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Riggins News: Bridge meeting set for tonight


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is from my granddaughter Kylie, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Manning Crevice Bridge public informational meeting will be held this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Salmon Rapids Lodge concerning the traffic plans and how the public will be affected with the ongoing construction which will begin soon.

Congratulations Lady Savages and Coach Paula Tucker for placing third in State Girls Basketball! This is the first year since 2003 that the Salmon River girls have gone to state... and these girls are just in their second year of re-building girls basketball. Way to go, Lady Savages! Thanks to the Salmon River Booster Club for donating the girls’ new basketball uniforms and a portion of the shooting shirts. Thanks to Gem Stop, the former Crump’s Chevron, for donating the sweats the girls wore for warming up — one more example of our giving, loving community.

Our dear friend and lifetime resident of Riggins, John F. Logue, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, after an incredible recovery from a fall from a lumber truck a few years ago. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Salmon River Community Church at 10 a.m. with a fellowship time following in the fellowship room. John had told his son, Josh, he didn’t want anyone to “dress up” for his funeral; he would rather have them in flannel shirts and logging boots, so feel free to dress casual.

Riggins Elementary fifth graders and their teacher Mrs. Travis are collecting aluminum pop tops 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 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. Tickets are also being sold for a coat rack at Umpqua Bank.

Tickets are being sold for a coat rack for a fund-raiser at the Pine Tree Credit Union for Gail Travis’ benefit.

The Ace Barton family is in the process of having a granite bench made to place at the cemetery to honor their late father. Salmon River Chamber of Commerce joined others in making a donation of $500 toward the $2,500 cost of the bench. If you would like to make a donation, you may mail or take it to Riggins City Hall.

ASK will be attending the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Festival in McCall this Saturday, Feb. 27. The bus leaves at 11 a.m. and returns to ASK at 4 p.m. Cost is $3 per person; a sack lunch will be provided on the bus. All ages are welcome to attend. Students, first grade and younger, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Permission slips can be picked up in the office and are due today, Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Seniors – March 1 is the deadline date for submitting the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship.

Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High School Science Fair will be Thursday, March 17.

Interested in substitute teaching? Contact Riggins Elementary office for information.

Dr. Suess’ birthday is Wednesday, March 2. ”Oh the Places You’ll Go”….just one of my favorite Dr. Suess books. Get out your Dr. Seuss books!


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