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Blood drive on tap for Aug. 11


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

Babies welcomed

Cora, five pounds and five ounces, and Aria, five pounds and 11 ounces, were each 19-1/2 inches long and were born July 7. Their parents are Crystal and Ben Ormsby. They were welcomed home by older brothers and sisters. Their grandparents are Jean Cook and Ron Lenz, Jim Ormsby and Michelle Schleif, Sandy Ader, Robert Ader, and Leslie and Kevin Vopat. Great-grandparents are Darlene McCarley and Don and Lola Ader.

Eleanora Ester Rinker weighed in at seven pounds, eight ounces on July 23. Her parents are Dustin and Shelby Rinker of Helena, Mont. Her Riggins grandparents are Wendy and Eric Hook. Her great-grandparents are Gwen and Arvene Rinker of Waterville, Wash., and Nelly and John Mayfield of Moses Lake, Wash.

Adrienne Lynn Rinker was born July 26, weighing in at six pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Dylan and Jordan Rinker. Her grandparents are Wendy and Eric Hook of Riggins, Leslie and Kevin Vopat of Grangeville and Robert Ader of Riggins. Her great-grandparents are Don and Lola Ader, Jim and Kathleen Vopat, Gwen and Arvene Rinker and Nelly and John Mayfield. Adrienne was named after her maternal great-grandmother.

Just a point of interest about the four new babies… They are all related! Crystal Ormsby and Jordan Rinker are sisters… Dustin and Dylan Rinker are brothers making these four girls, cousins! Fun playdays ahead for these families!

— “Every Hero Has a Story” was Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which will meet today for the last Wednesday of this summer from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8. Miss Susan has had a great month reading stories, giving books, helping with crafts, and serving goodies to the kids. The story hour is a fun-filled learning time for our little ones. Get your little “hero” over to the library today for the last story day; then take them often… books are “heroes.” Our hero is Susan… thanks to her for a great Summer Reading Program for our kids.

There will be a rare “Blue Moon” in the night sky this Friday, July 31.

Riggins Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 2-7 p.m. 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 phone 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!

“Finding Neverland at the Idaho County Fair” is this year’s theme for the 2015 Idaho County Fair to be held in Cottonwood Aug. 19-22. It is time to get your exhibits ready now to take to the fair… sewing, knitting, quilts, produce, flowers, collections, canned goods, baked goods, 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. I will have more details in the next few weeks. If you would like information or questions about the Idaho County Fair, contact Pam McIntire at or 935-2433.

Hot Summer Nights sizzled with stars and cars, family and friends, games and visits, and food and drink! The 2015 event was a sizzling success with activities and shows and visiting going on all weekend long! There were family reunions, school reunions and surprise reunions! Biggest crowd ever both nights! Kudos to Clyde and MaryLou Hirst for coordinating this super-duper event… and thanks to all the sponsors, the many volunteers, and the great audience who helped make this Hot Summer Nights a giant success! Without all of these, the night would have fizzled rather than sizzled!

Thanks to Stephan Hackler for singing our National Anthem followed by the medley of patriotic songs accompanied by his sons, Caanan and Caleb, on drums and piano to give honor to our military men and women and their families. Thanks, too, to the Riggins Royal Rangers for presenting the colors.

Kudos to our own “Canyon Camillions” for entertaining us again this year with “Jukebox Hits,” great costumes and great acting! You are an amazing group who keeps growing as more people see the fun times getting ready and presenting at Hot Summer Nights!

Winners of the talent show in the youth division were first-Branson Waite singing “Oklahoma,” second-Zachery Wright-comedy sketch “Invisible Drums,” and third-Ty McClanahan with a hoola-hoop routine to “Shout.” Non-theme adult division winners were first-Abagail Hambright playing guitar and singing her original song “Idaho,” second-Calli Waite playing piano and singing “Lay Me Down,” and third-Cody Thorpe guitar “Medley of Rock.” Theme division winners were first-Allison Todderud singing “At Last,” second-Maria Erskine playing ukulele and singing “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” and third–Sarah Sweeny with a fire dance. Thanks to Tracey Bird, Linnaea Hinton and Sue Dewey for coordinating the talent show.

Winners of the car show in the “Classics” were first-Steven Reid, Eagle, with his 1966 Shelby GT 350H and second-Buzz Hardy, Riggins, with his 1930 Ford Model A. Winners in the “Modified” were first-John Unrein, Riggins, with his 1962 Chevy Impala and second-Lex and Donna Berstein, McCall, with their 1956 Chevy Belair.


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