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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Riggins Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, and Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room. You can make your appointments by calling Kris at 628-3572 or Joy at 628-3224 or go on-line to make your own appointment. They will be serving ice cream with toppings especially for you.

Albert Leeper, longtime Salmon River resident, died July 26 at the age of 80 after retiring from ranch work. Albert loved life, the outdoors, horses, dogs and rodeos. His love for horses began as a small boy when he moved to Horse Shoe Bend in 1940. As a teen and an adult Albert cowboyed and worked on ranches, many in the Salmon River Canyon. He retired in Riggins a few years ago and lived with his niece, Winnie Laughmiller, until his death. He had a daughter, Rosella Ann Spencer, a son, Marlin Leeper, and one granddaughter, Mary Jane Leeper, as well as many nieces and nephews, Winnie Laughmiller, Barbara Jaramillo, Ken Jaramillo, Jean Welch, Nora Jaramillo and Joey Jaramillo. Services will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Friday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m.

Salmon River High School athletes, schedule your sports physicals now. Freshmen and juniors must have them on file with the school before the first practice on Aug 14.

Riggins has another new business, Joyful Rain Photography, owner Joy Swift. Contact Joy at 790-8002 or 628-3224 on-line at or go to her Facebook page at,photography. Joy is available for family or group or event photographs as well as being the new official school photographer. Give her a call and see how she can bring your picture perfect moments into beautiful photographs.

Joel and Margaret Chambliss announce the birth of their first precious grandbaby born to Brock and Brandy Hill Friday, July 31, at 6:44 p.m. weighing in at seven pounds and was 18-3/4 inches long with a head full of beautiful black hair. Her name is Violet Carolina Hill. Of course, she is the most beautiful baby ever born. Both mom and baby are doing great. Brock and Brandy live in Felton, Calif.; baby Violet was born in Santa Cruz, Calif.

“Finding Neverland at the Idaho County Fair” is this year’s theme for the 2015 Idaho County Fair to be held in Cottonwood Aug. 17-22, which is just a week and a half away. Time to get your exhibits ready now to take to the fair… the 2015 fair premium books came out in last week’s Shopper where you can find the specific entry for you such as sewing, knitting, quilts, produce, flowers, collections, canned goods, baked goods, leather craft, photographs, paintings, other art work and more. Plan now to attend the fair… it is always a great time with exhibits, animals, activities and more exciting events. If you would like information or have questions about the Idaho County Fair, contact Pam McIntire at or 935-2433.

Leon and Sheryl Ann Slichter will be the honored 2015 grand marshals of the Idaho County Fair. They have been engrained in the Idaho County Fair most of their lives as 4-H’ers and 4-H parents and leaders. They rate 4-H very highly! The entire Slichter family has served at the fair in some way throughout the years from helping with judging and sale day to working with royalty and being 4-H ambassador members. “It’s a good fair… and we are proud to be a part of it,” Leon adds.

The 2015 Idaho County Fair royalty are queen, Brooke Eades of Kamiah; princess, Lauren Goldman of Grangeville; and princess, Madison Ulmer of Kooskia.

Betty Campbell has served the Idaho County 4-H program as a 4-H leader for 42 years. “I really enjoy 4-H. I think it is a great thing for children,” says Betty.


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