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Riggins News: Six in Shepherd family to receive awards


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote for the week is so sweet: “No matter how old you both get, never stop holding hands, never stop dancing, and never stop saying, ‘I love you’ to each other.”

Lee Simonson is turning 100 years young and will be honored with a birthday celebration this Sunday April 2, at the Salmon River Community Church following the morning service about 12:30 p.m. Shhhhh, mum’s the word, but we want to shower him with 100 birthday cards for this very special event! If you cannot be at the party, drop your card off or send it to the Salmon River Community Church.

Derek Olson is presumed drowned following an early morning accident March 19, 2017. Derek is the son of Dave Olson, husband of Felicia Olson, father of two little ones, Evan and Shasha, and friend of many. Derek was a happy guy with a loving smile. More details will be found elsewhere in the Idaho County Free Press.

There are six members of the Shepherd family who will be receiving awards at the third district coaches association fall/winter sports banquet April 5. Congratulations to Pat, JC, Charlie, Sharsti, Paula, and Josi for your love of kids and sports, your coaching expertise, and your time with our kids.

No Foolin’…you are invited to the Spring wine tasting party at 1120 South Main Street Saturday, April 1st from 6-8 p.m, at the Idaho Banana Co & Two Ladies’ Antiquities, Artiquities & Rusiquities. They will be serving Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards wines, and TBD beer at their Spring Open House. DBA Hannah Rose will be playing her ukulele for your musical entertainment for the evening. See you there.

Fiddlers to play April 18

RIGGINS — The Riggins Fiddlers will present another great music program Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m., at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room featuring fiddles, mandolins, and guitars…sometimes a drum or a flute as well as some “singalong” tunes. Someone usually recites or reads a poem. Refreshments are usually served at the end of the program mixed in with great visiting…the time together is priceless. There is plenty of parking, so come on in for your musical enjoyment.

“Bingo,” sponsored by the Riggins Senior Citizens for funds for their programs, is set for Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., for adults 18 years and older at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. They serve water, snacks, and lots of fun! Hope to see you there.

Spring break for Salmon River students, teacher, and staff actually began Friday, March 24, with classes resuming Monday, April 3.

The full pink moon will appear in the night sky Tuesday, April 11. Plan to spend some night sky watching…you will be glad you did.

The 33rd annual Jet Boat Races and activities will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 14,15, 16, sponsored by the Salmon River Jet Boat committee. Friday, April 14, will feature the show & shine “Boat Show” and welcome barbecue starting at 6 p.m., on the Salmon Rapids Motel grounds; $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5 and older, under 5 free. Saturday, April 15, will find jet boaters racing all day on the Salmon River “River of No Return” beginning at 10 a.m., MST with two laps or one turnaround followed by a break until one, then four laps or two turnarounds. Fireworks display will begin at dusk at the Riggins City Park. Sunday morning, April 16, the races will begin at 10 a.m., with four laps or two turnarounds. Awards ceremony and banquet will be held at Salmon River Inn Sunday afternoon after the race has been completed. Race teams from Canada and the United States will be competing for not only cash prize awards, but also bragging rights for racing the famous “River of No Return” and having raced the most exciting and longest running river jet Boat Race in the U.S.A.! Race Class sponsors are Rogers Toyota, American Turbine, Salmon Rapids Lodge, and Salmon River Helicopter. See you there!

The annual Riggins Easter egg hunt sponsored by the PTO will be held Saturday, April 15, noon at the Riggins Elementary School playground. Divisions will be baby-2 year olds; 3 year olds-kindergarten; 1st-2nd graders; and 3rd and 4th graders. There will be the famous Gold Egg, Silver Egg, and Big $5 egg winner in each division. Each child participating will receive 50 cents in addition to candy, prizes, and money in the eggs. Donate your plastic eggs back to the PTO; they will have plastic bags available. Bring friends and cousins; there are always lots of Easter eggs to go around.

The annual White Bird Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m., at the White Bird Rec District (the old school grounds) for all kiddos ages baby-12 years old. Hot dogs will be available after the hunt. There will be lots of fun there.

The Salmon River Community Church will hold its Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, April 16, 8 a.m. MST outside at the Steelhead Inn, 14 miles North of Riggins. Easter breakfast will follow with mcmuffins, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice. There will also be an Easter Service at 11 a.m., at the church followed by a potluck Easter dinner in the fellowship room. Everyone is invited to attend either or both services.

Riggins Assembly of God Church will serve Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. in their fellowship hall followed by Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and Easter service at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of these Easter activities.

Color the Canyon 5K 2017, sponsored by the Riggins PTO, will be held Saturday, April 22, beginning at the Riggins Elementary School. Contact Hannah McClure at 469-0499 or Karen Akins at 628-4101.

This is a warning regarding honey bee swarms. Understand that the bees are not building a nest, but are simply resting. They swarm the queen to protect her. Do not spray them…just leave them alone…99 percent of the time they will be gone the next day.


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