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Riggins News: Bingo, chili feed event set for Feb. 7

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote for the week is from Nicholas Evans’ book, The Horse Whisperer, “I wish we could make now last forever…I guess that’s all forever is…just a long trail of nows. And I guess all you can do is try and live one now at a time without getting too worked up about the last now or the next now.”

SRHS Girls Senior Night honored our three graduating seniors, Payton Branstetter, Taylor Underwood, and Miranda Hofflander. Great season and great four years watching you Lady Savages play basketball. The girls won their game as did the SRHS boys team.

The Best Virtual City Special Award sponsored by HP 2018 Idaho Regional Future City Competition was given to Salmon River’s 6th graders: Evan Olson, Cordell Bovey, Gabriel Zavalla, Scotia Whitting, Madi Pottenger, Raney Walters, and Ashley Nelson.

The Most Innovative Water Infrastructure System for the HP 2018 Idaho Regional Future City Competition was awarded to Salmon River’s 8th graders: Avery Jones, Tazarae Dischinger, and Logan Calvin.

Bingo Feb. 7 will be a combination chili feed and Bingo night at the Riggins Community Center. The package deal is $10 per person which includes chili and two Bingo cards…or for those who would just like to have chili it is $5…for those who choose to just play Bingo it is $5. The chili feed begins at 5 p.m.; Bingo at 6:30 p.m., for those 18 and older. You win money prizes. Get over and support our Senior Citizen Program and have a fun evening.

Going-away party for Martin is Friday

RIGGINS — Deb Martin, who has been a wonderful caregiver for many or our Riggins people, is moving to Nevada to be with her son. Deb’s husband died a few months ago, then Deb had a heart attack on Christmas Eve…she was life flighted to Boise. After a few days she was dismissed followed by a relapse, so her move came sooner than she had planned. Her sister and her son helped her pack her things and drove her to her new home. We all miss her big smile and caring compassionate way. A going away party for Deb will be held Friday, Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Everyone is invited.

Partnership for Healthy Communities will be offering a free health screening Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Riggins Community Center from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Contact Linda at 208-400-0116.

Men’s free breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Salmon River Community Church at 8 a.m.

Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 4…and Summerville’s will be having its annual raffle and gift giveaway. This year will be a little different as they will be raising money for the family of Charlie Shepherd. More details coming soon.

Valentine’s Banquet at the Salmon River Community Church will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. What a great time to take your sweetheart out to dinner. The dinner is open to the public. Make reservations through Cheryl Shoemaker.

Fireman’s Ball and Auction 2018 will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. -11:45 p.m., PST in White Bird at Hoot’s Cafe. Take your sweetheart to dinner and dancing and have a ball! Everyone is invited.

Jodi and Preston Price are the proud and happy parents of a baby girl, Shilo Mars Price, born Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Meridian, Idaho. Shilo weighed in at eight pounds, four ounces and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by her sister, Shaw, and brother, Stetson. Proud grandparents are LeRoy and Debbie Shaw of Riggins and Dick and Pam Price of Boise.

There is a “Charlie Shepherd Fund” at the Riggins Pine Tree Community Credit Union. Just call or drop by the bank to donate. The family has also set up a GoFundMe page online.

There is a “Melissa Ream Fund” at the Riggins Pine Tree Community Credit Union. Just call or drop by the bank to donate.

Located in downtown Riggins, The Riggins Motel boasts the warmth of a country bed and breakfast with all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. Stop by and check it out for yourselves and meet the new owners.

“Riggins One Stop is closing Jan. 31, due to health reasons…”and it is just time,” said owner Kim Van Koeman Zolman. “We wish our workers well and thank you for your years of employment and friendship. Thanks to our many customers who supported us through the years. We will be around, so we will see you in town.” One Stop has a storewide 30 percent off everything except for gas, cigarettes, and the deli.

Sports Schedules:

Salmon River High School basketball continues: Thursday, Jan. 25, Salmon River at Tri Valley, girls 6 p.m., boys 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, Salmon River at New Meadows, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m., Saturday JV Girls District Tourney. Feb. 1. Friday, Feb. 2, Salmon River vs Cascade, boys 6 and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 3, Varsity Girls District Tourney, Tuesday, Feb. 6; Wednesday, Feb. 7, Salmon River vs Council, boys 6 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 8 Varsity Girls Tourney; Feb. 9 and 10, Boys JV Tourney; District Girls Tourney, Feb. 13, 17, 19, 21; Boys District Tourney, Feb. 15-17; State Girls Tourney, and March 1-3 State Boys Tourney.

Long Pin Conference elementary basketball next games are Saturday, Jan. 27, Salmon River at Council, Saturday, Feb. 3, Salmon River at Cascade, and Feb. 10 at Salmon River vs. McCall. Game times are 3rd and/or 4th girls, 10 a.m., 3rd and/or 4th boys 11 a.m., 5th and/or 6th girls noon, 5th and/or 6th boys 1 p.m. Get on up to the SRHS Gym to encourage and support these young players.



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