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In the 1930s there was a hit song: “Pennies from Heaven.” It would be nice to have little copper coins raining down upon us even though a penny isn’t worth what it used to be. No, really. We’d rather have the wet stuff coming down. That’s just what we got a couple of weeks ago, though not in...
For many years, the community of La Sal has headed to The Mountain for a cook-out to celebrate “This Is It” Day, aka Pioneer Day. Last year, of course, it was cancelled due to the pandemic. July 2021 was baking hot, so the festivities were postponed for cooler weather. Unfortunately, just when...
Julia Josephine Wareham (Cookie), 82, passed away July 21, 2021, at Four Corners Care Center in Blanding where she had resided for the last few months. Julia and her husband Gerald had been living in Old La Sal for several years. That is where they built their little dream home, a lovely log cabin...
I must admit to being somewhat remiss in my reporting of this next item. It occurred on July 1, so you can see I am a little behind my time. A fellow from “Scales and Tails” in West Valley City made a sweep through our county visiting several libraries, including our own Library in a Closet in La...
We used to have some big Independence Day festivities in La Sal, but not for the last few years. We even had a time where there was a nighttime fireworks display. That, of course, was pre-drought. Most folks have other ways of celebrating Independence Day now. For me, it’s going to The Mountain....
Folks in La Sal came together last Thursday evening at the community center parking lot to offer a collective prayer for moisture on our parched land. About two dozen attended. Many came early to visit with friends and neighbors. Do you think it has been a while since we’ve been able to do that...
It’s that time of year – the end of the school year. Our little one room school was not to be outdone on end of the year celebrations. On May 26, parents and friends gathered to watch the students strut their stuff, show off some of what they have done and learned this year, and say a big thanks...
Over the years, folks not of Sierra La Sal have commented to me that it seems we have a lot of fun times in our village. That use to be true. Lately, however, a person’s worst fears have been realized: What if you gave a party and nobody came? That is the new norm, it seems.  One such incident...
Okay, this is not a real murder, though there have been a couple of those in the history of our village. What I refer to now is a night of fun and games. It’s a murder mystery dinner. The movers and shakers behind this night of fun are the Johnson family, with Ma Kristl the main force. It all gets...
As I announced a few weeks ago, I’ve divorced myself from Facebook – to many vitriolic posts and response comments. We are still happily divorced, by the way. But sometimes there is a call for such posts and comments, and they lead to good results.  Now I don’t want to make this a theological...

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