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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote for the week is the 4-H pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health for better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world. I believe in 4-H for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.”

The Idaho County Fair officially opened this morning with lots of activities ongoing the rest of the week including the famous pigtail contest this afternoon and the ever popular 4-H Style Show tonight at 7 p.m., Pacific time, judging of 4-H, FFA, and Open Class entries, 4-H and FFA showing and fitting shows, parade, livestock sale, crowning of the 2019 Royalty, talent show, the Green Swing dance, and much, much more…Fun at the Idaho County Fair also includes great times with family, friends, and neighbors as well as food booths, games, fiddling, spinning, dancing, talent show, and more. Come on out to the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, Idaho for a week of fun-filled days with a rural flair! See you there! Fair booklets are available at Pine Tree Credit Union, Whitewater Market, and from Jeannie Fitch for detailed information about all activities and entries.

Riggins Canyon 4-H Club members will be at the Idaho County Fair showing and selling their animals. If anyone is interested in buying local grown 4-H, the market sale is Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. Pacific time at the fairgrounds in Cottonwood. If you are interested in donating directly to our local 4-H’ers, contact Tracie Pottenger.

Hirst is volunteer of the month

RIGGINS — Riggins Community Volunteer for August is Mary Lou Hirst. The City of Riggins would like to thank Mary Lou for her many years of volunteering in Riggins and for her tireless work to make Hot Summer Nights the awesome event it has become. Mary Lou has just completed her tenth and final year as Director of Riggins Hot Summer Nights. She is always ready to lend her creative touch to local events and support our Riggins community. Mary Lou and Clyde have devoted countless hours to the new City Park Stage Project, and with her ongoing efforts, the entire Riggins community will have something to be proud of when the stage is completed,

The Old Time Fiddlers, including our own Riggins fiddlers, will be playing at the Idaho County Fair Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1-3 p.m., and again at New Meadows, Monday, Sept. 3, at the Labor Day celebration.

Riggins is in jeopardy of losing its ambulance service if new people do not step up and become qualified to be EMTs to serve our community and Salmon River Canyon. EMTs are desperately needed in Riggins right now…we currently have two certified EMTs and need more volunteers to help serve this community, both as EMTs and ambulance drivers. Call Riggins City Hall, 208-628-3394 or stop by and see how you can become an EMT or driver serving our community in a life-sustaining, caring way.

Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High Schools begin Tuesday, Aug. 28. Preschool begins Wednesday, Aug. 29.Registration for Riggins Elementary School will be Aug. 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. 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.

Team up with Riggins Whitewater Market to help our local kids get back to school with needed supplies. Supply lists are available at the market as well as at Salmon River Community Church. Drop off supplies at the market or at the church.

First SRHS volleyball game of the 2018 season is Thursday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m., in Cascade; next game is Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Riggins at 5 p.m., with Council. First SRHS football game of the 2018 season is Friday, Aug. 31, Riggins, at 6 p.m., with Lapwai. See you at the games cheering on and encouraging our SRHS athletes.

Yoga in the Canyon with Mariah Crump is Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Riggins and Monday and Thursday in White Bird 10-11 a.m. PST.

Gordon Barner, husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend, died Thursday, July 26, 2018. Gordon was born Feb. 1, 1938. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed all that the outdoors had to offer; he was a parts man by trade before retiring. His dear wife, Carol, is caregiver for our Riggins people. At his request there will be no service.

Race set for Sept. 8

RIGGINS — Riggins Salmon Run will be Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring a 5K, 10K and 13.1. Register online at www.raceentry.com/races/riggins-salmon-run/2018/register. Register by Sunday, Sept. 2, to get the race shirt. The races begin at intervals upriver with the finish line at the Riggins City Park. More info in next week’s Riggins News. Riggins Salmon Run, www.raceentry.com. Come run Riggins Salmon Run on Sept. 8 with me.

The seventh Annual Sip n Float will be Aug. 25 with Wild River Adventures where the fun begins. Check online for more information or drop by Wild Rivers Adventures right on Main Street in Riggins.

Work continues on the stage project in the Riggins City Park; contact MaryLou Hirst if you would like to volunteer doing work, donating money or supplies, or helping in any way.

Riggins Salmon Run will be Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring a 5K, 10K and 13.1. Register online at www.raceentry.com/races/riggins-salmon-run/2018/register. Register by Sunday, Sept. 2, to get the race shirt. The races begin at intervals upriver with the finish line at the Riggins City Park. More info in next week’s Riggins News. Riggins Salmon Run, www.raceentry.com. Come run Riggins Salmon Run on Sept. 8 with me.

Leighton Vander Esch News: Dallas Cowboys will play again this Saturday, Aug. 18, 5 p.m., Mountain Time on the NFL channel…154 on DISH; 212 on Direct. “Leighton finished his first preseason game with four tackles, nearly coming away with a diving interception,” quote from sports news. Leighton said, “It was kind of surreal being out there on the field finally and playing in an actual game. But again, you can’t really get distracted in that sense. You still hone in and focus on your craft and on every single play so you know what you are doing.” Coach Crawford says, “Leighton is hardworking, down-to-earth, and loves football. He comes to our team and works. He doesn’t say much, keeps quiet, but knows how to work and he knows how to respect his coaches.”



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