By Alvin Engelke|
There will be a benefit auction starting Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m. at
the Creston Community Building. There will be all sorts of goodies, cheese,
pepperoni (Glenna Jean got most of it the last time), Christmas gifts, tools,
grab bags, 50/50 and just good fun. Come visit with friends and pick up some
bargains. Proceeds to help maintain the community building.
Rev. Bob Stanley filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E.
Church. As a result of laser gall bladder surgery he reported being just a
little sore. His sister Ruth is contemplating heart surgery.
S. R. Lynch, 94, bagged a nice ten point buck from his yard which more or
less describes how the deer harvest has gone locally. Holbert's Store
reported that a record should be set. The buzzards headed off south before
they got so fat they would be unable to fly and would have to waddle, so the
highway crew has been busy hauling away the road kill. Apparently the road
kill cafe had plenty too.
Jane, Anna and Nancy Engelke spent the weekend at Flatwoods where Jane
was a contestant in the Miss WV USA Contest. She placed as a
Alley Oop is in love with "Punkin" and proposed marriage to her.
Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ferrell included Junior Ferrell, Jeff, Jeannie,
Allen and Austin Westfall, Bub, Kristie, Levi and Lucas Ferrell, Ed, Geneva
and Aleishia Hayes, "Punkin," Doreen Sidwell (Plummer), Melissa Ferrell,
Jeremy and Andrea Ferrell, Jimmy Bell, Alvie Ferrell and Tommy Ohse.
Darrell Hacker was attending to business in Brooksville. It was reported that
a ring-necked pheasant was hit by a car in downtown Brooksville.
Prices for local oil and gas remain low but deep leasing and drilling
continues unabated with some shift of emphasis to Gilmer County. Ardent's
rig on Bull River is still running and the Cabot well on Road Fork still remains
a mystery. Fairman has permitted a deep hole on trace near the Calhoun
County line just 3000' from a proposed Cabot location near the county line
Local residents have been following the war effort and applaud Sec.
Rumsfeld for using plain language ("We want them killed.") and calling down
the PC operatives in the Pentagon who still put pagan religious information
on Pentagon web sites and object to "derisive comments" written on bombs
that area dropped on the enemy. Some of those schooled during the last 8
years only wanted to bomb empty buildings, vacant camps, etc. It is clear
now that the new team in Washington intends to win the war, not go through
the motions as was done in Somalia when American troops were humiliated
in public a few years back. Would be savages and brigades should take
There were 50 folks at the big Ferrell Thanksgiving gathering at the Creston
Community Building the other day. Family and friends came and had a great
time, eating, visiting, swapping stories, eating, etc.
Former Creston resident, Jack DePue (Cam's son) made the fanny Seiler
column again. Fanny noted that Jack painted a large U.S. Flag on a trailer at
the 126 mile marker on I-79.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Rhodes and daughters were calling in the Creston area
Wayne wager was hauling water the day before it rained. The ground is very,
very dry but the weekend did bring some wonderful rain as well as
The new game warden was calling in the Creston area. So far he has
received high marks.
There were several camping out at the former site of the Rose hill church at
the head of beaver Dam in the cemetery lot.
Quell Russell was calling on Mr. and mrs. Don Rhodes.
Mr. and Mrs. Gary anderson have been working on getting natural gas to
their trailer down along Route 5.
Rod Lynch has been visiting with S.R. Lynch. Lots of folks from distant points
have been visiting home folks for Thanksgiving and deer season.
JP, RP, "Crazy Cooter", and Carl Marks have been busy deer hunting this
week. The young'uns have each bagged a deer (RP's first).
Cap'n and Mrs. Spock were among those calling on Mr. & Mrs. C. Romeo
Griffin, Jr., Kayla, Dalton, and Granny in the Owl
Hill sector. Little Dalton is up walking all over the place these days. Kayla
was among those calling on her Aunt Adith of
Timmy Barker and Timmy Hayes were among those calling on Cap'n Spock
at the Burning Springs Spacedock recently.