Riggins News: Riggins PTO to meet tonight

Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

There are three “Little Free Library” stations in our Salmon River area for your reading and trading pleasure. One is a cute little wooden box at Crump’s Riverside RV Park at the south end of town. RV guests as well as locals are enjoying the books and magazines. Another one is located at the Lucile Post Office which is a refurbished small RV refrigerator. Teri says, “Having it in Lucile has been extremely useful. Everyone, from residents to people playing on the beaches, stops and takes books and/or deposits books.” The third one is the one I reported last week that is perched on the sidewalk by the Idaho Banana Co. Orchard at 1116 South Main Street… each Little Library says, “take one, leave one.” One more Little Library is under construction that will go near Killgore’s orchard in White Bird. What a novel way to get books out and about and into the hands of readers. “Little Free Libraries” is a nationwide program. Google “Little Free Libraries” for information.

RIGGINS — The Pinehurst Quilters are having an “Evening of Memories of Quilt Stories” at the Salmon River Heritage Center behind the Chevron Station tomorrow evening, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7-8 p.m. Helen Smith, Ruth Mahurin and Kathie Wright of Pinehurst Quilters will present a brief history of quilting. Quilts belonging to the families of Helen Smith and Ruth Mahurin dating from the 1800s to the 1940s are on display at the Heritage Center. Other Pinehurst Quilters will also be available to answer any questions. Light refreshments will be served.

The Pinehurst Quilters also have a beautiful display at the Riggins City Hall featuring some of the quilts, wall hangings, table runners, baby bibs, tea towels, and other handmade items that will be available for sale at their annual quilt auction Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Riggins Community Center behind the Chevron Station. This is a great time to begin your shopping for your Christmas gifting… or for yourself.

Wine and Beer Tasting Party this Friday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Two Ladies Antiques Shop located adjacent to the Banana Company, Co. at 1116 South Main in Riggins. Come on out and help them celebrate their one-year anniversary… music will be ongoing throughout the evening.

Dena Holland, daughter of Vanna and the late Jerry Holland of Riggins, has had a change in her schedule and will not be presenting her recitals this fall.

Update on Troy Branstetter: he is in the process of “awakening.” He cannot talk yet, but interacts with yes and no and hand movements. He is walking with help a little farther each day. Two accounts have been set up in Troy Branstetter’s name. For those who would help, you may make a donation at any U.S. Bank or The Pine Tree Credit Union in Riggins. The family says, “Many thanks to all of you for loving us so much and for continuing your daily prayers for Troy and Lynnette. The Lord is working - visibly working! Blessings to you all!”

Update on Dave Catherman: Dave is much more active as of Sunday, Oct. 4. He followed voices with his eyes and head; he has moved his leg and arm on his own, and squeezed hands, with both hands. He is giving thumbs up to questions. His family wishes to thank all the people here in the Salmon River area and across America for their prayers, support, visits, cards, phone calls that help each of them through this time.

Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will hold its 15th annual fall lecture series on Thursdays during October providing insights into the history of our region and presentations on topics of interest to the local public. Lectures are held in the Johanna Room at the Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude located at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, 7-8:30 p.m. A question and answer session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided. The first one was last Thursday, Oct. 1, “Timothy Nolan’s Idaho 1862-1890.” Tomorrow, Oct. 8, will be “Bound for the Back Country” Vol.2 with Richard Holm, Jr. returning to share more of his experiences in Idaho’s remote areas. Next week, Oct. 15, will feature “Frontier History Along Idaho’s Clearwater River” with John Bradbury. The final one will be Oct. 29, “The Pox, The Flux and Other Maladies with Steven Branting. Each is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council, Vic and Shirley Gehring, and White Rock Consulting. For information about these events, contact the Historical Museum at 962-2050 or dgraham@stgertrudes.org.

There will be four Fall Historical Lecture Series presented by Nez Perce County Historical Society on Thursdays at 7 p.m. (PDT) at the Sacajawea Hall, LCSC Campus, Room 115, Lewiston, with free admission. The first one will be tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 8, “Frontier History along Idaho’s Clearwater River,” with John Bradbury. Three will follow: Oct. 15, “My Lewiston Scrapbook - Pastings from Our Shared Past,” with Steven Branting; Oct. 22, “The Wreck of the Imnaha and Mining at Eureka Bar,” with Carole Simon-Smolinski; and Oct. 29, “Kirtland Cutter, a Genius of Design and Rare Architectural Force,” with Garry Bush.

The annual Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28. Tables will be available for you to display and sell your “wares.” Contact Jacki Campbell or Laura Barner to reserve a table. More details are forthcoming including place and times.

Riggins Assembly of God Girls’ Ministry Bazaar will be the first weekend of December, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5. Contact Kathy Scheline at 630-4160 to reserve a table for your Christmas crafts, baked goods or gift items.

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