(11/30/2009)
By Alvin Engelke
alvinengelke@hotmail.com

The Creston Community auction will be held Saturday, December 5th starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. In addition to stocking up on goodies, Christmas gifts & such it is a good time to tell everyone about the big buck you harvested, etc.

Speaking of deer hunting, several nice racks were harvested in the Creston area. One buck that bit the dust was so old that his lower teeth were worn out. One fellow said he would be so tough one couldn't stick a fork in the gravy. One woman shot a nice one on family land but a 'neighbor' who has a 'reputation' called old Brer Game Warden to check on her. He found a tagged critter that had been shot just as she said.

Rev. Keith Belt brought the message at the Burning Springs M. E. church.

Eva G. Pennington reported that she didn't have a very good week. Hospice has been helping her.

Mike Graham underwent his last cancer treatment and now is in the Willows Nursing Home. He can talk a little.

Steve Basnett reported that the Annamoriah Cowpoke ground up some of the antlers he gathered up and made a powder which, it was said, was sprinkled over some turkey. It was not learned if the women who ate the turkey developed an instant craving for men with dark beards.

Asplundth has been cutting brush along the Allegheny Power Company's right-of-way down below Creston. Speaking of rights-of-way the W. Va. Public Service Commission ruled against their staff's own recommendation to keep the very controversial project called PATH alive. The huge power line was to go to Maryland but the PSC equivalent in Maryland nixed the proposal.

While there was some snow over the Thanksgiving weekend the weather continues to be rather mild and some flowers are still blooming. However, in the global warming business things are now hot, to say the least. While it has been reported that there has been cooling for the last decade many never believed the hoopla that the High Priest Al Gore, Jr. and others have been preaching. Within the past week someone released on the internet all the data and conversations of the "scientists" that had been carrying the water for the global warming folks and it has now been shown that it was a fraud from the very beginning. One is reminded of I Kings Chapter 18 verse 27 when Elijah mocked them and said, "Cry aloud for he is a god, either he is talking or he is pursuing or he is in a journey or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked."

And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their manner with knives & lancets till the blood gushed out upon them. One can go to the good book to see how that story ended but the current Global Warming argument is far from over. H. L. Menken said, "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." Many powerful people including Mrs. Browner the EPA director stand to profit personally from the so called Cap & Trade bill and it has been noted that the exchange of carbon credits will generate more cash than the trade in gold bullion. Politically connected Goldman Sachs, a Wall Street firm, along with Albert Gore Jr., firms are heading up the list. The Farm Bureau is working on a demonstration called Cap the Tax. Alvin Engelke has the labels to put on caps which will be delivered to the state office December 15. For details call 304-275-3578.

The Town of Elizabeth published a list of those who were delinquent on their water bills. In the listing was Sylvia Headley who was Tom Headley's last wife. It was understood locally that she passed away quite some years ago.

Some of the fans of the big eared one are upset over what has been said about Obamacare the proposed "reform" of health care. Bottom line is a "single payer health care system" or total government control over a period of time thus destroying the best health care system in the world. Many things could be done to really cut costs but the plan will greatly increase costs and ration 'services'. Those who don't buy the plan can be sent to jail and about 120 new government agencies are to be established to run the system. Of course money will have to be borrowed from China to pay the costs. Of course when the repo man calls there will really be costs, bigtime.

The price of local Pennsylvania grade crude oil rose $2/bbl to $71.00 while the price of natural gas continues to be depressed. Never the less, several companies continue to permit and drill Marcellus shale wells, many of which are horizontal wells running thousands of feet through the new pay zone. While the now discredited greenies push windmills and solar panels it is always noted that there has to be a backup when the wind slows and the clouds come out and the backup is natural gas since Dr. Chu the Chinaman who is the national energy boss is openly hostile to coal.


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