As of Tuesday, April 26, 2016
RIGGINS My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Always remember your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”
Kudos to Janeen Eggebrecht, longtime Riggins EMT, who is now the new head of Riggins EMS as well as the safety coordinator. Riggins has only two EMTs right now who are covering all the shifts. Janeen and Bill Lenhart, who has recently received his EMT certification, are busy with their runs and volunteer work as well. “This is tremendous sacrifice of their time. I just want the community to know how valuable these two are. There will be an EMT class this summer. Think about taking the class,” commented Rocke Wilson. Take some time to thank Janeen and Bill and let them know how you appreciate their dedication and time as they help save lives in Riggins and along the Salmon River. Thanks, too, to the EMS drivers, Mike Cornforth, Jeff Joyce, Sean, John Stewart, Patrick Condon and Rocke Wilson. Jeff and Sean will get their EMT certification this summer; Mike and Patrick will probably get jobs as boatmen and not be available to drive in the summer so they still need volunteers, but most of all they need EMTs.
Ed and Donna Jones will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, April 27. Congratulations to you two!
A family yard sale will be held Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Roakey residence, 197 Rapid River Road about four miles south of Riggins.
Dessert and bingo fund-raiser, sponsored by the Salmon River Senior Citizens, is this Saturday, April 30 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop. The evening’s activities are appropriate for ages 16 and older. Cost is $5 per person which includes two bingo cards ...extra cards are 50 cents each. There will be free beverages and snacks. The grand prize for the blackout game is a half-day float trip for four and a basket of goodies. Other fabulous prizes will be awarded as well as some baked goods for prizes and purchases. All proceeds will go to purchase an additional transit vehicle for Salmon River Transit. This event is hosted by Salmon River Senior Citizens. For information call Nightfeather at 628-2394 or Linda Hieter at 628-3780.
Rodeo set for May 7, 8
RIGGINS — Riggins Rodeo is Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8 with great shows each day beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday morning is the annual cowboy breakfast and Riggins Rodeo Parade. The stick horse race for the little ones will be held in the rodeo arena at 12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at noon; calf riding starts about 1 p.m. each day. Princess Emily Diaz of Riggins and Queen Macenzie Farris of Grangeville will be working in the arena as well as leading the parade. Buck and Jeannie Fitch are grand marshals of the 2016 Riggins Rodeo and will also be in the parade.
Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 2-5. Take the time to thank your children’s teachers. They are a very vital part of your families’ lives. You may also want to think back to a teacher or teachers you had in school whom you would like to contact by phone or note and let them know what an important role they played in your life.
Kindergarten screening is Monday, May 9. Call Riggins Elementary School at 630-6055 to set up your appointment and ask what information you need to show them about your child.
The annual Mother’s Day Tea at the Salmon River Community Church will be held Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship room of the church featuring Jeannie Fitch as speaker. All ladies are invited to attend the “Beauty Within” tea.
Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters, Salmon River Canyon cancer fund-raiser will be held Saturday, May 14, in Pollock at 10 a.m.