By Alvin Engelke

The government mandated fast time has finally came to an end for this year. Some say it is imposed on ordinary citizens so the elite have more time to play golf, wind sail and hang glide. It was started in England so the workers could work longer to make munitions during World War II.

Rev. Keith Belt filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. Church and served Holy Communion.

Bonnie Arthur was consulting her cardiologist. She noted that she didn't get up to Creston much any more.

Former Little Creek resident Jesse Tanner, age 72, passed away after a long illness.

Jacques Frost finally on Monday made a business call in Creston causing the mulberry leaves to fall, the castor beans to wilt, etc. While there was snow during the "big storm" it did not negatively impact local vegetation. The "global warming" crew blamed the weather on humans even though it is now clear that there has been no warming for 17 years and Atlantic storms were quite common in the 1950s and before. It seems that the Atlantic is warming while the Pacific Ocean is cooling, a cycle that has been happening for eons.

In reflecting on the moral decay and coarsening of the culture the other day a local resident noted that his physician was in jail on a perversion charge and that his chiropractor had recently died from an overdose. On the national scene the "leaders" are providing weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood to attack Israel. For similar offenses the Northern Kingdom was taken away by the Assyrians [the ten lost tribes] and Judah "earned" a 70 year "vacation" in scenic Babylon.

Bernard Smith was doing some work at the O'Dell residence.

There was no Creston auction as the Starchers had vehicle troubles on the way down and couldn't make the trip.

There is a nice display in front of the Creston Community Building honoring Armistice Day and the nation's veterans.

Charles Russell was calling on brother Euell, Ray Gumm and Parris Parsons at the Miletree Center. Frankie Mowrey, now confined to a wheel chair was not able to recognize her former Creston neighbors.

Area residents are getting ready for firearms deer season. On Sunday either a big buck bit the dust or "guns were being sighted in". Of course there are those whose offices are down in the swamps of the lower Potomac who want to ban the ownership of firearms for hunting, personal protection and as a deterrent to would be government jack booted thugs. Big Sis Janet Incompetano has yet to explain why she bought all that hollow point ammo for her domestic force.

Triad Hunter announced that they have increased oil production from when they took over Triad from 750 bbl/day to 15,000/day. A new Marcellus well they have in Tyler County makes 351 bbl/day of condensate at the well head and then they calculate that, after running the gas through the fractionation plant, there will be another 300 bbl/day of gas liquids such as ethane, propane, butane, iso-butane, etc. EQT noted that they recovered 1.8 gallons of liquids per thousand cubic feet (MCF) of gas processed excluding the ethane.

Chesapeake's Kirk-Hadley well in Tyler County had some bad luck the other day as a water well situate half way along the horizontal became contaminated with oil & gas. When drilling they hit a super oil pay and then cemented the zone off and continued drilling.

The price of local Pennsylvania grade crude is $86.05 with Appalachian Light Sweet (drip) fetching $75.29, Marcellus & Utica light $80.55 and medium $87.55. The price of gasoline in the Parkersburg has dipped below the $3.30 and $3.20 range but it is generally felt that the price dropped only because of the election and will go back up.

Leo Craddock killed two big coyotes. Not so long back the state's "most famous senator" wanted to protect them as he had an "animal rights" woman on his staff and had his ear.

Local residents received letters from the state tax department setting forth big increases in oil, gas and coal assessments which seem to be without merit. One has to answer in writing to the state tax commissioner by November 15 in order to fight the increases. Of course raising the value of coal in the middle of a war seems absurd but, after all it is government. Oil and gas values took a big jump even though gas royalties from the properties have plunged because of the price drop.

Chesapeake announced that the only West Virginia county in their core Utica area is Hancock. Locally the Utica is 1100 feet thick and is on top of the Trenton/Black River zone.

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