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‘Touchdown for Troy’ cause raises funds for Branstetter

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — Salmon River High School had a big win over Horseshoe Bend High School at its 2015 homecoming football game last Friday night. SRHS homecoming royalty were King Gabe Gonzales and Queen Sarah Laritz accompanied by their royal court of Beaud Hopkins and Ryan Simonson, Devon Branstetter and Miranda Hofflander, and Canyon Harper, Reece Jones and Chevelle Shepherd as well as King Cody Day and Queen Misti Martinez of New Meadows since we have New Meadows kids playing on our football team. Congrats to all of you!

The Jump in for Justin Foundation started a “Touchdown for Troy” fund-raiser at the 2015 homecoming game with Lynda Mann kicking it off with her “celebration in the end zone” along with her donation… and calling others out to follow her lead to help raise funds for Troy Branstetter and family. Lynda called out Leighton VanderEsch with Boise State Broncos, Charlie Shepherd with College of Idaho Yotes, and Ty Medley with the Salmon River Savages. Be alert to your name being called out and follow up with a “celebration in the end zone” and donation…. and share those videos on Facebook. Another great community effort to help others sure shows the love and compassion we have for our community family here in the Salmon River Canyon!

The Salmon River Medical Clinic is having a flu shot clinic today, Wednesday, Oct. 14. They ask that you call for an appointment if possible at 628-3666 or just walk-in and they will work you in. For those who are without insurance, there will be a free shot clinic Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Blevins Agency, located just north of the Riggins Elementary School on Main Street, is having its annual Customer Appreciation and Open House tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 15, from 3-6 p.m. with food, fun, laughter and visiting!

Salmon River Community Church will have a men’s breakfast Saturday morning, Oct. 17, at 8 a.m. All men in the community are invited for a fun time of food and visiting.

Pinehurst Quilters will once again be hosting their annual craft and quilt auction on Oct. 24 in the Riggins Community Center. Doors will open at noon for a preview of all items that will be for auction and a special treasure table with items ranging in prices from $1 and up will be for sale. Ladies have been working hard to put together a variety of items of interest for your buying experience. Check it out for quality items that are homemade for gift giving, baby gifts, food products and of course — quilts. Auction starts at 1 p.m., so don’t be late.

Salmon River Transit in collaboration with Syringa Auxiliary Thrift Store and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer Riggins, Lucile and White Bird residents free rides into Grangeville on Wednesdays beginning today, Oct. 14, for medical appointments, shopping and more. Call 628-2394 to reserve a seat. Donations are welcome. The bus will leave Riggins city parking lot at 9 a.m. (MT) and head into Lucile and down into White Bird picking up passengers at their City Park at 9 a.m. (PT) and then on to Grangeville.

The recitals by Dena Holland have been postponed to 2016 due to opera scheduling conflicts; check back here for the new dates in January or February. Until then, if you want to hear Dena, she will be performing with Opera Idaho in several performances. She will be singing the role of the Second Lady in The (mini) Magic Flute by Mozart for school performances throughout the Treasure Valley from Oct. 14-27. She will be covering the role of the Second Lady for the main stage performances and singing in the chorus Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 in Boise at the Egyptian Theatre downtown and Nov 6 in Pocatello at the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Linnaea Hinton will now be taking clients on Fridays as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays at Main Street Hair Company. Call 628-3350 to book your massage, facial, wax, spray tan or lash/brow tint.

Fall and winter yoga schedule at the Salmon River Heritage Center has many facets: Multi Level Yoga classes with Elizabeth are held Saturday and Monday from 8-9:30 a.m. for $5/class. On-going Yoga classes with Multi Level Yoga with Mariah are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for $3/class. Check your schedule and join any of these sessions.

Troy Branstetter is now talking and can move about slowly with help. He is enjoying getting to interact with his family and have quality time with them as well as getting to go outside in the sunshine. He is still in ICU at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise.

Dave Catherman is still in the hospital in North Carolina… I did not get a recent update on him.

Rob Pottenger of Riggins was accidentally shot in the abdomen Friday, Oct. 9, and suffered a severe wound to his liver. Although he is still in ICU at this writing, Sunday, Oct. 11, he is up walking and asking about hunting! Thanks to everybody for continued thoughts and prayers for Rob and family. The entire Pottenger family appreciates each of you.

The Salmon River American Legion Post No. 130 has decided not to hold its annual orange sale in December as traditionally done. This difficult decision was necessitated due to the lack of members able to participate in the physical labor involved. The funding of Boys State and Girls State delegates will be raised at the Riggins Rodeo through the American Legion’s hamburger stand for possibly one more year.


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