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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “To love someone is to learn the song in their heart, then sing it to them when they have forgotten it.”

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. February is the Month of Love… share it with everyone. Nothing better for our well-being than to love and be loved.

Volunteer Fireman’s Ball and Auction is this Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. (PT) at Hoot’s Café… $5 raffle/entry fee per person. This event is hosted by Salmon River Rural, Riggins, White Bird and Grangeville Volunteer fire departments who are all working together with the White Bird Chamber of Commerce. Live music of Dave Dixon and Joaquin and Verna Lowe Band will be playing between the live and silent auctions. Hoot’s Café will be serving a special Valentine dinner of baby back ribs, prime, NY steak (dinner charge separate) starting at 5 p.m. Rebekah sweetheart basket drawing will be held at Hoot’s Valentine dinner. Cash or check only - This is an adult (older than 21 years) event to benefit our local Volunteer Fire Departments, White Bird, Riggins, Salmon River and Grangeville. Auction Items are appreciated.

Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift shop located at 103 1/2 N. Main St. in Riggins has 10-year-old Areona’s Sweetheart Magnets for sale at $3 each. One hundred percent of all monies collected will be given to Gracie Barron to provide financial relief while Areona fights acute myeloid leukemia. Arenoa completed her second round of chemo and is currently in remission with a long road ahead of her to make a full recovery. Monetary donations can be made at

www.gofundme.com/areonasangels or at any Pine Tree Community Credit Union in care of Gracie Barron. All the love and generosity shown to Areona makes for a carload of stuffed animals. Gracie has asked that cards and letters be mailed to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Areona Hibbard, pediatrics room 4634, 190 East Bannock Street, Boise, ID 83702 in lieu of any gifts. Gracie would also like to thank everyone for their donations, prayers and support during this difficult time. Salmon River Canyon loving at its best!

Riggins Elementary fifth graders and their teacher, Mrs. Travis, are collecting aluminum pop tabs to deliver to the Ronald McDonald House in Boise where Areona is staying. Drop off all pop tabs at Riggins Elementary School in care of the fifth grade. The fifth graders thought it would be really cool if we, as a loving community, could collect lots of tabs to help Areona and many others in need at the Ronald McDonald House.

WWB, Women With Bait, started Friday, Feb. 5, and ends Saturday, March 12… there are a few spots available. Lots of fishing going on in the Salmon River! WWB hoodies are available at Blevins for early purchase. Go, girls! Fish on!

Color the Canyon set for April

RIGGINS — Color the Canyon’s second 5k fun run is April 23. The Salmon River PTO is a non-profit organization that encourages parents to assist with various school activities and provides financial assistance where needs are identified. Moneys raised will go to support any of the programs the PTO funds. Some of the activities the Salmon River PTO supports are: all school ski trip, community calendar, Boys and Girls State (HS level), scholarships for graduating seniors, Santa gifts (Pre-K-5), end-of-year treats (K-12), AR Store (K-5), PTO carnival, teacher appreciation week, end-of-year awards banquet, Easter egg hunt, and any other extracurricular activities as requested such as the Missoula Children’s Theater, elementary garden project, etc.

We hope that we have a good turnout and will be able to continue this race year after year. The race will start at 10 a.m. and end at the Salmon River Elementary School. Registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. For kids 17 and younger the entry fee will be $10; for adults (18+) the entry fee will be $20. Entry fee includes a white T-shirt and color dust. The color dust is cornstarch and food coloring, so super safe. Bystanders will be able to purchase color dust and throw it as the racers will be going by. Your shirt will be colored by the Canyon Dust by the end of your race if you choose to wear it during the race. There will be food and music and the coming together of family and friends to make this their best 5k of all time.

Riggins Rodeo Queen tryouts are Sunday, March 6, at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds beginning at 11 a.m. with horsemanship followed by a barbecue at 12:30 p.m. For info, contact Jenna Cereghino at rigginsroyalty@gmail.com or call 451-3253.

The annual Riggins Rodeo will be held the first weekend in May, Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, with the Rodeo Cowboy Breakfast and Parade to be held Sunday morning.

Get ready for the 2016 Salmon River Jet Boat Races to be held Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 15, 16 and 17. There will be a Monte Carlo Night at Summerville’s Saturday, March 12, to help raise funds for the jet boat races. More information will be forthcoming.

Color the Canyon’s second 5k fun run is April 23. The Salmon River PTO is a non-profit organization that encourages parents to assist with various school activities and provides financial assistance where needs are identified. Moneys raised will go to support any of the programs the PTO funds. Some of the activities the Salmon River PTO supports are: all school ski trip, community calendar, Boys and Girls State (HS level), scholarships for graduating seniors, Santa gifts (Pre-K-5), end-of-year treats (K-12), AR Store (K-5), PTO carnival, teacher appreciation week, end-of-year awards banquet, Easter egg hunt, and any other extracurricular activities as requested such as the Missoula Children’s Theater, elementary garden project, etc. We hope that we have a good turnout and will be able to continue this race year after year. The race will start at 10 a.m. and end at the Salmon River Elementary School. Registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. For kids 17 and younger the entry fee will be $10; for adults (18+) the entry fee will be $20. Entry fee includes a white T-shirt and color dust. The color dust is cornstarch and food coloring, so super safe. Bystanders will be able to purchase color dust and throw it as the racers will be going by. Your shirt will be colored by the Canyon Dust by the end of your race if you choose to wear it during the race. There will be food and music and the coming together of family and friends to make this their best 5k of all time



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