(05/17/2005)
By Alvin Engelke

By Alvin Engelke

alvinengelke@hotmail.com

Rev. Paul Williams filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church. Janet Jett lead congregational singing and Sierra Starcher sang an inspirational song.

Mr. & Mrs. David Tenbarge were visiting family in Delaware.

Jane Engelke was attending to business in Detroit. Her new (and bigger) store is now finished and she will soon reopen at her new location at 1505 Grand Central Avenue in Vienna.

Jake Loudin and his brother were calling on Charles Russell. The Loudins have purchased the old Hunter F. Pell tract on the West Fork.

Sylvia Villers took a ride in a "hot car" with a dashing young red headed gent. She asked if the cruise would make the paper, in fact.

The Creston area which had been dry had a hard rain Saturday compete with wind and hail that was shaped like rock salt. The streams were made muddy and one of Joe Echard's apple trees was blown over. Hay in the fertile bottoms along the West Fork is now three feet tall or better.

A number of local residents attended Kyle Collins wedding Saturday at the M. E. church in Elizabeth. Anna Engelke also visited the home folks while in town for the wedding.

Anna had her picture in the Washington Post as a result of being a part of a massive cleanup effort at George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon. 400 people participated in the cleanup which, in large part, involved the removal of tree limbs, etc. that came down because of Hurricane Isabel a couple of years ago. Anna's day at the operation was cut short when she had to take a co-worker to the emergency room.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Rhodes were among those calling on C. Glen Arthur.

G. Jean and Austin Westfall were among those calling on Anna Reno.

The price of local Penn grade crude fell Friday to $45.25/bbl.

D. S., Amy and Jeremy Ferrell were attending to business in Vienna.

Roy Boice of Parkersburg passed away. He was the son of Frank Boice.

Local residents continue to feast on the locust blossoms which are very abundant this year. One of the old sayings is that when there is a heavy crop of locust bloom it will be a good corn year. This year should yield bumper crops.


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