(09/04/2002)
By Alvin Engelke

There will be a benefit auction Saturday, September 7, starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. Bobby Ray Starcher recovered from his illness when he was down for the family reunion and he will have all sorts of goodies down for the sale. Proceeds go to help maintain the community building. Everyone is invited out to visit, wheel, deal, eat and have a good time.

There will be a poker run at the Creston Community Building on Saturday, September 21 with signup at 10 P. M. After that there will be a dip & donate dinner for building upkeep and then later an auction of items. For details contact Donna Sue at 275-3202.

There was a reorganizational meeting at the Community Building August 27. Eddie Norman was elected president and Junior Moody was chosen vice president, Robin Gohn was selected as secretary and Nancy Engelke remained as treasurer Janet Jett had a shunt installed to drain fluid buildup from her brain so that a tumor can be removed. She has been very sick.

Neil Belt has been consulting his physician.

Recently it was reported that one Ronny Lee Fain, age 47, was arrested in Spencer on warrants from Carson City, Nevada and Punta Gorda, Florida charging murder and kidnapping. The news reports indicated that he lived "in northern Roane County" but he actually lived out near the rock quarry past Ground Hog and was sometimes known as "Preacher Dan".

As a result of some highly skilled detective work and a tip from a stoolie, the bootie that was "borrowed" from the "cowboy trophy" was recovered and returned to the Prize winning cowboy who is now a very happy cowpoke. It was understood that the borrowed bootie was recovered in an office in the north west corner of the Wirt County Court House.

The folks down at the Court House wanted everyone to know that on September 20 at 7:30 the police (who have shown their skill in finding lost booties, etc.) and EMS are going to take on the firemen in a football game. There will even be cheerleaders, no doubt like the ones that the Dallas team fields.

Area scholars have returned to the county seats to further their educations or, at least go back to class. Some local mothers are happy to have the young ones gone during the day.

There was a discussion down under the gold dome at the mouth of Elk River about just what will happen when the Little Fiddler ceases being senator. Various scenarios were brought forward. It was noted that Broadway Joe had made a campaign stop in Wirt County recently giving out taxpayer funded "awards" just like his uncle used to do.

The price of local Penn grade crude went back up to $25.25/bbl. Also the price of natural gas rose. That produced in the Tariff field in Roane County fetched $5.

Bill Ward was in the Creston area attending to porcine business.

Alvin Engelke consulted with Dr. Lo and received a good report.


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