RIGGINS My quote for the week: “Why we need best friends: Because they laugh at the same stupid things we do. Because they give us honest advice. Because they will be there for us, even if they are thousands of miles away. Because they celebrate with us when we are at our best, but still love us at our worst,” by Lilac and Lavendar…thank you to my best friends.
The Salmon River Canyon wishes to thank all the firefighters, friends, and neighbors who have worked long, hot, fiery hours to keep everyone safe. No structures have been burned to date and the fires have been kept at bay. Fire season is definitely here, so be careful with matches, cigarettes, dragging chains, tireless rims, etc., to keep fires from even starting.
Idaho County Fair is just two weeks away, Aug. 15-19, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. Fair booklets arrived in the July 18 Shopper with information for all kinds of Fair entries, schedule of all events and activities, and much more. Plan now to take part in your Idaho County Fair. Yours truly, Jeannie Fitch, has been named 2018 Idaho County Fair Grand Marshal. I feel very honored to represent the Idaho County Fair and hope everyone will make it a part of their week, too.
Miss Susan is rockin’ out one more time with those sweet kiddos at the summer reading program, “Libraries Rock,” at the Salmon River Public Library next Tuesday, Aug. 7…just follow the guitars on the City Hall floor to find the story place. All kiddos ages 2-10 are invited to join in on the fun; it is a great reading program sharing the excitement of books with children.
Bingo is Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for those 18 and older. Bingo funds help support the senior citizen transport system.
Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High schools begin Tuesday, Aug. 28. Registration for SRHS: seniors/juniors Tuesday, Aug. 7; sophomores/freshmen, Wednesday, Aug. 8; junior high, Thursday, Aug. 9. Be prepared to pay fees at time of registration. New students who are registering are required to have birth certificate, immunization records, and a parent or legal guardian with them. Returning students need to have a parent or legal guardian with them. All registration information will be posted on the school website; to speed up your time, print, fill in, and take to registration.
Hot Summer Nights 2018 a success
RIGGINS — Hot Summer Nights 2018 was a sizzling success! The Canyon Camillions did a rockin’ job with their entertainment followed by 18 great Talent Show acts. Winners of the youth were 1st-Maggie Myers, 6-year-old tap dancer, 2nd-Adelyn Morgan, 6-year-old lyrical dancer, and 3rd-Scotia Wittig, 12-year-old singer. Nontheme winners were 1st-Sierra Bovey, sign language song, 2nd-the seven Spicklemire Cousins with a circus act, and 3rd-Ben Ormsby singing a song he wrote. Theme winners were 1st-Shantal and Thann singing a duet, 2nd-tie with Amelia Chapman on the fiddle and Les Mager as Elvis. Car winners were Mike and Laurie Tilton with their 1970 Chevy Chevelle, Scott Galland with his 1930 Ford Model A, and Robert Means with his 1989 Army Truck.
ASK field trip to Silverwood Theme Park is this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2 and 3; tickets are available for purchase with prices: younger than 2 and older than 65-free, 3-7 years $19, 8-64 years- $26; kids who participated in the ASK Summer Camps get free tickets! Call ASK 628-2770. Anyone may purchase tickets at this phenomenal price, but must do on the above dates.
Riggins Summer Blood Drive is next Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 2-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Salmon River Community Church. Call Kris at 208-628-3572 or Joy at 208-628-3224 to make your appointment.
Kudos to Mary Lou Hirst, 2018 Hot Summer Nights coordinator, for a topnotch job! Also, thanks to Talent Show-chairman Tracie Bird, to car show chairmen Arney and Cory Hall and Bill and Phyllis Sampson, to Anthony Mendoza and Jeannie Fitch as emcees, and to all the volunteers who helped before, during, and after the big event…thanks to all those who attended to help make this year’s Hot Summer Nights one of the best ever. Between the wonderful music, entertainment, games, food booth, beer garden, face paintings, sno cones, clown, and bounce house & water slide as well as the friends, families, and reunions, Hot Summer Nights was super-duper!
Work will continue on the stage project in the Riggins City Park; contact MaryLou Hirst if you would like to volunteer doing work, donating money, or helping in any way.
Don Medley, former Riggins resident and Salmon River Savage, died at his home in Arizona June 10, 2018. Services were held there. Many from Riggins will remember Don, cousin of Patty Solberg.
Riggins One Stop has new owners who are cleaning, painting, digging, and readying the store and gas station for a grand opening soon. Keep tuned to this column for further info.
Leighton Vander Esch News: Leighton is currently with the Dallas Cowboys in California working both on the field with football maneuvers and inside attending informational sessions. They train in different locations to acclimate to the weather conditions.