Today, at 2 p.m. in the Strawberry Chapel, we will remember a member of our community. Lt. Don Chester, a paramedic for the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department, died Sunday.
Don was a friend to each and every person he met. His silent stature was soothing to patients, family and friends who leaned on him in times of need.
During his 15 years of service to the community, Don earned two life-saving awards. He took his job seriously and it showed in his dedication to the people of P-S.
I met Don years ago when I was covering a few controversial fire board meetings. Despite the turmoil, Don was able to keep a sense of humor and stay focused on the issues.
I also ran into him on occasion as I covered accidents or fire scenes. Always the professional, Don's first priority was to the person or people in his care.
The Pine-Strawberry community will miss him deeply.
Driver safety class
AARP will sponsor a 55 Alive/Driver Safety Program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in the Kiwanis Building at the Community Center in Pine. This is a one-day class for drivers over 50 that may reduce your automobile insurance rates.
It is not necessary to be a member of AARP to participate.
For more information or to register, please call 476-4298.
PC Users Group Meeting
The Pine/Strawberry PC Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Senior Center at the Community Center in Pine. Bring a friend with you. We will start with a question and answer period, so have your questions ready.
This month we will have an introduction to the Internet. We will attempt to explain how the Internet works in plain English. Topics to be discussed will include using an ISP (Internet Service Provider), home pages, favorites, secure ordering, ad blocking, pop up blocking, and route tracing.
Mark your calendar for another fun session that you won't want to miss. There is a $1 donation per person to cover the cost of the meeting place and use of the projector. At that price, you can see that this is truly a nonprofit organization
Each month, a crowd gathers to hear the Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session. Be a part of this crowd at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center.
Fiddlers, guitar players, banjo pickers and toe tappers are invited to participate. No need to play most folks just come to listen.
These rag-tag musicians generally pack the place. Come early for the best seats. Music and laughs are a guarantee.