Two special longtime La Sal men pass away

The last month has seen the passing of two special men who were longtime residents of La Sal.

Ned Kirk, 69, passed away after a long illness at his home in La Sal on November 26, 2021. At his request, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held for him in January.

He and his wife, Connie, have been longtime residents of La Sal.

Rex Peterson, age 78, passed away at his home in La Sal November 28, 2021. Rex and his wife, Vicki, have also been long-time residents of our town.

He was active in the local senior citizen's group. He was willing to help friends and neighbors when needed.

Friends, neighbors, and family will miss these two gentlemen.

This Saturday will be the first (hopefully annual) cowboy craft fair. It will be held at the community center starting at 9 a.m. and go to three in the afternoon.

Booths are available for $20 if you have wares to sell. Proceeds from the booths will go to the community center.

All crafts, trades, and businesses are welcome. For booth assignments or more information, contact Alyssa Wilcox at

The rumor I heard was that Connie Kirk is also having a yard sale that same day. I’m sure she could use some support at this difficult time.

She is on the corner on the Rio Algom Road. In my experience, it’s easy to spot a yard sale.

And last but not least is the annual (except for last year) La Sal Elementary School Holiday Program.

This is scheduled for Wednesday, December 22 starting at 6 p.m.

My recent experience has been that this event gets underway in a timely fashion, and I don’t mean La Sal Standard (or La Sal Daylight Savings) time.

So come on out and see the little ones show off their talents – and don’t be late.

As in times past (and I’ve been in Sierra La Sal for nearly 50 years) that jolly plump elf in the red suit will be on hand to give out goodie bags to all the good boys and girls of La Sal.

I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that we only have good children in our village.

I’m guessing those elves from the local volunteer fire department will escort Santa in their fire truck. I think he’s saving the reindeer for the BIG night – Christmas Eve.

Speaking of our local fire folks, they are also doing their annual “Toys for the Kiddos” drive.

There are two canisters at Ana’s La Sal Store (right on the corner of the counter, so you can’t miss them).

One is for nominations for those who might need a little extra help this holiday season. The other is for donations to carry out those wishes.

I think folks have been generous again this year. It’s not too late to contribute.

’Tis the Season – for giving Christmas joy.

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