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Riggins News: Pinehurst Quilters to hold quilt, craft auction Saturday


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Love isn’t what you say. Love is what you do.”

Quilt and Craft Auction by the Pinehurst Quilters is this 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. Several of the beautiful quilts are on display at the Pine Tree Credit Union as well as many other handmade items in the display case at Riggins City hall. Take time to take a look at these treasures. Contact Laurie Blackner at 628-3642.

Hannah McClure, Salmon River PTO president, would like to invite you all to the October meeting this evening, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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.

“Let’s go to the movies….” at the Salmon River Community Church this Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., entitled “God’s Not Dead 2.”

There will be a Sheriff Town Hall Meeting in Riggins Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center with Carlos Matrtinez. Visit for more information.

Jet Boaters 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. This is a chance to dust off your fancy duds and dance to Joaquin, Verna and Dave. No-host cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m.; dinner of prime rib and devil’s shrimp at 7 p.m.; dance 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The event is $40 per person; reservations are required and space is limited. Call 628-3322 or 628-3615 to RSVP. Dance is open to public at 8:30 p.m., $10 per person.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at The Salmon River Heritage Center or at the Canyon Pines RV Park depending on your precinct area. Be sure you are registered to vote and get out and vote. It is our patriotic duty.

Santa Helper, Christmas Giving Tree gearing up for holiday season

RIGGINS — Riggins Secret Santa Helper applications are available at the Riggins City Hall and the Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop now through Oct. 31. If you know anyone who needs help with Christmas dinner and gifts this season, there is help. Applicants are eligible if they have children in school or are home schooling children 18 years and younger, and live in the Salmon River School District. We are grateful for the support of the Salmon River community and beyond keeping the tradition of giving strong! Return applications to the Riggins City Hall or the Tourist Trap.

The Christmas Giving Tree will be displayed at Umpqua Bank Nov. 1 -30. We encourage you to take a tag from the Giving Tree and help a family out this Christmas! Remember the four rules of gift-giving this year. Give something they want, something they wear, something they read, and something they need! Gifts may be taken unwrapped to the Riggins City Hall anytime; gift wrapping will be Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the Riggins Community Center, 9 a.m. until finished. Food boxes will be readied Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Food boxes and gifts will be distributed Wednesday, Dec. 21. noon-3 p.m. Call Michelle at 628-4020 with any questions.

America’s Capitol Christmas Tree 2016 for Washington D.C. will be a mighty spruce from the Payette National Forest in Idaho which will be toured throughout Idaho in November. It will be displayed in Boise, Monday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Idaho State Capitol, 700 W Jefferson St. For local folks, it will be on display in New Meadows, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 9 – 10 a.m., at 101 Virginia Street, then pass through Riggins on its way to Grangeville where it will be displayed from 1 – 3 p.m. at Grangeville Senior Center. Guess we’ll see it in Riggins as it travels north on Highway 95 that morning!

Riggins Christmas Bazaar 2016 will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street. Vendor forms are now available on or contact Jacki Campbell at 628-3742 or 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.

Christmas is coming much more quickly than ever! The Riggins Christmas Tree Lighting and hayride will be Friday, Dec. 2. Everyone is invited to go Christmas caroling on the hayride, then back to the Two Coffees Coffee Shop for hot drinks, more singing, and the lighting of the tree! The more the merrier…we always have lots of fun!

School News:

Lady Savage volleyball team won their match Saturday at the district tourney and will play the championship game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., at McCall Donnelly High school with the winner getting an automatic bid to state! The Lady Savages have played well and had a winning season. Go Lady Savages! Drive up to McCall and cheer them on to victory.

The Salmon River Savage Football boys won their senior night game in a big way with the Council Lumberjacks. Seven senior football players honored last Friday night were SRHS Stephen Hackler, Johnny Shepherd, Gabriel Gonzalez, Clayton Shepherd, Tucker Boyd along with New Meadows students who play football at SRHS, Brandon Wittel and Jordan Parham; they received balloons, cookies, candy, and other congratulatory gifts. SRHS last football game of the season will be with Cascade at the SRHS field…it was tentatively planned to be held in New Meadows, but that did not work out, so the date of sometime in the last week of October will be announced soon. The Savages have a by this week. Go Savages!


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