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Friday Afternoon Briefing 12-16

By Staff | Dec 16, 2016

Friday afternoon briefing.

The photo posted on Facebook is of Silver Knight’s gladiator Brandon Keys moments he got a pin during the senior night quad wrestling match at Tyler Consolidated.

All schools in Tyler County dismissed today (Friday) two hours early so teachers and administrators can attend a faculty senate meeting. Sistersville Elementary and Boreman Elementary will dismiss at 1 p.m., Tyler Consolidated Middle and High will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

Speaking of SES — those kids have CHARACTER! Look at their smiles!

Principal DeVaughn and the Sistersville Elementary staff are proud to announce the winners of the Squires of Character Awards. They are: Jayden Anderson, Braylee Folland, Katie Ash, Joaquinn Roberts, Jace Huff, Wesley Wayne, Hali DeVaughn, Mya Huff, Ralynn Heintzman, Bella Pratt, Erin Riffle, Brionna Headley, Conor Mercer, Brayden Seago, Carter Sellers, Dillen Robinson, Damien Murphy, Wyatt Greathouse, Abe Morris, Jaxon Buchanon, Joshua Throckmorton, Chelsey Cooper, Bella Garuccio, Beau Stewart, Tanner Starkey, Knoah Nickerson, Nate Deaton, Jimmy Walsh, Masyn Dent, Alexavier Williamson, Jayden Thomas, and Bryleigh Owens. Congratulations to everyone for displaying at least one of the following character traits: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Keep up the good work and thank you for being such a “CHARACTER!”

In sports news, Thursday brought victory to the Silver Knights when the boys’ basketball team defeated Wirt County — 66 to 55 — an away non-conference game.

The Silver Knights’ girls’ basketball team lost a close one Thursday at an away conference game against Ravenswood by a score of 52-49.

Sports writer Ed Parsons will have more about those games in the next edition of the Tyler Star News.

One last note — it is cold today, so bundle up. At noon, the temperature in Sistersville was around 14 degrees though it feels colder. Remember to bring pets indoors or make sure their homes are suited to the harsh temperatures.

Because of the cold arctic weather, this editor wants to pass on advice from the Bangor Maine Police Department – where today’s high is supposed to be 4 degrees and the low around minus 7 degrees.

Per Bangor Police:

I was inspired this morning while my nostrils fused together in the face of the north wind. I was overcome with the need to write poetry.

Some might not know it, but poetry has the ability to keep you warm.

Not really, but it sounded profound so I wrote it. It’s stinking cold outside. Be cautious.

Check on folks today. Make sure that you allow your faucet to drip a bit if it is prone to freeze in this kind of weather.

Wearing wool tends to itch a little but that’s one of the features that makes you warmer. It is hard to scratch yourself without moving around. Moving keeps the blood flowing.

Be aware of your surroundings as rapid itching can sometimes be mistaken for strange behavior. When in public, try to only itch above the waistline. We do not need to be checking on strange and inappropriate itching. It’s too cold for that.

Wear a hat. Hats make your hair look stupid when you walk into the office. FYI, mine looks stupid either way. I want warm ears.

Back to the poetry.

“Cold does blow but off you go, to both work and play

With matted hair, yes I went there, you enter this cold, cold day

Please cover your skin, with at least something thin, before you go out to walk or drive.

The cold can kill, and sometimes will.

Your boss would like you alive.”