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Mobile food pantry to be in town tomorrow

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — The Mobile Food Pantry will be available at the city parking lot tomorrow, Thursday, April 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call-ins need to phone 880-0272 to be put on the list.

Salmon River Transit is in full swing every Friday leaving Riggins at 8:30 a.m. for McCall for any appointments or shopping needs. The bus will pick you up at your home. The bus usually is back in Riggins by 3 p.m. or earlier. Call 628-2394 24 hours in advance for a seat on the bus.

The annual Riggins Easter egg hunt was a fun and exciting “chilly” day for all the children and families. There was an estimated 60 children who participated in finding thousands of eggs filled with candy, prizes and money. A gigantic “thank you” goes out to everyone who made cash donations and volunteered their time to make this year’s event another big success. The happy winners in each division: Baby to 2 years, gold egg, Parker Simar; silver egg, Ivy Harper; big money egg, Lilian Galli; big chocolate bunny, Kaylynn Merrill. Pre-K (3 years): gold egg, Clemetine Anderson and Tenessee Hollon; silver egg, Gage Crump; big money egg, Lucy Rape; big chocolate bunny, Raydin Hayes. First to second grade: gold egg, Rose Dischinger; silver egg, Caleb Nelson; big money egg, Rylee Walters; big chocolate bunny, Rylee Walters. Third to fourth grade: gold egg, Chloe Anderson; silver egg, Tyrus Swift; big money egg, Logan Calvin; big chocolate bunny, Elizabeth Johnson.

Jet Boat Race 2015 sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce will be right here in Riggins on the Salmon River Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 17, 18, 19. Friday preliminaries are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the river followed by the Show and Shine Boat Show and barbecue from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. Saturday races will begin at 10 a.m. in the morning from Island Bar up the Big Salmon to Lightning Creek down the Big Salmon. Each boat will have three turnarounds or six laps each. Fireworks will begin at dusk at Riggins City Park. Sunday races will begin at 10 a.m. at Island Bar with two turnarounds each or four laps. The awards ceremony will be held at Salmon River Inn following the final lap. There will be dances Friday and Saturday nights in the businesses in uptown Riggins.

Memorial Service for Dr. Jay Munsey who died Jan. 4, 2015, will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in McCall Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. with lunch following. Dr. Munsey served 18 months overseas in the South Pacific during World War II. When he returned from the war he married Tola Nadine Gish. After three years as a medical director for the Adventist mission hospital in Benghazi, Libya, he returned to the states where he practiced family medicine in Moab, Utah, for 32 years. He retired in 1988 from active practice to live on the Little Salmon River near Riggins, where he then did Locum Tenums in Grangeville, Orofino, Council and in the Clinic in Riggins. A more complete obituary can be located on the website In lieu of flowers the family would like you to contribute to Legacy Hospice.

“Color the Canyon 5K” is May 9 and begins and ends at the Salmon River High School football field as well as a shorter run around the football field for the littler kids. Register on-line at or register that morning from 8:30-9:45 a.m. The run starts at 10 a.m., $20 for adults and $10 for youth before April 10.


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