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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote of the week is again from me with an addition: “I did ride in a convertible…a 1963 Red Corvette convertible in the Idaho County Fair Parade. (I had several people who were not at the parade ask why I didn’t get a convertible…well, I just didn’t mention that part last week.) What a grand week at the Idaho County Fair as the 2018 Grand Marshal.”

SRE is offering a free rafting day Friday, Aug. 31, beginning at 11 a.m., followed with a potluck in Riggins City Park for Riggins area folks. Children 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Call Sarah at 208-628-3014 for more info and to let her know you will be there so she will have an exact number for rafts and jackets.

The 53rd Annual Meadows Valley Days will be held Labor Day weekend Saturday, Sept. 1, Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3. There will be arts and crafts, axe throwing, log burling, pie sale, the parade and car show, barbecue, and a Hillbilly Breakfast Monday morning with the Old-Time Fiddlers, including our own Riggins fiddlers playing.

Riggins Salmon Run is just a week and a half away right here on our River and in our Canyon…runners, walkers, joggers will head up the beautiful Big Salmon River, make a u-turn and get back to the Riggins City Park Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring a 5K, 10K and 13.1 Register online at www.raceentry.com/races/riggins-salmon-run/2018/register. Register by this Sunday, Sept. 2, to get the race shirt. The races begin at intervals upriver with the finish line at the Riggins City Park where there will be a yummy lunch of loaded potatoes awaiting the runners as well as their friends and families. There will be a kiddos race at the park after all the runners have crossed the finish line. Yours truly, Jeannie Fitch, will be the emcee as the ”Voice of Riggins” encourages runners and chats with those cheering all others on to the finish line.

Riggins: Volunteers sought for concession stand

RIGGINS — A Celebration of Life for our dear friend, Clyde Hirst, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at 4 p.m., in the Idaho Banana Co. Orchard. Bring a chair, a story, and fond memories of Clyde to share with his family and friends. Clyde died July 19, 2018, while working at the Riggins City Park on his dream stage. Clyde’s dream will live on for many others to perform on stage in style in Riggins, Idaho. Clyde caught the acting bug when he performed in a melodrama in Riggins in 1999...and several others following that. Then Clyde played many faces from Cher to ZZ Top for 10 years with the Canyon Camillions at Hot Summer Nights. Clyde served in the U.S. Army as a door gunner in Vietnam and received the Air Medal “V” Device and Military Merit award for Heroism. Clyde was active in Post No. 130 American Legion in Riggins and was honored with a Quilt of Valor. In memory of Clyde, donations may be made to the Riggins Stage Project.

Congratulations to the Salmon River High School Lady Savages for taking first place in the first preseason tournament of the year with Nezperce, Highland, Cascade, and Tri-valley. Way to go, ladies.

First SRHS volleyball game of the 2018 season is Thursday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m., in Cascade; next game is Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Riggins at 6 p.m., with Council. First SRHS football game of the 2018 season is Friday, Aug. 31, in Riggins at 7 p.m., with Lapwai. See you at the games cheering on and encouraging our SRHS athletes.

Volunteers are needed to work in the concession stand to help provide food for the fans and the players from both teams. If you could work an hour or so any home game or tournament, please contact Tracie Pottenger on Facebook or Rhonda at 208-628-2770.

Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries at the Riggins Assembly of God Church will begin Wednesday, Sept 12. All kiddos and teens in our community are invited to join them every Wednesday after school. Leaders will meet Wednesday, Sept. 5, to get things finalized for the yearly program.

Youth Group at Salmon River Community Church will begin meeting at 5 p.m., on Sunday evenings beginning Sept. 2; all teens in the Salmon River Canyon are invited to attend.

A Celebration of Life for our dear friend, Clyde Hirst, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at 4 p.m., in the Idaho Banana Co. Orchard. Bring a chair, a story, and fond memories of Clyde to share with his family and friends. Clyde died July 19, 2018, while working at the Riggins City Park on his dream stage. Clyde’s dream will live on for many others to perform on stage in style in Riggins, Idaho. Clyde caught the acting bug when he performed in a melodrama in Riggins in 1999...and several others following that. Then Clyde played many faces from Cher to ZZ Top for 10 years with the Canyon Camillions at Hot Summer Nights. Clyde served in the U.S. Army as a door gunner in Vietnam and received the Air Medal “V” Device and Military Merit award for Heroism. Clyde was active in Post No. 130 American Legion in Riggins and was honored with a Quilt of Valor. In memory of Clyde, donations may be made to the Riggins Stage Project.

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.

Lt. Colonel Raymons Joseph Frese, USAF, died July 30, 2018, at the age of 98 in Christiansburg, Va., with his daughters Pamela and Nancy by his side. He was a career Air Force fighter pilot and logistician; he completed combat tours in WWII in the Pacific, in Korea, and in Vietnam, then he served as Chief of Evaluations and Procedures at Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon, retiring after 29 years of heroic service to the United States. He spent his childhood years here with his mother, Lillian Nail, and attended school in Riggins as well; Raymond visited his mother and Riggins often throughout his adult years. He was an advocate for Riggins and Salmon River servicemen who were stationed in and around the Washington D.C. area; He gave them a “home” away from home taking them out to dinner, giving them his time, and encouraging them. Funeral will be held in Alexandria, Va.

Now is the time to clean your chimney before winter gets here. The Riggins Fire Department has chimney brushes available free at Riggins City Hall; just contact City Hall for information and schedule your cleaning brush.

The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists 18 and older of fine art media to enter the 2018 Regional Art Show in Riggins in October at the Riggins Community Center. Prize money of more than $1,000 will be awarded in oil/acrylic, watercolor/water media, other…pastels, drawing, mixed media…, sculpture, and photography. More details will follow in the next few weeks.

Some Salmon River High School students, staff, and community patrons going on the EF Eastern Seaboard Tour are so excited to see some of the national monuments. ’Tis a good time now to be looking into the history of some of these before setting out on the trip. Donations may be made to specific individuals or to the group as a whole to help them fund their way. Contact Ashley Mays at SRHS.

Leighton Vander Esch News: Leighton did not play in Sunday’s last preseason game due to a mildly pulled groin; however, it sounds like he will play in the Cowboys’ first regular season game, Sunday, Sept. 9, in South Carolina. His parents, Darwin and Sandy, will be there for and with him at this game.



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