|By Alvin Engelke|
There will be a benefit auction Saturday March 3, starting at 6 P. M.
at the Creston Community Building. There will be all kinds of
goodies, along with grab bags, 50/50, yummy cheese and all the fixins
which include lots of friends, visiting and just having a good time.
Proceeds go to keep the building going. Everyone is welcome.
Although Thursday turned off to snow for a while it seems like
spring weather is in the area. There are hundreds of robins, some
buzzards and other feathered friends who have been in the sunny south.
Spade footed toads and spring peepers have been singing and the
Asiatic beetles (government ladybugs) have been trying to get out of
peoples homes. Hairy bittercress is in bloom at the Ward ODell
residence, a sort of welcome to Ward Jr. who was visiting there. Mrs.
Spock also noted that she had crocuses that were in bloom.
Those who savor wild turkey meat have noted many fine, sleek
gobblers as well as large flocks of the birds. There was an
impressive gathering of turkeys the other evening down on the old
Charles and Euell Russell were consulting with their physician
at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.
Heavy trucking and the spring thaw continue to destroy area
roads. Some hope that the legislature would enact a "frost law" to
protect the highways but the folks down at the mouth of Elk River seem
more intent on looking after their friends that have gambling machines
and taxing snuff and chewing tobacco.
S. R. Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Lynch & Mrs. R. W. Arthur were
all attending to business in Elizabeth. S. R., the areas youngest
90+ resident, drove to town himself.
It was learned that the costs to repair "the vandalism"
inflicted on the White House by the former occupants is costing
$10,000/day. Since each telephone was programmed for specific
locations and the reference markings were destroyed and head sets were
moved around it has become a major and expensive puzzle to repair.
Speaking of those folks it now seems that putting a mere two hundred
thou in a secret offshore account would spring an ordinary fellow,
especially if the envelopes were passed by the correct woman.
The piling work at the Burning Springs park is scheduled to
get underway this week.
Grant Woodring, a native of Burning Springs, passed away.
Burial was in the Rector Cemetery.
Rev. Bob Stanley filled his regular appointment at the Burning
Springs M. E. church. He will be preaching there on the 2nd and 4th
Sundays, starting at 9:30 A. M.
Nancy Hall was consulting her physician.
Hallie Cunningham has been on the sick list.
Charles Russell was among those calling on Dorothy Graham.
Ron Lynch who lives in Norfolk, Virginia wrote to say that he
reads the Creston News and specifically likes to read about those who
feel strongly about the rights given by the Second Amendment to the
Constitution. It might be noted that the Falun Gong members and
Christians who are being tortured and killed in China do not have the
right to protect themselves from an oppressive government. The same
was true for the Jews and others killed by Hitler and Stalin in Europe
not so long back.
It was reported that Columbia Natural Resources deep discovery
well has now started to make some hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) and a
scrubber has been installed. The Epling well is now on line and it
would seem that they are experimenting to see how fast they can blow
them down. A spokesperson for the company said that they estimated
reserves of 5 billion cubic feet for each well.
There is lots more seismic testing going on in area and other
counties as more and more companies look to find locations to drill
deep wells. One county official noted that two deep wells are already
planned in Wirt County with the first scheduled on Deavers Fork.
Mr. Pegulas East Resources (which purchased the old Pennzoil
leases) is busy drilling at Brohard. Pegulas spokespeople indicate
he is financed by Bill Gates. Some of the Pegula people are reported
to be a little lacking in tact dealing with surface owners when making
Haessleys have started logging on the Jerry dePue property
(the old Smith farm) at the head of Little Two Runs.
Freddie Bush was attending to business in Creston over the
Auction Saturday March 3, starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community
Building. Tools, miscellaneous, cheese, pepperoni, grab bags, etc.
Bobby Ray Starcher 890-01. Details, contact Donna Sue at 275-3202.