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Shepherd takes second place in Hoops Shoot

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is just a week away on Saturday, Feb. 14. Treat your sweetheart to a gift and card from one of our many Riggins businesses. If you cannot find the exact gift you think your sweetie would want, get a gift certificate.

The 19th annual Women with Bait is going on now with lots of women fishing those cold waters of the Salmon River and having a great time.

Charity Eckwortzel just returned from The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill. Charity is battling cancer; she has started chemo for a nine-week stint which will be followed with surgery. A fund has been set up at Pine Tree Credit Union to help with expenses. Any help would be most appreciated. Contact Karen Holmes for information.

Chevelle Shepherd, daughter of Charlie and Susan Shepherd, placed second at the Elks’ Hoop Shoot in Lewiston. Way to go, Chevelle! We are all proud of you!

Salmon River Savages had another winning weekend beating New Meadows Friday night and Council Saturday night with an overall winning season of 12 out of 14 games. Get up to the high school and support our basketballs boys and the Girls Dribble Team. Savages will have played Cascade Tuesday, Feb. 4, at home; Prairie at home Thursday, Feb. 6; Tri-Valley Friday, Feb. 7, at Cambridge; Garden Valley Feb. 12 at home; and Horseshoe Bend at Horseshoe Bend Friday, Feb. 14. Most games are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Check with SRHS office for information.

Kudos to the the Riggins Dribble Team: Sierra Bovey, Lotus Harper, Payton Branstetter, Sarah Laritz, Chevelle Shepherd, Miranda Hofflander, Sofie Branstetter, Jordyn Pottenger and little Tylynn Tucker, coached by Paula Shepherd. This team of amazing girls will perform at halftimes of the Salmon River Savage basketball home games. The girls dribble basketballs and dance to the beat of the music. You have to see this! They are awesome!

Plan now to be in the first annual Riggins Salmon Run, Saturday, Sept. 13, being called “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. 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. Contact Mariah Crump, race director and contact person to sign up now.

The Marge Fitch family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, condolences, and encouraging words following the death of our dear mother/mother-in-law/ grandmother/sister/aunt/friend/and loving wife to Woody. Your kind words and great stories about Marge were so uplifting for us. If anyone would like to share a favorite story about Marge for us to read at her services later in the spring, send to 1202 S. Main, Riggins, ID 83549. We would especially like to thank our wonderful caregivers for the love and care they gave to Marge through the years. We would also like to thank the awesome staff at Syringa Hospital for the care and compassion they showed Marge and all of us during Marge’s last days there.

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