As of Friday, December 28, 2018
RIGGINS Happy Happy New Year 2019! You have rung in the New Year and are on your way to a wonderful 2019.
Quote for the week: “I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love and being alive.” by B. Hampton
Congratulations to our Salmon River basketball boys, Randy McClure, Ethan Shepherd, Reece Jones, Canyon Harper, Sane Nicolay, Jimmy Tucker, Garret Shepherd, and Jonathan Swift, and coaches, Levi Tucker, Brandon Ratcliff, and Mike Shepherd and scorekeeper, Joni Shepherd, for taking the Championship of the Christmas Tournament at College of Idaho with just eight boys on the team. They had to win three games for this honor. Randy McClure was named Player of the Game; all tournament honors went to Ethan Shepherd and Randy McClure.
Congratulations to Steven Crump for being the winner of the beautiful barbecue from the Whitewater Market’s one year anniversary celebrations. Perfect winner…the Crumps barbecue all year long. Thanks again to John and Jennifer for making our new grocery store a reality…it’s been many years in the planning stages from previous owners…John and Jennifer made it happen.
Note the closure dates for Riggins St. Luke’s Medical Clinic: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 1-2. The clinic will be open for physical therapy only, Wednesday, Jan. 2. Jan. 3 will be back to its regular schedule.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn to change your lifestyle to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. Riggins will have a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m., at the Salmon River Heritage Center. Deana Cornforth is our local lifestyle coach and can be reached at 208-553-9285 for information or to enroll in this program. More information is forthcoming here in this Riggins News column.
Yoga in the Canyon schedule will return to regular times; evening classes will resume soon. Contact Mariah for more details.
Exercise with Joy on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.; classes held in the Canyon Studio just south of Riggins at the Yoga. Five dollars per class for a full-body workout…all equipment you need is supplied…all levels are encouraged to attend.
Fit and Fall Proof Exercise Class, which helps with strength and balance, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m., weekly at the Salmon River Community Church Fellowship Room.
Bingo will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive pot is now $146 and growing. Funds go to help with our Senior Transit Bus.
SRHS will hold a football and volleyball awards night Thursday, Jan. 10. Time and place will be announced later.
Leighton Vander Esch News:
Cowboyswire says “Leighton Vander Esch was awarded the coveted Bob Lilly Award which recognizes sportsmanship, leadership, and dedication. Leighton’s fiancee Maddy Tucker, accepted the Bob Lilly Award for Leighton from Mr. Lilly himself. Vander Esch has been the highest graded rookie linebacker in the NFL so far this season. With 101 solo tackles and 30 with help as well as two interceptions for his first season as well as helping Dallas win the NFC East, Vander Esch has made quite a mark for a first-year rookie. He is a super-athletic player who has been great against the run, but also really tough in coverage. He ranks first among all rookie linebackers in run defense grades and pass coverage grades. It’s not just that he’s a reliable tackler, but the fact that he has an uncanny ability to make his tackles count. And no play was bigger than the tackle that helped shift the changing of the guard in the NFC East.”