Don’t forget to ‘fall back’ this Saturday night

Riggins News

— Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages 2013 Long Pin Conference and District III, 1AD2 football champions! They won their ninth straight football game for the 2013 season with their 56-0 win over the Tri-Valley Titans Friday night, making them an undefeated team for regular season play. Senior football players, Leighton Vander Esch, McCoy Hale, Fred Taylor, Terrun Zolman, Thomas Mead, Nolan Richerson, Dallas Sims and Trent Perkins, were honored at Senior

Night prior to their last regular play home game and last league game as well. They will be in the state playoffs…. those dates and times to be announced soon.

Happy Halloween, tomorrow! Parents, be sure your little “Trick or Treaters” are dressed warmly and have a flashlight. Be safe and only go to houses where you know the people. Most of all be sure your kids have a great time! Those of you giving out treats, have your place lighted to help the little Trick or Treaters see their way.

Time to “fall back” an hour this Saturday, Nov. 2, be sure to get those clocks set back before you go to bed or you will be mixed up all day Sunday, Nov 3, the official time change date!

Riggins City Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, will be held at the Salmon River Heritage Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Running for mayor is Glenna McClure. Running for the two city council positions are Jonny Wilson and Roy Akins. Plan now to get out and vote.

Salmon River High School students will honor our local veterans with a Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Salmon River multi-purpose room. The Quilt Club ladies will once again honor veterans with quilts of valor during this assembly. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this Veterans Day Assembly.

Melisa Bryant, Economic Development Specialist from Ida-Lew Economic Development Council, will make a presentation at the Wednesday, Nov. 13, meeting of the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce to be held at Salmon Rapids Lodge at noon. The presentation on growing of grapes and making of wine possibilities in the Salmon River Canyon between Riggins and White Bird is open to the public. The chamber will have its regular meeting at noon with a “bring your own lunch” followed by the grape/wine presentation. Melisa will begin her presentation about 12:45-1 p.m. and allow time for people to ask questions at the end.

Summerville’s Cafe and American Bar in Riggins will host its annual harvest ball Saturday, Nov. 16, with a special prime rib dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. for $45 per couple which includes tickets to the ball. Reserve your tickets before Tuesday, Nov. 12. Cover charge for the ball will be $2 per person or $3 per couple. “Come have a ball with us at Summerville’s!” Salmon Rapids Lodge will offer 15 percent off rooms Saturday, Nov. 16, as well.

While Dustin Rinker, Salmon River High School graduate playing football for the Carroll College Saints, was held out of the end zone in the win, he racked up 149 yards on 23 carries against the Northern Lights of MSU-Northern at Blue Pony Stadium in Havre, Mont., last weekend. Needing only 60 yards to break the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his Carroll career, Rinker will head into the final three games of the regular season with 1,089 and a legitimate shot at a 1,500-yard season.

Bill and Ruby Darwin were honored at a going-away celebration last Saturday hosted by Ruby’s

fellow quilters. The Darwins, who have lived in the Salmon River Canyon for 10 years, loved the people and this area, however the next chapter in their lives led them to Montana. They were given a loved-filled sendoff and promised to return for visits. Best wishes to you in your new home.

Mariah Crump was honored for her 400 miles of running in marathons in 2013 at a surprise celebration hosted by her many friends Friday, Oct. 25. The night was filled with joy and laughter, love and encouragement.

Damon Shaw, 12-year-old son of Chad and Tracy Shaw and Brandy Shaw of Lewiston, and grandson of LeRoy and Debbie Shaw and Donnie and Becky Damon of Riggins, was a recent Idaho Cowboy Association finalist in steer riding. On Oct. 12 at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Damon scored a 74 which resulted in the ICA Rodeo State Champion Steer Rider title for the year. Along with other awards Damon has brought home, this was his seventh buckle overall, and the fifth buckle for this year, the first of which was won in Riggins. Damon wants to thank everyone for their encouragement and support. Congratulations, Damon, from all your Riggins fans!

ETC Thrift Store in Riggins is looking for a few more people to work the register for a shift once or twice a month. Contact Paula at 628-3438 for information. ETC is owned and operated by our Riggins After School Kids program. Proceeds from the ETC helps provide funds for the After School Kids program.

The Confluence Second Hand Store, 1120 South Main Street, is having a “Half Price Sale in The Tent” as well as good buys inside its store. They have new items daily as the old goes out, the new-to-them comes in!

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