Savages win at homecoming game


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— The Salmon River Savages were the victors at their 2013 homecoming game with the score 56-8 over the Colton Wildcats. This makes SRHS 4-0 for this season. Way to go, Savages! It was a beautiful night for the game. Homecoming royalty was crowned during halftime with Rylie Travis and Megan Long reigning as the king and queen with Malachi Bell and Payton Branstetter as the junior high prince and princess. Congratulations to all of you. The royal court added festiveness to the 2013 homecoming dance held Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Salmon River Booster Club would like to give a big thanks to the Salmon River community for its great support at their annual membership drive dinner held last week. We do live in a caring supporting community.

Artist Mary Bakker will be offering a two-day class in oil painting for beginners on 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.

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 potluck 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 Legion Honor Guard at the Riggins Cemetery at 4 p.m. (MDT) 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.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12. Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High and Junior 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.

Royal Ranger and Girl’s Ministries meet every Wednesday night at the Riggins Assembly of God Church from 6-7:30 p.m. from September through May. Everyone from ages 3 through high school are invited to earn badges and merits while learning core Christian values in a fun spiritual environment. Call Pastor Scheline with any questions at 630-4444.

Volunteers are needed at the Riggins ETC Thrift Store. ETC needs people to help sort and clean as well as some to volunteer to work the register for a shift once or twice a month. 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. Thanks to everyone who has helped in the past and to those who will be helping now for the future.

The Big Iron Kitchen, located on the north end of the Big Iron Motel grounds, is once again open. Scott and Rose Galland will have the Kitchen open Wednesdays through Sundays from 4-9 p.m. Cuisine includes Rose’s famous wontons with cream cheese and jalapenos and more as well as Chinese and Mexican foods. They have a full menu…. stop by and check it out.

Tailback Dustin Rinker, SRHS graduate and son of Eric and Wendy Hook, scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter for Carroll College Saints, and the Saints’ defense came up with two big fourth quarter stands as number four. Both Carroll College and Rocky Mountain College came into the Frontier Conference game with 3-0 records. Carroll fought off the number 19 Battlin’ Bears 24-17 in front of a huge crowd at Herb Klindt Field. The 205-pound Rinker, often displaying great bursts and power, rushed for 169 yards on 28 carries behind a tough offensive line and put Carroll ahead for keeps with his one-yard scoring run with 2:38 left in third quarter. In what turned out to be Carroll’s winning drive late in the third quarter, the Saints went 72 yards on nine plays, with Rinker scoring from the one. “Rocky came out, man, and they played hard,” Rinker said. “We were butting heads the whole game. It was back and forth, and just kudos to our O-line and the coaching staff for making the right decisions.”

The Salmon River Art Show will be held in Riggins, Oct. 11-13 at the Salmon Rapids Lodge, 1010 S. The Salmon River Art Guild has been “Creating Art Along the River” since 1964. 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. Prize money of up to $1,175 will be awarded in the following categories: oil/acrylic, watercolor/water nedia, other (pastels, drawing, mixed), sculpture, photography (landscapes) and photography (other). Enter any subject matter. Placement for a given piece is to be determined by the show committee with final approval by the judges. Entries of five or fewer in a category will be placed into “other.” All entries accepted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, Oct. 11. Entries will be judged at 5:30 p.m. (MDT).

A reception for artists and their families, and members of the Salmon River Art Guild, will begin at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) Friday evening. The announcement of winners will take place at 7:30 p.m., immediately following is access to the show and critiques with the judge at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. For information on rules and regulations, interested artists may write to S.R.A.G., P.O. Box 32, White Bird, ID 83554 or call Gloria Teats at 839-2305, Nancy Gresham at 839-2493 or Kathryn Van Acker at 839-2808 or e-mail srag.idaho@gmail.com. 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 Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13. Plan to get out and enjoy the beauty and talents of our regional artists.


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