By Alvin Engelke

By Alvin Engelke

The Creston auction will be Saturday, May 5 starting at 6 P. M. at the Creston Community Building. Bobby Ray will have plenty of pepperoni and cheese to tide one through til the next auction. Of course, while at Creston, one can catch up on all the wild turkey gobbler hunting stories, big fish tales and other matters of consequence.

Former First National Bank president Dennis Matics passed away after a fight with cancer. He had many relatives and friends in Creston.

There were 347 riders in the big Creston ATV poker run. Roy Jarvis won the 50/50 while Cynthia Adkins of Mt. Gay took first place, Joshua Stull of Mt. Zion came in second and Vince Clancy of Ray Ohio placed third. The community would like to thank all who came and rode, those who worked and set up the route, the merchants who donated the door prizes, etc. The check point on Bear Run (in Roane County) even had a petting zoo with a mare and her colt. The next ride will be July 21.

The comely Wanda was seen with that handsome Jimmy Tucker. Both are former Creston residents. Jerry Campbell fetched some of his famous pineapple upside down cake and Ted Grim motored down from Erie Pennsylvania to help. Folks came from far and near and there were 31 riders associated with Camp Little Buck.

The Wirt road crew pulled the berm on West Virginia Route 5 and is now mowing the shoulder before the grass mower is taken away to the "surplus" equipment sale at Buckhannon on May 12.

A young fellow with some local connections had been in some scrapes with the law and then he was advised by a local woman, "You should either go back to school or else get a job. How do you expect to live?"

He answered, "My mom gets a check for me."

"But there's nothing wrong with you. You need to get some schooling or training so you can get a job and support yourself and keep yourself out of trouble."

He answered, "I don't want to work, I just want to have fun."

Rev. Carlos Nutter filled his regular appointment at the Burning Springs M. E. church and served Holy Communion. Peggy Tenbarge and Rita Hurst provided special music.

Ohio Oil Gathering announced that they are now hauling oil locally. Some while back they said they were only interested in hauling tanker loads. The price of local Penn grade crude rose to $61.75/bbl. reflecting, no doubt, in part the radical proclamations of the nuclear crazed supreme leader of Persia (Iran) who plans soon to "reestablish the Caliphate and destroy Jerusalem". For those who find all this confusing, one might read some of the books of the Old Testament, especially Genesis, Esther and Daniel and Revelation in the New Testament.

"Stymie" Plummer, Jeff Westfall, Andrea and Brandon Ferrell were all visiting friends and relatives in Creston over the weekend.

It was reported that a new Lexus was delivered to the new owner at the "Y" in Arnoldsburg.

The Neighborhood Watch flea market is scheduled for May 19 at the Jerry Poling residence at the end of the Creston (dePue) straight. Both Elizabeth and Newark are organizing neighborhood watches to protect citizens in those communities.

It was noted that Deputy Smith of the Roane County Sheriff's office "had a local fellow stopped" the other day.