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Baker to perform at Bible church


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

RIGGINS — The free shopping day for the first annual Canyon Coat Drive in Riggins scheduled for Sept. 26 has been postponed for a later date in October. If you or anyone you know is in need of some cold weather gear, contact Michelle at the Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop or call her at 628-4020. They are still collecting new, clean or gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves for children and adults that can be dropped off at the Tourist Trap, Riggins Post Office, Riggins City Hall or Riggins Tackle Shop.

The Little Salmon River Bible Church is featuring Trevor Baker, country gospel songwriter, at a free concert at the church this Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For information, visit or

Salmon River Art Guild will host its annual Fall Regional Art Shop Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Riggins Community Center, behind the Chevron station, former IOOF Hall. Ward Hooper from Boise will be the judge this year. Art by regional artists will be accepted Friday, Oct. 2. Ribbons and monetary awards will be presented to the artists immediately following the judging Friday evening. The art show will open at noon Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4, for public enjoyment. For information about entering your art, contact the SRAG at:

Laina Walkington, daughter of Kim and Terri Helmich of Riggins, is the reigning Mrs. Coeur d’Alene and will be competing for Mrs. Idaho Oct. 2. Charity Majors, daughter of Steve and Sue formerly of Riggins, is the current Mrs. Idaho 2015 and will be handing off the “Mrs. Idaho” title for 2016. The Mrs. Idaho competition will not be televised; however, Facebook may have some pictures and information of the Mrs. Idaho competition.

The name Cougar Bay Farms has many roots but in short it is what the Walkingtons have named their homestead. In effort to help raise money for her Mrs. Coeur d’Alene journey to Mrs. Idaho, Laina has created these perfect T-shirts! If you would like one and want to support her in this endeavor let her know! Cost is $25… they look great on guys, too! “Only the highest quality for my friends!” Ink colors are yellow and red and sizes S-XL. Contact Laina at or via Facebook, if you would like to order one.

Dena Holland, daughter of Vanna and the late Jerry Holland of Riggins… a former first grader of mine and a graduate of SRHS, is a 2015 finalist for The America Prize in Art Song and a semi-finalist in opera with her mezzo soprano voice. Dena will be featured in three fall recitals: Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. - Haddock Recital Hall at the Lionel Hampton of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow; Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., McCall Community Congregational UCC in McCall; and Sunday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Ester Simplot Performing Arts Center, Philharmonic Room in Boise. Plan now to attend one of these recitals… or go to all three!

The Race Creek Bridge project was scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 21. Schedules and plans for the Race Creek Bridge Project are available at Riggins City Hall. For information, contact Brenda Tilley, City Clerk-Treasurer, City of Riggins, P.O. Box 249, Riggins ID 83549, Phone: 628-3394, Fax: 628-3792, or e-mail

Salmon River volleyball girls won all their matches two nights last week and placed second in the all-around round robin tournament beating three teams and losing only to Grangeville in the last match of the day last Saturday. Great job, girls!

The Salmon River Savage football boys won their game last week in a great game at home. The younger guys won the fifth quarter. Great job, guys!

Kerry Tyler, 64, and long-time Salmon River resident, died in early September leaving his wife, LeAnn; daughters, Shay, Nicol, Lorena and YaVonna; four grandchildren; and three sisters. I remember well his wonderful talent on the piano. As a child, he was a gifted pianist, performing, composing at the age of 4; competing against high school seniors at age 7. He continued his musical pursuit performing in bands with friends and composing his own music. Kerry trained for the Olympic ski team in high school placing third in the NW in slalom and downhill. Kerry served in the U. S. Marines in the first and only All-Idaho Platoon and is recognized in the Idaho Military History Museum. See more at

There will be four Fall Historical Lecture Series presented by Nez Perce County Historical Society Thursdays at 7 p.m. (PDT) at the Sacajawea Hall, LCSC campus, room 115, Lewiston, with free admission. The first one will be Oct. 8 - “Frontier History along Idaho’s Clearwater River,” with John Bradbury. John’s interest was sparked in the Clearwater’s history after writing an article about Idaho’s first courthouse at Pierce City for the state bar magazine. He wrote several articles for the Clearwater Tribune to celebrate the county’s centennial in 2011. John traces Idaho’s history from its first gold rush through its fight for statehood, to the timber barons who transformed the Idaho we all know today. Three will follow: Oct. 15 -“My Lewiston Scrapbook - Pastings from Our Shared Past,” with Steven Branting; Oct. 22 - “The Wreck of the Imnaha and Mining at Eureka Bar,” with Carole Simon-Smolinski; and Oct. 29 - “Kirtland Cutter, a Genius of Design and Rare Architectural Force,” with Garry Bush. More details one week at a time.

The annual Pinehurst Quilters auction sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Riggins Community Center behind the Chevron Station. In addition to quilts, the ladies will have placemats, table runners, wall hangings, as well as other creations for your Christmas gifting… or for yourself. More details including times next week.

Christmas is coming… the annual Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28. Time now for you to get your crafts made and ready to sell or whatever you wish to sell. Tables will be available for you to display and sell your “wares.” Contact Jacki Campbell or Laura Barner to reserve a table. More details are forthcoming including place and times.


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