name with new business owners, Mike and Melissa Blimka who are leasing the building. They are featuring most of the same popular sandwiches and pizza as some of you remember from days gone by with a full bar but in a non-smoking environment. Salmon River Inn will be open Thursdays-Sundays 4-10 p.m. Kids and adults alike are welcome to eat and enjoy the new games and pool tables as well as take in the wonderful ambiance of Frank Mignerey’s photographs, both in black and white and color, of our local Salmon River area, rafting and scenery that grace the walls of the New Salmon River Inn.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12. Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High and Junior High students will be learning some fire prevention lessons. This might be the time for you and your family to establish a fire safety escape and meeting place at your home…. just in case of fire.

Artist Mary Bakker will be offering a two-day class in oil painting for beginners Tuesdays, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8. Class size is limited to six in order to provide quality one-on-one instruction. A third day may be added if needed to ensure that each student has completed one painting. Mary’s artwork may be viewed at www.salmonriverartguild.com. Contact Mary at 839-2414 for information.

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