RIGGINS — Enjoy your Labor Day weekend …be safe! Most of you will celebrate the ending of summer and the beginning of fall Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, with trips, picnics, rodeos, rafting, boating, resting, reading, sleeping or even working! Then it is back to work and school on Tuesday, Sept. 2!
Kick off your Labor Day this weekend at the Idaho Banana Co. along with others who will have a wide variety of art, antiques, collectibles, and rusty goods including “Two Old Cats in a Barn,” “G & H Enterprise,” “Sweet Water Design,” and so much more in the Banana Co Orchard Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. Oh yes, and wine, too! Anyone wanting to join in with appropriate goods, call Mary Lou at 628-3615.
The Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River” is just two-and-one-half weeks away, Sept. 13, in Riggins. This is a family-friendly event offering multiple distances including a kids’ fun run for children ages 3-6. Half Marathon, $40, start time: 9 a.m. (MT); 10K, $30 start time: 9:30 a.m. (MT); 5K, $20, start time: 10 a.m. (MT). Register now for the Riggins Salmon Run on Ultra SignUp. If you are local in Riggins or even traveling through town, stop by the Chevron Station and pick up a registration form! We happily take cash or check! Contact Mariah Crump.
Salmon River High School football 2014-2015 starts this Friday, Aug. 29, in Riggins at 7 p.m. with the Salmon River Savages and the Troy Trojans. Plan to get up to the SRHS football field and cheer on our Salmon River guys!
Salmon River High School volleyball 2014-2015 begins next Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. in Riggins as well as on Thursday, Sept. 4, in Riggins. Get on up and cheer on our lady Savages!
Child Find Free Screening for children birth and up sponsored by Salmon River Joint School District will be held at the Riggins Elementary School today, Wednesday, Aug. 27, and tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 28. If you are concerned about your children’s development plan, contact your local school district for an appointment at 630-6056.
School started Monday, Aug. 25, at Riggins Elementary School and Salmon River High School with lots of excited students, some new teachers, as well as our many seasoned teachers, and our wonderful school staff. School pictures will be taken Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at Riggins Elementary at 8:30 a.m. Younger kids are invited to come to the Riggins Elementary for pictures before 10 a.m.
All artists are invited to participate in the Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction. Work is accepted Friday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MDT) at the Riggins Community Center, behind the Chevron Station… follow the signs. A reception dinner will follow at 6 p.m. (MDT) in the lower level. The art show will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information about entering the show and the cost and reservations for the dinner, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 839-2493 or 839-2414.
Remember, Wednesdays are the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s Brown Bag Program. Each session is set at the museum’s basement meeting room, 305 N. College, Wednesdays, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a lunch and listen and take part in historical presentations. Today, Wednesday, Aug. 27, Floyd Whitley of Cottonwood will present the program “Lycurgus Vineyard: His Confederate Services to Idaho.” Idaho County Judge Lycurgus Vineyard’s life encompassed the formation and transformation of both the State of Idaho and modern America, explained Whitley. “As a youth, he fought through the Civil War. As a young man, he developed case law in Oregon and Idaho Territory, and signed the 1889 Idaho Constitution as a drafting delegate,” Whitley said. “As an elderly man, he presided over important local Idaho County cases. And when he passed away in 1919, a new modern America was rising.” As a lineal descendant of Confederate and Union veterans, Whitley said his interest is in cataloging the forgotten contributions of Confederate Americans in the development of Idaho.
Brown Bag programs are sponsored by the Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum. They are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Upcoming sessions include the following: Sept. 3, Homesteads of McComas Meadows by Eldene Wasem; Sept. 10, An 80-Year-Old Looks at Local Sports History with Dick Riggs of Lewiston; Sept. 17, White Bird and the Indian Wars with Gregg McNeely of Lewiston.