RIGGINS My quote for this week is fittingly from former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people-your family, friends, and coworkers and even strangers you meet along the way.” Barbara Bush 1925-2018 — a great lady.
The fourth annual Color the Canyon 5K Run 2018 sponsored by the Riggins PTO is this Saturday, April 28, with your favorite emcee, me! You may still sign up at 8:30 Saturday morning, but no promise of a T-shirt. Pick up numbers and color dust at Riggins Elementary School between 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The run will begin at 10 a.m. with great signs to lead your footsteps 5K and back to Riggins Elementary. Plan now to be a part of this fund-raiser for our Riggins schools. For information contact Hannah McClure at 208-469-6499.
Kindergarten screening and preschool registration for both kindergarten and preschool will be this Friday, April 27, 1-4 p.m., at Riggins Elementary School. Parents, call 208-630-6055 for an appointment.
Shiloh Bible Camp, 13165 Gestrin Rd., Donnelly, Idaho, is holding a groundbreaking for the camp’s new gymnasium this Saturday, April 28, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be tours, the groundbreaking ceremony, and light refreshments. RSVP mcrase.SBC@gmail.com.
Our dear friend Beulah Bermeosolo, mother of Linda Ryska and former Riggins resident, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Emmett, Idaho. There will be no services as per her request; cards may be sent to Linda Ryska, 128 S. Elk Lake Rd, New Meadows, ID 83654.
Dance lesson again tonight, Wednesday, April 25, and will meet every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center. Lessons will start with country swing; instructor knows 10 different dances that will be introduced week by week. A small donation to cover rent costs will be taken each week. Last week’s dancers said they had a great time and invite you to join them tonight.
Plan to have a wonderful lunch at the community lunch, formerly called senior citizen lunch, at the Riggins Community Center every Tuesday at noon. Lunch is $5 for those age 60 and older; $6 for those younger than 60 years of age. All proceeds help provide transportation for the senior citizen bus.
Women’s Empowerment Group with Kristy Beckstead as the leader will meet every other Wednesday at the Salmon River Community Church, 1102 South Main from noon-1 p.m., which began Wednesday April 11, with the Art of Self Discovery; the next will be today April 25-Design Your Life, May 9-Attitude Is Everything, 23-Navigate Your Power, June 6-Create and Man Your Life, and 2-Empower Yourself for Transformation. For more info call 208-717-7710.
Bingo will be held at the Riggins Community Center Wednesday May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. for everyone 18 and older. The Progressive Pot is $200-plus; come have some fun at Bingo. Funds go to transportation for the senior citizens for doctor appointments, business appointments, shopping, and such.
Gary Miller will be the honored grand marshall of the 2018 “Riggins Rodeo…70 Years of Thrills, Frills, and Spills…and they Keep Coming Back!” Riggins Rodeo Queen Jillian Hausladen will lead the charge of royalty Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 5 and 6, at 1:30 p.m., as well as the Riggins Rodeo Parade. The traditional Cowboy Breakfast will be served Sunday from 7-10 a.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station followed by the Riggins Rodeo Parade at 11 a.m., with Riggins’ favorite announcer, me. Main Street Hair and Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop will again sponsor the kids stick horse races Sunday for kiddos ages 3-10 with several divisions. Sign-ups begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds; races begin at 1 p.m. in the rodeo arena. Riggins Rodeo contestant entry books opened Monday, April 23, at 10 a.m. MST; close when filled. See you there!
Canyon Creamery and Espresso Parlor located adjacent to River Adventures on Main Street will open with ice cream and espresso Friday, May 4, with Sarah Laritz as parlor manager. Stop by and see what ice cream flavors and espresso treats she has for you.
Salmon River Community Church will have its annual mothers’ honoring with a Mother’s Day Tea at noon Saturday, May 12. Come and enjoy a time of gathering together with mothers and daughters for a special day with a great program designed especially for mothers. Tea sandwiches, petite cookies, tea, coffee, and punch will be served by the deaconnesses.
The 2018 Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters Cure for Cancer will be held Saturday, May 19, on the Old Pollock Road. Co-chairmen are Nightfeather Bogan and Lou Buchanan with many other volunteers throughout the Canyon stepping out to help as usual. Registration forms and quilt raffle tickets are available to the public at several businesses around town. The Pinehurst Quilters have made and donated another beautiful quilt that is currently on display at Pine Tree Credit Union to be raffled off at the day of the “hikin.”
Kaylee Page from Kooskia was crowned 2018 White Bird Rodeo Queen. She will represent White Bird at many parades and rodeos and will reign over the 2018 White Bird Rodeo Father’s Day weekend. Duane and Sharon Sickles will be the honored Grand Marshal’s of the 2018 White Bird Rodeo. Congratultions to all of you.
Leighton Vander Esch, his dad and mom, Darwin and Sandy, his girlfriend Maddy, her parents Levi and Abbey, his three sisters Shannon and James, Kristen, Trevor, and baby, and Morgan and Mark, as well as his Salmon River High School football and basketball coach Charlie Shepherd and his wife Susan are in Dallas, Texas, awaiting tomorrow’s NFL First Round Draft Pick. Oh, how exciting the Path to the Draft has been for them and for all of us here in Riggins; Leighton tried out for 11 teams in 14 days. Whew! Several NFL Draft parties will be taking place both uptown Riggins and in private homes cheering Leighton on and cheering for whatever team picks him up.