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Morning Briefing 11-29

By Staff | Nov 29, 2016

Good morning Tyler County.

Slow news day in this neck of the woods.

That said, make plans to attend Friday’s Christmas parade at 7 p.m. in Sistersville or Saturday’s parade at 11 a.m. in Middlebourne. Paden City’s Light Up the Night will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Pineapple Park across from Dollar General.

No. 25 WVU men’s basketball team beat Manhattan 108-61 on Monday in Morgantown.

Fires rage across the Smoky Mountains. Downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn., and nearby residents in Pigeon Forge have been evacuated. Having lived and worked in the heart of Gatlinburg and that area a long time ago, this editor prays that things will work out.

So as to end on a high note, a poem by Robyn Yeager of Pine Grove.

For what am I thankful, you do ask?

So with pen and paper I took on this simple task;

But as I began writing, more and more blessings did flow, I had so many blessings, so many, that at times, did not show;

What started out so simple, has become an arduous undertaking, With each pen stroke a new thought, a new blessing, a longer list I am making;

How did I become so blessed? ‘Why, it can’t be true’, ran through my mind, For I haven’t always been thankful, sometimes I’ve been down-right unkind; So from here on I will pray… I will be thankful for even the slightest blessing that comes my way….

But before I close, with you this I must share, A few more blessings, and a short little prayer;

Dear Lord, I am thankful for your Son, who died upon the tree,

Dear Lord, I am thankful for the soldiers, who defend us and our right to be free, Dear Lord, I am thankful for the farmers who labor, and the food they give,

Dear Lord, I am thankful for this great nation in which we proudly live, One last thought, dear Lord I plead, Thank you for my family, and giving us more than we need. In Jesus name, Amen. So when you’re down and discouraged, thinking nothing is going your way, Think of all the blessings you’ve been given, and the gift of a bright and blessed new day.

Happy Thanksgiving!