Mark’ Musings – March 7, 2012

| March 7, 2012
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

March has certainly come in roaring like the proverbial lion. Let’s hope that it will go out frolicking like a spring lamb. You never know about these things of course. At least Girl Scout cookies are out – and being consumed in vast quantities by yours truly. Ahhhh, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, (didn’t they rename this cookie?) I’m never sure which is my favorite.

Perhaps we should take a straw poll on this. Oops, that smacks way too much of a political bent. I’m already growing weary of the junk mail postcards, unsolicited phone calls, television commercials and more. Let’s get this over with already is probably an opinion shared by many.

By the time you receive this issue of The Beacon we will know who won the most delegates on Super Tuesday and even the local primary contests. Congratulations to not only the victors but to everyone who had the courage to run and place themselves at the mercy of the voters.

This weekend, be sure to stop by the Coshocton County Career Center for the Habitat for Humanity Home & Lifestyle Show. The show is this Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. This event is a fund-raiser for the Coshocton County Habitat for Humanity, an organization that truly deserves our appreciation and support. They are doing great things here in Coshocton County and of course, the organization reaches way beyond our county borders with a global influence. You can find out more about the event with the program included in this edition of The Beacon.

Are you starting to think about your NCAA brackets? It is doubtful that OSU will be a number one seed – that could work out to their advantage depending of course, on the particular region where they land. The Buckeyes will probably be a number two seed in the south. Of course, ESPN is always a great place to get some information about your brackets. Everyone has a different theory; but I recall a year where someone locally made their picks based on the mascots – and won. So you never know.

The banquet committee of the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation deserves a hearty “thank you” from the community for their efforts in putting on another wildly successful dinner and event this past Saturday. Appreciation also needs to go out to everyone that donated to the event and provided prizes for the raffles and auctions. It was great to see a large number of youth at the event; as they are the future of the sport.

Spring will soon be here – and despite the lack of significant snowfall (I can hear the kids complaining as I write this) it has still been a somewhat chilly and damp season. But the green shoots are through the ground and soon the bright colors of spring will emerge. For most everyone in our community, it will be a welcome sight. Come on Spring!

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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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