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As you may have noticed, the La Sal Elementary PTO coven manipulates the date of Halloween most years to accommodate the festivities to a more convenient day. This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday. No need to reschedule the holiday. It is also a full moon that night. A nice, big Halloween moon...
Election ballots came in the mail last week. I turned mine around in two days. It’s one of those things that isn’t urgent, but I wanted to get it taken care of lest I forget.  I exercised my right to vote in thankfulness for living in one of the freest nations in the world and in the history of the...
Actually, that should read: here today, gone today. On a recent Wednesday we drove to Monticello and back, going past La Sal Junction. Both ways things looked quite normal. There is always some kind of activity happening there. That day there was a big crane on site, but we didn’t think too much...
My dad used to belong to the Book of the Month Club. As a quilter, I get invites to Block of the Month activities. I’ve signed up for a word of the day on the dictionary app on my phone. Recently my sister sent me a cartoon showing a man stating that he is going to go outside and see what book in...
I love to spend as much time as I can on The Mountain. My husband loves it there too, but he is not as self-entertaining as I am. He gets restless and bored. Isn’t that what leads to many folks having a tryst? I can take walks, do crosswords and other puzzles, read, ride my ATV, do handwork, and...
We have a great group of local emergency responders for which I am continually gratefully, especially since I do not have what it takes to be one. ‘Tis the season – fire season. Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, drier, or windier, it gets hotter, drier, and windier! We continue to be...
We are in the midst of the County Fair, which means that summer is winding to a close, at least for those whose schedule is regulated by the school year. The fair always comes just before the start of school, but who knows what this school year will bring? “May you live in interesting times.” That...
Sherry Youngblood, a resident of La Sal for many years, passed away peacefully at her home on July 14 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Her family, three daughters and one son, spent the last few days with her prior to her passing. Sherry first came to La Sal in the 1950s. She lived here...
Prior to retiring from my day job with the gommint, we referred to boondoggles as any time a lot of folks from the same office all went in separate vehicles to a meeting spot.   In truth, it was usually due to the meeting being brief and everyone then dispersing in various directions for other...
The weather the last couple of months has been a roller coaster ride to be sure. With the arrival of summer last Saturday the temps rose to toasty levels. But what about this wind? Okay, I admit defeat. This does seem to be a windier-than-usual spring. Now, an update and a rest of the story on my...

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