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Riggins News: Jet boat fund-raiser is this Saturday




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote for the week is “Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”

Miranda Hofflander placed 4th in Business Law and Ethics at BPS, Business Professional Association, at the State competition in Boise last week. She will now go on to BPA National competition in Dallas, Texas. Lotus Harper placed in the top 10 in Fundamental Word Processing at the State competition. Congratulations, young ladies! And thanks to Ms. Andre Hale and Mr. Brandon Ratcliff for co-advisors of this group of young business-minded students.

Congratulations to Tazyrae Dischinger, Trysra Ledgerwood, and Taylor Ledgerwood who were selected to represent Salmon River Middle School and High School in the Stories of Transformation Writing Challenge poetry book. These young women and our school will each receive a copy of the book. Congratulations!

The Senior All-Star Basketball players from Salmon River High School are Miranda Hofflander and Payton Branstetter for the girls all-star team and Devon Branstetter for boys all-star team.

Jetboat 2018 Fund-raiser will be held this Saturday March 17, 6 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The spaghetti feed is by donation a full bar; there will be silent and live auctions, and drawings throughout the night of gift certificates, services, baskets stuffed with goodies, and many more. There will be a dessert table on which people can bid through silent auction; these proceeds will be divided 50/50 with the Riggins Fire Department; If anyone would like to make and donate a dessert, it would be graciously accepted. Dave Dixon will be playing live music. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit our school. If you have items for the auction, drop them off at Heath Realty. Volunteers are greatly appreciated. Everyone is invited to attend the night of fun. Contact Glenna at 208-315-2309.

School news:

Salmon River Middle School presents: “Famous Artists in Time” Wednesday, March 21, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the middle school hallway featuring Ms. Hale’s Art Appreciation class. Public is invited and encouraged to attend the show.

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 the 22nd.

Help wanted: Salmon River Junior High Track Coach. If you are interested in this coaching position, contact Jim or Michelle Hollon- at the District office or call 208-628-6027.

Yours for the taking…a 14’x28’ shed made from 2x4s laid flat for the walls; could be moveable or you may take it apart for your needs. It is located at 803 McArthur Street in North Riggins. Call Jim McGarvin 208-871-1734.

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.

Hippity Hop…the annual Riggins Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Riggins Elementary School Saturday, March 31. More info to follow next week.

Easter Services will be held Sunday, April 1, in Riggins…more info when I get all the details.

After 43 years of living in the Salmon River Canyon, Bob and LibbyAnn Schultze are going to sell their place on Windy Corner and move to Nampa, Idaho to be near their daughter Deanna and husband Nathan and family. Bob actually graduated from SRHS in 1945 and has been very active in the American Legion for many years here in Riggins; their daughter Deanna graduated from SRHS is 1993. They will sure be missed here, but will get more daughter and grandchildren time.

White Bird Rodeo Queen Tryouts will be held Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m., PST at the White Bird Rodeo Arena. The Rodeo Queen Committee is looking for young ladies 14-18 years. Contact Kami Fogleman, 208-983-1726 or 208-983-8779.

Riggins Rodeo Queen tryouts will be held Saturday, April 7, at 10 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.

Peggy McVay is going to be celebrating her 80th birthday March 30th at 6:00 at the Seven Devils Steakhouse and Saloon. They are doing a pig roast/potluck, eating and drinking, and having a great time. The Steakhouse will be closed, but there will be plenty of food for everyone. The Seven Devils has a list of potluck dishes, so sign up and help Peggy celebrate her 80 years young party!

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 or to be assured of a T-shirt 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 the morning of the Run which will begin at 10:00 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. For more information contact Hannah McClure at 208-469-6499.


Facebook photo SRHS grad and football celebrity Leighton Vander Esch made a trip home to Riggins last weekend and visited with some young fans.

Leighton Vander Esch was named to the 2018 All-Combine Defensive Team of 14 at the competition held in Indianapolis last week. He was one of 42 defensive competitors at the 2018 Combine. Congrats, Leighton! Leighton was “home” for the weekend visiting his family and friends…and attended the middle school basketball game as well. He is “just another SRHS graduate” spending time in the town he loves.


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