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Riggins News: Little Salmon River sees ice pilings up to 15 inches thick



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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My second quote of 2017 is “Do one act of kindness each day of this year and change 365 lives.” Anthony Douglas Williams. You have 354 opportunities to change lives…and you know it will change your life, too!

Congratulations to our winners in the Riggins’ Hoop Shoot: Kingston Pyle, Rose Dischinger, Cordell Bovey, Raney Walters, Garret Shepherd, and Lotus Harper. They went to Grangeville Saturday for the next level of competition where Raney Walters placed second in her division. The other five played well, but did not place. I was told it was freezing in the gym to the extent that the main water line burst in the building. Brrrrr!

We’re sure having an unprecedented cold winter here in Idaho! Riggins has snow and winds and ice on the Little Salmon River that broke up over the weekend causing the river to rise some. The Little Salmon Riggins has ice pilings 5” to 15” thick. The Boise-Kuna area is suffering from the worst winter blizzard in 30 years! Schools were closed all last week except their first day back on Monday. Driving conditions were slick or cars were stuck and unable to drive. They have very little snow removal equipment available for all the roads and streets needing attended. The residents are doing their part in trying to keep their areas shoveled off…and I heard that was a full-time job. Stay warm and safe!

Salmon River High School basketball teams had their games canceled Saturday night due to severe winter weather.

Bingo on tap

RIGGINS — Bingo, sponsored by the Riggins Senior Citizens, will be held Wednesday the 8th at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center in the downstairs room. Bingo is for adults 18 years and older and is always a fun time for all. You win money when you “Bingo!” Money raised goes to the senior citizen group with their needs. There are goodies to munch on while you play Bingo.

The 2016 Riggins Santa’s Helpers would like to thank Kate and her staff at Cattleman’s Restaurant for hosting an amazing Christmas dinner for our Salmon River senior citizens. With donations collected by the City of Riggins and our generous sponsors, they were able to honor 25 senior citizens with a prime rib dinner. Kate knocked it out of the park with entertainment compliments of the Hollon girls and folks from ASK. They all enjoyed an evening of laughter, food and canyon fun including a ventriloquist show by Jim Thibedeaux. All the senior guests were full of Christmas spirit!

The Idaho Banana Co. has a new addition to its shop: Mary Lou now has her flower arrangement prep area in the new addition; there are new items in both shops. There is a new ADA bathroom for customers with an outside entrance convenient to the gazebo area. Stop by and see what special treasures, gifts, bouquets, or something unique for yourself are there…or just pick up some beer and wine. While you are there, be sure to check out the Two Ladies Antiques and its new great items.

Salmon River High School football and volleyball awards are supposed to be held tomorrow, Thursday Jan. 12. Check with SRHS office for details on time and place. I did not receive final details.

Salmon River High School and Riggins Elementary School students, teachers, and staff will have a four-day weekend Jan. 13-16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Monday, Jan. 16. Enjoy!

Riggins EMTs need more EMTs in our Salmon River Canyon as well as more ambulance drivers. Contact the Riggins City Hall to let them know you are interested. Prominently display your house number on the road so the EMTs and ambulance drivers can easily find you if you have an emergency situation.

Senior citizen lunches are still being served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Chevron Station. Plan now to enjoy lunch with friends and neighbors.

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.

Bingo, sponsored by the Riggins Senior Citizens, will be held Wednesday the 8th at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center in the downstairs room. Bingo is for adults 18 years and older and is always a fun time for all. You win money when you “Bingo!” Money raised goes to the senior citizen group with their needs. There are goodies to munch on while you play Bingo. Check it out for a fun night with your friends and neighbors.



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