RIGGINS My quote of the week is “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”
“Bingo” at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station is tonight, Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes are exciting! Come one and all. Funds are for the senior citizens of our area. (An English teacher stated that “before” is a word, not a Bingo number “B4” as many are using in texts).
The White Bird Art Show and Sale hosted by the Salmon River Art Guild will be held Saturday, June 17, at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., PDT. Stop by and watch live painting demonstrations, participate in the silent auction, vote for the People’s Choice award, and enjoy the arts and crafts displayed for sale by our talented local artists.
SRHS is excited to be hosting a Spike Frog Volleyball Camp June 15-17 open to 6th -12th graders. This will be a fast-paced, competitive camp with players grouped according to ability. Go to www.SpikeFrog.org>Programs>Out of State Camp.
Pastor Cliff and Kathy Scheline are retiring from ministry at Riggins Assembly of God Church as of July 2. Pastor Cliff will preach his last message Sunday, July 2, followed by a dinner and farewell of nearly 22 years in Riggins; 47 years in ministry. They are moving to their ranch in Donnelly. “We are being put out to pasture!” said Pastor Scheline with a twinkle in his eye. They will sure be missed here. Kudos for all you have done here in our Salmon River canyon and congratulations on your retirement.
Big Water Blow Out 2017 was a splashing success! Lots of brave souls took float trips on the Big Salmon River with our local river guides Saturday morning while others just joined the fun at Riggins City Park. The famous Dutch Oven Cookoff was a hit with great food being served to all who attended; prizes were awarded to the winners in each division of cooking. While the Salmon River roared loudly on the banks of the City Park, music and dancing completed the night.
Kenny Swan, 60 years old of Riggins, went into the Little Salmon River Tuesday, May 30, as he swerved to miss being hit by an oncoming car, two miles south of Riggins. Friends, family, and divers were on the scene within minutes looking for him and his dog, but to no avail. If you see anything suspicious in the river, please contact the Idaho County Sheriff at 983-1100.
Kathyrn Van Acker of White Bird is featured in our local magazine, The Ruralite. Kathyrn loves art and is passionate about it. Kathyrn and husband, Paul, have lived in the White Bird area for 20 years and are very active in their community. Find a Ruralite and read her entire wonderful story.
Salmon River PTO Birthday Calendars are available for $5 each; contact Mariah Crump or Hannah McClure.
Yoga group meets weekdays
RIGGINS — Yoga in the Canyon meets every weekday morning 8:30-9:30 a.m., located at the base of the Seven Devils Road No. 5. Classes are $5 for drop-ins; you are invited to inquire about monthly fees. Call Mariah Rose at 596-8262.
Hikin for Healthy Hooters 2017 T-shirts are available; contact Patty Solberg at 628-3633.
Many of the military gravestones in Riggins Cemetery have begun to sink and need to be lifted up and reinforcement added to the bottom. Patty Solberg has a great community project that calls for help from others. Her husband Gary is helping to make reinforcements. If you can lend some help, call her at 628-3633.
The Riggins Park Stage Project needs volunteers to help build the new improved stage; get on the call list by contacting Clyde Hirst at 628-3615. Donations and grants are coming in as well as materials to help complete this stage by 2017 Hot Summer Nights the end of July. 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.
Hot Summer Nights 2017 will be sizzling Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, in the Riggins City Park. The Famous Riggins Talent Show as well as the wonderful “Canyon Camillions” will be featured Friday night beginning at 7 p.m.…begin now “getting your act together” for big money prizes in three divisions, Youth, Theme, and Non-theme. Contact Tracy Bird at Main Street Hair if you want to sign up for the Talent Show. Saturday night will be the traditional family dance in the park with another great band creating tunes just for you. There are lots more activities and events that will are forthcoming in this Riggins column.
The class of 1967 will be holding its 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. All class members and spouses are invited. Call Diane at 628-4106.