By Alvin Engelke|
Rev. Robert Stanley filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs ME
Church. He announced there would be a special meeting April 2 at the New
Home (Mayberry) Church concerning the proposed closing of the Palestine
Church and a reorganization of the churches on the "Wirt Charge."
Attendance is strongly suggested.
C. Romeo Griffin, Sr. and Benji came home from Florida for a visit last Friday.
He was calling on Mr. and Mrs. C. Romeo Griffin, Jr., Kayla and Dalton, Mr.
and Mrs. Cooter Marks and sons, Uncle Pete and and Verda Bush, Madeline
Lynch, Marlon and Seymour Settles and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Griffin. Benji found
a new friend in Sadie.
Susan Myers and Anna Engelke took Nancy Engelke on an outing to the mall
in Vienna. Nancy is recovering at the Western Hills Rehab Hospital, and is
slated to go home soon.
A storm with high winds blew through the area Saturday evening. Winds
measured 70 mph where there was testing equipment. Locally trees were
brought down and the road crew was out opening up closed roads. Electric
service from Mineral Wells to the west side of the LKR bridge in Creston was
out and then later telephone service failed.
Some area cattlemen have been having trouble with parasites.
A number of area residents were attending Circuit Court in Elizabeth.
It was learned that Sen. Donna Boley was busy last week lining up some
Budget Digest money for Wirt County. Calhoun's new senators hail from the
northern panhandle, thanks to redistricting.
Columbia Natural Resource folks have been spreading stories that the Black
River drilling boom is just about to play out but, it should be noted that they
are very busy leasing up more land for drilling. Columbia also has seismic
crews busy check and re-checking for the best location. Presently, Columbia
is drilling a Trenton/Black River test on the divide between the head of
Moore Fork of Big Otter and Road Fork of O'Brien.
Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Prather talked about when they lived at the WEVA
station house on RFD #1, Creston. They bought milk from Ross Tucker and
the Tucker children. Wilma and Ronnie would bring them a half-gallon every
day or so. Mr. Prather commented that there seemed to be a poor
understanding of the Black River formation. He noted it was similar to pay
zones in Texas that weren't even shows when they were drilled, but after
frac made spectacular wells that are still big producers. Although he is
somewhat impaired by health problems, Prather actively follows new
developments in the oil patch.
Spencer barrister Orton Jones was in Creston the other day looking for
historical sites, Many years ago he crossed on the ferry, but he was unable
to ascertain the ferry landing sites. He is to return for a tour.
The price of crude rose to $20.25. One might assume that the fellows who
set the price are anticipating major supply interruptions from major oil fields
elsewhere, like Babylonia, Persia, etc. thanks to Osma and his uglies.
According to a report from down at the mouth of the Elk River, one of the
candidates for congress has an annual income of over $10 million. He is a
champion of the poor and downtrodden, no doubt.
While the folks in the legislature doodle, overweight vehicles continue to
destroy roads. WV 5, 14, 16 etc. were built to carry 30,000 pounds and now
loads triple this amount are routine. Some wonder when the federal highway
administration is going to step in because of the state's failure to enforce
The Wirt County Farm Bureau will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the
road garage in Elizabeth.