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Riggins News: Town lighting winners named


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My last Sweet 16 quote of the year is actually a fun project for 2017 as well: “Why not start the New Year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen throughout the year. Then, New Year’s Eve, empty the jar and see what awesome stuff happened throughout the year.”

Happy New Year to all! May 2017 be filled with family and friends, joy and laughter, health and safety. Whether you do New Year’s resolutions, “turn over a leaf,” decide to make some good changes, or just keep keeping on, make this year a wonderful year!

I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying time with family and friends. Though the snow is difficult for some, I am sure many Riggins kids and adults as well are enjoying some super sledding days in addition to some fine skiing. Take care while driving in the snowy icy streets and be safe playing in the snow whether in your own yard or in the mountains sledding, skiing, or just plain ol’ having winter fun.

Drum roll, please...Winners of the “Light up Riggins” contest for 2016 are grand champion-$125–Seth and Anissia Ruggles-Lunceford up on the hill by the Riggins Cemetery; best theme-$100-Blevins Reality on Main Street; and most lights-$100-Ron and Margaret Bowman on Dalton Street in North Riggins. Drive around and check out these winning light displays as well as many others lighting up Riggins. Marie Clay, chairman, says, “Thank you to all who participated; Riggins looks spectacular! A Special thanks to Jeannie Fitch for getting the word out on all of our Riggins happenings. Thank you, Jeannie! This “Light up Riggins” is another fabulous project sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce.”

EMTs, ambulance drivers sought

RIGGINS — Riggins EMTs are looking for a few more good people who would like to step up and become an EMT in our Salmon River Canyon. They also need more good ambulance drivers to go out on the calls. Contact Riggins City Hall to let them know you are interested. The EMTs and ambulance drivers ask that each of you be sure that your house numbers are displayed in a prominent place.

Bingo, sponsored by the Riggins Senior citizens, is next Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for adults 18 and older. You win money when you “Bingo!” The monies raised go to help the Senior Citizen group with their needs.

U of I Vandals football team literally skated to a win of the 2016 Idaho Potato Bowl! What a great game it was to watch those football players on that slick icy football field; the guys did well. Congrats, Vandals!

Salmon River High School football and volleyball awards will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Time and place to be announced soon.

Fit and Fall Proof Exercise Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., at the Salmon River Community Church. Class is open to everyone; it is a very good strength and balancing class.


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