By Alvin Engelke

By Alvin Engelke

The Creston auction will be held Saturday December 4 starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. There will be all sorts of goodies and it will be a good time to come and tell tales of daring do during deer hunting season. Of course there will be the special Creston hot dog sauce along with other yummy things. For those who didn't get in a year's supply of venison one can get some pepperoni, cheese and other staples to last through doe season and one can get some super hot cheese to keep one warn whilst on the stand then.

The Creston Community regular business meeting will be held Tuesday, December 7 at 7 P. M. at the Community Building. All local residents are invited.

Rev. Juanita Lockhart filled her regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church.

Nancy June Hall is scheduled for another round of chemotherapy.

Many local residents have been working up venison, making jerky, cold packing deer meat and placing it in freezers. At times the local area sounded like target ranges and other times it sounded like those "free fire zones" that Lurch liked to talk about.

Jack Walker lost a big black toolbox full of carpenter tools from his truck somewhere along the Richardsonville road between where the new house is being built near the David Miller residence and W. Va. Route 5. The case for his deWalt drill and charger was found at Creston but nothing else has been located. Any assistance in the recovery of the toolbox and the tools would be greatly appreciated, to say the least.

Those visiting Mr. & Mrs. Carl Ferrell and family during deer season included Alan "Mousey" Jackson, Tonya "Punkin" Harris, Doreen Parsons, Alan & Anthony Plummer, Junior, Jessica, Melissa, Andrea, Brandon, Alvie, Gary M., Dillon, Todd and Justin Ferrell, Danielle Duckworth, Jackie Nutter, Jeff Westfall, Alley Oop & Austin, Mark "Old Lizard" Shimer, Danny Burrows, Justin Bunner, Shane Smith, Amber Walker and friends Quinn & Courtney, Cooter, Aaron & Ryan Marks, Patty Hall and daughters Dianna & Tarina and son Todd and father John.

Donna Sue Ferrell lost a valve from her automobile but they got out and found it lying in the road. They picked it up so no one would ruin a tire. While she again has all the parts she has not been able to fix the hole where the valve exited. Several other Creston residents also have been having automotive difficulties.

Mr. & Mrs. I. J. Lynch, Sr. were attending to business and calling on Rev. Gladson Grim in Elizabeth.

R. W. Arthur was consulting his physician.

There was a big gathering of the Gast family out at the old Rose Hill graveyard at the head of Beaver Dam.

Tommy Gay Wright has been spending some time at his camp down on the old W. T. Petty place.

Martha Stewart who is now West Virginia's most famous female resident (since Gaston Caperton's last wife) has, it has been reported, made a fortune since being assigned to "Camp Cupcake" formerly known as the federal Women's Prison at Alderson. When a local resident "earned" a sojourn there she got to meet Squeaky Fromme who was one of Charles Manson's gang of killers. Tokyo Rose also lived there although Hanoi Jane has, thus far, escaped punishment for her treasonous activities.

A lot of logs have been hauled off Ground Hog. Many of them are hauled on the trucks belonging to the late Gary Hipp. Thanks to the nice folks down at the Mouth of the Elk River and State Senator Mrs. Karen Facemyer local roads are being destroyed.

Ft. Worth Texas based Range Resources has purchased the former Pittston Coal Company's oil and gas holdings which include substantial acreages in Clay and Kanawha Counties. The trade which included property in Virginia was for $219 million and was said to have almost 1550 new well sites of which at least 100 are to be drilled next year in addition to 1872 producing wells already on the properties. About 70% of the production is said to be coal bed methane.

The price of local Penn grade crude oil is now $46/bbl.

Russell Hupp is putting a new roof on his house.

Anna Engelke came home for a birthday celebration. Also visiting were Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Schenerlein III and "Phu phu". "Phu phu" who has a fancy name in his city life showed that he was a true canine when he found a fresh deer bone to gnaw. He even took it home with him to show off to friends.

Mr. & Mrs. Todd Rhodes & daughters were calling in Creston Saturday afternoon.

The birthday girl and family, along with Susan Myers, motored to the Robey Theater in Spencer to see the picture show Skipping Christmas(Christmas with the Kranks). They were met there by Mr. & Mrs. James J. Morris and daughter, Helen Morris and several of her family.

Auction Saturday, December 4 starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. Christmas items, pepperoni, cheese, 50/50, etc. Bobby Ray Starcher 890-04. For details call Donna Sue at 275-3202.