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Pottenger, Bovey earn ‘Honor Star’

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Congratulations to John Pottenger and Ross Campbell for earning their Wastewater Collection Operator Class 1 certifications. John and Ross work for the City of Riggins and are doing a great job! Thanks, guys!

The “Public Works Corner” from the Riggins City News suggests that everyone know where their master valve is located… most common places are where the water supply enters your house, near your clothes washer hookups, or near your water heater. Find your master valve and mark it plainly so it can be easily found especially in an emergency. Also suggested was to turn off your master valve when you leave home for a period of time.

Kudos to Jordyn Pottenger, daughter of John and Tracie Pottenger, and Sierra Bovey, daughter of Bruce and Sarah Bovey, who were crowned for Honor Star. Madi Pottenger received a trophy for Honor Prim in the Assembly of God Church Girls Ministries ceremonies in Boise… with a motivation to keep working hard in Girls Ministries. The girls will be honored at the Riggins Assembly of God Church this Sunday, June 15, at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow with refreshments and fellowship. The public is invited to attend.

Volleyball camp sponsored by ASK, Inc., and coached by Paula Tucker was held this week, June 9-11, for boys and girls… first-12th graders. Each participant received free tickets to Silverwood.

Basketball camp sponsored by ASK, Inc., and coached by Paula Tucker will be held next week, Monday-Thursday, June16-19, for boys and girls; kindergarten-second graders, 9-10 a.m.; third-eighth graders, 9 a.m. to noon; and high school students, 5-7:30 p.m. at Salmon River High School. Each participant receives free tickets to Silverwood. Register with Paula at or call her at 630-4997.

Outdoor Camp sponsored by ASK, Inc., will be held Tuesday-Friday, June 24-27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Students pre-kindergarten-12th grade are welcome to attend. There will be lots of fun activities. Registration forms are available at ASK.

Mitchell Evans, Salmon River High School junior, is attending Idaho Boys State this week, June 8-14. Our local Salmon River Boys State representative is sponsored by our American Legion Post 130.

Free Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 14, all across the state of Idaho! This is the one day each year that you can fish without a fishing license or tags. All other rules such as limits or tackle restrictions remain in effect. At several locations around the state which will be listed soon, fishing equipment will be available and experts will be on hand to teach.

All you can eat “Taco Nite” w/dessert and beverage sponsored by the Salmon River Senior Citizens will be held Friday, June 20, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center located behind Crump’s Chevron. Donations will support senior programs. For information call 628-2394.

Grand opening of the Riggins Recycling Center will be Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. located on the Big Salmon Road immediately east of the rodeo grounds. The Recycling Center will be open the third Saturday of each month. Riggins City Hall has flyers with details of what can or cannot be recycled. Learn what you can recycle and follow the guidelines.

American Legion Post 130 in Riggins will hold its annual picnic in the Riggins City Park Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. for all veterans and their spouses and all veterans’ widows/widowers. The dinner is provided by the American Legion Post in appreciation of their service to our country. Bring your own chairs. 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.

Salmon River Community Church Vacation Bible School, VBS, will be held July 7-11 with the great Texas Team leading the way. All kids from our community or who are visiting from afar are invited to attend from age fourth-sixth grade during the mornings, then 6-9 p.m. on the SRHS football field for junior high and high school kids – more information will be forthcoming.

Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual church picnic Sunday, July 6, at the Rapid River Fish Hatchery. Everyone is invited to attend! It is always a great time with wonderful people and yummy food and super-fun games.


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