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Mark’s Musings – February 27, 2019

| February 26, 2019

Mark Fortune

Rami Malek took home the Oscar for actor in a leading role and “Bohemian Rhapsody” captured four of the statues on Sunday evening, Feb. 24 at the 91st Academy Awards. For those that have seen the movie, you know that Malek gave a tremendous performance cast in the role of Queen lead vocalist and legendary performer Freddie Mercury.

In many respects it was a somewhat quiet movie year from Hollywood with nothing except the above film really breaking out from the pack as in past years. “Green Book” won Best Picture which is a film that I want to watch.

The cold and rainy weather has obviously put a damper on the Three Rivers Bridge project but as the temperature warms up I am sure we can expect full crews to resume their work in earnest. With a lot of concrete already poured on the westbound deck of both the bridge across the river and what is called “the land bridge”, it looks like the next step will be the sidewalk concrete. You can now see where the light poles will be and other parts of the project taking shape with the tunnel and parking next to Central Ohio Technical College. It also seems that everyone is dealing with this quite nicely and in a courteous manner especially at the four way stop in Roscoe.

Congratulations to the Coshocton wrestling team on several triumphs which you can read about in this issue of The Beacon – which include ECOL coach of the year, ECOL wrestler of the year, winning the ECOL and this past Saturday claiming the sectional title. Next stop is the district meet. Good luck to all area wrestlers and teams that are still competing!

It was great to see a nice crowd at the Bridal Expo held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Lake Park Pavilion. Lots of vendors – including several from out of the county – provided brides to be with information and resources to help plan the ideal wedding. Thanks to the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce and the Coshocton Visitor’s Bureau for hosting this event.

I don’t think people realize how much work, dedication and energy goes into the planning of an event like this and along with the many other projects that our local organizations help drive we are fortunate to have the right people in the right place at the right time. Our community is moving forward one step at a time. There are many opportunities to serve and help this effort. Or we can sit on the sidelines and take potshots at those that are trying to improve our lives. They could use our encouragement rather than complaints.

Speaking of local projects the annual Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce auction is rapidly approaching! Start setting your monies aside now to help the Chamber in this fund-raising effort that helps market our community. Watch the March 13th issue of The Beacon for a list of auction items.

Another great event was held in our community over the weekend – the annual Wild Game dinner and much more at Chili. Held and sponsored at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church hundreds of people look forward to this fun, family event each year. A lot of folks put tremendous time and resources into making this event a highlight of the February calendar. Thanks Pastor Neal and all that make it go.

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