(11/22/2005)
By Alvin Engelke

By Alvin Engelke

alvinengelke@hotmail.com

Rev. Paul Williams filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church. The comely Sierra Starcher made a special presentation and practice is now underway for the Christmas program which is being directed by Gay Park.

Samuel Jones was visiting David and Peggy Tenbarge. Peggy has been on the sick list.

C. Romeo Griffin, Sr. hauled a load of water from Elizabeth.

Bob Criss, age 73 of St. Marys, son of Ed Criss who lived to be about 105, passed away after suffering a stroke. Bob received a Purple Heart in the Korean War and had worked many years for Wiser Oil Company in Sistersville. He was buried in the Cooper cemetery not far from where he grew up.

Euell Russell was again consulting with the medical folks who have yet to determine what is causing his problems. Euell was also calling on C. Glen Arthur.

For a while last week the frogs were out hopping about but then finally the mercury dropped into the teens freezing the dog water solid, among other things. Things warmed up again and grasshoppers were trying to get about on Saturday.

Nancy Engelke attended the Snowflake pageant which was amply blessed with pulchritude.

One local resident found an address card that had been attached to a balloon that had been sent off by a high school in Indianapolis Indiana just one month ago.

The price of local crude oil fell to $52.25 while gasoline in Parkersburg was $2.03 at select stations.

The big news around Creston is deer season. There are lots and lots of big (high $$) FWD trucks with out of state tags and lots of trailers pulling four wheelers so folks won't have to walk far too far to find the 30 point or lesser trophy bucks. Local women have been busy cooking for all the company that will be in from Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere chasing white tail. On Saturday someone had a real nice trophy rack on Two Ripple. Of course it was still bow season.

Morris Tanner was calling on Rodney Lynch.

School consolidation continues to be a big topic statewide as Clacy Williams and the gang continue to shut down small community based schools to make big schools that yield even lower test scores. For certain the powers that be do not want a literate and educated populace in the state because they know the old game would be up and they would be inside peering through the bars.

The next Creston auction will be Saturday December 3 at the Community Building.


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