(11/12/2002)
By Alvin Engelke

There will be benefit social and auction on November 16 for sisters Janet Jett and Sandra Ashby at the Creston Community Building with activities starting at 4 P. M. Janet had a brain tumor and Sandra has cancer. Donations of baked goods and auction items are needed. For particulars contact Donna Sue at 275-3202.

Performers at the Creston sing held November 9 included Mr. & Mrs. "Cooter" Marks and sons, Gail Ford, Tina Forshey and Amy Nicole Ferrell. Rod Lynch won the Red 50/50, Tina Forshey won the blue 50/50, Aaron Marks won the nuts & bolts guess and Ruby Sutton won the office supplies guess.

The Wirt Middle School Wrestlers and their parents sponsored a poker run November 10 at the Creston Community Building. There were 26 riders and the first place winner was Mike Whited, Donna Ferrell took second and third was Christi Thompson. It turned out to be an unseasonably warm day with sunshine and beautiful leaves for the activity. High Sheriff Andy Cheuvront won the 50/50 and a good time was had by all. The "rastlers" wish to thank everyone for participating and donating.

Sherry Carpenter & Sierra Ball were attending to business in Elizabeth.

Christy Ferrell is reported to be down in the back.

Euell H. Russell, Alvin & Nancy Engelke & Betty Burchard spent the weekend at the West Virginia Farm Bureau meeting at Flatwoods. Nancy won the quilt raffled off by the Women's Committee. They all met old friends & acquaintances from all over the state. Several issues impacting on agriculture and the quality of rural life were discussed. Bill Aiken, who is known for his jokes & storytelling joked about one rich candidate, who, he thought, could have afforded a better hair dye and hairdo job. There was lots of discussion over the recent election. Gus Douglass noted that " I had no idea it would be such a big victory".

Speaking of the election, the big county down at the Mouth of the Elk River took a cue from Calhoun, Wirt and other "hill counties" and voted down Sunday hunting too. The DNR folks who said "everyone wanted it" still have a few counties (mostly in areas where there is nothing to hunt) in which to try to garner support. Also, down in the big county Sen. Mitchell, who called for the abolition of Wirt County, was retired by a "young upstart". Mitchell was among several 'entrenched politicos' who were sent to pasture. It was noted that several of those defeated supported baby killing [called "pro choice"]. It seems that many protestant Christians joined with the Catholic church to condemn politicians who support and promote the barbarians who own and operate the abortion parlours.

While such is not the case elsewhere, most local residents have yet to have an invasion of the government's Asiatic beetles which look like the helpful ladybugs which are natives and do not infest people's homes.

Dominion (Mother Hope) had Hastings extraction station at Pine Grove down for routine maintenance which caused most of the gas producing wells in the area to be shut in.

Recently there was an earthquake in Alaska that measured 7.9 on the Richter scale. The quake churned up waves on a lake in Louisiana and muddied water wells near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some local oil field workers have always insisted that quakes elsewhere in the world impacted local production.

Charles Russell was having routine tests performed at the Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

Jim Bush got all his corn picked.

It was reported that there was a big commotion down on Straight Creek recently.


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