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Riggins News: Fire department seeks local volunteers




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— Quote of the week: “If we could spread love as quickly as we spread hate and negativity, what an amazing world we would live in.” This is my October challenge to you…spread love!

Fire Prevention Week is this week, Oct. 7-13. Special thanks to our Salmon River volunteer firefighters Roger Rashok, Randy Spickelmire, Donnie Clay, Dave Olson, Jonny Wilson, and Jeff Joyce-Chief. Look, listen, learn, and be aware…fire can happen anywhere. Look for places fire could happen and address the problem. Listen to know the sound of the smoke alarm. Learn two ways out of every room. Besides serving on the Fire Department and being available for fire alls, these guys also go above and beyond to respond to ambulance calls to help when needed. Kuddos to you for your dedication to our community. More fire department volunteers are needed. This takes dedication and training to become a firefighter. Fire Department volunteers meet at the EMS/Fire Bay adjacent to the Riggins City Hall the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Contact Jeff Joyce, 208-628-2775, to become a volunteer.

Our dear friend, Kathy Roberts, 97, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at her home with her four children at her side; her one daughter, Susie O’Leary, lives in Riggins. Kathy was a sweet, gentle lady who loved life and loved people, especially her dear family. The family is holding a remembrance visitation Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 2-4 p.m., at Kathy’s home, 529 Highway 95, Riggins. Friends and neighbors are invited to come share a fond memory and just sit and visit.

Chimney brushes at city hall

RIGGINS — Chimney cleaning time is now…before winter arrives. The Riggins Fire Department has chimney brushes available free for your use. Contact Riggins City Hall to check out a brush.

Memorial service for our dear friend, Kay Payton, will be this Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., at the Salmon River Community Church with a dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in Kay’s name to the Salmon River Community Church VBS Program, PO Box 428, Riggins, ID 83549.

David Bradley, Sr., longtime resident of Pollock and friend to many, was born to Evrett and Vinita Bradley in Watson, Calif. on Jan. 26, 1937. David died Monday, Oct. 1, in Lewiston, surrounded by love until the end. Throughout the years, Dave worked for Circle C Ranch, Salmon River Lumber Co, and mined in Elko, Nev. He was married to Norma, the love of his life, for 61 years. Family meant everything to him; he and Norma would drive hundreds of miles just to babysit the grandkids for a weekend or host a family get-together. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. See complete obituary in Lewiston Tribune Oct. 4, 2018, edition.

Salmon River High School Homecoming 2018 was quite successful; the Lady Savages won their volleyball match and the Savages won their football game. Royalty with Queen Chevelle Shepherd, King Ethan Shepherd, Prince Justin Whitten, and Alethea Chapman were crowned at the halftime ceremony. The Homecoming Dance was held Saturday night with more royal activities and lots of dancing.

SRHS football team has two more away games: Friday, Oct. 12, at Garden Valley, and Oct. 19, with Tri-Valley at Cambridge…each at 7 p.m. MST. Senior night and last game will be Friday, Oct. 26.

SRHS volleyball district tourney is this Saturday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 16, with the play-in game Saturday, Oct. 20, and state, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27.

Pinehurst Quilters’ annual Quilt and Craft Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. They will have quilts as well as other handmade and craft items for Christmas gift giving...or birthday…or something just for you.

Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street just behind Gem Chevron Station. Vendors, claim your space now; $25 per space-no tables provided. Find application on Facebook @ Riggins Christmas Bazaar and mail it and fee to PO Box 1429, Riggins, ID 83549; applications and space fee must be received by Nov. 1 to ensure reservations. Contact Joni Shepherd, 208-628-4084 or 208-859-4725 for more info.

Riggins Elementary School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week, “Life is a Journey: Travel Drug Free,” Tuesday, Oct. 23-Wednesday, Oct. 31. Each day will feature an activity as well as some dress-up days: Monday, Oct. 29. favorite storybook character; Tuesday, Oct. 30, Lei Day-wear Hawaiian clothes; Wednesday, Oct. 31, “Say Boo to Drugs”-bring costume to school to wear at Halloween party, and Thursday, Nov. 1. ”Our School is Drug Free”-wear blue and gold for Savage Pride Day.

The Secret Santa applications are now available at Riggins City Hall; applications must be returned by Wednesday, Oct. 31. More information in November.

Take some time to meet Frank and Linda, the new owners of the Riggins One, and check out the new items in their store as well as Linda Lu’s Tack Shack, which is quite novel with lots of horse needs.

Point of clarification: Zims Hot Springs is not being sold for private use; it is still open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, noon-10 p.m.; closed on Mondays. Time to go for a hot swim!

Leighton Vander Esch/LVE News: Jordan Newman in Dallas Cowboys reported “In four games, Vander Esch is second on the team in total tackles at 26 (22 solo). As Sunday (September 30) was his first start for the Cowboys, LVE also tied second on the team against the Lions with five. It should be expected that his volume of chances to do this are there; however, Leighton, Damien Wilson, and Joe Thomas have unlocked the myth of the LB rotation in this defense. A fantasy that Cowboy fans could never believe to be true, Vander Esch is possibly replacing the legend that is Sean Lee…. something Lee has done very well and makes him elite is being able to dictate where the ball is going from reading the QB’s eyes, making the play…check out Vander Esch with the open field closeout and tackle on Golden Tate.” Again, so many great news stories about “our” Leighton in his first NFL season.


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