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Riggins News: Crump to celebrate 90th birthday


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— Riggins Elementary School Christmas play, “Home for the Holidays,” and the After School Kids, Inc., winter musical recital, will be presented tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the SRHS multi-purpose room. Invite your friends and neighbors to come see our awesome students.

Riggins Elementary students will go Christmas caroling after lunch tomorrow, Thursday, Dec.17, following their annual Christmas parties in the morning. The students will sing their way up Main Street and back to the school. Plan to be on Main Street to help celebrate Christmas with the kids.

Doug Crump will be honored with a 90th birthday open house party at the Salmon River Community Church Sunday, Dec. 27, from 2-4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to help him celebrate. No gifts please… your presence will be his presents. Happy birthday dear friend, Doug!

Troy Branstetter is home from the hospital! He is so happy to be back in Riggins with his family and friends. He will need to return to Boise for checkups a couple of times a week, but home most of the time.

Lighting contest winners to be announced Dec. 21

RIGGINS — “Light up Riggins” contest is lighting up houses and businesses all around Riggins. Winners of first-place business, $125; second-place business, $75; first-place residence, $125; and second-place residence, $75, will be announced Monday, Dec. 21. “Light up Riggins” contest is sponsored by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. Be watching this column for winners next week, Dec. 23.

Dave Catherman is still in the hospital in North Carolina, but is making progress every day. His wife is by his side daily. Dave is beating them at card games these days... good sign of progress.

Andrew Neuendorf, young son of Brad and Cree Neuendorf, former Salmon River High School teachers, is home from his traumatic medical stint. He is happy to be home with his mom and dad and sister, Hannah, after his long stay in the hospital in Denver, Colo.

I know the three guys above and their families are celebrating Christmas in a new way this year. All three had traumatic health situations that they are recovering from, even now.

Merry Christmas vacation to Salmon River High School and Riggins Elementary School students and staff who will have early release Thursday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. ASK, After School Kids, will have early release for Christmas vacation on Dec. 17. Bus and pickup will be at 3:45 p.m. School and ASK resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2016!

Christmas Eve service will be held next Thursday, Dec. 24, at the Riggins Assembly of God Church from 6-7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the hour service, then return home to your families and friends.

Rare full moon on Christmas night at 11:11 Greenwich Meridian Time…. you will need to google for your particular time zone. The Christmas moon last shone Christmas night 1977 and it will be another 19 years before this happens again.

Get on your coat and get outside Christmas night and take a look at the Christmas moon 2015.

Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High School students, if you are interested in taking guitar lessons, Ask has found a teacher! Call Stephanie at ASK at 628-2770 to sign up, or stop in at the ASK building!

New Year’s resolutions are forthcoming. Parents, make a New Year’s resolution to become a better parent by attending some parenting classes where you will learn some new and effective parenting techniques at Riggins After School Kids, ASK, Inc. ASK will be hosting three different “Love and Logic” parenting classes free to the public. All materials will be provided and light snacks will be provided. These classes will be offered on Thursdays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. Each class covers a different set of topics so come to all of them! Begin 2016 on a better path to parenting with Love and Logic.


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