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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— Happy Mother’s Day! My quote for this week is “No one and nothing can ever take the place of your mother. She knows and loves you more than anyone.”

Salmon River Community Church will honor mothers and daughters on Saturday, May 12, noon, with a Mother’s Day Tea. All ladies are invited to come and enjoy a special day with a great program designed especially for mothers. Tea sandwiches, petite cookies, tea, coffee, and punch will be served by the deaconesses.

Riggins Elementary Spring Fling is tomorrow, Thursday, May 10, at SRHS Multi-purpose Room featuring a book fair and art show as well as a free sloppy joe dinner beginning at 6 p.m. ASK music recital and Riggins Elementary kiddos will entertain beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to get out and enjoy an evening with family and friends. The book fair will continue May 14-17 at Riggins Elementary School Library. Help support this fund-raiser for the elementary kids. Buy books for children, teachers, or yourself.

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Facebook image Audrey Tucker is a “Super Speller” at Riggins Elementary School.

Riggins Community Health worker Linda Hieter is offering a free health screening for all residents Thursday, May 10, at the Spring Fling at SRHS multi-purpose room from 4-7 p.m. Screenings will cover pre-diabetes/A1C, blood pressure, body mass index, and mood score. There will also be information for many local and regional health resources available. Individuals younger than 18 will need parental permission to attend; form is available at screening.

Dance lessons are tonight, Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center upstairs area. The dance instructor knows ten different dances that will be introduced week by week. A small donation to cover rent costs will be taken each week. Last week’s dancers said they had a great time and invite you to join them tonight.

Tuesday, May 15, is Election Day; vote from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Canyon Pines or the Salmon River Heritage Center, whichever is in your voting area. Vote for our annual supplemental school levy as well as primary elections.

Savage Pride Day is Tuesday, May 15. Decorate your business and/or your home with blue and gold and let the school know how much you appreciate and support them.

The Riggins Ambulance Crew is looking for wool blankets to carry in the ambulance. It doesn’t matter if they are torn; they are used to wrap persons in when pulled out of the river. The wool pulls the water out of their clothing and holds in their body heat. If you have wool blankets or find them at yard sales, please contact Riggins City Hall or Rocke Wilson.

Color the Canyon Run, sponsored by the Riggins PTO, had another successful year with lots of runners, lots of color, lots of wonderful volunteers, and lots of great support from local businesses and private individuals. Winners in the Color the Canyon Run are Gage Crump-12 and under, Alethea Chapman-13-18, Rami Attebury-19-39, and Jackie Layman-40 and older. Most Color was Opal Norman, Most Spirit was Lillian Galli, and Best Color Station was Rants and Raves. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated and/or volunteered.

Vicky Lowe and Warren Dunlap will be married Saturday, May 19, 4 p.m., in the Riggins City Park. Dinner and dancing will follow the ceremony. Join them on their special day. They ask for no gifts; just your presence.

The 2018 Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters Cure for Cancer will be held Saturday, May 19, on the Old Pollock Road. Registration forms are available at Idaho Banana Co, Riggins Hook, Line, and Sinker, Riggins Market, Heath Realty, Canyon Pines RV Park, or call Nightfeather Bogan. The quilt raffle tickets are available to the public at several businesses around town. The Pinehurst Quilters have made and donated another beautiful quilt that is currently on display at Pine Tree Credit Union to be raffled off at the day of the “hikin’.”

Hold onto your hats and bring ‘em along! Muzzie Braun is coming to Riggins Memorial Day Monday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m., in the Orchard at the Idaho Banana Co-Your Gift Shop Headquarters and wine and beer. Gate fee/donation. No outside food or drink…there will be concessions to purchase…bring a chair. Proceeds to benefit the Riggins City Park Stage. Sponsors are Idaho Banana Co and R&R of Riggins.

