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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Good time to think about your valentines with flowers, candy, time with loved ones, calls, dinner out, etc. Love is the greatest thing we can share with our family and friends. Valentine’s Day is just two-and-one-half weeks away! What are you going to do?

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine Special Saturday, Feb. 14, at a perfect getaway at Salmon Rapids Lodge special prime rib buffet prepared and served by Salmon River Catering beginning at 6 p.m.; choice of cider or champagne and deluxe chocolate. Dinner will be served in a private banquet room overlooking the Little Salmon River or take your dinner to your private guest room. Valentine Special Package: One night for two, dinner for two starting at $197 per couple. Inquire about “dinner only” pricing. Due to limited seating, a non-refundable banquet deposit will be charged at time of reservation which needs to be made by Monday, Feb. 9. Call 877-957-2743 or 628-2743.

Fireman’s Valentine’s Day Ball and sweet fund-raiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hoot’s in White Bird. Dinner will be from 5-8 p.m. (PT) featuring prime rib/baby back ribs/steak. The valentine dance will begin at 8 p.m. (PT) with live and silent auctions ongoing. Donations are needed for the auctions; contact Barbara Lowe at 839-2444 to make donations to help support our Salmon River Rural Fire Department.

Bus service to take residents to McCall weekly

RIGGINS — Great news for your health and the health of our community: In addition to the excellent medical care available locally, you can now ride free of charge with the Salmon River Transit to St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center to access additional diagnostic services and medical specialists you might need beginning Feb. 6. You can make appointments to see local physicians, Currey, Curtin, Hall and Ostermiller who typically work on Fridays; you can schedule dentist and eye doctor appointments as well. This opportunity is made available through a grant and a handful of persistent locals who care about you. The bus leaves Riggins Community Center at 8:15 a.m., makes brief stops at the Irwin Center/Riggins Manor and south into New Meadows to pick up riders, and arrives at St. Luke’s McCall in time for 10 a.m. appointments. The St. Luke’s clinics will work with you to arrange Friday appointments whenever possible. The bus is ADA accessible and can accommodate two wheelchairs comfortably and safely.

In addition to taking you to your medical appointments, the bus will make stops at McCall-area businesses such as the grocery store, the pharmacy, and the thrift store so you can get the things you need. Caregivers, family members, and friends can ride too, as long as there is room on the bus. Schedule or re-schedule your next medical appointment at St. Luke’s McCall clinics and other healthcare facilities to a Friday starting Feb. 6, between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reserve your seat on the bus 48 hours in advance if possible, by calling Nightfeather Bogan at 628-2394. The bus leaves the Riggins Community Center at 8:15 a.m. and returns by 3:15 p.m. or sooner that same day.

Another sweet idea for a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in your life is a DVD of Salmon River High School annuals. Rocke Wilson has been collecting and scanning Riggins High School annuals; to date he has scanned 1948 and much of 1950, then all of 51 through 71,74, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 85 and 89. He has the senior pictures from the first nine years of 1941 through 1949 which he has put these all as jpegs on a DVD. He will mail you a copy. He is asking for a donation of $5 plus $2.32 shipping and handling which goes to the Riggins ambulance to help fund new equipment. Even if you still have your annuals it’s really a much more convenient way to view them and you can zoom in when you want or even print them. Thanks, Rocke, for the $170 already raised for the ambulance fund.

Salmon River Jet Boat fund-raiser will be held Saturday, March 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Salmon River Inn in Riggins. There will be silent and live auctions and drawings for great prizes ongoing throughout the night. For more information call Kim at 469-0067 or Marlene at 628-3743. Participants must be 21. A portion of proceeds will benefit Salmon River Schools.

Salmon River School District will have elections for three of its five board of trustee zones, zones one, two, and three, May 19, 2015. Zone one is the zone north of town, zone two is the zone west of town and zone three is the zone in town. See the district website for a detailed map of the board of trustee zones. If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested and lives in one of these zones, contact Michelle Hollon at the district office for information. Don’t wait. All paper work needs to be completed and submitted to the clerk by March 20. Thank you for your interest and support.

The North Central Idaho Mobile Food Pantry 746-2288 has changed its distribution location from the Riggins Assembly of God Church to the Riggins Community Center Parking Lot, 121 South Lodge Street…, just behind Crump’s Chevron Station. Food distribution will be held the second Thursday of each month beginning at noon. Free food to all those in need; no income verification required. For information call Nightfeather Bogan at 628-2394 or 880-0272 (cell) on day of delivery to be put on the list for home delivery.

The Salmon River Senior Citizens are sponsoring a Community Food Pantry in addition to the Mobile Pantry. It will be held in Riggins the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center lower level, 21 South Lodge St…, just behind Crump’s Chevron. Free food to all those in need, no verification required.

Riggins Elementary/ASK basketball schedule for third through sixth grades: Saturday, Jan. 31, Salmon River at Council; Saturday, Feb. 7, Meadows Valley at Salmon River; Saturday, Feb.14, with McCall (blue) at Salmon River. All players must show up 30 minutes before the game. Fifth and sixth-grade boys start at 10 a.m.

Give Kids a Smile Program! February 2015, Idaho dentists and their staff will give free dental care to uninsured children in need at local dental offices. Children with Medicaid and CHIP are not eligible. Contact Riggins Elementary or Salmon River High School to locate a dental office or find a flyer posted uptown for the listed names of dentists participating in this program. Let them know you are calling about the “Give Kids a Smile Program.” Appointments are first call, first-serve basis - Schedule your child as soon as possible.


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