As of Tuesday, October 7, 2014
RIGGINS — Salmon River High School 2014 Homecoming is this Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. on the SRHS football field. Savages will be playing Cascade Ramblers. Plan now to get out and cheer for the Savages! SRHS has lots of homecoming activities planned throughout the week from dressing up differently each day, to making posters, searching for the Savage Stick, Minute to Win It games, a Dutch-oven cookoff and others. The classes are in competition to see who earns the most points; first-place class gets a pizza party! Individual points earned will earn the right to be royalty. High school students will have first- and second-place winners for king and queen and prince and princess, and junior high students’ king and queen. Go Savages!
Salmon River High School football season has two more games: Oct. 17, Garden Valley at Garden Valley, 4 p.m.; Oct. 24, Tri-Valley at Cambridge, 7 p.m.; followed by Nov. 7, quarterfinals; Nov. 14, semifinals; and finally, Nov. 21-22, state championship.
Salmon River Savages varsity volleyball action will be tomorrow, Oct. 9, Garden Valley in Garden Valley; Oct. 14, Meadows in Meadows; Oct. 18-21, Districts in McCall; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, State in Declo. Dates and times are subject to change.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. A variety of events around the world are organized in October including walks and runs and the pink illumination of landmark buildings. In the United States, the National Football League promotes breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink on and off the field, and comic strip artists use pink on one day in October. Organize your own Breast Cancer Awareness event and help your family and friends be aware.
The 15th annual Fall Lecture Series presented by the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude began Thursday, Oct. 2. All the lectures are free. They begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A question and answer session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided. The events are held in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude located at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. For information call 962-2050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. These free events provide insights into the history of our region and are held on Thursdays during the month of October with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council.
Author, river guide, and director of literary services at the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Cort Conley, will have presented “Song of the Winds: 1,200 by Canoe Down the Snake River.” He told the story of 23-year-old Amos Burg’s journey down the Snake River from Jackson, Wyo., to the Pacific Ocean in the summer of 1925 in a canvas canoe. The presentation included 110 black-and-white slides of photographs taken by Burg along his voyage of the depression-era farms and ranches he encountered.
Oct. 9, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Janet Worthington presents “Laura Ingalls Wilder: Moving West.” In her beloved series of books, Laura Ingalls Wilder portrayed pioneer life as an adventure, filled with warmth and love. Dressed in period costume, Janet Worthington will present a historical reenactment of Laura Ingalls Wilder, recounting the westward movement, the hardships the family faced, and the joys of making a life in the wilderness.
Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Philip A. Homan presents “Queen of Diamonds: Kittie Wilkins, Horse Queen of Idaho, and the Wilkins Horse Company,” and Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Tom Blanchard presents “Mining in Idaho: Today and Yesterday.”