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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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Mark Fortune, along with his wife Nancy, is the former owner and founder of The Coshocton County Beacon, the highest circulated newspaper in Coshocton County. He has over 40 years in the publishing business with sales, marketing, and journalism experience. After selling The Beacon to the AloNovus Corp., in January 2020, Mark has been a Business Development Strategist with the company. They publish a network of weekly news publications with almost a half million distribution weekly, a quarterly tourism magazine and a digital division. Mark enjoys history, and has a passion for genealogy, currently researching and discovering his Fortune ancestry. He and his wife Nancy live on a small farm outside of Coshocton.

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