Riggins News: Lady Savages on their way to state

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote of the week is “When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them…it may take seconds to say, but for them, it could last a lifetime.”

Congratulations to The Salmon River Lady Savages! They are on their way to State Basketball Tournament with a 69-47 win over Council in District play Tuesday, Feb. 7, earning them the title of District Champions of the Long Pin League 1AD2. Our girls will play their first game tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6:15 p.m., at Nampa High School in Nampa. School will be dismissed early Thursday so everyone who wants may go cheer on our Lady Savages.

Women with Bait Fishing Tournament is going full force…there are a lot of women fishing and competing for prizes all month long. The women are on the river with their guides and boat drivers trying to make the catch of the day and the month.

The Salmon River PTO meeting is this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m., in the Riggins Elementary lunchroom. The PTO sponsors many school activities, programs, and events; you are invited to be a part of the excitement.

Roger Rashok has been named Community Volunteer by Riggins Mayor Glenna McClure. The Riggins City Council would like to thank Roger for his dedication to the Canyon community. Roger and his wife, Kathy, moved to our area six years ago and have been supporting the Riggins community since. They are both active in their church and never miss a Salmon River High School game and the opportunity to encourage our local kids. Roger is an asset to the Riggins City Fire Department volunteering his time and attention to the needs of the department. Kudos, Roger!

The Riggins City Park Stage Project is full steam ahead! The renovation will expand the concrete stage, add a roof, some lighting, and a much-needed secure storage space. The city has received donations of $15,300 at this time with $10,500 from the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, a large donation from a longtime resident, and, of course, proceeds from our Rattle the Canyon Musical Festival last summer. This is a large undertaking that “takes a village” to see completed. At present, they are looking for donations of materials, labor/skills, and cash to make it happen. You volunteer and/or make those donations right at the Riggins City Hall.

Susan Hollenbeak has received certificate of achievement for the basic cataloging and classification course. She presented all of the preschool kiddos with their own Hide and Hug Olaf book and plush purchased by the library through First Book National Book Bank. Kudos, Susan!

Special thanks to SRHS ag shop students from the City of Riggins. Recently, our City Public Works Department needed some metal fabrication work done and learned that the SRHS ag shop students were looking for a good project. Shop teacher Ty Medley and ag students agreed to help the city with this need. The public works staff drew up the plans; the ag students made them to perfection. Kudos, SRHS Ag class.

Free cooking classes will be offered in Riggins beginning Friday, March 3. These “Cooking Matters” classes are sponsored by the Idaho Food Bank in partnership with the Salmon River Senior Nutrition Education Program. The classes will run for six weeks and will be held every Friday from 2-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Topics include preparing nutritious and delicious food on a budget and using safe cooking techniques. Participants will receive a bag of free groceries after each class to take home and prepare for their families while practicing the skills learned in class. Those who complete the course will receive a recipe book, graduation certificate, and a gift bag. Call Linda Hieter at 628-3780 to reserve a place in the class and get information.

Riggins Rodeo Queen tryouts for the 2017 Riggins Rodeo will be held Saturday, March 11. Contact Lynda Mann at 241-8822 cell or 628-3670.

Salmon River Art Guild art show and sale, “March Miniature Madness,” is set for Saturday, March 18, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird, 8 a.m. -3 p.m. PST. This is a great opportunity to get out for lunch, visit the artists, and enjoy artwork. All items are “miniature” in size and are priced $50 or less. Salmon River Art Guild is celebrating its 53rd year of creating art along the Salmon River.

Free cooking classes available

RIGGINS — Free cooking classes will be offered in Riggins beginning Friday, March 3. These “Cooking Matters” classes are sponsored by the Idaho Food Bank in partnership with the Salmon River Senior Nutrition Education Program. The classes will run for six weeks and will be held every Friday from 2-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Topics include preparing nutritious and delicious food on a budget and using safe cooking techniques. Participants will receive a bag of free groceries after each class to take home and prepare for their families while practicing the skills learned in class. Those who complete the course will receive a recipe book, graduation certificate, and a gift bag. Call Linda Hieter at 628-3780.

The PTO annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Riggins Elementary School grounds Saturday, April 15; more details are forthcoming.

Salmon River PTO Color The Canyon has been set for Saturday, April 22. They will have a website open for registration soon. This is a fun family run, so walkers, runners, even runners with strollers are welcome. If you are unable to participate in the run, but would like to be a volunteer or donate money, let Hannah McClure or other members of the committee know.

You are still invited to walk in the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room Monday-Thursday mornings between 8-9:30 a.m., to exercise and be out of the cold. Park in the parking lot, not at the building.

Fit and Fall Proof Exercise Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., at the Salmon River Community Church in its fellowship hall in the back. Everyone is invited to attend; the class really helps with strengthening and balance.

Yoga in the Canyon with Mariah Crump meets Monday-Wednesday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30-10 a.m. Drop-ins are welcome; $5 per class.

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