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Riggins News: ‘Thanks’ to John, David for American flags on Main Street



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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My sweet ’16 quote of the week is by Josh Shipp: “You either get bitter or better. It is that simple. You either take what has been dealt and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you!”

Salmon River School District 243 was Idaho’s top-performing district on the SAT and one of the state’s smallest districts. Salmon River is a four-day week district-based school in Riggins, Idaho with an enrollment of barely 100 students K-12 in the district; there were 37 enrolled high school students 2015-16. The school’s average SAT score was 1,123. Way to go Salmon River; we are all proud of you!

June is Idaho Wine Month at the Idaho Banana Co, 1120 South Main, and is having its first Wine Tasting Party of the summer in the Orchard this Friday, June 24, 6-8 p.m. Celebrity wine server will be Lisa Jane pouring the featured “Dark Horse” wine. Everyone is invited to stop for wine, visiting, and fun.

The Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program “On your Mark, Get Set, READ 2016” starts Tuesday, June 28, 1 pm. The Summer Reading Program featuring a beach setting will be held for children 1- 8 years old Tuesday June. 28, and each Tuesday, through July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 1 pm. Miss Susan reads stories, does crafts, has treats, and gives books to the kiddos who attend. The display case at the Riggins City Hall created by Jeannie Fitch is filled with shells, beach toys, and children’s books that go right along with the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

K-9 Resort open for business

RIGGINS — Riggins K9 Resort @ Salmon River Kennels is the newest thing in Riggins! Chad and JJ Hopkins K9 Resort has shaded 12x12 outdoor kennels and indoor kennels as well as a fenced, large dog run for puppy play time as well as mini swimming pools and beach décor for your dog’s pleasure. Contact them at 315-1169 to care for your dog anytime.

The Salmon River Senior Citizens are planning some Bingo fund-raisers this summer to help with the Salmon River Transit Bus. If anyone would like to donate Bingo prizes, call Cory at 628-3344 or Diane at 628-4106. They will pick them up. Dates and times and more information will be forthcoming.

Congratulations to UICALS alumna Crystal Wilson who recently assumed a leadership position in the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Crystal Wilson, Idaho Dairy Council vice president of health and wellness and wife of Chance Wilson who is the son of Rocke and Claudia Wilson of Riggins, was elected as the academy’s board of directors president-elect. Way to go Crystal. I thought this quite appropriate to have in Riggins News since Chance’s grandmother, Murrielle Wilson, was the longtime Riggins correspondent many, many years ago now.

Huge kudos go out to our John and David who are faithful to get our American Flags and other holiday flags flying on Main Street…the flags really “spiff up” Riggins Main Street/Highway 95. In addition to getting the flags flying, John walks up and down the street unwinding the flags that furl around their own poles in the wind. Thanks so much guys.

A memorial service will be held for Arleen Kennedy Jungert this Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m., at the Riggins Community Center, located behind the Chevron Station. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved her family dearly. There will be a potluck dinner following the service with a slide show and lots of stories to share. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Celebration of life for Katie Knight will be held this Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m., at the Salmon River Community Church. There will be a potluck dinner following the service; meat, rolls, and drinks will be provided; bring a dish of your choice. Katie shared sweetness, kindness, love, and friendship freely. Her complete obituary was printed June 15, 2016, in the Idaho County Free Press.

Get ready for VBS, vacation Bible school, at the Salmon River Community Church which will be held Monday-Friday July 18-22 for ages 3-12. VBS is open to all local kiddos as well as visiting cousins and friends. The Texas Team will be here to lead the activities of the week with help from or our own Youth Group. More details later.

What to do with your aluminum cans? Take them to the “can pen” behind Riggins City Hall. The Riggins Ambulance is collecting aluminum cans for needed funding.

Hot Summer Nights will be rockin’ and rollin’ Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, in the Riggins City Park. More info will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. Anyone wanting to be in the Famous Talent Show needs to contact Tracey Bird or Linnaea Hinton at Main Street Hair. They will have more information after July 1.

Attention SRHS graduates of the ’80s decade: There is an upcoming totally awesome ’80s decade school reunion being put together for July 22-23 during Hot Summer Nights in Riggins. They are looking for a contact from each class 1980- 1989 who would be willing to share info regarding this reunion with their fellow class members. Contact Lynn Cook if you are willing to help or would like to volunteer someone! Please share this with your rad 80’s friends, grab your hairspray, high-top tennies and come have some fun.



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