RIGGINS – Quote of the Week: “Remember to love how you want to be loved, listen how you want to be heard, give as you hope others will give, care how you want others to give. others care, because change doesn’t start with them, it starts here.- Madalyn Beck
The 88th Annual Idaho County Fair officially opened today, August 17-20, at the Cottonwood Fairgrounds. There are lots of exhibits, activities, presentations, as well as plenty of food stalls for lunch, dinner and snacks. The Idaho County Free Press has a booklet of the full schedule of events for the week, which will also be available at businesses and at the fairgrounds. Hope to see you there.
It’s back to school. Salmon River Senior and Junior High School, Riggins Elementary School, and After School Kids Inc. (ASK), start school Tuesday, August 30. The football and volleyball teams started training last week, with a schedule full of matches to come.
ETC Store, which helps fund ASK, offers great back-to-school clothing, shoes, backpacks, hats and more at ridiculously low prices. In addition, there are men’s and women’s clothing, household items, books, bedding, curtains, belts, ties, baby clothes, baby high chair, decorative items, etc. The prices are so affordable. Kudos to Lisa for running the ETC and making it a “place to shop” for the whole family.
Salmon River School District 243 will hold a town meeting on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. in the SRHS multipurpose room to share information and discuss the upcoming tax supplement.
The Salmon River School District 243 levy vote will take place Tuesday, August 30 at the Salmon River Heritage Center and Canyon Pines RV Park from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Customers can also vote in person at the Idaho County Courthouse or by mail ballot (call the Idaho Courthouse for this ballot) if they will not be in town on August 30.
Salmon River Community Church’s monthly movie night is this Friday, August 19, with snacks and tours at 5:30 p.m.; the movie starts at 6 p.m. The film is “Seven Days in Utopia”, starring Robert Duvall. Everyone is invited to attend the free movie night.
A celebration of life for Steven Hunt, 32, will be held this Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m. in Riggins City Park. There will be music (bring your own instrument), food and sharing of memories. Take a side dish, your own chair/blanket and a drink. Steven passed away suddenly on Friday, August 5, 2022. His love, Jennifer Welch, his parents, Wayne and Tina Hunt, and their families appreciate all the support and love they received from their friends in Salmon River Canyon.
The Vacation Bible School (VBS), held at the Salmon River Community Church, was a great success. There were 38 kiddos registered with 23 adult helpers. The VBS children shared a short program of singing and sharing what they learned this week, then received certificates from VBS coordinator ET Owen. Congratulations to the children who participated, to their parents who drove them daily and to all the volunteers who contributed to the success of VBS 2022.
Dick and Sue Whiteman Stewart, missionaries now in Spain, were guests at Salmon River Community Church on Sunday, August 14. They are missionaries to other missionaries, encouraging and advising them at home or via Zoom when miles prevent them from meeting. Sue grew up in Riggins and attended the SRCC. Their son, Ben, and his wife, Clara, and their grandchildren, Wyatt, 2½, and LilyAnna, 3 months, met them here for the weekend. They just enjoyed being together and visiting some of the places he grew up in, including his childhood ranch on Shingle Creek.
Adams Camp Family and Friends Reunion is this Saturday, August 20, starting at 2 p.m. (MST) at the Roakey Cabin, featuring live music from Joaquin, Verna, and Dave. Meat, water and punch will be provided; take one accompaniment per family, your own drinks and chairs. There is space for camping. RSVP to Glenna at 208-315-2309.
Hunting season is just days away. Pottenger’s Wild Game Processing will officially open September 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023, seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed every other Sunday. Early season available; call now for treatment.
Bingo will be held Wednesday, September 7 at the Riggins Community Center at 6:30 p.m. for ages 18 and up. The funds go to Senior Citizen Transit, which travels to Grangeville and McCall for medical and business appointments, as well as shopping.
Community lunch at the Riggins Community Center, 121 Lodge Street (just behind the Chevron/Jackson station), is served every Tuesday at noon. All ages are welcome; lunches are $7 for those under 60; seniors aged 60 and over are made by donation. Come on, eat, enjoy delicious food and wonderful sightseeing with friends.
The Riggins Summer Reading Program will continue to meet weekly at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the park, under the direction of Salmon River Public Librarian, Miss Susan. All children are welcome to attend. It’s toddler-friendly, with great stories and snacks for everyone.
The children’s book “Just a Dream”, by Chris Van Allsburg, continues with two paragraphs:
At home, Walter saw Rose, the little girl next door, watering a tree that had just been planted. “It’s my birthday present,” she said proudly. Walter couldn’t understand why anyone would want a tree as a gift. His own birthday was in a few days, “And I’m not getting a stupid plant,” he told Rose. After dinner, Walter took out the trash. Three canisters were next to the garage. One was for bottles, one for cans, and one for everything else. As usual, Walter put everything in one box. He was too busy to sort the trash, especially when there was something good on TV.
(What?! Come on, Walter. There’s a lesson going on here.)