By Alvin Engelke

The Creston Dobbins auction will be Friday September 19 starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building.

The fall Creston ATV poker run will be Saturday, September 27 with signups from 9 til noon at the Creston community Building. Chancy Shaw, the master of setting up fun routes has a good one laid out for the riders.

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Ferrell & family visited both Mike & Doris Mollohan and spent time at the beach. Carl, who is taking medicine related to blood pressure & ticker problems, got badly sunburned and was unable to return to work.

Rev. Keith Belt filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. Church.

A red fox was killed on the Little Kanawha River bridge at Creston over the weekend.

Freddie Bush and a senorita were attending to business in Creston one day last week. Freddie is in bad shape as a result of a four wheeler accident which broke several ribs and punctured his lung. He noted that he was going to add equipment so that he would have four wheel brakes on his vehicle. He noted that he presently is unable even to dress himself.

HG Energy stated that they are planning horizontal Marcellus wells at Brohard at the head of Straight Creek in Wirt County. They had already announced plans for six wells on Laurel over the hill in Ritchie County.

Charles Russell was calling on Mr. & Mrs. Parris Parsons, Ray Gumm & brother Euell at Miletree in Spencer.

Anna & Adam Yates went on a vacation to Maine and on the way back they stopped in Kennebunkport, the Bush vacation spot, and ate at Martha's Lobster Claw. While driving out of town they noted some dudes in suits rather than vacation clothes and discovered that William Jefferson Blythe Clinton was in town campaigning for a local politician.

The Creston area had a hard rainstorm Saturday afternoon & evening and the cooler weather that was related to the most recent "polar vortex". Speaking of weather, Hanoi Jane's buddy John Kerry said that it was Scriptural to fight global warming. For those who oppose almost everything set forth in the Bible to claim Biblical requirements likely means that they are completely void of real reasons or ideas.

An Adam Sandler movie is being made where Anna Yates works down in the swamps of the Lower Potomac.

Folks have noted that local residents and others have been using the walking path at the Creston Community Building.

Some local folks including Peanut Bunch got some fine second cutting hay up without it getting rained upon.

It was announced that another ethane cracker is in the works for the Ohio valley. This one would be in Monroe County Ohio. Earlier it had been planned for Marshall County but something "went wrong on the W. Va. side". Appalachian Resins indicated that they plan to purchase land near Clarington, Ohio. It was noted that there are tanks and oil hauling trucks on the "dry" Utica well pads in Monroe County, Ohio.

Roger Summerfield was in Creston looking after his oil interests.

Some of the CIA contractors that were in Benghazi have now gone public and said that there was an order to "stand down" and that, of course, the story about the "video" was a complete fabrication by those who desired a coverup of what was going on, etc., such as shipping weapons to what is now called ISIS.

The price of gasoline in the Parkersburg area had been under $3.30 but it has now gone up almost 20 cents/gallon which reflects prices elsewhere.

The price of local Pennsylvania grade crude has dipped to $93.45/bbl. with drip fetching $71.95, Marcellus & Utica light $87.45 and medium $93.45/bbl. Speaking of oil and such Ergon's famous catfish fry will be September 17th at the St. Mary's marina. One can call the company for reservations to attend to belly buster and pick up a tee shirt.

The Southeastern Ohio Oil & Gas Association (SOOGA) fall trade show will be September 18 starting at 8 A. M. at the new Oil Haulers facility at 30625 Ohio Route 7 above Marietta.

The deadline for registering oil tanks under Sen. Unger's tank bill is October 1 and some producers note there are problems getting the tanks registered. It is generally thought that the bill will put most of the small oil and gas producers out of business since mandated testing and fees are more than what many leases clear after expenses annually. One spokesman for the big boys said "that was the plan".

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Hur Herald.

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