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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quotes for the week are from one of my favorite children’s authors, Dr. Seuss…difficult to choose just one…so, I chose two: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” from Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” from Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Hope you all celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Saturday, March 2, in great Dr. Seuss style with a Dr. Seuss book in your hand…perhaps reading to a child…I sure did!

Time to spring those clocks ahead before you go to bed Saturday, March 10, as Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11.

Salmon River High School BPA, Business Professionals of America, members Lotus Harper, Jordyn Pottenger, Emily Diaz, Payton Branstetter, and Miranda Hofflander are off to State competition this weekend, March 8-10. Congratulations and best wishes!

Women With Bait dance and awards night will be held this Saturday, March 10, finalizing the annual WWB Fishing Tournament. These ladies sure had a lot of fun dressing warm enough to go out on the Salmon River fishing for the biggest or most fish. Check this space out next week for the names of the winners.

Jet Boat Race Fund-raiser will be held next Saturday March 17, 6 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. There will be a spaghetti feed, a full bar, silent and live auctions, and drawings throughout the night. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit our school. Everyone is invited to attend the night of fun. Contact Glenna at 208-315-2309.

Science fair set for March 21

RIGGINS — Riggins Science Fair will be held Wednesday, March 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the K-2 first, then on to the other grades. Science Fair is optional in grades K-2; teachers require all students in 3-5 to participate. The Science Fair can be a wonderful family experience; students will need adult guidance, so it should be done together; however, the project must be child-driven with the assistance of the parent. Begin now if you haven’t already started your science experiment; do not “cram” the night before. Make the project age appropriate and keep it simple. Focus on the science, not the display; an attractive board or display catches the eye, but the judges are interested in how well the child understands the science behind the project. Awards will be presented to winners Thursday, 22nd.

The Idaho County Fair Royalty would like to invite all little princesses age 4-4th grade to a “Princess Tea Party” next Saturday, March 17, at Prairie Elementary School, 1916 East Street in Cottonwood. Wear your princess party dress. The party will begin at 1 p.m., PDST with a cost of $8 for the princess who needs to be accompanied by an adult. RSVP by today, March 7, to Queen Rachel 208-983-3881, Princess Sierah 208-507-1084, or Princess Emma 208-702-2025.

March Miniature Madness with the Salmon River Art Guild members will be held this 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. This is a great time to pick up a special painting at a bargain price. All items are $50 or less; all art is 11”x14” or smaller.

Julie and Jason, Kylie and Ty McClanahan will be speaking at the Salmon River Community Church Sunday, March 11, about their new adventure into missionary work. The Shiloh Bible Camp Board approved Jason as Office Manager for Shiloh Bible Camp in Donnelly. In addition to his position, the whole family will continue to do volunteer work at the camp wherever needed in preparations for the summer camps and the daily tasks that need completed.

The Spring Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, March 27, from 1-6 p.m., and Wednesday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. Call Kris at 208-658-3572 or Joy at 208-628-3224 now to set up your appointment. Your blood will be there to save another person’s life. Thank you for helping save a life.

Riggins Rodeo Queen tryouts will be held Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m., MDST, at the Riggins Rodeo grounds. Contact Lynda Mann 208-241-8822; if she is not available, leave a message and she will get back with you.

Color the Canyon 5K Run 2018 will be held Saturday, April 28, for its fourth annual Color Run with your favorite emcee, me! Register on line at ultrasignup.com or www.facebook.com/colorthecanyonon5k to be assured of a tshirt and color dust; adult fee $20, youth $10 if you sign up by March 25; late sign-ups will be accepted but not assured of T-shirt and color dust. Pick up numbers and color dust at Riggins Elementary School between 8:30-9:45 a.m. with the run starting at 10 a.m., with great signs to lead your footsteps 5K and back to Riggins Elementary School. Plan now to be a part of this fund-raiser for our Riggins schools. Contact Hannah McClure at 208-469-6499.

2018 State Boys Basketball Tournament honored Coach Crossfield and his Lapwai team as “Legends of the Game. “Dubbed the best small school basketball team ever in the state of Idaho, the 1987 Lapwai team won the first of three consecutive State Championships. During the course of three years from 87-89, Lapawi had a combined record of 81 wins-0 losses. Many believed the ‘87 Lapwai Wildcats would win the large school classification state title if given the chance and would have been crowned the best team in the state.” Sarah Webb, currently of Riggins, is the daughter of the legendary Coach Crossfield. Congratulations on your father’s award.

VanderEsch News:

Riggins’ own, Leighton Vander Esch, was once again in the spotlight. Info taken from Idaho Boise Statesman Feb. 28, 2018: “Boise State Football standout could cement himself as first-round prospect this weekend. First, people up in Riggins knew about it. Then, blue and orange fans in Boise witnessed it. Now, the NFL is about to see it. “It” is linebacker Leighton Vander Esch’s vaunted athleticism. Vander Esch, a multi-sport star at Salmon River High and last year’s Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, opted to forgo his senior year at Boise State to pursue an NFL career. He is pegged by many to be a breakout star of this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. “I could make the argument that his tape against Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl was as good an off-the-ball-linebacker tape as I’ve seen in five years,” Mayock said. “Vander Esch will be considered among the best defensive prospects in the class after the combine concludes,” Reuter wrote.

Color the Canyon is April 28

RIGGINS — Color the Canyon 5K Run 2018 will be held Saturday, April 28, for its fourth annual Color Run with your favorite emcee, me! Register on line at ultrasignup.com or www.facebook.com/colorthecanyonon5k to be assured of a tshirt and color dust; adult fee $20, youth $10 if you sign up by March 25; late sign-ups will be accepted but not assured of T-shirt and color dust. Pick up numbers and color dust at Riggins Elementary School between 8:30-9:45 a.m. with the run starting at 10 a.m., with great signs to lead your footsteps 5K and back to Riggins Elementary School. Plan now to be a part of this fund-raiser for our Riggins schools. Contact Hannah McClure at 208-469-6499.

Well, Leighton Vander Esch did stand out as a linebacker out of 40 at the combine tryouts: 3-cone drill-top 5 in 6.88 seconds, 20-yard shuttle-tied for 2nd at 4.15 seconds, 60-yard shuttle-tied for 2nd at 11.57 seconds, and vertical jump-tied for 2nd at 39.5 inches.

Leighton will have a Pro-day at BSU March 30, 2018, which is a day when NFL teams/coaches can come to the player’s college facility and ask to work out and do the same drills as done in the combine and get the opportunity to visit with him as well. The actual draft is April 26-28, 2018. Riggins is cheering for you all the way.



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