Riggins News: Riggins PTO to meet tonight

Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — Riggins school carnival sponsored by the Salmon River PTO is this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Plan to have dinner there as they will be serving their famous carnival spaghetti for your dining pleasure. There will be exciting carnival-type games, face painting, bingo and a silent auction! The Salmon River PTO uses these funds to help sponsor more school activities and events for all students from pre-school-12th grades. Anyone in the community who would like to help at the school carnival contact Karen Adkins at 628-4101.

The District Champion Salmon River Lady Savages were given a great send-off to state volleyball tournament with an assembly at SRHS then continued as they drove through Riggins on the bus led by an Idaho County sheriff officer’s vehicle with sirens blowing followed by local fans and family honking their car horns. Blue and yellow balloons were flying throughout the town as screaming fans lined Main Street cheering and encouraging the Lady Savages! “Go Lady Savages!” The girls were smiling and laughing as they were being honored by Riggins businesses and Salmon River fans. Since the Salmon River Football Savages were heading to Cascade for the district football championship game, the two school busses stopped on Main Street to cheer each other on as they passed, the girls going north to Lewiston, the boys going south playing a day early in order to attend the girls’ state game.

Congratulations Lady Savages and coaches for two great sets at State Tournament. The girls played two tough teams losing their last set to a tiebreaker. Great job, ladies! Your community is proud of you!

Congratulations to the Salmon River Savage District III 1AD2 Football Champs 2015! Way to go guys and coaches! Savages will now have a playoff game vs Kendrick in Riggins Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. for the state tournament. Get on out there and cheer on our boys!

Red Cross Blood Drive volunteers are currently scheduling the fall blood drive for the Riggins area for Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 2-7 p.m. or Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. If you are interested in donating blood or baking cookies, get in touch with Kris Catherman at 628-3572 or Joy Swift at 628-3224. Help save a life! Be a hero!

Our dear friend and former Salmon River resident, Iva Catherman, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Iva and her late husband, Lynn, lived in Slate Creek and worked for the U.S.F.S. for many years. They had five children; their son, Dan, and wife, Kris, still live in Riggins. Iva was an amazing, loving, giving, sweet lady. Her family had just honored her at a Catherman family reunion in Oregon Oct. 24 and 25 with most of her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids in attendance. It turned out to be a great going-away party for their beloved mother.

The Salmon River Senior Citizen Group will honor all veterans next Tuesday, Nov. 10, as well as offering them lunch at noon at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station.

Quilts of Valor made for our local veterans by our own Pinehurst Quilters will be featured in the main display case in the Riggins City Hall during the month of November to honor all our veterans. Any veteran who has received one of these quilts and would be willing to have it on display at City Hall for the month of November, take it to Susan Long at City Hall. Thank you for your service and thank you for sharing your Quilt of Valor.

Veterans Day Program 2015 will be presented by the Salmon River High School students Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Salmon River High School at 9 a.m. More veterans will be honored with Quilts of Valor made by Pinehurst Quilters. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this presentation.

Riggins Secret Santa helpers and the Salmon River Community Food Pantry Food Drive began Monday, Nov. 2. This will help ensure no family goes without a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Suggested items are canned pumpkin, olives, cranberry sauce and stuffing. Drop off your food donation to the Riggins City Hall, Riggins Whitewater Market or the Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop.

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