By Alvin Engelke|
Linda Hall remains a patient in Camden-Clark Hospital. She
had been on a respirator.
C. Glen Arthur underwent heart bypass surgery at CAMC. He is
doing reasonably well.
Levi Ferrell, son of Albert and Christy Ferrell got a piece
of plastic in his eye. He was taken to WVU Hospital in Morgantown for
removal of the fragment and treatment for complications from the freak
Dorothy Graham is scheduled for a CAT scan.
Dixie, the K-9 Quarterback had a professional consultation
with her Brooksville physician, Dr. Joe Cain, DVM. She was given a
A number of local residents were among those who went to the
legislature over the home schooling law. Those opposed to home
schooling claimed to be concerned about "social development" but then
came unglued when asked about allowing home schoolers participation in
sports. The bottom line seems to be the love of money and power not
the education of the youth and a fear of competition that will show
failed public school policies.
Many local residents are concerned about the Communist Chinese
People's Liberation Army forcing down a U. S. plane over international
waters and then talking about war with us. All this after our
military secrets were sold by the corrupt couple and their
Speaking of oriental pests, multiflora rose is growing, along
with Japanese and Tartarian honeysuckle and Asiatic beetles
(government ladybugs) are thick in both homes and public places.
The hot weather brought out the tent caterpillars and fruit
trees are covered with little tents. Soon the trees will be only bare
branches without any leaves.
Dutchman's breeches and other spring ephemerals are in their
glory and ramps are up big enough to harvest.
The Gast brothers and their families were spending some time
at their place on the ridge at the head of Beaver Dam.
Kayla Copen, Paula, Dalton Levi and C. Romeo Griffin, Jr.,
Cooter, Sis, J. P., R. P. & A. C. Marks and Cap'n Spock were all on
hand to help Debbie Griffin celebrate her birthday Friday evening at
the Burning Springs Space Dock.
Jesse Carpenter and Jeremy Ferrell are camping and fishing on
the Richardsonville Road.
Anna Engelke and Keith Collins were among those at Daytona
Ron Miller was attending to business in Creston over the
Becky Johnson has quite a reputation as being "a tough one".
Seems she took off only one day for "maternity leave" and came back to
report three (3) healthy little ones. Mother and daughters are
getting along fine.
Uncle Elmer, it was learned, moved from Liverpool to Lubeck to
be closer to his employment. He allowed as how he was good for at
least another 15 years.
Geneva deWeese Whytsell Lockhart, age 63, of Cutler, Ohio
passed away. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Effie Nellie
Connolly deWeese. Older residents will remember when the deWeese
family lived on Goose Nest. Ralph burned up in a house fire and for
many years after they moved to Ohio, Gilbert came back to visit family
Susan Myers was visiting in Creston over the weekend.
H. D. "Abe" Dooley was calling on Cap'n Spock (president & CEO
of the Tiny Mighty Mo Dozer Service) recently to ascertain Mo's
condition. At this writing Mo is said to be in questionable condition
with no certain date for a return to service.
The economic slowdown which started some months ago has been
having significant local effects. One local resident said the sawmill
where her son works has cut back to 3 day weeks. Shady characters
have been writing letters saying they will "pay top dollar" for timber
and land when prices have hit a slump. In some instances the buyers
are acting as agents for foreign firms.
Sheriff Allen Parsons, Trooper J. B. Hunt, Cap'n & Mrs. Spock
were among those calling on Deward and Byrnadeen Offutt on Daniel's
Run. The Spocks were also calling on Uncle Pete and Aunt Verda.
Eastern American Energy has started a deep well location near
the fire station at Silverton and the Mayor of Auburn noted that an
18,000' hole would be started soon near there. Drilling has started on
Cabot's location in Calhoun County and the company reported that they
plan to drill 4 Trenton lime wells in 2001. The one trend follows the
Arches Fork Anticline and the other runs in a line parallel with the
Ohio River from Wayne County though the edge of Wirt and Wood Counties
crossing into Ohio above Williamstown. Cabot's leases call for
horizontal and slant hole wells, among other things.
CNR tested the well on the Hensley place on Canoe with a
report of 3 million. They are contemplating whipstocks to drill
horizontally as well as a frac job. CNR has also started their
Trenton/Black River well on Orchard Run on the old McGraw place. A
company spokesperson noted that if the Orchard Run well didn't turn
out better than the Canoe well they would start looking back down the
trend toward Kanawha County. Columbia is also drilling in upstate New
Terry Pegula's East Resources fractured the A. B. Wilson #21
at Brohard and crews, including Shirley "Butch" Meadows and Dave
Freshwater have been busy hooking up wells, laying gas lines, setting
oil tanks, etc.
The concern over hoof and mouth disease and other plant and
animal pathogens continues to be a major worry. The report that a
vial of "super hoof & mouth virus" was stolen from a lab gave no one
any relief as there has been concern all along about terrorists
spreading disease to cause economic and political chaos.
The Wirt County Farm Bureau will hold its monthly meeting
Tuesday April 17 at 8 P. M. at the road garage in Elizabeth. All
members and friends of agriculture are welcome.