RIGGINS My Sweet ’16 Quote of the week is dedicated to our Veterans: “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets red glare! The bombs bursting in air! Gave proof through night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
Veteran’s Day is Friday, Nov. 11. Seek out a Veteran and to thank for his or her service to America. Our veterans have given themselves for us; we need to let them know we are thankful and appreciative of them and their service to our Country, the great United States of America.
Veterans in our Salmon River area will be honored by Salmon River High School students tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. in the multipurpose room. The Pinehurst Quilters will once again be honoring more Veterans with Quilts of Honor. The community is invited and encouraged to attend and help honor our veterans at this wonderful program dedicated to our servicemen and women.
The Salmon River Savages beat the Deary Mustangs Saturday, Nov. 5, in the first playoff game vying for the right to be in the second playoff game. Now, they meet Carey in Holt Arena at Pocatello Friday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., for the final playoff game for the right to go to state football. Go Savages!
Main Street Hair Co. would like to welcome its newest member of the team. Shelby Graning is a cosmetologist from the Lewiston area and is ready to live the fantastic canyon life we all enjoy. She specializes in eyelash extensions as well as all hair services. She will be taking appointments starting this week, Nov. 7. Book an appointment today.
•The Riggins Christmas Giving Tree is at Umpqua Bank until Nov. 30. Take a tag from the Giving Tree and help a family out this Christmas. Gifts may be taken unwrapped to the Riggins City Hall anytime; gift wrapping will be Tuesday, Dec. 20. Call Michelle at 628-4020 with any questions.
•Riggins Christmas Bazaar 2016 will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Contact Jacki Campbell at 628-3742 or Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org.
•The Riggins Christmas Tree Lighting and hayride will be Saturday, Dec. 3, with that special guest, Santa Claus, as well. Everyone is invited to go Christmas caroling on the hayride, then back to the Two Coffees Coffee Shop for more group caroling, an ugly sweater contest, hot drinks, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 7 p.m.
•“Winter Ball” fundraiser for the 2017 Salmon River Jet Boat Race and sponsored by Salmon River Catering, Seven Devils Steakhouse and Saloon, and Idaho Banana Co., will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Riggins Community Center. Call 628-3322 or 628-3615 today to RSVP.
Riggins City Hall has added some new photos to the Riggins Old Timers Gallery of the now “90s” group of men and women from the Salmon River Canyon. Photos were taken, framed, and arranged by our own Karen Murray. Kudos to Karen!
Lana Gayle Feiling died Oct. 27, 2016, in Riggins, surrounded by her loving family; she was born March 29, 1951 in Caldwell, attended school in Wilder, worked in the corporate world with Winco Foods for 26 years. After retiring in 2012, she moved to “God’s County,” as was Lana’s version of Riggins. She loved the mountains and loved to garden. Lana had three daughters and one son, 13 grandchildren and great grandchildren, one sister and two brothers, and her life partner, husband, and best friend, Dan Anduiza, also of Riggins. Memorial services will be held next year on Lana’s birthday, March 29, 2017. In lieu of flowers and to honor her father and all veterans, memorial donations may be made to the American Lesion Post No. 130, P.O. Box 65, Riggins, ID 83549.
The annual Riggins Harvest Ball is this Saturday, Nov. 12, at Summervilles. Dinner of prime rib and crab will begin at 6 p.m., and dancing will begin at 8 p.m., with live music by Burning Wheel. Dress up or dress casual. Tickets are available now at Summervilles for $25 or at the door for $30. Call 628-2744 or 628-2745.
The Riggins Fiddlers will be playing at The Manor this coming Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., with lots of toe-tapping music as well as some great poetry recitation.
Riggins Fall Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Salmon Rapids Lodge, 1010 South Main Street, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m.-l p.m. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Cross Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call Kris at 628-3572 or Joy at 628-3224.