George Rooks: Surveying the fish found in the lake

Howdy folks–The weather is back to being hot and that is OK by me. I like the hot weather. We are getting rain – well some places anyway.

Was talking to Mike at the bait show and he said the Department of Wildlife has been handing out surveys on the fish being caught in East Fork Lake. These surveys help them to determine what kinds of fish to stock in the lake—like walleye, perch and other kinds of fish. The crappie, channel catfish, and stripers are biting good. Also folks are catching a musky or two. This area is so fortunate to have this park and great lake.

The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery show will be starting on August 9 and running through the 12th. Mark your calendar so you don’t forget the show. This year they are featuring Case tractors, garden tractors and Stover gas engines. They are going to have plowing demonstrations with the steam engine pulling a five bottom plow – you don’t want to miss this. This is one of the best shows you could attend. There will be a grinder to grind corn meal to make cornbread.

Last Monday Paul and I had doctor appointments and then we went to Poochie’s for lunch. After lunch Paula had another doctor’s appointment so I went to the farm up the road and mowed about 10 acres of grass. By golly it was hot. Poochie’s is having a picnic at their place on July 17 from 10 AM till 2 PM. If you have never eaten at Poochie’s you have missed a fine meal. Their restaurant is like family and you can’t eat and get out without some body talking to you. Last Sunday evening Paula and I went to the Nazarene Church for their evening service. That evening they were getting ready for their VBS and setting up the different stations for the children. One was a slide into water and the kids were sure having a good time sliding into the water. The Methodist Church held their VBS on July 8 through the 12th. The theme this year was “Shipwrecked–Rescued by Jesus.” This was a wonderful VBS and there were a bunch of children and a lot of volunteers to help. All the different churches seem to be having their VBS’.

The Grants Greenhouses are having special sales on some of their flowers and other items. They have a good selection of different items and a bunch of trees. If you have questions talk to Tony – he sure knows the answers to your questions. The farmer’s market in Bethel is being held on Friday evenings from 4 PM till 7 PM. There has been a good turn out so far. There have been three produce stands, a couple bakery stands and one lady with herbs.

Mr. Chester is doing good.

Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praising the good Lord.

God bless all . . .

More later . . .