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Riggins News: Hike for hooters this Saturday in Pollock




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote for this week is “Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.”

Congratulations to Dr. Dave Hall, who received the 2018 Idaho Family Physician of the Year at their 70th Annual Conference in Sun Valley by the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians. A tribute was made to Dr. Hall for his generous contributions to his profession, to medical education and his service and dedication to his community and the state. For the past 24 years, he has practiced rural family medicine at Salmon River Family Medicine as well as St. Luke’s Clinic Payette Lakes and St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center.

Brad Neuendoerf, former SRHS teacher and coach, was recognized as the Wyoming Secondary Principal of the year for 2018.

Vicky Lowe and Warren Dunlap will be married Saturday May 19, 2018, at 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.

Our dear friend and 49-year Riggins resident, Nellie Fullton, died at the Apple Valley Care facility in Emmett, Idaho, Friday, May 11, 2018; her husband Hugh died Nov. 4, 2017. Nell was a friend to most everyone in Riggins. She and Hugh loved to sit in their lawn chairs and visit with everyone who walked by their house. Nellie and Hugh spent many years gold mining, fishing, and traveling after Hugh retired from many years in logging in. They celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary in June 2017 with family and friends.

Salmon River High School graduation will be held at SRHS next Friday, May 25, 2018, at 7 p.m., followed by an all-class party in the multi-purpose room with cake and finger foods. Help honor the 2018 SRHS grads as they celebrate their big day and look forward to the next part of their journey.

Join Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter for “Capital for a Day” in Riggins Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center Upper Level.

Dance lesson tonight, Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 at the Riggins Community Center upstairs area. A small donation to cover rent costs will be taken each week.

The 2018 Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters Cure for Cancer is this Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m., on the Old Pollock Road starting on the north end at Miners. 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, and will be available on site. Pinehurst Quilters have made and donated another beautiful quilt that will be raffled off Saturday; tickets will be available at the Hike.

Mindy Murdock wins 2018 nursing excellence award

RIGGINS — Congratulations to Mindy Murdock, LPN, who received the St. Luke’s 2018 Nursing Excellence Award for Exemplary Professional Practice. Murdock works at St. Luke’s Clinic – Salmon River Family Medicine in Riggins.

“Mindy exemplifies the best of the best in both her professionalism and in the personalized care she provides for our patients,” St. Luke’s Family Nurse Practitioner Rachelle Hamell said.

She is an exceptional team player, and we are all better at our jobs because of her expertise as a nurse.”

The annual awards ceremony for nominees and invited guests was held Tuesday, May 8, at the Canyon Crest Events Center in Twin Falls.


Photo provided by St. Luke’s (L-R) Amber Green, St. Luke’s McCall Chief Nursing Officer, Rachelle Hamell, St. Luke’s Salmon River Family Medicine Family Nurse Practitioner, Mindy Murdock and Alicia Young, St. Luke’s Ambulatory Chief Nursing Officer.

A free health screening open to the public will be held Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., at Miners on the north end of Old Pollock Road during the Hiking for Healthy Hooters event. Screening is offered by Riggins Community Health Worker, Linda Hieter and will cover pre-diabetes/A1C, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, and Mood Score. There will be information for local and regional health resources. Individuals under 18 will need parental permission to attend; forms will be available at the screening.

Hold onto your hats and bring ‘em along! Muzzie Braun, sponsored by Idaho Banana Co and R&R, is coming to Riggins with his great music Memorial Day Monday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m., in the Orchard at the Idaho Banana Co. Timber Von Lom will follow him with more music for your listening pleasure. Gate fee is by donation; bring a chair. No outside food or drink; there will be concessions to purchase inside the gate. Proceeds to benefit the Riggins City Park Stage.

Women’s Empowerment Group with Kristy Beckstead meets every other Wednesday at the Salmon River Community Church from noon-1 p.m.; next session is Wednesday, May 23-Navigate Your Power. For more info call 208-717-7710.

SRHS students, teachers, and community members will travel to the East Coast June 1-9, 2019; you are invited to join this group and do not have to be enrolled at SRHS. An informational meeting and help with enrolling will be Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 6:30 at SRHS in Ms. Mayes’ room. The trip includes Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Contact Ashley Mayes or Andrea Hale, 208-630-6025 or Kim Olson at 208-628-3313.

Riggins events in June include: Saturday, June 3- the Big Water Blowout at the City Park as well as raft rides on the Salmon River. Tuesday, June 5- the official opening of the new Manning Crevice Bridge with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Leighton News: Leighton Vander Esch was named one of PFF’s top five Defensive Rookies of the Year Candidate for 2018 and has returned to Texas to begin Rookie Mini Camp morning practice Friday, May 11, as #55 for Dallas Cowboys. Cowboy news reports that “It remains to be seen how Dallas will deploy their linebackers this season…, but Leighton has the rare ability to just find the ball and get involved in plays. His ability to sift through trash and get to the ball…and extends coverage at least when it comes to a short game. Vander Esch was still good in coverage dropping away from the line of scrimmage, but it was the least comfortable area of his game…and if Leighton develops that side in the NFL, he could become a special player whose raw numbers are too large to ignore.” Leighton just smiled and answered questions for news reporters today after his first practice. “BJ Rains from Blue Turn Sports reports that Leighton, Riggins native, who was drafted in the first-round pick 19 by Dallas, joins Kellen Moore who now serves as the team’s quarterback coach.”


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