RIGGINS My quote for the week is “Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth…for what they believe is what they will become.”
Salmon River High School sent six athletes to the state track meet who placed in the district tournament last week: Sarah Laritz, second in high jump and 110 hurdles; Johnny Shepherd, second in pole vault; Peyton Baugh, third in pole vault; Ethan Shepherd, fourth in pole vault; Canyon Harper, second in 300 hurdles; Chevelle Shepherd, second in pole vault, discus, and 300 hurdles, and fourth in 110 hurdles. Chevelle Shepherd took first in girls pole vault at a height of 10’3 1/2” which set a new 1A state record for girls. Canyon Harper placed sixth in the 300 men’s 300 hurdles. Congratulations to Chevelle and Canyon!
Salmon River High School seniors baccalaureate was Monday, May 22, at the Salmon River Community Church at 7 p.m. A time of fellowship and finger foods followed the ceremony for the SRHS class of 2017, their parents, families, and friends.
Awards night, sponsored by the PTO for Salmon River students K-12 as well as honoring our class of 2017, will be tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, at the Salmon River multi-purpose room with dinner beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the awards program at 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to help honor our Salmon River students; bring a covered dish of salad, vegetables, or dessert; meat potatoes, rolls, and drinks will be provided by the PTO.
Salmon River High School graduation for the class of 2017 is this Friday, May 26, in the Salmon River High School main gym at 7 p.m., for 11 graduates: Tucker Boyd, Matthew Evans, Gabe Gonzales, Marissa Gubitosi, Stephan Hackler, Lee Joyce, Sarah Laritz, Clayton Shepherd, Johnny Shepherd, Bonnie Stewart, and Maddy Tucker. Graduation is open to families friends, and community members to help honor our Class of 2017. A graduation party for all the seniors will follow the graduation in the SRHS multi-purpose room with cake and finger foods.
Riggins kindergarten graduation at Riggins Elementary School is tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. Riggins Elementary fifth grade advancement is tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m., at the Riggins Elementary School.
There will no school May 29 as it is Memorial Day. June 1 is the last day of school with a barbecue at Riggins Elementary followed by early release for the summer!
The Salmon River American Legion Post will hold its annual Memorial Day service Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m., honoring our military members who gave the supreme sacrifice of life. Memorial Day speaker will be Pastor Jim Thibodeaux. The American Legion Post will then travel to John Day Cemetery for its Memorial Day service. The White Bird American Legion Post will hold a Memorial Day service at the White Bird Cemetery, then travel to the Slate Creek Cemetery for Memorial Day service.
The Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Memorial Day yard sale Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. If you have items you would like to donate, you can drop items off at the back door of the church.
The Idaho Banana Co. will have its annual Memorial Day flea market in its Orchard. If you would like to set up a table of your wares, stop by the Idaho Banana Co and talk to Mary Lou.
“Let’s go to the movies….” The Salmon River girls basketball team will have a drive-in movie night at Salmon River High School Wednesday, June 1, at dark, around 9:30-ish. For just $3 per person or $10 per family; concessions will be available for purchase.
Salmon River PTO has a few birthday calendars available for $5. Contact Mariah Crump or Hannah McClure if you would like one.
Riggins Big Water Blow Out Festival, a celebration of Idaho’s longest free-flowing river, will be held Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. -10 p.m. During the day get your adrenalin fill as experienced Salmon River outfitters offer discounted high water raft trips through class III and class IV rapids. Once that thrill is over, head to the Riggins City Park for a social gathering for everyone from 4-10 p.m., featuring live music for dancing and listening, a beer eddy, and a Dutch oven cookoff. Free admission with a $5 fee for a plate of Dutch oven deliquesce.
The White Bird Art Show and Sale hosted by the Salmon River Art Guild will be 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.
Big Water Blow Out is June 3
RIGGINS —Riggins Big Water Blow Out Festival, a celebration of Idaho’s longest free-flowing river, will be held Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. -10 p.m. During the day get your adrenalin fill as experienced Salmon River outfitters offer discounted high water raft trips through class III and class IV rapids. Once that thrill is over, head to the Riggins City Park for a social gathering for everyone from 4-10 p.m., featuring live music for dancing and listening, a beer eddy, and a Dutch oven cookoff. Free admission with a $5 fee for a plate of Dutch oven deliquesce.
Riggins girls ages 14-18 who are interested in competing for Idaho County Fair Royalty for 2018 may pick up an application packet at the SRHS office in Riggins. Scholarships are offered to the queen and princesses. Entry deadline is July 14. Contact Karla Enneking at 962-3892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hikin for Healthy Hooters walk was held last Saturday with 63 participants. Heidi Morell was the winner of the beautiful quilt made and donated by the Pinehurst Quilters especially for this fund-raiser. Everyone had a great time which included yummy hamburgers, desserts, a silent auction, and lots of visiting. If you would like to purchase a T-shirt, contact Patty Solberg at 628-3633.
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 628-4106 if you have questions.