RIGGINS — Pinehurst Quilters annual craft and quilt auction is this Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Riggins Community Center located just behind the Chevron Station. The doors will open at noon for a preview of all items; get there early so you will know exactly what you want to buy at the auction. The auction starts at 1 p.m., so don’t be late. There will be a special treasure table with items ranging in prices from $1 and up that you can buy outright as long as the supply lasts. Ladies have been working hard to put together a variety of items of interest for your buying experience including table runners, tablecloths, placemats, wreaths, homemade candy and of course, beautiful quilts. Check it out for quality items that are homemade for gift giving or for your home.
Riggins School Carnival sponsored by the Salmon River PTO has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Be sure to plan dinner there as they will be serving their famous carnival spaghetti as well as other treats for your dining pleasure. There will be exciting carnival-type games, face painting, bingo and a silent auction! The Salmon River PTO uses these funds to help sponsor more school activities and events for all students from pre-school-12th grades. Anyone in the community who would like to help at the school carnival, contact Karen Akins at 628-4101.
National Lights on Afterschool Harvest Party at ASK is tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. There will be pumpkin carving, treats and games.
Salmon River Middle School Halloween dance is next Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7-9 p.m. They will have a costume contest with prizes for best couple as well as a pumpkin decorating contest with prizes for best and the most original. Non-SRMS students will need prior permission.
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 Wednesday’s 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.
Lorraine Campbell was honored at a surprise 70th birthday celebration Saturday, Oct. 17 …and she was surprised! Family and friends gathered to make her day a day she will remember. Happy birthday, Lorraine!
A memorial service for our dear friend Evelyne Pickett was held at her home in Riggins, Saturday, Oct. 17. Friends and family gathered at the wake to celebrate her adventurous life with joy and laughter just as Evelyne would have wanted. Evelyne was one in a million… she gave joy and “life” to everyone she met… and she met many people across America and across the oceans! She was always reminding all of us to look up and look out to see the beauty all around and focus on the good things in this world. Evelyne was a tireless adventurer and a constant inspiration to her family and to each friend she met. Her life from March 23, 1931, to Aug. 12, 2015, was full of zest which she passed on to her children and grandchildren as well as to all of her friends.
Dena Holland, daughter of Vanna and the late Jerry Holland, will be performing with Opera Idaho 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. 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.
Troy Branstetter is continuing to make steady progress in his healing adventure. He is enjoying getting to interact with his family and friends, having quality time with them as well as getting to go outside in the sunshine. He has been moved from ICU to PT at St. Als in Boise. The family wants to thank their extended family and friends for continuing to lift him and Lynnette up with visits, phone calls, texts and Facebook messages.
Rob Pottenger has been released from the hospital and is home with his wife and daughter nursing him through this part of his healing. They want to say thanks to everybody for continued thoughts and prayers; however, ask for no visitors at this time. Cards, Facebook messages, and texts are welcomed with open arms.
Dave Catherman, older brother of Dan Catherman and son of Iva and the late Lynn Catherman, is still in the hospital in North Carolina… he had surgery last week. His family wants to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time.
The Salmon River American Legion Post #130 had to make the decision 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.
The annual Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in the multipurpose room at Salmon River High School. Booth spaces are still available for you to display and sell your crafts, food items, or other “wares.” Contact Jacki Campbell at 628-3742 or Laura Barner at 628-3412 to reserve your space.
Riggins Assembly of God Girls’ Ministry Bazaar will be the first weekend of December, Friday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Kathy Scheline at 630-4160 to reserve a table for your Christmas crafts, baked goods or gift items.