RIGGINS It is time for Hot Summer Nights in the Riggins City Park, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25. Hot Summer Nights promises to be filled with lots of exciting activities including the sizzling car show, the famous talent show, kids’ games, visiting, and lots of dancing. There will be food booths, a beer garden, and combo waterslides, sno cones, face painting and games for the kids both days. Just $5 per person or $20 per immediate family each day… children under 6 are free. Plan now to attend.
Talent show coordinators, Tracie Bird or Linnea Hinton, are looking for just a few more participants. Those who want to share their talent may win one prize of the $1,500 in cash prizes for three divisions: youth 12 and younger, teens and adults, and theme ’50s-’60s-’70s-’80s for all ages. The Famous Hot Summer Nights Talent Show will be Friday night, July 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Participants should be at the park by 5:30 p.m. to check in and get their music to the DJ. Contact Tracie or Linnea now at 628-3350 to sign up. All participants must sign up by next Wednesday, July 22, at 5 p.m.
Friday will feature music by Dub and Dave at 4 p.m. followed by our National Anthem sung by Stephen Hackler to start the night and open for the talent show… then the ever famous Canyon Camillians with their Juke Box Hits will take the stage! There will be dancing to Juke Box Hits following the talent show.
Saturday, DJ Scribbles will begin entertaining with music from noon to 4 p.m. while the vintage cars roll in followed by the car show at 4 p.m. Contact Clyde Hirst at 628-3615 to enter your car.
Riggins has a new business, Hurricane Outdoor Supply, owned and operated by Sean and Sandy Anderson, located at 101 North Main Street, Riggins. Stop by to welcome them to Riggins and check out their hunting, fishing and camping gear.
“Isn’t it Nifty… We made 60,” reads the wedding anniversary invitation for Noel and Lou Buchanan who will be honored for their 60th anniversary Saturday, July 25, from 2-5 p.m. at their home on 111 Jessica Lane, Pollock. “Come as you are. Stop by any time.” They ask “no gifts, please… our house overfloweth.” Noel and Lou were married June 9, 1955.
St. Luke’s Salmon River Clinic would like to wish Diane Thach, their wonderful receptionist, the very best, as she retires. “It has been such a pleasure for all of us to work with her! We are planning an impromptu party for her which will encompass three days. We welcome you to drop by the clinic Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday, July 27, 29 or 30, to wish her well!” There will be a card you can add your wishes to and share in a piece of dark chocolate, one of Diane’s favorites! Congratulations, Diane! Enjoy your well-deserved retirement years.
“Every Hero Has a Story” is Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which is meeting each Wednesday in July from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8. Miss Susan reads stories, gives books, helps with crafts and serves goodies to the kids. The story hour is a fun-filled learning time for our little ones. There are only three story hour days left, July15, 22, 29. Get your little “hero” over to the library for his/her story.
Andy Walyer celebrated his 92nd birthday July 11 at a family dinner with his wife, Bev, and their daughter and husband, Lee and Cathy Tumelson. He received lots of birthday cards from family and friends, and is thankful for all life has brought him in his long, happy life.
Agnes Hieb was honored for her 90th birthday Sunday with a gala birthday party hosted by her daughter, Corey Raquet, at the Salmon River Community Church Sunday, July 12, though her actual birthday is in November... better roads now. She was showered with hugs, kisses, love, music, and song from lots of family and friends.
After a struggle with lung cancer, Gary E. Hodges, 77, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015, surrounded by his family. Gary was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Preston, Idaho. He served in two branches of our military, the Navy and Army, and then returned home to the Boise Valley where he met his future wife, Inez. They moved to Riggins where they purchased and operated the 7-Devils Bar & Sports Shop where they raised their four children, and enjoyed many good times and great friendships with friends from the area. They moved back to the Boise Valley after selling their 7-Devils business several years ago. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Nampa Funeral Home on 415 12th Ave. South in Nampa. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at the Riggins Cemetery.