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Riggins News: Salmon Run is this weekend




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week: “Always be kind. If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If someone is being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. Be who you needed when you were going through hard times. Just one small act of kindness could mean the world to someone.” I saw lots of this kindness last week in the 4-H/FFA barns in Montana at Beaverhead County Fair.

The day has come for the Riggins Salmon Run…yes, this Saturday right here on our Big Salmon River…runners, walkers, joggers will head up the beautiful Salmon River, make a U-turn and get back to the Riggins City Park this Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring a 5K, 10K and 13.1 You may register the morning of the race, but are not guaranteed a T-shirt. The races begin at intervals upriver with the finish line at the Riggins City Park where there will be a yummy lunch of loaded potatoes awaiting the runners as well as their friends and families. There will be a kiddos race at the park after all the runners have crossed the finish line. Jeannie Fitch, the ”Voice of Riggins,” will be the emcee and announce each runner as he/she crosses the finish line. See you there. Everyone not participating is encouraged to cheer the runners across the finish line.

Remember, school has started. There are lots of kiddos walking to and from school, so be sure to watch for them and help keep them safe.

Tomorrow Thursday, Sept. 6, is school photo time. Wear something colorful and put on your best smile.

SRHS has only three home football games: Sept. 14 with Prairie, Oct. 5 Homecoming with Cascade, and Oct. 26 Senior Night with Council…all games begin at 7 p.m. MST. Away games are Sept. 28 with Horseshoe Bend, Oct. 12 with Garden Valley, and Oct. 19 with Tri-Valley…each at 7 p.m. MST. Get up to the SRHS football field and cheer on our football players

SRHS Volleyball home games for Sept: Thursday, Sept. 6, with Horseshoe Bend at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, with Meadows Valley 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, with Council at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, Garden Valley TBA.

SRHS volleyball games will have a concessions’ stand…Volunteers are needed to help provide concessions for the fans and the players from both teams; contact Tracie Pottenger on Facebook or Rhonda at 208-628-2770 if you can work an hour or so each game.

Celebration of life set for Hirst

RIGGINS — A Celebration of Life for our dear friend, Clyde Hirst, is this Saturday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m., in the Idaho Banana Co. Orchard. Bring a chair, a story, and fond memories of Clyde to share with his family and friends. Clyde died July 19, 2018, while working at the Riggins City Park on his dream stage. Clyde’s dream will live on for so many others to perform on stage in style in Riggins, Idaho. Clyde caught the acting bug when he performed in a Melodrama in Riggins in 1999...and several others following that. Then Clyde played many faces from Cher to ZZTop and many others for 10 years with the Canyon Camillions at Hot Summer Nights. Clyde served in the U.S. Army as a door gunner in Vietnam and received the Air Medal “V” Device and Military Merit award for Heroism. Clyde was active in Post #130 American Legion in Riggins and was honored with a Quilt of Valor. In memory of Clyde, donations may be made to the Riggins Stage Project.

Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries at the Riggins Assembly of God Church will begin next Wednesday, Sept. 12. All kiddos and teens in our community are invited to join them every Wednesday after school.

Youth Group meets at Salmon River Community Church Sunday evenings at 5; all teens in the Salmon River Canyon are invited to attend.

Work continues on the stage project in the Riggins City Park; contact MaryLou Hirst if you would like to volunteer doing work, donating money or supplies, or helping in any way.

The Riggins One Stop is now open under the new ownership of Frank and Linda Giudice who look forward to serving the Riggins Community. There a few things still in progress, but come enjoy what they have read,y including a small everyday horse supply area called Linde Lu’s Tack Shack and Gifts which has basic needs for your horse. Stop by and welcome Frank and Linda to Riggins.

Now is the time to clean your chimney before winter gets here. The Riggins Fire Department has chimney brushes available free at Riggins City Hall; just contact City Hall for information and schedule your cleaning brush.

The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists 18 and older of fine art media to enter the 2018 Regional Art Show in Riggins in October at the Riggins Community Center. Prize money of more than $1,000 will be awarded in oil/acrylic, watercolor/water media, other…pastels, drawing, mixed media…, sculpture, and photography. More details will follow in the next few weeks. .

Leighton Vander Esch News: When Leighton and the Cowboys play in Texas, in addition to his parents, many family members, and some friends, his grandparents will also be attending to cheer him on. Leighton is in good shape and raring to go for 2018 NFL Season.


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