As of Tuesday, January 5, 2016
RIGGINS Tis the year of sweet 16… 2016, that is… I do hope all your days will be sweet… and filled with love and laughter, family and friends, days of making memories to last a lifetime.
Salmon River kids, teachers and staff started the year off with school opening Monday, Jan. 4. Lots of school events, activities and basketball games are on the docket for January.
Parenting classes are being offered in Riggins. Parents will learn some new and effective parenting techniques at Riggins After School Kids, ASK, Inc. ASK will be hosting three different “Love and Logic” parenting classes free to the public. All materials and light snacks will be provided. These classes will be offered on Thursdays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. Each class covers a different set of topics, so come to all of them! Begin 2016 on a better path to parenting with Love and Logic.
Salmon River Community Church held a special “going away” party for Dody Kern Thursday, Dec. 31, just before the New Year’s Eve party! Dody will be going to Grangeville soon to live at the Meadowlark Home. I will post her address here as soon as I get it.
Ray and Kay Payton are once again in Texas for medical needs for Kay… their address is Ballard House, Ray and Kay Payton, Room 108, 21421 Cinco Park Road, Katy, TX 77450… Phone 817-525-5172. Cards and calls are very uplifting to them.
Gracie Barron’s granddaughter, Areona, was diagnosed with leukemia in December and is in St Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise; Gracie is staying there with her. Send Areona and Gracie cards addressed to Areona Hibberd, 110 Bannock, Boise, ID 83702. Nothing better to lift the spirits than cards from friends.
Calling all adults who love to color. The Riggins Library is planning a coloring evening for adults. As dates and times become available, I will post them in this column or you may call Susan at the Riggins Library for information.
Reed Vestal of Riggins passed away Nov. 25 at age 78. Most people know him from his employment at Cloninger’s Market, Riggins One Stop, and Crump’s Chevron. He always had a joke or two and was friendly to customers. He leaves behind seven children, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services were held Dec., 27 in Gooding.
Construction on the Manning Crevice Bridge may start as early as August 2016.
Fill each day with joy for yourself and… give lots of joy away to those you meet. You never know when you will fill a need for someone else with just your smile or kind word or deed.