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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— Quote of the week: “Spend some quality time with your loved ones this Christmas vacation and in the rush of the Christmas and post festivities and events. Quiet times or game times or story telling times top the list for quality time.”

“Happy New Year to all my Riggins News readers: Christmas Day is one day past…the end of the year is coming fast. Enjoy each moment that you share and let your loved ones know you care. Time spent with loved ones and with friends…makes a memory that never ends. The New Year is peeking in just to see how you will begin…and as this year ushers in new days, you can begin to change your ways…or whatever your New Year’s resolution will be…Happy New Year to you all from me.”

SRHS boys basketball team is at a Christmas Basketball Invitational Tourney at the College of Idaho this weekend. They won their first game and will have played again Friday night and hopefully perhaps Saturday…I had to send news in early, so will report final games next week. The coaches and team send a huge thank you to all who participated or donated to the cake raffle that helped raise funds for this trip.

Note the closure dates for Riggins St. Luke’s Medical Clinic for Christmas and New Year’s. Closed Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 24-26. Open Thursday, Dec. 27, with both Dr. Hall and Rachelle Hamell, and open Monday, Dec. 31. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 1-2. The clinic will be open for physical therapy only Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Book about former pastor available on-line

Duane Jordan who was pastor of The Riggins Assembly of God Church for many years and a friend of many wrote a book, “The Final Year of Wisdom, One Man’s Journey Through Cancer,” but was unable to finish it before his death; his daughter, Suzie Jordan Friend, compiled his work and has just launched it on https://mailchi.mp/o18bb8f351d/launch-time. Go to this site and check it out.

Yoga in the Canyon holiday schedule daily Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. No class Christmas Day; evening classes will resume in 2019. Exercise with Joy on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., classes held in the Canyon Studio just south of Riggins at the Yoga. Five dollars per class for a full-body workout…all equipment you need is supplied…all levels are encouraged to attend.

Fit and Fall Proof Exercise Class which helps with strength and balance meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., weekly at the Salmon River Community Church Fellowship Room.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has state and federal grants available. The City of Riggins is preparing a grant application to fund renovations to the city boat ramp through the Waterways Improvement Fund. If you would like to comment on the need for this project, get written comments to Riggins City Hall by Jan. 1, 2019. More information is forthcoming.

Remember to keep your Christmas trees watered until you take them down…they are much drier now.

Bingo will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive pot is now $146 and growing. Funds go to help with our Senior Transit Bus.

SRHS will hold a football and volleyball awards night Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Time and place will be announced later.

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Facebook image The recent Riggins Elementary School Christmas play incorporated all grades.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn to change your lifestyle to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. Riggins will have a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 3 p.m., at the Salmon River Heritage Center. Deana Cornforth is our local Lifestyle Coach and can be reached at 208-553-9285 for information or to enroll in this program. More information is forthcoming here in this Riggins News column.

Vander Esch News: Cowboyswire says,“Leighton Vander Esch now has 138 tackles…as of Dec. 16, and has the most stops by a #DallasCowboys rookie in a single season in franchise history.”



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