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Friday Morning Briefing 11-18

By Staff | Nov 18, 2016

Good morning.

Hilda Steen is an artist by the grace of God.

Maybe as such, four mayors saw the light and chose the Christmas ornament to represent Tyler County. Several local people entered Pleasants County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Ornament contest for both Pleasants and Tyler counties. A short video about their decision making process will be posted next week along with Steen’s story in the Tyler Star News.

Steen has an interesting story about what inspired her to create the ornament that features a mouse blowing a trumpet in front of a Christmas tree and underneath a shining star. She dubbed her submission “Star Lit Noel.”

“I guess that’s what God decided I should be doing,” she said. “I’ve been painting all my life. I’m very delighted to have received this award.”

In other news, the TCHS girls’ soccer team was awarded the 2016 Pete Whitaker Sportsmanship Award for outstanding sportsmanship. Like other Silver Knights’ sports, the team has played with class and skill this season.

TCHS held its Fall Sports Banquet on Tuesday at the high school. More on that will appear in the next edition.

Speaking of sports news, Knights’ Radio 91.5 is back on the air. A recent computer glitch temporarily allowed the sounds of silence to cross the airwaves. And now that Simon and Garfunkel classic is stuck in my head. Anyway, much praise should offered to Scott Northcraft and Greg Goodfellow for their tireless efforts to keep the station on the air.

Those hunters planning on going into the woods next week might want to plan ahead. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) urges hunters to make sure they know their DNR identification number (DNR ID#) well before the buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 21, to ensure they will be ready to electronically check in their animals.

Using their DNR ID#, hunters may check their game by calling 1-844-wvcheck (1-844-982-4325), by smartphone or computer at wvhunt.com, or by going to a license agent.

Most hunters obtained their personal lifetime DNR ID# last year. Any first-time or returning hunters may visit www.wvhunt.com or any license agent to get their number.

Annual license buyers will find their DNR ID# in the upper left corner of their license.

Lifetime license holders have already been assigned a number. They can visit www.wvhunt.com and log on with their Social Security number and date of birth to verify their information and get their number. If they are unable to log on, they should call the DNR headquarters at 304-558-2758 for assistance. However, if they try to enroll as a new customer, they will be assigned a second DNR ID# which will cause problems when they try to check in their game.

Hunters not required to purchase a license, such as resident landowners and youth age 15 and younger, may obtain a DNR ID# by visiting www.wvhunt.com or a license agent.

On that note, please send in photos of deer and such to mlayton@tylerstarnews.com.

Have a good weekend!