Riggins News: High School Rodeo set for Riggins Saturday, Sunday

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My sweet ’16 quote of the week, “People need to learn that their actions really do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do…it’s not always just about you!”

Riggins and The Salmon River Realty welcome sales associate Abbey Tucker. Abbey and her husband Levi Tucker moved to Riggins more than a year ago to start Salmon River Electric and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. They have three children: Maddy, Jimmy, and Audrey. Abbey comes to the Salmon River Realty with an extensive Internet marketing background; they welcome her enthusiasm and expertise. Abbey is also a very active volunteer in our school and community events. If you have questions about real estate in the area, call Abbey at 628-0634 for quality assistance.

Debi Jones, daughter of Ed and Donna Jones, all of Riggins, died Sunday Sept. 25, 2016, after a lengthy illness. Debi’s memorial service will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., followed by a fellowship time with finger foods for family and friends. Debi will be remembered for her sweet smile and compassionate way; she loved the Lord and was the apple of her parents’ eyes.

Not too early to think about Christmas bazaar

RIGGINS — Riggins Christmas Bazaar 2016 will be held at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendor forms are now available online at www.facebook.com/rigginschristmasbazaar or contact Jacki Campbell at 628-3742 or Campbell.jacki@yahoo.com. Space rent is $25; you provide your own table. Application and space fee must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 1, to ensure a reserved space. Copy and mail vendor form to 196 Rapid River Road, Riggins, ID 83549. Watch this Riggins News column for more information about vendors and Christmas gift items in the weeks to come.

Bingo sponsored by the Salmon River Senior Citizens will be tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for everyone 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone. Come join us; we have lots of fun!

Two years and we’re toasting Two Ladies’ Antiquities, Artiquities, & Rustiquites! They will have wine, Brush Creek Creamery award-winning cheeses, and Mountain View Specialty Meats and Sausages from the Idaho Banana Co. along with a lot more. Join in Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 1120 South Main Street. Everyone is invited.

District No. 3 High School Rodeo is this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m., at the Riggins Rodeo grounds with lots of great rodeo action. Burgers and soft drinks will be available on the rodeo grounds. Get on over to watch our own Riggins cowboys and cowgirls as well as all of the District No. 3 High School Rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. There is no charge; it’s free to the public.

Blevins Agency will have its annual open house Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3 to 6 p.m., serving burgers, hot dogs, salads and cake. Stop by their place right on Main Street adjacent to Riggins Elementary School for a fun time.

Hannah McClure, Salmon River PTO president, would like to invite you all to the October meeting Wednesday the 19th at 6 p.m., in the Riggins Elementary School Cafeteria. There will be snacks, drinks and a door prize as they select new 2016-2017 officers. PTO would love to have you join and learn about the Salmon River PTO and the activities that it will be doing for kids and the school this year. If you cannot make it to the meeting, but you are interested in being a part of our various fund-raisers, let them know so that they can add you to their volunteer list. Also, we are always open to fun, new ideas, so feel free to share with any of the PTO officers: Hannah McClure, Tracey Travis, Karen Aikens or Julie Hofflander. Hope to see you at the meeting!

Quilt and craft auction by the Pinehurst Quilters will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. Doors open at noon for browsing time. Refreshments will be available; there is a chance you could win a door prize. There will be beautiful quilts, table runners, gift items, candy, decorations, and jellies, to name a few. They will have a “Treasure Table” with gift items starting at $1 that you can buy outright. Contact Laurie Blackner 208-628-3642.

SRC church dinner is Oct. 8

RIGGINS — Fun auction and lasagna dinner fund-raiser at the Salmon River Community Church is this Saturday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. Money raised is for funding for the church senior citizen program. Everyone is invited to come to a family fun night filled with great buys and lots of fun. Some items to look for are raft trips, motel rooms, golf times, merchant gift certificates, quilted items, craft items, homemade treats, fancy desserts and many, many more.

Riggins Christmas Bazaar 2016 will be held at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendor forms are now available on www.facebook.com/rigginschristmasbazaar or contact Jacki Campbell at 628-3742 or Campbell.jacki@yahoo.com. Space rent is $25; you provide your own table. Application and space fee must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 1, to ensure a reserved space. Copy and mail vendor form to 196 Rapid River Road, Riggins, ID 83549. Watch this Riggins News column for more information about vendors and Christmas gift items in the weeks to come.

Yoga in the Canyon has a new fall and winter schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., with Mariah, and Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., with Elizabeth. All classes are multi-level; unlimited yoga options are available. Classes are held at the base of Seven Devils Road on Highway 95. For information, call or text Mariah at 596-8262.

The National Christmas Tree will once again come from Idaho…in fact, from the Payette Forest right here in our neighborhood. Be watching as the tree is cut, wrapped, and readied for transport from Idaho to Washington D.C. The National Christmas Tree will be traveling through several Idaho towns and cities on its way East; plan to get out to see it when it goes through Riggins. I will be posting date and time as soon as I receive that information.

School News:

The Lady Savages volleyball team won another match last Tuesday with Council. Then Friday our Lady Savages played Garden Valley and won again. Saturday they had a tri-meet with Council and Tri Valley Saturday with yet another win. The volleyball girls will have had their last home game and Senior Night last night Tuesday, Oct. 4, honoring the three senior players: Sarah Laritz, Marissa Gubitosi, and Maddy Tucker and manager Bonnie Stewart. The Lady Savages will play Tri-Valley there Friday, Oct. 7, followed by the district tournament at McCall, Saturday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 18. Times to be announced. State tournament is set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, at Bonneville High School. Go Lady Savages!

Salmon River Savages football team won its game with Garden Valley last week. Senior Night for Savage football will be Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., playing Council. SRHS last football game of the season will be Friday, Oct. 28, with Cascade. Location to be announced soon. Go Savages!

Salmon River Middle School volleyball girls won their matches with Council; football boys did not win their Council game, but played hard. They will travel to Tri-Valley tomorrow, Oct. 6, with football at 5 p.m., and volleyball with games at 5 and 6 p.m. Middle school tournament will be held in Cambridge Friday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. Go Middle School Savages and Lady Savages!

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