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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

Annual rodeo slated for May 2, 3

RIGGINS — Come one, come all to the 67th Riggins Rodeo the first weekend in May, Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, with shows beginning at 1:30 each afternoon. The annual Riggins Rodeo parade will be Sunday, May 3. Books for events are open April 13-22 on a first-come basis… call -628-4084. The Salmon River Cowboys want to thank Idaho Forest Group, the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce and the volunteers who made a new set of bleachers possible, as well as kudos to the Idaho County Free Press for the wonderful front page feature. Come on down to Riggins and enjoy the first rodeo of the season… some of you will get to sit on the new bleachers!

Ryan Simonson of Riggins has been chosen 2015 Riggins Rodeo Princess along with her Queen Bella Klapprich of Grangeville and will be representing Riggins at local rodeos and parades throughout the following year. As princess, Ryan will try to make more people aware of the other events and opportunities that Riggins has to offer in addition to the rodeo. This is an expensive endeavor — Ryan and Bella need help from family, friends and community members. As a fund-raiser, the girls are selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts which are $10 per dozen with the choice of original glazed, chocolate iced, Kreme filled, raspberry filled or lemon filled. Contact Queen Bella at 507-0960 or Princess Ryan at 628-3298 soon… delivery will be Thursday, April 30.

RIGGINS — Hey, it’s the weekend for Jet Boat Race 2015 sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce here in Riggins on the Salmon River this 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. 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. Everyone is invited to all events. See you at the river.

There will be an estate sale at the Barton residence located at 433 Aces Place this Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The delightful Vintage Trailers Group is holding its Spring Rendezvous at Swiftwater RV Park just south of White Bird Thursday, April 30, through Sunday, May 3. Friday morning there is a “Swap ‘n Shop”… everyone is welcome to stop by. If you have something to sell, call Anna B. Ousley at 839-2700. Saturday, May 2, White Bird is having its annual Community Yard Sale. Many guests will also head to Riggins Saturday for shopping, lunch and the Riggins Rodeo!

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters to help cure cancer will be held Saturday, May 16, in Pollock followed by the traditional yummy barbecue. The walk, run, jog will begin at the Little Salmon Lodge and continue on down the Old Pollock Road and back again for your hamburger. Pick up an entry form at Idaho Banana Company, Salmon River Community Church, Tourist Trap, Umpqua Bank, Pine Tree Credit Union, as well as other businesses, and have it returned to Patty Solberg by April 25 with your shirt size. There will be a silent auction of donated items as well as the traditional raffle of a beautiful quilt made and donated by the Pinehurst Quilters which is now on display at the Pine Tree Credit Union. Quilt tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Trap from Patty Solberg, Nightfeather Boggan, Berneice Morell or Jeannie Fitch. Anyone wanting to donate money or items for the silent auction is asked to contact Patty Solberg.

The 11th annual Memorial Day Flea Market at The Idaho Banana Co. Orchard will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23, 24 and 25. Anyone wanting to sell their “treasures” needs to contact Mary Lou at the Idaho Banana Co. at 628-3615.

The YWCA Purse Auction sponsored by Grangeville YWCA and hosted by The Hangout Café, 603 Front Street, Cottonwood, is Saturday, May 2, at 4 p.m. (PDST)/5 p.m. (MDST) to help raise funds for the Idaho County and surrounding areas domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims. There will be bags of every description for men, women and children filled with movies, food certificates, and/or other donated items. For information call Grangeville YWCA advocate, Kristy Beckstead, at 983-0888 or Debbie Schnider at 962-7383.

A memorial service and truly honoring tribute for our dear friend, Eleanor “Ellie” Turney, was held at the full and overflowing Grangeville Christian Reformed Church Saturday, April 11, in Grangeville. Ellie died March 13 with her family in her home after a short, but courageous bout with cancer. She left behind her beloved husband, Bob; and darling daughter, Kelly; as well as five brothers and sisters who live out of state. Ellie was a “shaker” who made things happen wherever she was with kids, teens or adults. Her smile would light up a room; her bubbly personality would set the scene for whatever was on deck.

Beware of computer scammers! Do not ever succumb to a call from someone calling you to fix your computer especially when they say they are from Windows or any computer company. Computer companies never call to fix your computer… you must call them. There is a huge scam going around, so beware and be smart.


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