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Riggins News: Rain drives some away from event


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins.

Bingo night, sponsored by the Senior Citizen group, will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for all those 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone.

“Rattle the Canyon” with music, friends, and fun held last Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Riggins City Park sponsored by the City of Riggins and the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce was great, though the rain kept lots of people inside or sent some home about 8:30 p.m. This first event was set up to help raise funds for the construction of a new stage in the Riggins City Park which will bring opportunity to our canyon with unlimited possibilities of live music, theater, movies in the park! Donations are accepted at Riggins City Hall or to the Chamber of Commerce.

Salmon River High School Football won its first home game with Prairie last Friday. They will play their homecoming game with Lapwai this Friday, Sept. 23, with one more home game with Council Oct 14, and the last home game with Cascade Oct. 28 to be held in New Meadows, so New Meadows can have its own homecoming game. (There are some New Meadows High School guys who are members of our SRHS football team).

Senior News:

RIGGINS — The River Senior Citizens, sponsors of the Riggins Community Food Pantry, will have it open the fourth Tuesday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. Free food for all those in need; no income verification required. Call Nightfeather 628-2394.

The River Senior Citizens are running the local transit in the Salmon River corridor and are looking for funds to assist with the purchase of a newer vehicle as an integral part of plans to expand the service. They offer a free shuttle every Wednesday to Grangeville, making stops along the way if people call in to use the shuttle for medical services, pharmacy, banks, shopping, eateries, and more. The shuttle is open to the general public with priority seating to senior citizens, disabled, those with medical appointments. Call 628-2394 to reserve a seat 48 hours in advance. Funding is supported through joint efforts between Syringa Auxiliary and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce. Donations are accepted to ensure the continuance of this program. Call Linda at 628-3780 or Nightfeather at 628-2394.

Homecoming week is going on this week with each day dedicated to a specific type of dress for the day culminating with the homecoming game Friday, Sept 23, 7 p.m. See you there!

SRHS Volleyball girls were winners again! The last two home games will be Sept. 27, with Council, and Oct. 4 with Meadows Valley. Be sure to get to the games and cheer on the Savages and Lady Savages. Get your complete schedule at the SRHS office.

Salmon River Middle School home games will be Thursday, Sept. 22 with Cascade at 5 p.m., and Sept. 29, 5 p.m., with Council. Away games are Sept. 8 at Meadows Valley at 3:50 p.m., Sept 15 at Garden Valley at 1:30 p.m., and Oct. 6, Tri Valley at 3 p.m. Go help cheer on the middle school athletes.

The Two Ladies Antiques, adjacent to the Idaho Banana Company at 1120 South Main Street, is having its annual Anniversary Open House Wine and Beer Tasting Party Saturday, Oct. 7. Everyone is invited to help celebrate. The Two Ladies Antiques will have its Christmas Open House Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, with a wine and beer tasting party Friday the 18th and Christmas shopping both days.

Remember the three little libraries where you can get books to read or take books for others to read are located at the Crump’s Riverside RV Park, the Idaho Banana Co, and the Lucile Post Office.

Lots of remodeling going on in Riggins. The Two Rivers Coffee Shop added a room for their new coffee roaster making more room in their main room. River Adventures turned the former Rodeo Club into a clothing store/river guide office. The Idaho Banana Company, Inc., is adding a new addition to the store. Silver Creek Realty is making some great changes. The house across the street from us is undergoing a complete makeover inside and out. The house three houses down from us continues to have beautiful changes made.


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