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Riggins News: SRHS honors its area veterans


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote for this week is “Be Thankful for your family, friends and neighbors. Love and thankfulness are gifts to be given and shared and treasured.” Happy Thanksgiving 2017 to everyone.

Salmon River High School’s and Riggins Elementary Thanksgiving vacation begins Wednesday, Nov. 22; classes will begin again Monday, Nov. 27.

Salmon River High School students honored our veterans beginning with a “Meet and Greet” of coffee, muffins, and fruit before an emotional program. The veterans presented the colors, John Stewart did an awesome job singing the national anthem, Cari Hug, mother of teacher Mr. Brandon Ratcliff, gave a wonderful message focusing on respect of our American flag, followed by an emotional movie about veterans that kept all ages in awe. The Pinehurst Quilters presented Quilts of Honor to Vernan Fincher, Steve Schweich, Lisa Buchanan Daniels, Merle Smith, John Stewart and twin brothers, Fritz and Han Kettenberg. Gary Solberg played Taps while the veterans retired the colors. It was an “over the top” program. Thank you, veterans, for your service to America and to us…and thank you SRHS students for your thoughtful honoring program.

Salmon River residents, make sure your house numbers are visible from your street or road; they are so important, especially for the fire and ambulance crews. Numbers should be large and painted in a color that is contrasting to the background. Not being able to find your house number could cost valuable time while the fire crew or the ambulance look for you.

The Etc. Shop which helps fund ASK, the After School Kids program, has a beautiful new sign for its building and is looking for someone who would be willing to hang it for them. Contact Rhonda at 208-280-2770 or contact Tracie Pottenger.

Jerry and Geneva Kooyers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 23, in McCall with all their kids and grandkids…’twill be a big wonderful gathering.

Buck and Jeannie Fitch will celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary Nov. 24 at their Grangeville ranch with their son Jed and grandkiddos, Finn and Darby.

The 5th Annual Riggins “Light Up Riggins! Contest is on now. Winners will be announced at the Community Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Riggins City Park. This is sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas Bazaar at the Riggins Assembly of God Church will be held next Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday Dec. 2. They feature various items for Christmas giving. Call Kim Hackler at 208-628-3354.

Riggins Assembly of God Girls Ministries will be raffling off a beautiful, brand new HP Chromebook/ 14-inch screen! Find a Girl Ministry girl or Tracie Pottenger right away for tickets; $5 each or 5 for $20! Drawing will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Riggins Assembly of God’s Bazaar at 3 p.m.

Salmon River Art Guild will be in the gift shop at White Bird Summit Lodge every weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., PDST, beginning this Saturday, Nov. 25, through Christmas. Call 208-983-1802 to verify hours.

Salmon River Art Guild is pleased to be the featured group at the Syringa Hospital Art Program in Grangeville. The art is in the lower level and easily accessed from the back door near the Syringa Clinic.

Riggins Fourth Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., in the Riggins City Park. Santa will be there, too. Hot chocolate, hot apple cider and goodies will be served. Hay rides will take you on a tour of the town to see the “Light up Riggins” competitors. Please bring a canned food item to donate to our local food bank.

Bingo will be Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Win cash prizes at Bingo which is open to everyone 18 and older. This senior citizen fund-raiser helps with transportation needs of our senior citizens.

Reservations required for the second annual Salmon River Jet Boat Winter Ball Fund-Raiser to be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Riggins Community Center. Seating is limited; call 208-628-3322 or 208-628-3615. The evening begins with a no host cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., featuring prime rib and Seven Devils Shrimp. Cost is $45 per person including hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dance to the music of Joaquin, Verna, and Dave.

Christmas bazaar is Saturday

RIGGINS — Riggins Christmas Bazaar is this Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 121 Lodge Street in the Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. There will be a scavenger hunt again this year both at the bazaar and throughout town at some Riggins businesses. Winner wins a big prize basket filled with gift items from the bazaar vendors and Riggins businesses.

The dance is open to the public from 8:30 p.m. to midnight/$10 per person. Time to get out your dressiest clothes and go out on the town to this event sponsored by Salmon River Catering, Seven Devils Steakhouse & Saloon & Idaho Banana Co.

The Riggins Assembly of God Church Secret Sister Christmas Exchange/Reveal will be Monday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the fellowship room. New sisters are welcome.

Mrs. Fitch will make her annual Christmas visit to the Riggins Elementary School Thursday, Dec. 14, to read Christmas stories to each of the classes.

Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries of the Riggins Assembly of God Church will be Christmas caroling Sunday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.

Riggins Elementary students will go Christmas caroling from the school through Main Street and back for hot chocolate and cookies Monday, Dec. 18. Plan to be out on the street to enjoy the kiddos and sing along with them.

Riggins Elementary Christmas Program followed by the ASK Recital will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 20, beginning at 7 p.m., in the SRHS Multi-Purpose Room. Everyone is invited.

Riggins Assembly of God Church will have its annual Christmas Eve service Sunday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the hourlong service.


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