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Benefit set to support Rinkers

RIGGINS — Riggins Assembly of God Church is hosting a potato bar dinner Sunday, June 28, at 6 p.m. for Dustin and Shelby Rinker. Dustin and Shelby are joining Chi Alpha Ministries at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., to share in their passion to minister to college students. Dustin was a 2010 graduate of Salmon River, starred in football for and graduated from Carroll College in December 2014, and is the son of Eric and Wendy Hook of Riggins. Rinkers will share how God has called them into this exciting ministry and how we in Riggins can partner with them in prayer and financial support. If you are unable to make the dinner and would like to contribute to Dustin and Shelby contact Pastor Scheline at 630-4444 or Tracie at 628-3530.

— There will be a wine and beer tasting from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the gazebo in the orchard at Idaho Banana Company located at 1120 South Main Street in Riggins hosted by The Two Ladies Antiques. An antique show and sale will be ongoing in the orchard as well and will continue throughout the weekend of June 20 and 21. Anyone with antiques or vintage items as well as dealers is invited to join in on the fun. Space is available for you to sell your wares… call 628-3254 to reserve your space. Everyone is invited to stop by.

Riggins Summer Sports Camps sponsored by ASK and coached by Paula Tucker are being held at Salmon River High School. Basketball camp was last week. Volleyball camp is this week, June 15–17. Outdoor camp will be June 22–25. For information contact, ASK at 628-2770.

All veterans and their spouses and veterans’ widows are cordially invited to the Salmon River American Legion Veterans appreciation dinner and Quilts of Valor presentation Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. (MDT) in the Riggins City Park. Dinner will be provided by the American Legion Post No. 130 in appreciation of their service to our great country of the United States of America. Take your lawn chairs for comfortable seating.

VBS, Vacation Bible School, will be held at the Salmon River Community Church June 29-July 3 with the fun-famous Texas team once again leading the way. VBS week for kids 4 years-fifth grade will meet in the mornings… activities will be held in the evenings for the junior high and senior high teens, sixth grade and up. Plan now for your kids to attend. If you would like to donate cookies for snacks for the kids for the week, call Judy Thibodeaux at 628-4043. The church will hold its annual picnic at Rapid River Fish Hatchery Sunday after church, June 28, to welcome the Texas Team and get VBS week off to a great start. Everyone is invited to attend.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 14, for our dear friend Harold Fincher who died Saturday, June 6, at his home in Riggins with his wife, Fay, by his side. Pastor Jim Thibodeaux officiated the service… there was a fellowship time for family and friends following the service. Harold’s sister, Agnes Hieb, and niece, Corey Raquet, are his Riggins relatives.

ASK students will once again be going to Silverwood Theme Park this summer Aug. 6 and 7 for fun, food, friends and rides. Tickets will be available for all eligible ASK participants. Anyone is welcome to purchase tickets at ASK’s discounted price, but must go on the specified days to receive the discount. Call ASK at 628-770 for information on this super fun trip.

The third annual Weiser Banjo Contest at the old Intermountain Institute in Weiser is this weekend. Saturday, June 20, from 2-5 p.m. will feature bluegrass-style music and banjo jokes with open style and banjo accessories contest from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 21, from 2-5 p.m. will feature old-time style and tall tales with banjo plus fiddle style and hog calling from 6-9 p.m. Last year’s banjo contest at Weiser was another big success so the location will be the same – the beautiful lawn under the trees at Beardsley Hall. An indoor venue will be used if weather is inclement. We appreciate the generosity of Mike McEvoy who owns the contest lawn and graciously allows us to use it again.

The 2015 National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival held annually in Weiser will begin this Monday, June 22, and run through Saturday, June 27. The festival offers lots of fiddle music, parades, food, and other great activities for the whole family. They are bringing back their twin fiddling as well as the swing fiddling competition! Plan now to attend the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival.

Kudos to Susan Hollenbeak for becoming a certified Idaho EMT. Our community needs EMTs like Susan and appreciates her dedication to all of us here in Salmon River Canyon.

Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program, “Every Hero Has a Story” will begin Wednesday, July 1, and will meet each Wednesday in July from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8. There will be stories, books, crafts and goodies for the kids.

Hot Summer Nights is just around the corner! Yes, Riggins City Park will be sizzling with vintage cars, games, events, the famous talent show and the amazing “Canyon Camillions” on Friday night as well as a dance on Saturday night. There are several SRHS class reunions being planned for that weekend as well… might want to make motel reservations now. Make plans now to be in Riggins Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, for a fantastic time in the sun and fun with family, friends and neighbors.


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