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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

Easter services slated for Riggins

RIGGINS — Salmon River Community Church is having its third annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Steelhead Inn, hosted by Kenn and Nancy Brown Sunday, April 5. Service starts at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast/fellowship to follow. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring a chair, wear a coat, bring a blanket, and enjoy an early morning together with song and service. Regular services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. An Easter potluck dinner will be held in the fellowship room following Easter Services.

Riggins Assembly of God Church will have its Easter potluck breakfast Sunday, April 5, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and regular church service at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is invited to join on Easter morning to celebrate “Jesus is Alive.”

RIGGINS — Congratulations to the Salmon River Junior High basketball boys who are the 2015 Long Pin League Champions! These boys also won all five games in tournament play in Halfway, Ore., this past weekend and brought home the championship trophy! The boys are coached by Paula Shepherd and Mike Shepherd. The players are eighth grade boys: Canyon Harper, Randy McClure, Reece Jones; seventh grade boys: Ethan Shepherd, Fischer Friend, Malachi Bell, Johnny Swift; sixth graders: Isaac Hofflander, Justin Whitten Jr.; and fifth grader: Garrett Shepherd. We are so proud of you!

The Riggins annual Spring Red Cross Blood Drive will be held next Tuesday, March 31, from 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salmon River Lodge. Contact Joy at 628-3224 or Kris at 628-3572 to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Every unit of blood given saves lives. They may still need some cookies as well as volunteers to help the days of the draw. Give them a call today.

Yea! It is spring break for Salmon River Junior High and High School and Riggins Elementary School! They have Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, with a weekend on each end! A real welcome break for students, teachers and staff!

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters to Cure Cancer will be held May 16th in Pollock followed by the traditional yummy BBQ. The walk, run, jog will begin at the Little Salmon Lodge and continue on down the Old Pollock Road and back again for your hamburger. Please pick up an entry form at Idaho Banana Company, Salmon River Community Church, Tourist Trap, Umpqua Bank Pine Tree Credit Union as well as other businesses and have it returned to Patty Solberg by April 25.

There will be a silent auction of donated items as well as the traditional raffle of a beautiful quilt made and donated by the Pinehurst Quilters. The quilt is now on display at the Umpqua Bank. Anyone wanting to donate items or money is asked to contact Patty Solberg. The City of Riggins is pleased to announce they have the Salmon River Heritage Center and the Riggins Community Center available for rent for events and special gatherings in addition to Riggins City Council Chambers and the Riggins City Park. The rental application and agreement must be completed and approved by the Riggins City Council prior to the event. The city also has tables and chairs available for off-site rental. Contact the Riggins City Hall for information and details as well as making your reservations.

A simple purse can help change a life forever. Help raise funds for domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims at the YWCA Purse Auction hosted by The Hangout Café, 603 Front Street, Cottonwood, Saturday, May 2, at 4 p.m.(PDST)/5 p.m. (MDST). Area residents are asked to donate empty or full purses or bags to be auctioned off at the benefit. “We have man bags, games in a bag, handyman bags, little girls’ purses, women’s purses, diaper bags, fishing bags, etc. filled with movies, food certificates or things donated,” said Debbie Schnider, owner of the Hangout. Proceeds go to the YWCA in Grangeville which helps victims in Idaho and Lewis counties and surrounding areas. Additional purses are sought — empty or full… Debbie and advocate Kristy Beckstead are asking to have purses by April 1 if possible; purses and donations will be accepted as late as the sale date. Drop-off locations for purses and/or cash include Grangeville YWCA Office at 221 West Main Street¸#21, the Hangout, University of Idaho Extension Office in Nezperce, Grangeville Flower Shop and The Confluence in Riggins. For information call Grangeville YWCA advocate Kristy Beckstead at 983-0888 or Debbie Schnider at 962-7383.

SRHS juniors interested in attending the American Legion Boys State or the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State should attend a meeting Monday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall with parents. A requirement is that juniors must have enough credits to graduate by their senior year. If students have any questions, they can ask last year’s delegate, Mitchell Evans.

Any junior interested in applying for the Interscholastic Star Student Recognition Scholarship Award may pick up an application at the SRHS office. Five recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a college of choice. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1.

The Riggins Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at noon Saturday, April 4, at the Riggins Elementary School. Mrs. Fitch, that’s me, will be emceeing the event. Age groups are birth – 2 years; 3 years – kindergarten; first – second grade, and third – fourth grade. Gold egg winners in each group will receive an Easter basket filled with goodies. Silver egg winners will receive a large stuffed bunny. Big money egg will receive a cash prize of $5. In addition, there are candy eggs, prize eggs, money eggs, chocolate bunny eggs, “return for prize” eggs, and 50 cents for each participant. The event coordinators ask that you try to donate back the plastic eggs to use for next year’s Easter egg hunt. Bring your baskets and buckets to gather your eggs; there will be plastic bags available to put all your goodies in as well. We hope to see everyone there.


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