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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote for this week is the 2018 Salmon River High School Graduates’ Class Motto: “It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.”

Salmon River High School graduation will be held in the main gym this Friday, May 25, 7 p.m., followed by an all-class party in the multi-purpose room. Help honor the 2018 SRHS graduates, Miranda Hofflander, Payton Branstetter, Devan Branstetter, Taylor Ledgerwood, Joe Fredrickson, and Deseri Jaramillo-Swan as they celebrate their big day and look forward to the next part of their life’s journey as indicative of their Class Song, “Send Me on My Way.”

The 2018 SRHS awards banquet is tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 24. Banquet begins at 6 p.m., and the awards start at 7 p.m., in the multi-purpose room. Everyone is welcome to attend; school students know what to bring. Everyone else is asked to bring a choice of dessert or salad…except green tossed salad which is already covered.

Kindergarten graduation and fifth grade advancement will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 24.

Get out and enjoy the great music of Muzzie Braun, sponsored by Idaho Banana Co and R&R, in Riggins on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m. in the Orchard at the Idaho Banana Co. Timber Von Lom will follow 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. The local Riggins churches in the south end of town have offered their parking lots, which are in close walking distance, for parking for this event.

Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Church Yard Sale Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, beginning at 9 a.m. each morning. The Bovey family will be barbecuing hamburgers as a fund-raiser for Sierra to go to Texas to Nationals with her singing talent. If you have items you would like to clear out of your house and would like to donate, take them to the church and put them on the back ramp or call Pastor Mike at 208-451-10243 to pick up for you.

Longtime White Bird resident Josephine Killgore died Thursday, May 17, 2018. Jo and her late husband Jim raised and sold peaches at the Killgore Orchards for many years. Jo was a quiet lady who loved her family and many friends. Jo’s memorial service will be held in White Bird, Friday, May 25, 2 p.m., Pacific Time at the Catholic Church.

Dance lessons are tonight, Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wilderness Cafe right on Main Street in Riggins.

The 6th and 7th grade art classes are participating in the Riggins Rocks Project this week; they will walk around town collecting, painting, and hiding the rocks. Look around town for these cool projects! If you find them, please post them on our school Facebook page.

The middle school will be having an end of year celebration with awards, treats, and student-created board games on Wednesday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m-12:20 p.m.

There will be no school Memorial Day Monday, May 28. Last day of school for pre-school students is Wednesday, May 30. Streams of Dreams and Accelerated Reader field trip to Zim’s Hot Springs is Wednesday, May 30. End of year barbecue at Riggins Elementary School and last day of school with early release of 12:45 p.m. is Thursday, May 31. Last day of school for junior high and SRHS students is Thursday, May 31. Have a fun summer!

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. Contact Ashley Mayes or Andrea Hale for more information at 208-630-6025 or Kim Olson, 208-628-3313.

Evans awarded scholarship

Pinehurst Quilters are awarding a $250 scholarship to Matthew Evans, 2017 graduate of SRHS who has just completed his first year at the University of Idaho. PHQ makes this scholarship available every year for a local graduate who has already completed a semester of college/vocational school and is enrolled for the coming year. Congratulations, Matt.

Jack Hubbard would like to thank family and friends who helped him celebrate his 80th birthday Sunday May 13, 2018.

Pinehurst Quilters are awarding a $250 scholarship to Matthew Evans, 2017 graduate of SRHS who has just completed his first year at the University of Idaho. PHQ makes this scholarship available every year for a local graduate who has already completed a semester of college/vocational school and is enrolled for the coming year. Congratulations, Matt.

“Riggins Capital for the Day” with Governor Otter was very successful with many in attendance including our mayor, Glenna McClure. Governor Otter visited the Quilt Club which was meeting in the same building the same day and admired their handiwork. He then took a tour to the Riggins City Park to check out the beautiful new stage being built by volunteers. Governor Otter enjoyed his day in Riggins and was happy to visit with the adults and children.

Saturday, June 3, is the Big Water Blowout at the City Park as well as raft rides on the Salmon River, followed by the Dutch Oven Cook-off and dinner in the park. Everyone is invited to get out and have fun.

Tuesday, June 5, the official opening of the new Manning Crevice Bridge with a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on the bridge at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Bingo is Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive Bingo pot is at more than $200! Everyone older than 18 is invited to join the fun and help raise funds for the senior citizen bus transportation.

Summer School Events include: June 4-6 ASK Volleyball Camp, June 11-14 ASK Basketball Camp, and June 18-22 ASK Outdoor Camp.

Sandlot Baseball will be held every Monday evening beginning June 4 and running through Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the SRHS baseball field. All ages are welcome; no sign-up; no fees. Bats, balls, and gloves are available for use. Remember to take your water bottle with you. This activity is not affiliated with City of Riggins, SRHS School District, or ASK, Inc. All who attend, play at their own risk.

Leighton News: Leighton Vander Esch is in his second week of training with the Dallas Cowboys. The No. 19 overall pick in the draft, Vander Esch is expected to slide right into a starting spot alongside veterans Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith. Seen as a three-down contributor, Vander Esch starred at Boise State and thrived at the combine as a SPARQ-score darling. He is viewed by the Cowboys as something of a “Brian Urlacher 2.0, according to NFL Network’s Jane Slater. The Cowboys turned heads by ignoring their wide receiver void in the first round, but the linebacker position needed a lift of its own. Look for Vander Esch to play a major role on defense right away for a Cowboys team angling to get back to the playoffs in 2018.



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