Riggins News: Art guild show set for this weekend

Salmon River Junior Senior High School in Riggins held its homecoming Sept. 23. Johnny Shepherd was crowned homecoming king and Marissa Gubitosi was crowned queen.

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Salmon River Junior Senior High School in Riggins held its homecoming Sept. 23. Johnny Shepherd was crowned homecoming king and Marissa Gubitosi was crowned queen.

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face and body…and more to do with your heart and how you treat people.”

Happy autumn! Wow! The colors are changing from green to red, orange, gold, and brown. Take some time to take a drive up the river or into the canyon or up into the mountains; beauty is everywhere.

September is going, going, going, gone this Friday! October will be filled with lots more activities both in the community and at school. If you have something you would like in the Riggins News, contact me by Sunday afternoons as I send my news Sunday evenings.

The annual Fall Salmon River Art Guild Show is this weekend with the judging Friday, Sept. 30, followed by the show open to the public Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.MDT at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Gem Stop. Prize money of up to $1,175 will be awarded in the following categories: oil/acrylic, watercolor/water media, other (pastels, drawing), sculpture, photography landscape and photography open. All regional artists, 18 and older, of fine art media are invited to enter the 2016 Regional Art Show in Riggins, Friday, Sept. 30. The event judge for the show is Valeria Yost of Clearwater. Special rates are being offered to attendees at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. Call toll free 877-957-2743 for reservations, and ask for the “Salmon River Art Guild” group rate. For information write to: SRAG, PO Box 32, White Bird, ID 83554 or call Nancy Gresham at 839-2493, Kathryn Van Acker at 839-2808, or Gloria Teats at 839-2305 or contact SRAG by e-mail to: srag.idaho@gmail.com.

Bingo Night sponsored by the Salmon River Senior Citizens will be next 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 had lots of fun!

The annual Anniversary Open House Wine and Beer Tasting Party at the Two Ladies Antiques, adjacent to the Idaho Banana Company at1120 South Main Street, is next Friday, Oct. 7. Everyone is invited to help celebrate; there will be finger foods as well as the wine and beer. It is a great time to visit with friends and neighbors and meet some new people.

The annual Auction and Lasagna Fundraiser at the Salmon River Community Church for funding for our church senior citizen program is next Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come to a super night filled with great buys and lot 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 much more.

Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Everyone is invited to have lunch there. Ask a friend to lunch and help support their lunch program.

Shoeboxes for kids in the works

RIGGINS — Salmon River Community Church is helping support the “Operation Christmas Child” program again this year. If you are interested in the Samaritian’s Purse Christmas Shoebox project, you may pick up the information at the church and begin filling your box with things for kids. The boxes need to be filled in October to be ready to send for arrival for Christmas.

SRHS volleyball girls were winners again with Cascade at their homecoming game last Tuesday night. Their last home game will be Oct. 4 with Meadows Valley. Be sure to get to the games and cheer on our Savages and Lady Savages. They are amazing!

Though the Salmon River Savages did not win its 2016 homecoming football game with Lapwai last Friday, they played tough and well. They will play one more home football game with Council Oct. 14 in Riggins…then the last home game with Cascade Oct. 28 in New Meadows so New Meadows can have its own homecoming game, since some New Meadows High School guys are members of our SRHS football team. Go root for these amazing guys!

SRHS Homecoming King Johnny Shepherd and Queen Marissa Gubitosi, both seniors, were crowned at halftime with juniors Devan Branstetter and Miranda Hoffander, sophmores Canyon Harper and Chevelle Shepherd, and freshman Ethan Shepherd and Lexi Pottenger as their royal court. Homecoming week was a busy and fun week for SRHS students and staff. SRHS students were treated to a dinner at River Rock Saturday night followed by an outdoor movie at the SRHS football field in leiu of the traditional homecoming dance.

Salmon River Middle School’s last home game will be tomorrow, Sept. 29, 5 p.m., with Council. They will have one more away game Oct. 6 at Tri Valley at 3 p.m. Go help cheer on the middle school athletes.

Salmon River Community Church is helping support the “Operation Christmas Child” program again this year. If you are interested in the Samaritian’s Purse Christmas Shoebox project, you may pick up the information at the church and begin filling your box with things for kids. The boxes need to be filled in October to be ready to send for arrival for Christmas.

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