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Riggins News: Spickelmires recognized as volunteers


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My Sweet 16 quote for this week is “The secret to a long life is to eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.”

Kudos to “Miss Susan” Hollenbeak, Riggins City Librarian and Summer Reading Program Lady, for another successful Summer Reading program.

Randy and Ronda Spickelmire were acknowledged by the Riggins City Council as July’s Community Volunteers for their community volunteer spirit. They offer a huge amount of help with the annual Hot Summer Nights event by organizing and working in the Beer Garden as well as other things in our community, including their many years of service on the Salmon River Cowboys Association. Mary Lou Hirst, Hot Summer Night organizer is especially thankful, saying, “Their love of family, community, and fun shines through in all they do while still working hard. They do everything from ordering to setup in the Park, organizing volunteers to man the Beer Garden the two days and hauling ice. Then, they donate the tips back to the Hot Summer Nights. They are super!” Thanks for all you do. Randy and Ronda.

Be a Hero! Give blood to help others. Riggins Red Cross Summer Blood Drive will continue today, Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Salmon River Community Church. Contact Kris, 628-3572 or Joy, 628-3224 to make your appointment…or just stop by to see what openings they have.

The Riggins City Council will hold a public hearing this evening Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., with the city council meeting to begin at 6:30 p.m. about Urban Renewal District and the City of Riggins Fiscal Year Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 20, 2017 Budget. Mark your calendars and attend this important public hearing for consideration of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17. Detailed public notices regarding these proposed budgets and fees can be found at the Riggins City Hall and in the Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 editions of the Idaho County Free Press

There will be a Free Health Screening at the Riggins City Hall this Friday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Partnership for Healthy Communities.

Roakeys to celebrate anniversary

ADAMS CAMP — Dean and Rita Roakey are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m., MDST at Adams Camp Park at the Roakey cabin. Family and friends are invited to help honor these two on this joyous occasion. Joaquin, Verna, and Dave will be filling the mountain air with great music; meat, punch, and dessert will be provided. Take one dish per family for the potluck. Take your chairs and your drink of choice; there is room for camping if you wish. Balloons will mark the spot. This is also the Adams Camp Reunion. RSVP with Glenna, 628-3907.

Place your house number in a prominent place. EMTs ask that everyone make sure your house numbers are prominently displayed so if you need an ambulance, the EMTs can find you. It’s best if the signs are on a dedicated sign posted near your driveway or along the road in front of your house. EMTs waste valuable patient time looking for addresses. Our EMTs are doing a great service to each of us…do a service to them and place your house number in a proper viewing place today. Thanks ahead of time for taking the time to place your sign correctly.

Idaho County Fair held in Cottonwood begins next Wednesday, Aug. 17 and will run through Aug. 20. See the schedule in this week’s Shopper and Free Press and also the special section inserted in next week’s Idaho County Free Press.

Riggins Elementary School and Salmon River High School start Aug., 30. Registration will be Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18 for Riggins Elementary School; report to your child’s appropriate classroom to register. SRHS will have registration Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22 and 23. Football practices began Monday with 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. practices on the field.

Yoga Retreats are being offered with Yoga in the Body by Elizabeth at the Ram House Lodge up the Big Salmon River this summer. She has one more planned retreat August 28-31; however, she has openings for private retreats as well. For information contact her for an Idaho Wilderness Yoga Retreat along the Salmon River at 208-315-0820 or @idayogagirl#createspacetocenter. I have not attended, but have had many great reports from those wonderful retreats.

The second annual Riggins Salmon Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 10.

The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists, 18 and older, of fine art media to enter the 2016 Regional Art Show in Riggins, in October at the Riggins Community Center. For information, on rules and regulations, interested artists may write to: S.R.A.G., PO Box 32, White Bird, ID 83554 or call Nancy Gresham at 839-2493, Kathryn Van Acker at 839-2808, or Gloria Teats at 839-2305 or Email:

After School Kids, Inc would like to extend a huge “thank you” to Steve and Linda Schweich, Jonny Wilson, and Roger Rashok (digging all the holes with his tractor) for their many hours of volunteer time in the installation of the new Riggins Elementary School playground equipment purchased by ASK. Also thanks to The Gem Stop Crump’s Auto Service for the donation of tires and to Fiddle Creek Hardware for the discounted cement. All the school children will enjoy these new “fun things” as will visitors’ children who stop to play on our beautiful school grounds. Stop by the school and check out the new equipment.



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