Friday, January 27, 2006
WEST NEWS.....IS GOOD NEWS
Because of the lack of rain, the unthinkable may happen..they may have to cancel the annual cookoff.It's planned for March 18th but if we don't get some serious rain between now and then, they will have to cancel..The state burn ban has already been the cause of seveal cookoff cancelations.
One of the young ladies that works at community has won Czech Queen. Last year we had a Miss Westfest.Which means we have some pretty ladies working at our little store.
St. Mary's is celebrating Catholic Schools week...All kinds of activities are being held, plus an open house.
We have had a slow baby week, only one birth, 3 birthdays and 6 deaths.
The West High School girls and boys split their basketball games in
District, which means they are still playing.
Another business has shut down in West.There are about 6 business's that have closed and it is sad to drive down the street and see all the bare windows and for sale signs on the door.I did talk to Robert who is manager of the $1 General Store and he said they are going to build a new store and it will be huge...That is the main reason why the little shops are closing. They can't compete with the $1 store here in town and Wal-mart 15 minutes away.The thriving business's are resturants, the Hardware and the Lumber Co. There are about 6 little curio, antique, etc. shop's but doublt if all of them will be open this time next year.We have several beauty shops, flower shops, Dentist, Drs.,one cleaners, 2 dance studios,one video store, 3 car lots, (Ford, Chevy and used)a furniture store, 2 liquor stores, 2 Drug Stores, 1 barber shop,2 grocery stores, 1 meat market,1 auto-parts, 4 bars, (the one that I feel like I closed as it was 'my bar' and their business took a dive when I quit drinking and never recovered, has shut down) and other little stores.I also notice more signs for houses for sale then I have ever seen in West before.Noticed too that all the houses for sale have been seriously marked down.One that is such a great deal is a 4 bed-room/3 bath brick home on 1.5 acres,and has gameroom is on sale now for $179,900. Such a deal.
Some one has a 4 month old, black and tan Shihtzu to give away.I thought about calling about it for...6 seconds...then decided I had my hands full with Rocky, that cheating little bastard.
Oh, I just noticed in the business section that we have 2 vets, several insurance companies, a dozer service, septic service, Carpet Sales, Trophy shop,lawnmower service,and tada......a blacksmith...I always forget about our blacksmith.We also have a tin shop...
I always wanted to open a used book store that specialized in mystery, romance and children.Which are the three biggest interest at the library.
Nothing exciting going on. I happen to talk to the Police Chief the other day and he said crime was at it's lowest..Which is great news.So unless we get rain, the biggest news is the chance that we might not have a cookoff this year....
fuckme till I self-baste