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Saturday Morning Briefing 11-26

By Staff | Nov 26, 2016

Good morning Tyler County.

Former Cuban strongman Fidel Castro died Friday.

Most likely, Castro won’t be playing cards in the same place as Florence Henderson, aka Carol Brady, but you never know.

Like watching the slanted election coverage from the mainstream media, it’ll be interesting to see how the major networks and news outlets cover Castro’s death.

Castro’s death conjures up images of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War. Years later, many public schools were still required to do drills aimed at preparing students in case there was a nuclear attack — duck and cover. Laughable in retrospect.

Back to the present, reality and something that we can all cheer about.

The Tyler Consolidated Cross Country Team will sponsor the 2nd Annual Tyler Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run today at Hope Fellowship Church on Sellers Run Road, Middlebourne. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk will begin at 10 a.m.

AWARDS: 5K RUN- 1st & 2nd overall male and female. The top two finishers, male & female, in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

WALKERS: 1st & 2nd overall male and female. The top two finishers in the following age groups: 39 & under, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & older

NOTICE — no participation trophies in this sport. That’s excellent. No “snowflakes” in this sport. Cross country fosters a spirit of do your best, win or lose.

ENTRY FEE: $15 per person before November 19; $20 per person after the deadline and on race day. All proceeds benefit the Tyler Consolidated Cross Country program.

For more information, contact Jonay Corley at (304) 771-8112 or jonaycorley@gmail.com.

This is a good race for a good cause. Most likely, the Corley’ brothers will be competing and there may be other familiar cross country stars, who have been featured in the Tyler Star News. Cooler temps are perfect for a 5K this morning that will burn off some of those calories from Thursday’s meal.

Depending on how flow this post-Thanksgiving weekend, an article and photos of the race will be published in the next edition of the newspaper.