Riggins News: SRAG art show set for this weekend

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote of the week is “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until is becomes a memory.”

The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Annual Regional Art Show is this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT) and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MDT) at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street, just behind Chevron Station. Admission is free.

Bingo is tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Riggins. Bingo, which helps fund Senior Citizen Transit Bus, is a wonderful way to meet friends and win cash. Join us for fun and support of our senior citizens at the Riggins Community Center located just behind the Chevron Station. Everyone 18 and older is encouraged to come.

The Two Ladies Antiques is toasting year three with a Wine Tasting this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m., serving locally crafted wines from our Salmon River Canyon in “Antique Alley” located adjacent to the Idaho Banana Co and in front of the Two Ladies Antiques Shop. Join them for wine tasting, music, and visiting.

The Riggins Fiddlers will perform at the Salmon River Community Church Fellowship Hall Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Idaho Old Time Fiddlers will have their State Jam Session next weekend, Oct. 13 and 14, at Hoots and will be jamming and dancing day. The event is free and lots of fun.

Lifetime resident Barry Merritt died peacefully at this home with his wife Shirley and daughter Angela at his side Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Barry worshiped the ground Shirley walked on…and she him; the love for his children Angela and Dallas was without question. A beautiful memorial service for Barry was held Monday, Oct. 2, at the Riggins Community Center followed by a potluck dinner. Father Richard Haldane opened the service followed by Barry’s grandson Dru reading the obituary. Barry’s daughter Angela celebrated her dad’s life with lots of great stories, times, and family memories. Those who knew Barry knew he was a down to earth nice guy with a great smile that brightened up any place he was…and he loved to dance.

Riggins Clinic will hold a Flu Vaccine Clinic Tuesday, Oct. 17. Call now 208-628-3666 to book an appointment…first come, first served.

Riggins Community Center serves lunch every Tuesday at noon; The public is invited to dine and chat with the Senior Citizens; there is a small lunch fee for great food; all ages are welcome and encouraged to come.

Fit and Fall Proof Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., at the Salmon River Community Church for seniors as well as others. The free classes help with strengthening and balance and is led by local people who have taken the training classes.

The Riggins Whitewater Market is building a new store on Main Street between The ETC Shop and the former Salmon River Inn Pizza building…or the old Circle C Shop for older members of our community. They hope to be moved in by January, or sooner if possible. The owners, employees, and customers are really looking forward to the new store.

The first ever chili cookoff contest held by the Salmon River Community Church Youth Group was a great success! There were nearly 70 people there; 10 pots of chili were tested by the everyone attending. Winners were Tysta Ledgerwood, Taylor Ledgerwood, and Tazyrae Dischinger-1st place, Mary Lee Crump-2nd, and Dave Tucker 3rd…each receiving prizes. The dessert auction was fun and brought in even more money to help the youth group fund their needs of materials, projects, and outings. They send a huge thank you to all who participated; they netted $600.

Salmon River Savages beat the Cascade Rambles in Cascade last Friday. They play Garden Valley Wolverines at home this Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.; then senior night and last home game will be Friday, Oct. 13, at with Tri-Valley at 7 p.m.; their final game will be at Council with the Council Lumberjacks Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Salmon River Lady Savages beat Summit last Thursday; the Ladies beat Cascade Friday. They will have played Council Tuesday 3rd…that game will be reported in next week’s column. Their next game is tomorrow evening, Thursday, Oct. 5, at home with Nez Pearce at 6 p.m.; then Friday at home at 4 p.m., with the Garden Valley Wolverines; Cascade Ramblers Tuesday October 10 at home; Thursday, Oct. 12 is Senior Night and last home game at 6 p.m. with the New Meadows Mountaineers

Salmon River Junior High football team beat New Meadows Mountaineers Junior High Thursday night. Way to go!

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