Rinker is rusher-holder for CC
HELENA, Mont. — Congrats to the new Carroll College all-time rushing record holder, Dustin Rinker, son of Eric and Wendy of Riggins, in the winning game against Montana Tech Saturday, Oct 25. Last week, Oct. 18, senior running back Dustin Rinker ran for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to help lead Carroll College to a 42-40 victory over No. 4 Southern Oregon. Rinker fell just 12 yards short of tying Chance Demarais’ career record for yards at Carroll College. For his efforts, Rinker was named the Frontier Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Oct. 20. This week college senior Dustin Rinker ran for 199 yards on 35 carries to break the Carroll College career rushing record and lead the third-ranked Saints to a 20-12 victory over Montana Tech. The record breaking run was a three-yard run in the second quarter, a highlight in an otherwise lackluster first half for the Carroll offense. Rinker’s record-setting performance was his second consecutive game of more than 199 yards. Head coach Mike Van Diest is excited to see his senior break the record. He knows that Rinker has put in the work to be a great running back. “He deserves it, and the offensive line deserves it,” Van Diest said. “It’s one of those things that if people saw how hard he works, they’d understand the success that he has. The same work ethic that J.J. Lamb had when he played for Coach Petrino, the same work ethic that Chance Demarais has, this kid has it, too. And I just hope that while he’s around these you#ng running backs take from him what he does off the field to have success on the field.” Way to go, Dustin! Your whole Riggins community is cheering for you!
RIGGINS — Halloween is this Friday, Oct. 31 … be ready for those little trick or treaters. Kids, wear light colored clothing or carry a flashlight …little ones, be sure to have an adult with you. Have fun and be safe. Happy Halloween!
Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. “Fall back” one hour on your clock Saturday, Nov. 1, before you go to bed or you will be an hour early for church or whatever you do Sunday morning.
Salmon River Chamber of Commerce first annual Riggins Salmon Run committee was able to give $1,000 to the “Healthy Snack Program” at Riggins Elementary due to such a great turnout of locals as well as out-of-towners, former residents, graduates of SRHS, and others participating in the first annual Riggins Salmon Run held in September 2014. Kudos to the committee for honoring healthy snacks at Riggins Elementary.
A big thanks goes out to all the ladies of the Pinehurst Quilters for making their annual auction another great success! They had so many beautiful items. The Pinehurst Quilters would like to thank the community of Riggins and the whole Salmon River area for coming out and supporting their organization. Thanks to the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce and all the businesses for promoting this annual event. All dollars made at the auction go back out to the community to help other organizations here. The quilters are very benevolent to the Salmon River community in the way of making quilts for various events needing funds for whatever project or event. The ladies have also made more than 125 Quilts of Valor that they have given to our local veterans who gave their service to the United States of America.
Congratulations, Lady Savages for taking second-place honors at the Long Pin League District Tournament! Kudos, too, on a very successful volleyball season, Diah Galland, Britni Colyer, Miranda Hofflander, Ryan Simonson, Payton Branstetter, Sarah Laritz, Hannah Cornforth, Taylor Ledgerwood, head coach Paula Tucker, assistant coach Layne Tucker, and managers Sofie Branstetter and Chevelle Shepherd. Way to go, Lady Savages!
Our dear friend, Justin Mann, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, with his dear wife, Lynda, at his side. Justin was a wonderful man. He was the government trapper for years and a good friend to anyone he encountered. Justin was a very gentle man who loved his wife, his kids, his friends and life itself. He was the famous “Jump in for Justin” guy who drew friends into cold water from everywhere for the opportunity to help fund medical expenses. Services are pending.
Looking for active local military personnel, including military members who are from the Salmon River area or are related to someone living in the area, for military information to be sent to the Salmon River Community Church. They want to honor all military from here. The finished list will be posted in several places in Riggins as a way to honor those serving our country. List name, rank and branch of military, current military address, birthday, and contact person in the Salmon River area and take or send to Salmon River Community Church, P.O. Box 428, Riggins, ID 83549. .
Riggins Christmas Bazaar 2014 will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center located behind Crump’s Chevron. For those of you who would like to sell your “wares,” booths are $15 for one day or $25 for both days. Proceeds from booth rental will go to the 2014 Riggins Secret Santa program. Featured items will be art, photos, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, plants, scarves, hats and many more. Santa will also visit Saturday from 1-2 p.m. For information call Moe at 628-3671, Marlene at 628-3743 or Linda at 628-3780.