(04/04/2006)
By Alvin Engelke

By Alvin Engelke

alvinengelke@hotmail.com

Rev. Paul Williams filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church. The Marks family provided special music. There will be a gospel sing at the Burning Springs M. E. church on Saturday, April 8 starting at 6 P. M.

Folks who like to get out and have some fun while seeing spring up before them should be sure to remember the Creston ATV poker run on April 15, starting at 9 A. M. One can finish the day off by going up on the West Fork to the big ramp feed there at the Upper West Fork Park.

A federal agent was calling in Creston one day last week. He was reported to be polite, well spoken and very professional.

A number of folks with Creston connections made the magistrate court list.

Carl and Jeremy Ferrell were calling on Mr. & Mrs. Denzil Jones.

Calhoun County Commissioner Bob Weaver, Virgil Maze, Casper Shuman, Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Bunner and sons and M. C. Pursley were among those attending to business in Creston over the weekend.

It was reported that Mary Newton has some health problems. Betty Myers has been in the hospital for surgery. She is home and doing as well as can be expected. Lets keep the sick in our prayers.

The aments (catkins) on hazel nuts, quaking aspens and such are open and releasing pollen and the toothwort is in bloom as are colt's foot and Narcissus.

The Matheny Muskie Company was in Creston looking to thin the lunker muskies so the little ones would have a chance to grow.

Jack who brings the mail to Creston Friday, Saturday & Sunday said he was going to the mountains to try to thin the trout.

The wild turkeys have been gobbling for some time now although season is a while away. Lots of deer have been seen and a rabbit or so. Bushy tails have been seen crossing the road and some, like the 'possums didn't make it.

A California based outfit, Artex Oil & Gas has made a number of new well locations both at Burning Springs and in Rock Run. It is understood that they plan to start drilling very shortly.

A local resident was over checking out the work on the temporary bridge on W. Va. 14 at the location of the former General Lee Inn. The bridge crew was hard at it - that day tightening up nuts. They indicated it would be a while before the span can be opened to traffic.

White Pine oilman and civic leader David E. Barr was attending to business in Creston one day last week.

The price of local Penn grade crude fell Saturday to $62.75/bbl.

While the politicos continue to cry the blues about "folks out of work" the State of Ohio was obliged to hire Mexican laborers for their nursery at Reno Ohio because no one else was available to hire. While some factories that paid high wages have closed, as have also the buggy whip manufacturers, elsewhere there is a shortage of men to work.

The government decreed fast time came again to Creston so folks will have to readjust their biological clocks to please the power hungry bureaucrats.


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