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Savages take state for fourth time

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for their fourth consecutive state championship title in the last two years. This team of boys has earned two state football championships and now two state championship basketball championships! Great job, team, coaches and parents! The three state tourney games they played were exciting, especially the final game that kept the players challenged and the fans on the edges of their seats.… oh, wait…. most of the fans were standing and jumping up and down cheering!

The Riggins dribble team made of eight girls from fourth-ninth grades, as well as two wee ones, and one performance featuring a young man doing “the worm” while dribbling a basketball, entertained at three halftimes impressing each crowd as they danced and dribbled and made those basketballs zing through their hands. Congrats to you girls and your coach for a job well done. What talent those girls shared with all of us.

Riggins was out in full force to cheer on the champions! Most who could not make it down to the game watched it on webcam! What a weekend of celebrating and cheering for a team whose talents shine on the basketball floor as well as those young girls performing at three halftime shows sharing their basketball talents to music!

Congratulations to Leighton VanderEsch for being selected to the Statewide All Star games. Leighton is the only student from any 1AD2, 1AD1, or 2A school who is on this prestigious list. Great job, Leighton! See the list at:

The annual Salmon Jet Boat fund-raiser will be held at the Salmon River Inn Saturday, March 15, beginning at 5 p.m. There will be games, live music, a silent auction and drawings for prizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit our local Salmon River schools, the rest to the jet boat race needs. For information, contact Melissa at 890-8511 or Kim Olson at 469-0067. The 2014 Jet Boat Race will be held in April.

The Women with Bait Fish Dance will be held Saturday, March 15, at the Seven Devils Steakhouse and Saloon with music by The Graham Brothers. Awards will be given to the winners during the evening of fun and dancing.

Any student 14-1/2 is eligible to take driver’s education. If you’re interested, parents need to bring their son/daughter to Grangeville or McCall DMV to get a permit. Do this soon. As soon as the permit is received, you can sign up for the on-line portion of driver’s education at school. Driver’s education runs from Monday, April 7, until mid-May. See Mr. Lunceford right away if you have questions.

Hunter’s Education classes will be held April 7-19 at the Salmon River High School. Cost is $8 and registration may be done in person on April 7 or at Parents, contact Gary Phillips at 628-3940 if you’re interested in becoming a hunter education or bow hunter education instructor.

The 2014 prom with Salmon River, Meadows Valley and Council joining together for a night of fun will be Saturday, April 5, in McCall. Cost is $7 per person or $12 per couple. Pay your entrance fees at the SRHS office as soon as possible. If you pay at the door, fees will be higher.

Salmon River Science Fairs sponsored by the Riggins City Recreation Department will be held March 18-20 at Salmon River High School. Junior High Science Fair will be Tuesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. High School Science Fair will be held Wednesday, March 19, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Riggins Elementary Science Fair will be held Thursday, March 20.

Spring break for Salmon River schools will begin Thursday, March 21-March 30 with school beginning again Monday, March 31, just in time for April’s Fool’s Day!

Wilma Mae Gilmor-Gunder-Hal, mother of Phyllis Sieber and husband, David, of Riggins, as well as many other family members, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 25, surrounded by her family and dear friends. Wilma was born Nov. 4, 1918, to John Henry Gilmore and Emma Rita Beaman Gilmore at the Higden House in Beaman, Mo. At 95 years of age, Wilma had a very full life, with lots of love to give to anyone who would accept it. She lived in Missouri, California twice, Kentucky and Idaho and had several groups of friends everywhere. She was so easy to please. It took so little to make her happy — see more at: . Wilma had an interesting life. Services were held March 8, in Daly City, Calif. Spring services to follow as weather permits in Riggins.


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