By Alvin Engelke

The Creston auction will be held Saturday, October 1, starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. It's a good time to come, visit, catch up on all the news, get some good goodies and look for bargains.

Rev. Keith Belt filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church. The district supt. was at a parish meeting and discussed the decline in the Methodist church and stated that there was a study to determine why. When asked if "collective salvation", "social justice" and opposition to Israel had any bearing, he took some offense even though the Good Book tells about, in some detail, the consequences for those who oppose Israel. He insisted the church was being even handed and said that the Palestinians (PLO, Hamas, Fatah, etc., the folks who danced in the streets after 9-ll) were "Christians, you know." He probably believes in Albert Gore Jr. and phlogiston too.

Charles Russell dined with Euell Russell and Ray Gum over at Miletree. Ray noted that he took in the Molasses Festival and got to meet with many of his old friends.

There were 175 riders in the Creston ATV poker run on a day that was ideal for riding. Riders indicated that they had a great time and that it was a fun ride although a few got a little spooked when they forded Spring Creek at the mouth of Beaver Dam as it had rained hard on Friday. Gary Garrettson placed first, Dennis Wine came in second followed by Dave Sheppard. No one claimed the 50/50. The community would like to thank all those who came and rode, those who worked, fixed the food, set up the route, the merchants who donated the door prizes, etc. One of the riders drove his Lexus to the event. Patrick Shimer got to eat his first paw paw.

Jim Blair didn't get to ride as he had no way to bring his four wheeler to Creston. Seems his horseless carriage had an intersection with a horse over in Ritchie County. Among other things a hoof went through the windshield.

Sunday night a doe was seen nursing her fawn along the Richardsonville road.

Ralph Griffin suffered a stroke Monday evening after helping Sis and Debbie pack boxes. He remains a patient in the St. Joseph's Hospital. All the family are on hand to be with him.

Folks are reminded that the big governor's election is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4. Of course one can vote early as well. Karol Kristine Carr, age 38, passed away. She was a daughter of Paul and the late Norma Jean Kellar and a granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Herb Kellar of Annamoriah. She worked for Vision Care Associates in Parkersburg and was very active in church work.

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