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Riggins Rodeo, parade are set for this weekend

Riggins News

Area sports news:

The College of Idaho Coyotes has named their first starter - former Salmon River High star Charlie Shepherd. He will be a starter on special teams for the newly formed football program at the C of I. The honor helped the program emphasize special teams with the players. “He kind of personifies what we’re all about,” Coach Moroski said. “He has learned and improved. He just goes for it every day.” Well, we all know he is a Shepherd and Shepherds are just like that…. they “go for it,” learn, and improve and help others to do the same. Congrats Charlie! Read more here: www.idahostatesma...

Boise State University’s Junior Adams, the wide receiver coach, visited Salmon River High School Monday, April 21, because BSU is looking for in-state recruits. “You need to get yourself noticed and one way is to attend a Boise State camp this summer.” If you’re interested, Boise State has elite and junior camps available. Elite camp for high school is June 13-14. Junior camp for 9-13-year-olds is June 9-11. Information is available at the office or at BoiseStateFootbal... or go towww.idahostatesman.com/2014/04/20/3145660/boise-state-football-launching.html?sp=/99/1687/&ihp=1.

Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River.” This is a family-friendly event offering multiple distances including a kids’ fun run for children ages 3-6 years of age Saturday, Sept. 13. The half marathon distance will kick off at 9 a.m. followed by the 10K start at 9:30 a.m. and a 10 a.m. start for the 5K. Runners will complete an out and back course retrieving a special token at the turn-around aid station. The finish line for all distances will be at Riggins City Park, where runners and their families can enjoy live music, food and drinks. Finishers’ prizes will be given in each distance as well as men’s and women’s first-prize awards.

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — Jack and Arlene Hubbard, long time Salmon River residents, have been chosen as the 2014 Riggins Rodeo Grand Marshalls and will be leading the Parade on Sunday, May 4, followed by the 2014 Riggins Royalty Queen Cassie Chandler and Princess Phoebe Rupp. Jack and Arlene will be honored Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, at the Riggins Rodeo; Cassie and Phoebe will be helping in the rodeo arena as needed at the “66 years of Heroes and Legends,” the theme for the 2014 Riggins Rodeo. There will be lots of rodeo action starting at 1:30 p.m. each day including broncs, bulls, roping, barrel racing and steer riding. Cowboy Breakfast will be featuring those yummy pancakes and eggs Sunday morning at 6:30-10 a.m. followed by the Rodeo Parade starting at 11 a.m.. Contact Glenna McClure if you would like to enter a float in the Rodeo Parade…yours truly, Jeannie Fitch will be announcing the parade with Buck and LeRoy helping keep me “lined up.”

The American Legion Post No. 130 has a hamburger stand at the Riggins Rodeo and needs some volunteers for Sunday, May 4, starting around 12-12:30 p.m. and going to about 4:30 p.m. If any of you would be willing to donate some time, even an hour would be of help to them. Call Dale VanTassell at 628-3727.

Nolan Richerson, SRHS senior son of Steve and Deb Richerson, was chosen as last week’s Channel 7’s Distinguished Student Award made possible by the Dairymen of Idaho. You can see his fantastic interview on-line at www.ktvb.com/on-tv/dsa/ Nolan-Richardson——Salmon-River-High-School-256590701.html and understand how he was chosen. Congratulations, Nolan, on a job well done to be honored with this prestigious award. Nolan has accepted his appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. He will begin his life as a cadet in July of this year striving for yet another goal of making officer as well as being trained in flying and sailing.

Mayor McClure has proclaimed Monday, May 5, as Arbor Day in Riggins. City officials invite everyone to gather at the City Park at 10 a.m. for the planting of a nice, new tree in the park for all to enjoy. Mayor McClure and the City Council have designated Monday, May 5, as “City Pride Day” encouraging everyone to pitch in and help spruce up our town for the summer season. The city will provide garbage bags for trash collection.

