By Alvin Engelke|
Former Creston resident Doral W. Gibson, age 79, passed away after an
extended illness. Before going to a nursing home he had lived in Elizabeth
and Belpre. He was the son of the late Ernest Elza and Mamie Fought
Sherm Wise, age 75, passed away. He was the son of old Bob Wise who
formerly lived on Ground Hog and up Island Run.
Nancy Engelke is recuperating from hip surgery at Western Hill
Rehabilitation Hospital near Parkersburg. She is doing well.
Old man winter made a return call to the Creston area with colder weather
and some snow squalls. The weather experts are calling for a drought this
summer for the local area.
The Arab terrorists continue to make the news as it has been learned that
before one of the hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center some of
Osama's uglies shot and killed an Israeli special forces man who happened
to be on the plane and likely understood Arabic. There were not suppose to
be guns on the plane and now we learn that they may have nuclear bombs in
some American cities.
Drilling of Devonian shale wells is going at a good clip in Calhoun
The Great Pifu, Little Puppy, Chuckie Poo, Danny Boy and Mike Davis were
among those who attended the vegetation seminar at Canaan Valley. It was
understood that Mike felt obligated to take a "home test." No doubt details
can be learned, but generally speaking, things were quiet.
Ed and Geneva Hayes, Paula, Aleisha and Bart, Sheena Warren, Tonya Harris
and friend Ricky, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ferrell and sons were among those
calling on Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ferrell and Amy.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Phillips, Debbie Hennen, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Butler, Lula
Tanner, Velma Hicks, Frances and Lena Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bunner,
Chester and Roger Bush, Casper Shuman, Ivan Holbert and Evelyn Copen
were among those attending to business in Creston over the weekend.
Donna Sue and Christina Ferrell were attending to business in Parkersburg.
They dined at the Chinese emporium and Christina found that the mustard
was 'hot,' so hot in fact that she had to wipe off her tongue. She got so
excited in the big city that she got "all charged up" at he check-out counter
at Big Lots. Details are available to those who inquire.
Sarah Douglas, "Beanie" Veon and Juanita Bell provided special singing for
Sunday School at Burning Springs M. E. Church.
Suellen Butcher was calling on Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Arthur.
Anna Engelke and Keith Collins were both in from their studies at Fairmont
State College. Anna received a phone call from her friend Gemma in
England. They, Kathy and Kyle Collins were also visiting Nancy Engelke in
The price of natural gas on the Dominion System for March was set at $2.59
compared to $5.39 in 2001. The February 2002 price was $2.20 compared to
$6.68 in 2001. The price of local crude oil has risen to $19/bbl.