(08/28/2001)
By Alvin Engelke

There will be a benefit sing Saturday, September 1, starting at 6:30 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. Everyone is invited out for a evening of fun, good food and bargain hunting. One can stock up on cheese and other goodies and catch up on the latest news, etc. Proceeds go to help maintain the Community Building.

Bessie Schrader, age 85, passed away in Parkersburg. The widow of the late Hallie Schrader she was the daughter of the late Robert and Sally Vandal Tanner.

Garnet Hess, age 81, passed away in Sistersville. She was a daughter of the late Holly Roscoe and Ottis Saltkeld Greathouse, Sr.

Rev. Robert Stanley filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church.

Powerful politicians with fetishes seem to be much in the news these days. Closer to home it was learned that Brutus "has a fetish" too for the neighbor's underwear. It is said that Paula can give all the details.

It was reported that there has been more seismic work done in the area to determine the best places to drill deep wells. Peake Energy (Beldon & Blake) which is now an arm of the Dutch government has been obtaining leases down near Camp Barbe road. Drilling was reported to be continuing on both the Calhoun deep wells. Columbia Natural Resources reported that the Parker well produced in 2000, 1,797,927 MCF of natural gas. This was in addition to the 343,327 MCF produced during 1999.

The Wirt road crew surface treated the places that the overweight trucks tore up on the road from Creston to Spencer. The taxpayers, not the demolition crew, paid for the repairs.

The local area continues to receive rain. During the week the West Fork came up fast [about four feet in just a few hours] and then there was more rain over the weekend.

Anna Engelke and Keith Collins were featured with photographs and quotes in the Fairmont State College "Admissions Checklist" color flyer and the Orientation Express newspaper. They are both Freshman Counselors at Fairmont. They spent part of the weekend camping with Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Collins at Bulltown.

Nancy and Alvin Engelke were attending to business in Holmes County, Ohio over the weekend. The corn and Soya beans looked good there and alfalfa (a crop that can no longer be grown here because of excess venison) was doing fine. One of the highlights of the trip was observing a little Amish girl learning how to operate a pony cart (complete with pony) in her driveway. It is always good just to observe people who prove, on an everyday basis, that one can live well, even prosper, without government programs that extend from the cradle to the grave. Over the years the liberal establishment has tried many times to eradicate the plain people, probably because of the embarrassment they give to government programs.

The comely Samantha Wilson baked two pans of brownies, one for the Wirt road crew and the other for the Calhoun crew. They were delicious. She sent a note to the Wirt crew which was for their benefit alone but Kenny the Mailman made a copy and took it up the Calhoun crew and caused an uproar. The downriver crew did not, in any way, intend to cause Sam any grief and they hope she knows that they did not share her message with the crew out on the ridge.

Auction Saturday, September 1, starting at 6:30 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. Cheese, food, tools, miscellaneous items, new & used. Details, contact Donna Sue at 275-3202. Bobby Ray Starcher 890-01.


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