The Front Porch, next to Crump’s Chevron, will be open again during rodeo weekend. They have everything from shoes to clothes, to furniture, to decorations. Stop by and check out their inventory.

Fit and Fall Proof exercise classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room right on Main Street. Everyone is invited to join; there are no fees. The classes feature strengthening and balancing exercises that are a must for senior citizens! The exercises are not strenuous, but are very valuable to your well-being.

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters walk/run will be held Saturday, May 17, starting at the Little Salmon River Lodge at 10 a.m. The hike is measured each mile the full distance of Pollock Road; however, since there is a wide range of age and abilities in participants, some people run the entire distance, some people walk half a mile…. it is just up to each individual. Following the walk/run is a free barbecue, the silent auction, and miscellaneous drawings for some rather nice prizes. The Pinehurst Quilters have another beautiful quilt to raffle as well which is currently on display at Umpqua Bank in Riggins, formerly Sterling Bank. Anyone wanting to participate in Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters on Saturday, May 17, in Riggins/Pollock can pick up Hikin’ forms at the Somedays Discount Store adjacent to the tennis court on Main Street.

American Legion Post No. 130 in Riggins will hold its annual picnic in the Riggins City Park Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. The Pinehurst Quilters will once again be honoring more local veterans with Quilts Of Valor by presenting quilts to as many veterans as possible at this picnic. Some of our ASK girls made two Quilts of Valor to be given to veterans.

Do you have a sewing machine you are willing to sell or donate to The ASK Program? The ASK kids are learning the process of quilt making. The Pinehurst Quilters are partnering with ASK to spread the joy of quilting. ASK needs sewing machines for the girls to use at ASK and at the Pinehurst Quilter sessions. Their hope is to inspire the youth in the area by teaching basic sewing and piecing skills. ASK would like to continue working with the Pinehurst Quilters. By having their own sewing machines, the girls could get more sewing done instead of just once a month with the quilters. If anyone has a sewing machine they would like to donate or sell, contact Rhonda Damon at ASK or Kathie Wright. ASK would appreciate any donations towards the purchase of sewing machines. Thank you in advance.

The Salmon River Community Church wants to honor our local military men and women who are currently serving in the United States military from our Salmon River area. We need names, ranks and birthdays. Call me or e-mail me that information. Thank you, and thanks to those serving our country.

The College of Idaho Coyotes has named their first starter - former Salmon River High star Charlie Shepherd. He will be a starter on special teams for the newly formed football program at the C of I. The honor helped the program emphasize special teams with the players. “He kind of personifies what we’re all about,” Coach Moroski said. “He has learned and improved. He just goes for it every day.” Well, we all know he is a Shepherd and Shepherds are just like that…. they “go for it,” learn, and improve and help others to do the same. Congrats Charlie! Read more here: www.idahostatesman.com/2014/04/11/3128838/c-of-i-hosts-first-spring-game.html#storylink=cpy.

Boise State University’s Junior Adams, the wide receiver coach, visited Salmon River High School Monday, April 21, because BSU is looking for in-state recruits. “You need to get yourself noticed and one way is to attend a Boise State camp this summer.” If you’re interested, Boise State has elite and junior camps available. Elite camp for high school is June 13-14. Junior camp for 9-13-year-olds is June 9-11. Information is available at the office or at BoiseStateFootball.com or go to www.idahostatesman.com/2014/04/20/3145660/boise-state-football-launching.html?sp=/99/1687/&ihp=1.

Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River.” This is a family-friendly event offering multiple distances including a kids’ fun run for children ages 3-6 years of age Saturday, Sept. 13. The half marathon distance will kick off at 9 a.m. followed by the 10K start at 9:30 a.m. and a 10 a.m. start for the 5K. Runners will complete an out and back course retrieving a special token at the turn-around aid station. The finish line for all distances will be at Riggins City Park, where runners and their families can enjoy live music, food and drinks. Finishers’ prizes will be given in each distance as well as men’s and women’s first-prize awards.

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