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Riggins News: PTO carnival set for this Saturday


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is “Good things in your life give you happiness. Bad things give you experience. The worst things give you a lesson. The best things and people give you great memories.”

Pinehurst Quilters annual Quilt/Craft Auction is this Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Doors open at noon to preview items; auction will begin at 1 p.m. There will be king, queen, twin, and baby quilts, wall-hangings, table-toppers, placemats, jellies, decorations, candy, and much more. Jim Adair will do the honors of auctioning these beautiful items. There will be a “Treasure Table” with items starting at a dollar that can be purchased outright as well as door prizes and refreshments.

Riggins PTO School Carnival, open to everyone is this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room. Anyone wanting to donate to the silent auction or Bingo prizes contact Hannah McClure; PTO is looking for helpers to help set up on Friday, Oct. 20, and take down on Sunday. They also need a few more ticket takers for one or two-hours shifts.

George Feltis, 20-year resident of Riggins, was honored on his 80th birthday with a pizza party and cake hosted by his son and daughter-in-law at the Salmon River Inn. The celebration of well-wishing and laughter included 46 of his friends.

A retirement party open house honoring Pastor Jim and Judy Thibodeaux will be held Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2-4 p.m., in the Salmon River Community Church Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to stop by, wish them well, and have cake and ice cream. Jim and Judy have pastored the Community Church for nine and one-half years and still love it here. They won the hearts of their church family as well as many in our wonderful community here in the Salmon River Canyon. Though they are going to make Riggins their home, they plan to take a few months to travel, visit their kids and grandkiddos, and do a few things on their “bucket lists.”

October is Fire Prevention Month: Is your smoke alarm battery working? It takes less than two minutes for you to get out of your house safely once you hear the smoke alarm. Cooking is the number one cause of home fires; heating is second. Smoke and grease gases from home fires kill more people than flames. Plug portable heaters directly into the outlet; do not use an extension cord. Medical oxygen can explode by a flame or spark, even if your oxygen is turned off.

Wash is new public works director

RIGGINS — Dan Wash is Riggins new Public Works Director who will be responsible for all public works including water, sewer, streets, and park as well as supervision of Public Works personnel. Dan and his wife Heidi are remodeling Evelyne and Joe Pickett’s house; Evelyne is Dan’s mother, Pappy Wash is his father. Dan and Heidi lived in Riggins for 20 years before moving to the McCall area where he worked for the City of McCall and most recently Payette Lakes Water and Sewer District. He grew up in Virginia City, Nev., where he attended community college majoring in fire science and criminal justice. Dan likes to fish and hunt and is active in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Welcome back to Riggins; we are happy to have you here.

Riggins Fire Chief Jeff Joyce will provide tours of the fire bay and offer important information to the Riggins Elementary School kids this month. The City’s Facebook page is featuring fire prevention and safety messages for everyone. Fire is everyone’s fight; be safe and follow fire safety rules.

Miss Susan is the best! She makes the Salmon River Library a happy place to be. She has the new computers connected and available and hooked to the printer for public use. She also has new DVD movies for you to check out as well as many wonderful books.

Riggins City elections for mayor and councilman positions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Salmon River Heritage Center and at Canyon Pines. You must be registered to vote; voters may also register when voting if they are not already registered. All voters must show a form of identification.

Riggins Elementary School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week next week, Oct. 23-31, learning to say “No to Drugs.” The Riggins PTO is sponsoring the great Pumpkin Scramble next Wednesday, Oct. 25, for Riggins Elementary students.

Riggins Assembly Of God Church is hosting a Light for the Lost Banquet with speaker Pastor Isaac Tellez this coming Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.; dinner will be $10. Call Pastor James Dunn at 208-250-4608.

Riggins Assembly of God Church will start its annual Christmas program practice this Wednesday, Oct. 18. All children in our Salmon River Canyon are invited to participate; children are to be picked up at 8:30 p.m. Contact Tracie Pottenger for further information.

Three Salmon River Lady Savages, Miranda Hofflander, Payton Branstetter, and Taylor Ledgerwood, were honored at senior night with balloons, flowers, gifts, hugs, and family and friends. Congratulations to a winning season! Our Lady Savage Varsity won their District Tourney game Saturday and were tp play again Tuesday. Their play-in game is Saturday, Oct. 21. The state tournament will be held at Lewiston High School next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28. Go Lady Savages!

Three Salmon River Savages, Joe Fredrickson, Peyton Baugh, and Devan Branstetter, were honored at senior night with balloons, gifts, cookies, hugs, and family and friends. Congratulations on a great season. The Savages played a tough game Friday night but lost to Tri-Valley for their first conference loss and their last game of regular season play. District and state football games, places, and times will be announced soon. Go Salmon River Savages!

Bingo, a fund-raiser for our senior citizens, will be Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Win cash prizes at Bingo which is open to everyone over 18 years old.

Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 121 Lodge Street in the Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Contact Joni Shepherd at 208-628-4048 or 208-859-4725 for information and to reserve your space for $25; bring your own table. Applications and space fee must be paid by Nov. 1 to insure your space. Go to for an online application which asks for description of of items to be sold

Halloween is Tuesday, Oct. 31. Be sure your youngsters are dressed for the weather, go Trick or Treating with adults, and only go to places where they know the people.

Save the date, Saturday, Dec. 2, for the Community Christmas Tree Lightning sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. There will be hay rides, goodies, hot drinks, singing and lots of fun.


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