Travel to East Coast in 2019

Salmon River High School students, teachers, and community members are traveling to the East Coast June 1-9, 2019; you are invited to join this group. They have as many as six spots left; space is limited. You do not have to be enrolled at SRHS to join the tour. The trip includes Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., here will be an informational meeting and help with enrolling May 29, at 6:30 at SRHS in Ms. Mayes’ room. Think about joining them for a fun-filled amazing experience. Contact Ashley Mayes or Andrea Hale for more information at 208-630-6025 or Kim Olson 208-628-3313. You may also find more info at www.efexploreamerica.com/2089768tt.

Salmon River Community Church hosted the National Day of Prayer, which is designated by the United States Congress, Thursday May 3, 2018. Prayers were offered for national and local leaders by Father Dick and two parishioners of the St. Jerome Catholic Church, for military by Doug Crump WW II Veteran and survivor of Iwo Jima, for local businesses by Keith Markley owner of Pinehurst Resort, for education by Jim Doramus, Superintendent of Salmon River Joint School District, for churches by Jim Dunn, pastor of the Riggins Assembly of God Church, and for family by Mike Chapman, pastor of the Salmon River Community Church.

Zachery Wright, 16-year-old son of Leo and Stephanie Wright, and grandson of Bill and Kathie Wright, recently visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., with fellow students and found Leroy Matthews’ name on the Wall. Leroy was a special person in the lives of many of us in Riggins and New Meadows and beyond. He left a huge legacy of love and compassion.

Winner of the “Decorate Riggins for Rodeo” contest, sponsored by the Salmon River Cowboys Association, is the River Rock Cafe. River Rock Cafe received four Riggins Rodeo tickets and two T-shirts. Congrats and thanks to all the other competitors.

Plan to have a wonderful lunch at the community lunch, formerly called senior citizen lunch, at the Riggins Community Center every Tuesday at noon. Lunch is $5 for those age 60 and older; $6 for those younger than 60 years of age. All proceeds help provide transportation for the senior citizen bus.

Salmon River Seniors/Transit are ecstatic over an anonymous donation of $5,000 toward the loan payment on the Ford Transit Bus that takes folks to doctor/specialists appointments. Any donations will be applied to finish paying off this loan.

Women’s Empowerment Group with Kristy Beckstead as the leader will meet every other Wednesday at the Salmon River Community Church, 1102 South Main from noon-1:00…next session is 23-Navigate Your Power, June 6-Create and Man Your Life, and 2-Empower Yourself for Transformation. Call 208-717-7710.

Salmon River High School students, teachers, and community members are traveling to the East Coast June 1-9, 2019; you are invited to join this group. They have as many as six spots left; space is limited. You do not have to be enrolled at SRHS to join the tour. The trip includes Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., here will be an informational meeting and help with enrolling May 29, at 6:30 at SRHS in Ms. Mayes’ room. Think about joining them for a fun-filled amazing experience. Contact Ashley Mayes or Andrea Hale for more information at 208-630-6025 or Kim Olson 208-628-3313. You may also find more info at www.efexploreamerica.com/2089768tt.

More upcoming Riggins events: Saturday, May 12, The Sacred Salmon Ceremony will take place up the Big Salmon River. Saturday, June 3 will be the Big Water Blowout at the City Park as well as raft rides on the Salmon River. Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28 is the annual Hot Summer Nights at the City Park. Saturday, Sept. 8 is the Riggins Salmon Run up the Big Salmon River and back to the City Park.

Leighton Vander Esch and his whole family are still walking on Cloud Nine after their big week at the NFL Draft in Texas. Leighton was assigned number 55 for the Dallas Cowboys. He was home in Riggins for the 70th Annual Riggins Rodeo…even had his bus in the Rodeo Parade…Leighton and Maddy threw candy from atop the bus while his dad drove, and his mother and other family and friends rode inside. Leighton started out as a Savage in high school, was a Bronco in college, and is now a Cowboy in the NFL…he has stayed western through it all. Leighton has another week at home before returning to Texas to train with the Dallas Cowboys.



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