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Riggins News: SRHS BPA kids on way to state competition




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote for the week is “A Special Friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget. True friends are never apart…maybe in distance, but not in the heart.”

Hmmm…will March come in like a lion or a lamb? We will sure know tomorrow March 1st.

Salmon River High School BPA, Business Professionals of America, members Lotus Harper, Jordyn Pottenger, Emily Diaz, Payton Branstetter, and Miranda Hofflander will be going to state competition March 8-10. Congratulations and best wishes!

Women With Bait on the Salmon River made up of teams of women competing for most fish caught, biggest fish, and many other awards was a fishy success. February is always a great fishing month for these women and their guides. Keeps Riggins swimming with women. The WWB dance and awards night will be held Saturday, March 10.

Jet Boat Race Fund-raiser will be held Saturday, March 17, from 6-9 p.m. This event is open to everyone, so join in on the fun.

The 2018 Salmon River Jet Boat races will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 20-22.

State High School Boys Basketball Tournament is Thursday, Friday, Saturday March 1,2, 3 in the Boise Valley.

Our local EMTs provide a very important service to our community…we are very short of EMTs at this time…and, EMTs are needed in our Salmon River Canyon. Talk to Janeen Eggebrecht or go to the Riggins City Hall for more information on training and getting EMT certified. Thank you in advance.

Trevor and Christon Medley of White Bird are the proud parents of a precious baby boy born Jan. 25, 2018, in Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Gunner James Medley weighed seven pounds seven ounces and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Darwin and Sandy Vander Esch and Neil and Shari Medley, all of Riggins. Congratulations to all of you.

Brian and Stefanie Hays of Grangeville are the proud parents of a son born Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. Dylan Lane weighed seven pounds three ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He joins his 5-year-old brother, Ayden Gunner. Grandparents are Tom Bowman of Cottonwood, Ron Funke and Delores Bowman of Grangeville and Gary and Debbie Hays of Grangeville. Best wishes to all of you.

Upcoming events:

•Let’s go. Let’s show. Let’s rodeo. The 70th annual Riggins Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday May 5 and 6 with shows starting at 1:30 p.m. each day. Books open April 23-27; call 208-628-4084 to enter. More info at The annual Cowboy Breakfast will be serving great food Sunday morning followed by the annual Riggins Rodeo Parade.

•Color the Canyon 2018 will be held Saturday, April 28, for its fourth annual Color Run. Plan now to be a part of this fundr-aiser for our Riggins schools. For more information contact Hannah McClure.

•Hot Summer Nights will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, for one more great sizzling year of car show, talent show, and dancing. Make your reservations now as the hotels fill up fast.

A scholarship of $250 is again being offered by The Pinehurst Quilters to one graduate from Salmon River High School who is currently attending college or a trade school. Applicants need to send a letter of introduction explaining where they are attending, what their major is, and how this scholarship will help them achieve their goal as well as sending a letter of recommendation from a teacher/advisor from the school they are currently attending and a copy of their transcription to Pinehurst Quilters, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1184, Riggins, ID 83549 no later than April 15, 2018.

March Miniature Madness with the Salmon River Art Guild members will be held next Saturday, March 10, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Pacific Time. There will be miniatures, crafts, and 11x14 and under paper goods by member artists $50 or less.


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