Aiming straight

| July 28, 2014

DSC_0192COSHOCTON – Five-year-old Ayres Hamilton received instructions on properly aiming a .22 rifle from Tim “Red” Landaker at the annual JAKES Day (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) held at the Coshocton Sportsman Association on Saturday, July 26.

More than 50 area youth – boys and girls – had the opportunity to learn about firearms, archery and more. Safety is a primary mission of the day – and more than a dozen volunteers help with the event – many showing up each year to help the youth. The youngsters receive encouragement and get to experience archery, shotgun, .22 rifle and pellet gun along with a lunch and other goodies.

The event is sponsored by several area businesses with the organizer being the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Other sponsors included: Auer Ace Hardware – Brian Winegar, Coshocton Chiropractic – Dr. John and Dr. Jake Snyder, Coshocton County Sportsman Association, Cox Lawn & Vegetation, Frontier Power Co., Fraternal Order of Eagles #761, P.R. Company/ Domino’s – Pat Anderson, Pyatt’s Petroleum Service – Ross Pyatt, Raber’s Septic Service LLC, Scheetz Marketing Inc. / Scheetz Drive Thru, Schumaker Farms, Walhonding Valley Sand & Gravel, Chuck Smith, The Coshocton County Beacon, Drs. Lewis & Niederhelman, DDS, DeCosky GM Center, Jason & Jen Robinson, Peddicord Rice Auction Realty, P.S. Services – Pat Spear, Raber’s Lawn Care – Tom Raber, Robert Daniels and Valkyrie Defense Group.

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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