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Savage playoff week on tap

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — Happy Valentine’s Day, Friday! Valentines are not just for kids…. adults like to celebrate, too. Treat your sweetheart to a day of love and joy! Nothing says “love” like spending time with your loved ones. Send cards, flowers, candy, or call if you cannot be with your loved ones. Remember your moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers, too!

The Salmon River Art Guild is having a March Miniature Madness show and sale to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Admission is free…. paintings will be sold for $50 or less! “We are mad, mad, mad! Come join us, March 1 at Hoot’s Cafe, on Hwy. 95 in White Bird from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.!” Come join the Salmon River Art Guild. Enjoy our miniature paintings, have lunch and visit with our March Mad artists! If you have questions e-mail srag.idaho@gmail.com or call 839-2493.

Salmon River Savages won in an exciting overtime game in a rematch between the once 2014 undefeated Prairie Pirates and the Salmon River Savages who had two losses. The Pirates were undefeated and ranked second in their division in the media polls. The Savages have two losses, but are undefeated in league play. Savages are ranked first in the 1AD2 media polls. Savages had another win last week beating Tri-Valley Titans. Wednesday, Feb. 12, is Savage Senior Night and the Savages host the Garden Valley Wolverines starting at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. They play Horseshoe Bend away on Friday, Feb.14, Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Then on to state basketball!

Junior Varsity tournament is Feb. 10 and 15…. go JV Savages! Varsity tournament will be held in McCall Feb. 20, 22, 25 and 27! Go Savages! Congratulations on your fantastic season…. wishing you the best in tournament action!

Playoff “journey” week at Salmon River High School will be fun and spirit-filled! The playoff week begins Monday, Feb. 17, with “Team Day” – dress like your favorite SRHS player. Tuesday, Feb. 18, is “Warmup Day” - dress accordingly. Wednesday, Feb. 19, is “Dress like your Coach Day”…. this may prove to be quite interesting! Thursday is “Savage Thursday” – dress like a Savage in your blue and gold school colors. There will also be a send-off assembly on Thursday.

College Prep Parent Night for parents of junior high school students through juniors in high school are invited to attend. The informative meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Thursday, Feb. 13, there will be a junior high Valentine’s Day dance in the SRHS multipurpose room from 6-9 p.m. There will be a dance-off and prizes for the cutest people (boy and girl, not couple).

National FFA week is Feb. 15-March 2. FFA is going strong here at SRHS…. support them in any way you can so they can keep this program going and growing.

Congratulations Leighton VanderEsch on being recognized as a preferred walk-on at BSU in the Idaho students signing list in the Idaho Statesman. Go Leighton, go Savages, go BSU.

Lillian Jean surprised her parents, David and Elizabeth Galli, by showing up in Florida a few months earlier than expected. Lillian has made amazing progress but has a few more hurdles to overcome before she gets to come home to Riggins. Riggins local Tom Travis has donated this one-of-a-kind metal art work to be given to the lucky winner on March 8. One-hundred percent of all monies will go towards Lillian’s medical bills. Tickets for the drawing are $2 each or three for $5 and are available for purchase at the Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop and Sterling Bank in Riggins. Share this info and help us make things a little easier for this young family!

John and Linnaea Hinton are the proud parents of Oliver Curtis Hinton. He was born Feb. 1 at St. Luke’s Hospital in McCall with the winter carnival shooting off fireworks in a salute just three hours before he was born. Oliver weighed in at seven pounds, four ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Jeff and Rene Matney of Orofino and Linn and Loring Lamb of Enterprise, Ore.

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