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Pappy Wash celebrates 95th birthday

McCALL — Pappy Wash, dear friend of many in Riggins and beyond, celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 7. His memory is sharp as a tack and he has a good time talking about old times. When he had a pacemaker installed three years ago Pappy said, “I’ve been drinking four beers, a shot of bourbon at bedtime, and two cigars since I was 14; now in the interest of good health I’m cutting back to three beers a day, my shot at bedtime, and just one cigar.” And… he has been doing that the last three years! Last Wednesday Pappy went into St. Luke’s Hospital, and he asked the nurse to dance with him. When she said she wasn’t allowed to on duty he replied, “I guess I’ll just have to dance with the angels.” When the doctor told him he had cancer, he chose not to have surgery at his age. He is now living with Dan and Heidi Wash in McCall: Hospice has provided a hospital bed. If you want to drop a line to tell him you are thinking about him, his address is Pappy Wash, c/o Dan Wash, 240 Alta Vista, McCall, ID 83638.

RIGGINS — On your mark, get ready for the Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River,” and go Sept. 13 in Riggins …just a week-and-one-half away. This is a family-friendly event offering multiple distances including a kids’ fun run for children ages 3-6 years of age. Half marathon, $40, start time, 9 a.m. (MT); 10K, $30, start time, 9:30 a.m. (MT); 5K, $20, start time, 10 a.m. (MT). There will be Riggins Salmon Run T-shirts as well as other commemorative items for the first annual Riggins Salmon Run. This Salmon River Chamber of Commerce sponsored race will have its finish line in the Riggins City Park where racers, volunteers, friends and family will gather for free live music, catered food, drinks from McCall Brewery, and fun for the whole family. Register now for the Riggins Salmon Run on Ultra SignUp. If you are local in Riggins or even traveling through town, stop by the Chevron Station and pick up a registration form! We happily take cash or check! Contact Mariah Crump for information. Join us and cheer on your friends and family and even strangers as they run along the way.

School pictures will be taken tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at Riggins Elementary at 8:30 a.m. and continuing to Salmon River Junior and High School. Younger kids are invited to come to the Riggins Elementary for pictures before 10 a.m.

The Salmon River Booster Club would like to again give thanks to the ladies of Riggins Umpqua Bank. They did a great job working the football concession stand for the first game. The Booster Club would also like to thank Barb Smith for donating her home-grown tomatoes for the hamburgers. This could be a challenge to other businesses or groups to help out at the next three home football games.

Salmon River High School football schedule is Sept. 5, Colton at Colton, 4 p.m. (PDT); Sept. 12, Prairie at Riggins, 7 p.m. (MST); Sept. 19, Wilder at Wilder, 7 p.m.; Council at Riggins, 7 p.m.; homecoming, Oct. 10, with Cascade at Riggins, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, Garden Valley at Garden Valley, 4 p.m.; Oct. 24, Tri-Valley at Cambridge, 7 p.m. …then Nov. 7, quarter finals; Nov. 14, semi-finals; and finally, Nov. 21-22, state championship.

Salmon River High School volleyball played last night and will play again tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. here in Riggins with Council. I want to get the volleyball schedule in next week’s news …in the meantime, you can call the SRHS office for game dates and times.

The State Historical Society seeks trustees for District One and District Four. Help spread the word in their effort to recruit topnotch candidates for ISHS’ Board of Trustees. The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) is seeking two new members for its Board of Trustees: one trustee for District One and one trustee for District Four. The ISHS seeks applicants with a knowledge, competence, experience, and interest in fields related to the preservation and promotion of Idaho history. These areas include fund-raising, marketing, public administration, and education, as well as working with elected officials and community members. District One Trustee will represent Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone counties and must reside in one of those counties. District Four Trustee will represent Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties and must reside in one of those counties. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30. For information, contact Linda Stevens at 334-2682 or linda.stevens@ishs.idaho.gov.

Pappy Wash, dear friend of many in Riggins and beyond, celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 7. His memory is sharp as a tack and he has a good time talking about old times. When he had a pacemaker installed three years ago Pappy said, “I’ve been drinking four beers, a shot of bourbon at bedtime, and two cigars since I was 14; now in the interest of good health I’m cutting back to three beers a day, my shot at bedtime, and just one cigar.” And… he has been doing that the last three years! Last Wednesday Pappy went into St. Luke’s Hospital, and he asked the nurse to dance with him. When she said she wasn’t allowed to on duty he replied, “I guess I’ll just have to dance with the angels.” When the doctor told him he had cancer, he chose not to have surgery at his age. He is now living with Dan and Heidi Wash in McCall: Hospice has provided a hospital bed. If you want to drop a line to tell him you are thinking about him, his address is Pappy Wash, c/o Dan Wash, 240 Alta Vista, McCall, ID 83638.



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