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Riggins News: Kids can learn to kayak in July, August


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only a few have the same friend in all stages of life.” You know who you are.

Summer Reading Program, “Read, Build, Create, Explore,” at The Salmon River Public Library led by Susan Hollenbeak will begin next Wednesday, June 28, 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. They will meet again Thursday, July 6, Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and Aug. 2, and 9 at 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to provide snacks, a craft or just help with the kiddos; thanks in advance for your help. Thank you to John and Jennifer Llewellyn and Riggins Whitewater Market for donating bookmarks and magnets to the summer reading program.

All ladies are invited to a send-off luncheon for Kathy Scheline, Saturday, June 24, at the Riggins Assembly of God Church at 12:30 p.m. Kathy and Pastor Cliff are retiring and moving to their ranch in Donnelly.

Want to learn to kayak? Dare to Kayak will be offing another program this summer introducing our kids to all the opportunities that surround them for paddling as a means to live a healthy, drug-free life. They will be joining with the Salmon River Dive Team to teach water safety and conservation on the Salmon River. Using a beach eddy, students are able to learn to paddle in a controlled environment. Classes are July 18-19, Aug. 15-16, and Aug. 27 with a barbecue and fun float/surf with family. Class size is limited. Contact Devon Barker-Hicks at 412-0319 or

The newly formed Salmon River Growers and Crafters Guild is now offering a local market every Saturday morning from 8-11 a.m., and Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. in the Idaho Banana Company Orchard in Riggins. Linda says, “Come and join this fun community event and see the locally produced food and handmade items.” For more information, contact Linda Hieter at 628-3780.

Hot Summer Nights

RIGGINS -- Hot Summer Nights 2017 will be sizzling Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29 in the Riggins City Park…with the new hot stage! The Famous Riggins Talent Show as well as the wonderful “Canyon Camillions” will be featured Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. Start now “getting your act together” for big money prizes in three divisions: Youth, Theme, and Non-theme. Contact Tracy Bird at 628-3350 at Main Street Hair if you want to sign up for the Talent Show; must be registered by Wednesday, July 26, 5 p.m. The Cool Car Show sponsored by Jerry’s Auto in McCall will be held Saturday, June 29. The cars will begin rolling in at noon; car show is 4-8 p.m. Call Wayne at 628-3254 to register. DJ Scribbles will be grinding out tunes for you beginning at noon while games, water slide, face painting, food booths are ongoing. Saturday night will be a traditional family dance in the park featuring J.R. & The Stingrays playing music for dancing and listening. More exciting things next week.

Riggins Elementary fifth grade class with teacher Mrs. Tracy Travis prepares, plants, and harvests garden vegetables; students consume most produce during the school year. They sell some of the summer produce to the River Rock Restaurant. To donate funds contact Tracy Travis at 628-3476.

Looking for a few more men and women who would like to help lift up some of our military stones in the Riggins Cemetery. Patty and Gary Solberg are heading up this project. Call 628-3633.

The Riggins Motel, 615 South Main Street, is under new management; stop in and get acquainted. They want to be your go-to place for fishing, hunting, getting away from it all, and for all the Riggins’ wonderful events. Call 628-3001 or toll free 1-800-699-6739.

Jim and Linda Kern are the new owners of the property where the ETC Shop is located here in Riggins. They will continue to house the ETC Shop that raises money for ASK, After School Kids program, for our Salmon River kids pre-school - seniors in high school. Stop by and see the great buys and help our ASK program…you will be glad you did.

Bingo in July will be held at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station Wednesday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. All-American cash prizes are exciting! Games are varied! Fun is everywhere! Come one and all, ages 18 and older. Funds are for a van for our local senior citizens that takes them to Grangeville and McCall for medical or dental and/or shopping needs.

All class members of the Class of 1967 and spouses are invited to their 50th class reunions 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.

The Class of 1979 is celebrating its 40th Reunion in two years; LaDeene Bedard is currently looking for class photos for this class from first grade-12th grade. Contact LaDeene to let her know you have these photos. (Hers burned in a house fire).


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