RIGGINS My fourth quote of 2017 is “When you are young, your grandparents try to tell you their history and you don’t care because it does not interest you at the time. Later on, you wish you had written down what they said.” *This might be the year to ask your grandparents’ to tell their stories while you write down or record and have for later. Their stories really are a treasure to behold.
Our Salmon River canyon lost another dear friend, Bob Spanton, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, with his sweet wife Mary, his sister, Dolly, and her husband, and Father Dick by his side. Bob will be remembered for his great smile, personable way, and wonderful stories…true or otherwise. Bob’s memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Riggins at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck dinner at the Salmon River Community Church Fellowship Room.
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, football game and activities at Summervilles will be supporting the Salmon River Booster Club. There will be a drawing for prizes including lots of shirts, Legacy backpack, Firefly golf bag, Keystone tent, Rockstar snow board, Rockstar suitcase and five bottles of wine…one bottle will have a $100 bill attached to it. You must have tickets to win; tickets may be purchased for $1 each…every drink purchase during the game earns a ticket as well. Absolutely 100 percent of the drawing proceeds will be donated to the Salmon River Booster Club for our Salmon River kids.
Do you need a great place to go for lunch Tuesdays at noon? The Riggins Community Center located behind Gems Chevron Station serves a wonderful lunch for a small fee. The Senior Citizens Group welcomes you to have lunch with them; enjoy lunch with friends and neighbors.
“Bingo!” The Senior Citizens Group will hold its February Bingo the second Wednesday, Feb, 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center in its downstairs room for adults 18 years old and older. When you “Bingo,” you get cash! Join the fun and visit with neighbors and friends at Bingo.
The 2017 Volunteer Firemen’s Valentine Ball sponsored by the White Bird Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 PST at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird. There will be a live and a silent auction fund-raiser, which supports our volunteer firemen from Riggins to Grangeville. Invite your friends and have a sweet Valentine’s date with your honey. Contact Barb Lowe 839-2444.
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.
The Salmon River PTO sponsors many school activities, programs, and events including the Community Birthday Calendar now for 60 years! Next PTO meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m., in the Riggins Elementary lunchroom.
Fit and Fall Proof Exercise Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 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. For information, contact Mariah.