Congratulations to the Salmon River High School volleyball girls for their district championship title for the first time in SRHS volleyball history! Miranda Hofflander, Sarah Laritz, Maddy Tucker, Payton Branstetter, Ryan Simonson, Hannah Cornforth, Chevelle Shepherd, Diah Galland and Taylor Ledgerwood, with coaches, Paula Tucker and Layne Paradis, are now on their way to the state volleyball tournament at Lewiston High School in Lewiston this Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 a.m.! Go, Lady Savages!
The Lady Savage volleyball seniors, Diah Gilland, Ryan Simonson and Hannah Cornforth, were honored at their last home game. Way to go, senior girls!
Salmon River High School football team won its last home game of the season last Friday, as well as honoring the senior boys, Alex Diaz, Rylie Travis, Beau’d Hopkins, Devin Buys, Cody Day and Victor Schmidt. Way to go, Salmon River Savages!
Salmon River Middle School Halloween dance is tomorrow, 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.
Happy Halloween Saturday! Help your kids stay safe by making sure they are well-lighted and have costumes that give them freedom of walking as well as have an adult with them.
Remember to “fall” back an hour after midnight this Saturday, Oct. 31, as Daylight Savings Time ends and Mountain Standard Time begins Sunday, Nov. 1.
Riggins School Carnival sponsored by the Salmon River PTO will be next 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.
Dena Holland, daughter of Vanna and the late Jerry Holland, will be performing with Opera Idaho 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.
Quilts of Valor made for our local veterans by our own Pinehurst Quilters will be featured in the main display case in Riggins City Hall during the month of November to honor all our veterans. Any veteran who has received one of these quilts and would be willing to have it on display at City Hall for the month of November, take it to Susan Long at City Hall. Thank you for your service, and thank you for sharing your Quilt of Valor.
The Salmon River Senior Citizen Group will honor all veterans Tuesday Nov. 10, as well as offering them lunch at noon at Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station.
Veterans’ Day Program 2015 will be presented by the Salmon River High School students Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Salmon River High School at 9 a.m. More veterans will be honored with Quilts of Valor made by Pinehurst Quilters. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this presentation.
The Salmon River American Legion Post #130 will not have 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.
Troy Branstetter is continuing to make progress. He is out of ICU and is doing physical and speech therapy daily. Keep those visits, phone calls, texts, and Facebook messages going out to Troy and Lynnette and all the family.
Rob Pottenger is home and getting better every day. He and his family really appreciate all the prayers, cares, cards, calls, texts, Facebook messages!
Dave Catherman is still in the hospital in North Carolina. Continue to keep his family in your prayers… cards, calls, texts are all appreciated.
Salmon River Transit in collaboration with Syringa Auxillary Thrift Store and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer Riggins, Lucile, and White Bird residents free rides into Grangeville on Wednesdays 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.