(01/02/2006)
By Alvin Engelke

By Alvin Engelke

alvinengelke@hotmail.com

The Creston auction will be Saturday January 7, starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. As usual there will be all sorts of goodies and fun times, pepperoni, cheese, candy and such.

Eddie Henthorn, age 89, of Zanesville passed away. His wife was Ira & Ella Baker's daughter who grew up at the mouth of Pete's Run. His son Jimmy called to advise area residents.

Jocie Lucas and Josh McFarland were among those visiting Mr. & Mrs. Denver McFarland over the Holidays. Denver & Tammy brought in the New Year with friends at the Holiday Inn in Parkersburg.

Anna Reno and Austin Westfall were among those calling on Dorine Plummer who was cooking cabbage for New Year's Day.

Rev. Paul Williams filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church.

Gay Park had occasion to appreciate Joyce Kilmer's poem about a tree when last Monday she hit a patch of ice on W. Va. 5 in Calhoun County and went over the hill demolishing her chariot but leaving her pretty much unscathed. A well-placed tree kept her from serious injury and possible death. For those who attended public school recently & may be unlearned, the poem goes as follows;

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lists her leafy arms to pray:

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

The FunChester group spent New Year's Eve at Frederick Maryland and went outlet shopping and swimming. They included Anna, Joel, Corey, Adam, Ben, Jess, Keith & Matt. Later they dined at Firestones. Also Anthony Cox was visiting in Middletown and Front Royal Virginia.

New Year's Day at Creston started out with a very red sunrise. Later in the day dandelions were blooming.

Alvin Engelke was attending to business in Helvetia recently.

The price of local crude oil rose to $57.25/bbl while payment for natural gas sold on the Dominion system was $14.37/dekatherm for October gas which was the highest price paid most folks locally. One long time Calhoun oil and gas man is still said to be in shock after discovering that his gas check was for $1 million. He had always considered himself a person of rather modest means and was last seen carrying groceries to the house.

Some fellows who said they were Elmores from Clay County wanted to deer hunt as they hadn't been able to kill anything. They said some one told them there was a place they could hunt in Wirt County. They didn't seem to want to take any chances going on Westvaco (Heartwood Fund) land so they moseyed on up into Calhoun County to do some road hunting.

From all the squalling one might conclude that breeding season is upon us again with domestic felines.


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