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Riggins News: ‘Savage Pride Day’ is Thursday, May 19


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My Sweet Sixteen quote of the week is “Life is what you do, not what you feel.”

Riggins mayor, Glenna McClure, has declared Savage Pride Day 2016 is tomorrow, Thursday, May 19. The parade, featuring the kids on their school bus, will head through town to the Riggins City Park about 1:15 p.m. Let’s get out on Main Street and cheer our Salmon River kids on in a way to thank and honor them for a year well done! Wear your school colors, wave flags, make signs letting our kids know we love them and support them. Go Salmon River School kids, pre-school -12th graders!

Friday, May 20, a group from the Salmon River Community Church is traveling to Kamiah to the “Liberty Quartet Concert.” They will leave Riggins at 6 pm. and anyone wanting to travel along is invited; call Pastor Jim or Judy Thibodeaux about details.

Sunday, May 22, the Fiddlers will be entertaining in the “Knight’s Garden,” up the Seven Devils Road just outside Riggins, at 6 p.m. Desserts will be served. The garden is beautiful, and the fiddling will add to the beauty for the evening.

Riggins Elementary kindergarten graduation will be held at 10:30 a.m. next Thursday, May 26, at the Riggins Elementary School. Congrats to those kindergarten students going on into first grade this fall.

Salmon River PTO awards night is next Thursday, May 26, at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room; dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the awards begin at 7 p.m. School awards will be handed out as well as senior scholarships. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring a side dish.

Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Memorial Day yard sale Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28. If you have something you would like to donate, just drop it off at the church under the covered ramp area in the back, no clothing. Thank you for your donations ahead of time.

Idaho Banana Co., Two Ladies Antiques, and The Confluence will hold its annual Memorial Day Flea Market and Yard Sale Friday-Monday, May 27-30, in their orchard adjacent to their store, 1120 S. Main in Riggins. You are invited to call 628-3615 to reserve a space for you to sell your “goods.”

No school Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, for Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High and Junior High students.

Riggins Elementary first and second graders will take their annual fishing trip Tuesday, May 31.

Riggins Elementary School accelerated readers will take their annual field trip to Zim’s Hot Springs Wednesday, June 1, to reward their reading efforts this school year. Congratulations, readers and keep on reading all summer long!

June 2 is the last day of school for this year with early release at 2 p.m. Happy summer, kids, teachers and staff! Oh, teachers have an in-service day June 3 before they can actually begin their summer.

Salmon River track athletes represented well at the 1A district championships in New Plymouth during the weekend. Congrats to all competitors, especially our numerous state qualifiers. Here are our nine SRHS athletes who are state qualifiers: Maddy Tucker, sixth in the two mile; Johnny Shepherd, third; Tucker Boyd, fourth; and Chevelle Shepherd, third in the pole vault; Bo Hopkins, second in shot put; Sarah Laritz, third in triple jump; boys medley relay, fifth; and boys, 4x400m relay, fourth — Canyon Harper, Alex Diaz, Devan Branstetter, Johnny Shepherd.

SRHS senior class news

RIGGINS — Salmon River Class of 2016, Morgan Bieren, Hannah Cornforth, Alex Diaz, Beau’D Hopkins, Ethan Mead, Diah Saputia Galland, Victor Schmidt, Ryan Simonson and Rylie Travis, will have its last day of school Tuesday, May 24. Congratulations, seniors! Best wishes for whatever you choose to do and wherever you choose to go. Remember, your Salmon River Community will always be here for you.

Senior Baccalaureate for the Salmon River Class of 2016 will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. to honor those graduating students. Parents, family, friends and fans are invited to attend.

Salmon River Graduation for the class of 2016 will take place next Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Salmon River High School gymnasium. Family, friends and the public are invited to attend this graduation and celebration as well as the reception to follow in the multipurpose room.

District High School Rodeo was in Riggins this past weekend. Saturday was great; Sunday was muddy and yucky! It rained all night Saturday night and all day Sunday during their rodeo! They rodeoed anyway! Few in the stands! Some people watched from vehicles with windshield wipers going; some “diehards” were standing in the rain with water dripping from their hats to their ponchos. I do not have any results at this time — they may be in another section of the Free Press.

Shannon Smith, granddaughter of Patty Solberg who is “head honcho” and organizer of the Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters, said, “Thank you to my Grandma Patty for another great year of Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters. I know you put a lot of time into it. Also, thank you to everyone who came, who helped and who donated. It was a great day.” Patty said it was a very successful day with more people than last year participating. She sends out kudos to participants and everyone who helped make the day go so smoothly, as well as helping raise needed monies for helping with the needs of cancer.

Big Water Blow Out is coming Saturday, June 4! More details will follow in next week’s Riggins News. It is always a great day here in the Salmon River Canyon with sun and water and a delicious dinner served in Riggins City Park that evening …be watching for more details coming soon.

Attention: VBS, Vacation Bible School, will be held July 18-22 at the Salmon River Community Church with the Texas Team coming again to lead the VBS week. The team will stay through the weekend so they can be here for our annual Hot Summer Nights, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23.

Yes, Hot Summer Nights with its famous talent show on Friday night, July 22, and kids games as well as food and drink and 50s and 60s music will be here soon! Saturday, July 23, will have more music in the park with kids’ games as well as the annual dance with a great band. There will be a concession stand with food and soft drinks as well as a beer garden for adults both afternoons and evenings. Be watching for more details as these dates draw near. If you want to be in the talent show, be getting started now!


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