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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote of the week: “Love the people God gave you because He will need them back one day.”

Halloween is tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 31! Get your trick or treats and/or costumes ready because kiddos will be knocking at your door with their costumes and goodie bags soon.

Congratulations to the Salmon River High School volleyball Lady Savages for taking the runner-up title in state with their gallant play of six matches at the 2018 State Volleyball tournament. The ladies played three matches Friday and three Saturday; they won their first match with Rockland; lost their second match with Horseshoe Bend, and won their third match with Lighthouse Christian. They won their fourth match Saturday morning with Rockland, and won their fifth match Saturday afternoon with Water Springs…they were then in the championship game once again playing Horseshoe Bend…Horseshoe Bend took the championship title.

Congratulations to the District Champions Salmon River High School football Savages with their win over Council last Thursday. SRHS football players will play Deary for the first state play-off game on the SRHS football field Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Come on out and cheer on our champions and help them make state.

“Fall Back” an hour this Saturday night, Nov. 3, before you go to bed so you won’t be an hour early to church or anyplace else you go Sunday morning…Daylight Savings Time ends and Standard Time begins.

Elections are this Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; do your research so you will know how to vote; be sure you are registered to vote. Local voting places are Salmon River Heritage Center and Canyon Pines.

Bingo at the Riggins Community Center is next Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The progressive game has nearly $100 in the pot with more to be added Wednesday night.

A beautiful Memorial Service for Gay Lindsey was held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Salmon River Community Church with Pastor Mike Chapman officiating. Graveside service was held in her hometown of White Bird. Gay was just that…a happy joyful wonderful lady with a great sense of humor, a big family, and many friends. She and Tucker had been married for nearly 68 wonderful years. Gay wrote her own obituary in her lighthearted way…she shared laughter as well as some serious parts. Pastor read the entire five handwritten page obit as a tribute to Gay and her family.

Veterans assembly is Nov. 12

RIGGINS — Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11; Veterans Day program at SRHS will be observed Monday, Nov. 12. World War I ended in 1918 on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. This means the fighting ended on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. President Woodrow Wilson declared this day be commemorated as Armistice Day for those who died in WWI. Armitice Day was changed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all veterans of all American wars.

Memorial service for Joan Van Tassle will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Wednesday, Nov. 10, at noon, with dinner and fellowship following the service.

Our dear friend and former Riggins resident, Jessie Frances, 85, died Oct. 9, 2018, at Cooper Springs Assisted Living in Meridian, Idaho. She lived in Riggins for a few years before moving to Meridian. Jessie was a happy, smiley lady who loved people; she attended Salmon River Community Church and loved her church family. Services for Jessie were held Oct. 16 in Emmett.

“Christmas is coming….” Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held 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. Applications and space fee must be received by tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1 to ensure reservations.Find application on Facebook @ Riggins Christmas Bazaar and mail it and fee to PO Box 1429, Riggins ID 83549; Contact Joni Shepherd 208-628-4084 or 208-859-4725.

Secret Santa applications are available at Riggins City Hall; applications must be returned by today, Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The Fall Red Cross Blood Drive will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 2-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Kris Catherman or Joy Swift to make your appointment. Be a Hometown Hero…donate blood for those in need.

Save the date Saturday, Dec. 8, for the Jet Boater’s Winter Ball right here in Riggins. Contact 208-628-3615 for more information. Details to follow in November.

Leighton Vander Esch/LVE News from NFL news: “Dallas Cowboys Sean Lee returned to the field against the Washington Redskins. For the first time ever, the Cowboys defense wasn’t aching for Lee’s return as rookie Leighton Vander Esch has been spectatular filling in. In fact, he’s been the best rookie linebacker so far. There was a poll taken about these two players and who should play with 34824 total votes…Leighton 46 percent with 1,611 votes, Sean 21 percent with 748 votes, and rotate evenly between the two 32 percent with 1,125 votes. “Yea, Leighton.

And…more Leighton news from Boise by By Dave Southhorn-dsouthorn@idahostatesman.com October 25, 2018: “When a major piece departs, any struggles at that guy’s position are going to be magnified. Leighton Vander Esch left following his junior season at Boise State and is now excelling with the Dallas Cowboys, so there was no doubt that the Broncos’ linebackers would be analyzed closely in his absence this season.“A little bit like when you had Kellen Moore here, Jay Ajayi here, Leighton Vander Esch, that’s going to be the standard,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. “Do we have that one guy like Leighton right now? No, we don’t. Do we have multiple players that can go out there, do their job and make plays? Yeah, we do.” It was always going to be a team effort to replace Vander Esch, who could alter a game by himself. Through seven games last season, he had 74 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. Boise State’s top two linebackers, Riley Whimpey and Tyson Maeva, have a combined 66 tackles and two sacks. “Very excited about where we’re going in the development we’ve made over the course of the season. ... We’re on the right path, some guys are playing with some confidence,” defensive coordinator Andy Avalos said. It is probably unwise to expect the same level of production with Vander Esch gone, but his absence has been especially notable in the long runs the Broncos have allowed — opponents have five of more than 50 yards. BSU gave up one such run last season. Minus those five carries, the Broncos are allowing just 2.5 yards on the other 219. “It’s definitely hard to replace a guy like Leighton, because he brought so many things. ... I feel like we’ve had a lot of guys step up,” Maeva said.” What a great tribute to Leighton!



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