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Riggins News: Bible school set to begin this Monday


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” — Tom Bodett

VBS begins this coming Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Salmon River Community Church led by the Texas Team. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. All kiddos, friends, cousins, and neighbors 4 years old through 5th graders are invited to join the Texas Team for a super week of Bible stories, games, songs, and crafts. Come a bit early to miss the rush.

Just a week and two days until Hot Summer Nights 2017! If you could find some time to give a little help to the finishing of the stage in Riggins City Park, contact Clyde Hirst at 628-3615 for the work schedule. Several businesses as well as private individuals have made generous donations to help fund materials; several individuals have lent a helping hand even in this hot sun. If you would like to make a donation of money, you may do so at the Riggins City Hall; if you would like to make a donation of materials call Clyde for specifics.

Produce, crafts available

RIGGINS — Salmon River Growers and Crafters have fresh produce, jams, jellies, unique crafts, and more at an open market at The Idaho Banana Company Orchard Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m., and Tuesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. Bring your local produce and/or crafts to sell…or stop and buy fresh produce and unique crafts. Contact Linda Hieter at 628-3780.

“Get your act together” now for big money prizes, $1,500 worth, in the Famous Hot Summer Nights Talent Show with three divisions: Youth-younger than 13, Theme, and Non-theme. Contact Tracy Bird at 628-3350 at Main Street Hair now to sign up for the talent show; you must be registered by next Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. Acts limited to a total of 30.

The Cool Car Show sponsored by Jerry’s Auto in McCall will begin at noon Saturday the 29th. Call Wayne now at 628-3254 to register your car; no entry fee…and great benefits accompany your registration.

Class of 1967 and spouses are invited to their 50th class reunion Saturday, July 29, from 1-3 p.m., for hors d’ oeuvres and visiting in the lower level of the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Call Diane 628-4106 to let her know you will be here.

Anyone wanting to go Silverwood and needs tickets for Thursday, Aug. 3, and/or Friday, Aug. 4th, contact Rhonda at ASK (628-2770) or home (628-3493). It’s a fantastic deal: Regular price tickets are $48 (general) and $25 (discount). Your price for one day: $24 (general) / $17 (discount) Your price for both days: $23 each (general) and $16 each (discount).

“Build a Better World” is the theme of the Summer Reading Program at Riggins City Library led by Susan Hollenbeak on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. The last four reading dates are Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and Aug. 2 and 9, at 11 a.m. Kudos to all the kiddos, Miss Susan, and the volunteers who have helped make this summer reading program a great success.

The Salmon River Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Tuesday, Aug. 8 and Wednesday, Aug. 9. Call Kris Catherman or Joy Swift to set up your appointment. Be a hero; help save a life with your blood donation.

Shiloh Bible Camp in Donnelly, Idaho is going strong. High School camp is holding forth this week, July 17-22; 3rd and 4th grade camp is July 24-28. Anyone in these age groups is invited to attend. Contact Pastor Jim Thibodeaux, Debbie Shaw, or Jeannie Fitch or go to


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