Riggins News: Lady Savages are district champs

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is “The most valuable asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love with an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.”

Congratulations Lady Savages as 1A Division II District 3 Volleyball Champions! What a way to end a wonderful winning season with a championship win! Now on to the state tournament in Idaho Falls Friday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m., at Bonneville High School. Go Lady Savages, Go!

Let’s all go to the community pep rally and send-off for the Lady Savages Volleyball Team tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 26, approximately 5 p.m., on the field immediately following the SRHS last football game of the season which begins at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Yes, the 2016 Long Pin League Conference Champions Salmon River Savages last football game of the season is today Wednesday, October 26, at 3:00 p.m. at the SRHS field with Cascade Ramblers. Get up to the football field and cheer on our Savages! Then stay for the volleyball girls’ Community Pep Rally and send-off for state tourney!

There will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 27, so fans and family may go to Idaho Falls to cheer on the Lady Savages volleyball!

Halloween is this coming Monday, Oct. 31. Kiddos going trick or treating need to be accompanied by an adult and carry lights if they are out after dark. A good rule of thumb is to go to houses of friends and family. Have a happy and safe Halloween.

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 please get out and vote.

Riggins Fall Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Salmon Rapids Lodge Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m.-l p.m. To make an appointment, call Kris at 628-3572 or Joy at 628-3224.

Riggins Secret Santa Helper applications are available at the Riggins City Hall and the Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop until this coming Monday, Oct. 31. If you know anyone who needs help with Christmas dinner and gifts this season, the canyon is ready to help.

Jet Boater’s Winter Ball is Dec. 10

RIGGINS — Jet Boater’s Winter Ball, fund-raiser 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 to midnight. Cost is $40 per person. Call 628-3322 or 628-3615 to RSVP. Dance is open to the public at 8:30, $10 per person.

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 no later than Oct. 31.

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. For local folks, it will be on display in New Meadows Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 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 Air Center. Guess we’ll see it in Riggins as it travels north through Riggins on Highway 95.

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 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.

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!

Jet Boater’s Winter Ball, fund-raiser 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 to midnight. The event is $40 per person and reservations are required as space is limited. Call 628-3322 or 628-3615 to RSVP. Dance is open to the public at 8:30, $10 per person.

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