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American Legion picnic is June 29

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Riggins Summer Reading Program will begin next Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at the Riggins City Library for kids, age 2-6, with Librarian Susan Hollenbeak. Reading will be held each Tuesday in July ending July 29. There will be lots of reading, fun activities, refreshments and games. Plan now for your little one to enjoy an hour of reading fun each Tuesday.

Riggins Farmers’ Market is open each Thursday from 2-6 p.m. at the Idaho Banana Co. in the Orchard on South Main Street. Hope to see you there tomorrow, June 26. New vendors are welcome. Remember, locally grown and homemade items.

Outdoor Camp for students prekindergarten-12th grades sponsored by ASK, Inc. is in session right now through Friday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. There will be lots of great activities. Just drop by ASK and see what a fun day filled with games and learning.

American Legion Post 130 in Riggins will hold its annual picnic in the Riggins City Park this 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.

The Salmon River FFA is holding another community dance at the Riggins Community Center on July 1 from 8-11 p.m. It is donation only and everyone is welcome to come; suggested $10 per family! This is just a fun way to thank the community for all their support that they have shown throughout the years. If you have any questions, ask Ryan Simonson, Hannah Cornforth or Sarah Laritz. No need to bring anything, just show up and be ready to learn some swing dancing, line dancing and even a little polkaing.

Occupy Idaho Waters Dredge-In event is being held to take back mining rights. Opening day is Monday, June 30, and will run through Sunday, July 6, in Riggins. Attend one day or every day. Outdoor enthusiasts are welcome. “Join us in taking back our mining rights. We need you there. Idaho Mining will be lost without you. Let’s make it known that we do not agree with this new permitting process.” You are encouraged to bring your family as well as your friends who have ATVs, like to fish, boat, and/or raft. This is important to all water users. There will be a picnic in Riggins City Park Friday, July 4, featuring speakers, Sandra Mitchell, Jim Chmelik and others. This event is hosted in part by Jim Chmelik and South West Mining Association. For information contact

Salmon River Community Church Vacation Bible School, VBS, with the great Texas Team of Teens, will be going strong July 7-11. All kids from our community or who are visiting from afar are invited to attend from age 4-sixth grade during the mornings, then 6-9 p.m. in the evenings on the SRHS football field for junior high and high school kids.

Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual church picnic Sunday afternoon, 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.

Sherry Scheline, daughter of Pastor Cliff and Kathy Scheline of Riggins and now editor-in-chief of the new MCWED magazine featuring weddings and events, has just published her first beautiful magazine which will be available in stores soon. Her goal is multi-fold with the heart being to promote local vendors in McCall, Riggins, Boise, and points in-between to synergistically be able to work together making weddings and other events a joyous celebration to enjoy and remember for a long time. On board with Sherry are Heidi Wight and Brandi Reiland, whom she appreciates very much for their creativity and time on this project. Sherry concludes with “My parents, I love you more than words! Thank you for believing in me.” Be looking for her magazine in stores very soon.

Dave and Phyliss Seiber would like to thank all who helped in the celebration of life on May 23 for her mom, Wilma Hall. Wilma’s final service took place in Paducah, Ken., on June 14 with Wilma’s burial and graveside service by Pastor Keith Tilford, a family friend, followed by a large barbecue at the senior Tilford’s home.

Thanks to all who supported the “All-you-can-eat Taco Feed” for the Senior Citizen Program. It was well-attended with lots of great visiting and good tacos. Kudos to the ladies who prepared and served the tacos.

Thanks also to all who donated auction items and attended the Benefit Auction and Spaghetti Feed supporting Charlie Sallas. The auction was great fun and the spaghetti great!

Once again our little Salmon River Community pulled together to help others in need giving generously funds needed for both the Senior Citizen Program and for Charlie Sallas due to medical needs.


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