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Hirst receives volunteer kudos

Riggins News

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— Clyde Hirst has been spotlighted by the Riggins City Council as an outstanding community volunteer in Riggins. The Riggins City Council gave kudos to Clyde Hirst for everything he does…. and he does lots! Clyde is involved in the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion Post No. 130 as well as volunteering at all our area events. As city councilor, Carolyn Friend states, “The Riggins community and community projects are made bigger and better with the outstanding efforts Clyde puts forth as a volunteer.” Clyde, who has lived here for nearly 25 years, is a skilled craftsman and has renovated numerous homes. He and Mary Lou own and operate the Idaho Banana Company and The Confluence. Thanks to Clyde for all the volunteer work he does here in Riggins to help make this community a great place to live.

Pinehurst Quilters will be holding their annual auction next Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Assembly of God Church; doors open at noon for preview; the auction will begin at 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to benefit community service projects. The featured auction quilt is hanging in the Sterling Savings Bank.

Deb Krum of Grace Tapestries Ministries along with Julie Good will be sponsoring a Fall Encouragement Retreat next Saturday, Oct. 19, at the New Meadows Community Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ladies are welcome to attend — bring a potluck dish.

Riggins Christian Fellowship will not meet in Riggins Saturday, Oct. 19, but will meet in New Meadows.

Dick and Sue (Whiteman) Steward will be leading the 11 a.m. worship service at Salmon River Community Church Sunday, Oct. 20. Sue, as some of you may remember, is the daughter of the late Don and Pat Whiteman of Riggins. They ranched up Shingle Creek. Don taught junior high for many years; Pat was a teacher’s aide and secretary at both schools. Dick and Sue live in Trout Lake, Wash. Sue grew up in Riggins, and the Salmon River Community Church was her church during those years. Dick pastored in Trout Lake for nearly 19 years. They have been involved in various missions during the last 12 years. They are currently serving as part of the Member Care/Missionary Care team with World Indigenous Missions (WIM), and are planning to move to Spain this coming spring as part of their service with WIM.

Riggins irrigation ditch will be shut off this coming Monday, Oct. 21.

Riggins Elementary will hold its 3rd annual pumpkin scramble for elementary students on Thursday, Oct. 24. Happy fall!

It’s carnival time in Riggins…. school carnival, that is…. the Salmon River PTO Carnival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at the SRHS multipurpose room from 6-9 p.m. with some new games, cake decorating contest, bingo, a haunted house, and all the fun games from past carnivals. Volunteers are always needed. Call Linda at Riggins Elementary to see how you can help.

The Confluence 2nd Hand Store, 1120 South Main Street, is having a “Clearance Sale in The Tent” beginning Thursday, Oct. 24, and will run for two weeks.

Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for their seventh straight football win for the 2013 season with their 50-0 win over the Council Lumberjacks Friday night.

Salmon River Junior High volleyball team went undefeated again this year! Way to go, girls! Thanks to Coach Paula Tucker for her dedication to the team and for making such a positive impression on all the girls.

Salmon River Junior High football team won three of its five games this year! Congrats, guys! Thanks to Coach Fredrickson and Assistant Coach Shane Harper for their dedication and positive encouragement to the boys.

Rivers and Mountains, a free on-line magazine that’s heavy into outdoor articles, will have features and events focused on the Riggins area. Check it out at www.riversandmountains.biz.

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