A truly great and gentle man passes 

George Wesley “Wes” Hill passed away peacefully at his home Sunday morning after a short and valiant battle with cancer. His loving wife Rhonda was with him at the time of his passing.

Wes and Rhonda moved to La Sal about ten years ago, purchasing the old CCC barracks to convert it into a home. Wes saw the vision of what a nice home it could be and worked hard towards that end.

Rhonda too saw the vision. She worked to help support them while Wes brought their dream to fruition.

Wes was a quiet man, one of few words, but with a big heart and caring demeanor. He truly loved and cared about people. He will be greatly missed in our community.

Funeral services will be held this Saturday, October 2 in La Sal at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Markle. There will be a viewing the night before.

A family dinner will follow at the church after the funeral and graveside services. More information will be posted at the La Sal Store and could change from what is written above.

Saturday saw the local fire department hold another fundraising breakfast at the community center. Unfortunately, I was out of town and can’t give you a firsthand report. Hopefully, it was as well attended as the last one and folks were generous in their donations.

We sure appreciate these folks, and that’s about all the pay they get.

The La Sal literary guild will meet for book club, or I guess I should say they met for book club last Monday night. The book discussed was “Eat, Pray, Love.”

Alas, this book did not grab my attention. Truth be told, I have been absorbed of late in a long tome from which I could not extract myself and did not get this book read.

Shame on me. I hope I am not evicted from the group. As with most things La Sal, there is always food at the gathering. Folks’ potluck treats to share. I shall repent and try and do better with our next read.

Loosen your purse strings as there is another fundraiser forthcoming. The date is Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is to help with improvements at the Community Center.

If you notice, our building gets a lot of use. Unfortunately, our funding has been cut this year as have all County entities. We just had a whopping repair on the heating system, so we are sinking slowly into the hole.

This day’s events will be a yard sale, donation, fundraiser, and auction.

Starting off the day will be a yard sale with all proceeds going to improvements to the building. Donations are greatly appreciated.

If you have items that can be sold to help the cause, bring them to Tiffany Smith-Broderick or to me at my home. They could also be dropped at the Community Center during library hours, though the librarian is not involved in this fundraiser.

At noon, hot dogs will be available for sale, so bring the gang for lunch out on the town. That will be followed at 1 p.m. by an auction.

There will be a variety of paintings and canvases from local artists that will be auctioned.

Please come out and support our community and our building. Remember, the building is available for use by all in the village. It’s something for which we should be proud and all pitch in and help support.

Those enterprising gals running the farmer’s market are still at it – for a while at least. They have really added something very nice to our town. I hope folks have come out and supported them this summer.

I’ll be checking in with them to see if they have plans for the fall and winter months. Great job ladies!

Folks have been out and about on The Mountain getting in winter firewood. Many have been getting it not for themselves, but for others in the community. I’ll not say who has been behind much of this effort, but you can identify him as he is sporting a magnificent, big, black “shiner.”

Aw, the dangers of wood cutting. Watch out for falling limbs!

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