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Riggins News: RES back to school night is Thursday, Sept. 7


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote for the week is about school and teachers since we have just begun a new year. I know this is true because I had that teacher who inspired me to become a teacher. “It only takes a single teacher to turn a child’s life around. Some children will go to school today because of that teacher. Be that teacher every day.”

Get your running, jogging, walking shoes on and get yourself to the starting line for the Riggins Salmon Run this Saturday, Sept. 9, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. The 5k-$25, 10k-$35, or 13.1-$45 Run takes place on the Big Salmon River Road along the banks of the Salmon River and is a family event. Register at

Bingo will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located just behind the Chevron Station. Everyone 18 and older is invited and encouraged to join us. Cash prizes and lots of fun await you…proceeds help fund our Senior Citizen Transportation Service. Come on out and have fun while helping our wonderful “older” citizens who have given to us for many years.

Back-To-School Night at Riggins Elementary School and Open House at ASK, Inc, Riggins After School Kids program will be held tomorrow evening, Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. Parents, grandparents, townspeople are all invited to visit the school and see what’s happening and encourage our teachers, staff, and our students.

School pictures 2017 for K-12 grades will be taken by Joy Swift of Joyful Rain Photography this Friday, Sept. 8, starting at the Salmon River High School at 9:15 a.m., then on to Riggins Elementary School. Preschool and retakes will be taken Thursday, Sept. 28.

SRHS Homecoming 2017 will be Friday, Sept. 15, with Notus Pirates. More activities are forthcoming.

SRHS Lady Savage Volleyball Team won its match over the Nez Perce Indians three out of three. The Lady Savages won the invitational volleyball tourney Saturday. Way to go Lady Savages.

Salmon River High School Savages football had another win over the Colten Wildcats Friday night. Way to go, Savages.

Yoga in the Canyon Fall with Mariah in Riggins: Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m. She is offering educators and staff a yoga special. In her words: “The people who work with our children are such special humans! We are blessed in this community with incredible educators! As a heartfelt thank you, I am offering the gift of Yoga Free for educators and staff Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thank you for shaping the lives of our future! You are loved and valued. These classes are open to the public as well.”

Riggins Assembly of God Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries groups will begin next Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m., and will meet every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Their program has age groups for everyone from preschool through high school seniors.

Plan to attend “Growing Up and Reminiscing in Hells Canyon,” on Sept. 16, at the Lewiston City Library 2nd floor, 411 D Street, sponsored by Friends of the Library. This will feature books written about living in Hells Canyon and Riggins. “My Heaven in Hells Canyon” written by Violet Wilson Shirley will be featured as well as “Hells Canyon Romance” written by Murrielle Wilson. Family members Kay Coffman, Bill Wilson, and Claudia Wilson will read excerpts and share family stories at 2 p.m., followed by a book signing. The public is invited to attend this free program.

The 2017 Regional Art Show will be held in Riggins, Friday, Oct. 6, at the Riggins Community Center. The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists, 18 and older. Contact SRAG at: SRAG, PO Box 32,White Bird, ID 83554. Phone: Nancy at 208- 839-2493, Kathryn at 208-839-2808, or Joyce at 208-628-3765, e-mail:

McCall Chiropratic has moved its Riggins office to a larger and air-conditioned building at 1126 South Main Street, just across the street from the Riverside Car Wash.


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