(09/19/2011)
By Alvin Engelke
alvinengelke@hotmail.com

The big Creston ATV poker run is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 with signup from 9 A. M. 'til noon at the Community Building. Come and have a great time. It is a 44 mile ride on which one can see Blue Stem, turkeys, deer, squirrels, amphibians, great blue herons (when running the route one was seen with a fish in its mouth), rock formations, deep woods, oil wells and scenic fishing streams, etc. Along the route there are mud holes for those who want to test their chariots and a few places where the use of caution would be wise. There are sections where most riders have never been before. Of course there will be door prizes, food, 50/50, etc.

The first (of this season) Creston auction will be Saturday, October 1, starting at 6 P. M. at the Community Building. Mark the calendar for the day.

Phillip Belt was consulting with the medical people in Pittsburgh.

Betty Bish has been visiting the facility where they serve one breakfast in bed. She has been having blood pressure problems.

Willing workers are reminded that on September 26, insulation will be installed in the attic of the Community Building. Everyone is invited to attend and help.

The Wirt County Republican Executive Committee will be having their annual dinner Saturday, September 24 at the Senior Citizen's Building in Elizabeth. There will be several speakers at the event.

W. Harrison Schenerlein IV made a trip to the paw paw patch and returned with some tasty paw paws. His aunt Anna Yates was visiting at the capitol building in Washington Dee Cee. She noted that no one important was there as there was no security keeping ordinary people away.

There will be a revival at the Burning Springs M. E. church September 28 & 29 starting at 7:30 P. M. each evening. The message will be brought by Rev. Verlin Camp. On Sept. 26 & 27 the meeting will be at Bell Chapel at Munday and on Sept 30 and Oct. 1 services will be at New Home (Mayberry) south of Palestine.

Alvin Engelke has some lovely little kittens that need new homes with loving little boys and girls who want to have faithful feline friends.

The Wirt road crew finished their patching of the Little Creek road and Charles Russell said it was a lot better.

Former Umstead Ridge resident Joyce Radcliff, age 58, passed away. Burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery at Mineral Wells.

Folks are reminded that the big governor's special election will be held Tuesday, October 4 at a polling place near you. Also, the Wirt County school board is floating a levy which seems to be, for some reason, being kept very low key. Some understand that local levies decrease the amount of state funding received although others vehemently deny such.

The global warming hoax folks have been doing quite well at taxpayer's expense recently. A California "solar" company that was well connected (crony capitalism) took $537 million in taxpayer funds and then went, exactly as predicted by government oversight experts, bankrupt. Now the big eared one wants to have a second "stimulus" even though $10 billion of the first one must be spent by October 1. No doubt wise decisions will be made b y those who have the best interests of the nation in mind.

Travelers in the eastern part of the state report that the corn and soya beans in that section look good and, in places, there is a bumper crop of Johnson grass.

The price of local Pennsylvania grade crude oil fell $1.44/bbl to $83.26. Commodity prices have been volatile and the recent report that the corn crop will be down this year has some worried.

Phu Phu and Cosmo have been visiting on the Richardsonville road as their owners went to a ball game with Cousin Billy in the Carolinas.

Charles Russell was dining with Ray Gum & Euell Russell. Euell was asking how Ira Lynch was getting along.


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