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Riggins News: ‘Wellness Summit’ on tap for Jan. 16

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Account set up to help Shepherds with medical bills

RIGGINS — Charlie Shepherd, Sr. was involved in a work-related accident at the sawmill last week. After getting assistance from the Riggins EMS, McCall EMS and the Life Flight crew, he was admitted into St. Alphonsus. He has undergone two surgeries and there will be more to come. News on this will be included in upcoming columns. To assist the family with medical expenses, a Go Fund Me account has been established: https://www.gofundme.com/charlie-shepherd-recovery.

— My quote for the week was sent to me from my niece Erin: “I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough friends to get you through the final good-bye. I wish you all enough in the New Year!”

Riggins Area Community Wellness Summit will be held in the Riggins Community Center Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 12:30-2 p.m. St Luke’s McCall and Central District Health Department invites you to a community meeting to discuss opportunities to improve community and individual health for all ages. Lunch will be provided. During this time, you can share ideas and identify resources and existing programs. The essence of the meeting is to explore ways to work better together creating a culture of health. If you plan to attend, RSVP hersela@slhs.org.

Salmon River Public Library is in the middle of its annual 10 cents a book sale as well as offering free audiobooks on cassettes. The library has a wide variety of magazines available as well as computers that are open for the public’s use. Miss Susan is there to give help as needed.

2017 Secret Santa Christmas coordinator, Jennifer Llewellyn, reported that 14 families were served; Christmas gifts were provided for 27 local children; Holiday Baskets were supplied to 13 families in our area. Jennifer wishes to thank all the elves who helped make this Christmas program possible. The generosity of this community is overwhelming. Kudos to all!

Sending kudos to all our wonderful volunteers here in our Salmon River Canyon. There are so many events and activities and projects that just would not succeed without our mighty volunteers. Thank you.

Salmon River High School and junior high are in their basketball seasons now. Call the SRHS office for the schedule so you can get to the gym to cheer and encourage our Salmon River athletes.

Leighton Vander Esch began a new and exciting chapter in his life last week. He and his NFL agent flew to Phoenix to start training for the Combine. Stay tuned for more updates as they develop.

The Fiddlers will play a program Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Salmon River Community Church. Everyone is invited to attend. No admission charge.

Riggins News was a bit short this week. If you have news tidbits you would like to have in the Riggins News, e-mail me.



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