Mark’s Musings – April 10, 2019

| April 9, 2019

Mark Fortune

I see that the Forsythia is now – and by the time you read your Beacon this week – will be in full bloom. So, this begs the question that pops up every spring just like the dandelions, will we or will we not, have three snows? My gut instinct says no to this question – I think that we may head into more summer like temperatures just like last year. The forecast for the next week is temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. Then we are more than halfway through April and it is unlikely that we will see three snowfalls in the latter half of the month. But, stranger things can happen and I am sure some of our readers will recall snows in late April or even early May that knocked your socks off. We will see.

Who else watched the women’s NCAA division I championship basketball game on Sunday between Notre Dame and the Baylor Bears? It was a thrilling game for the most part and came down to the final seconds just like last year’s game when Notre Dame sank a three pointer as time expired to win the game. This year, the Fighting Irish fought back from a 17 point deficit to take the lead in the closing moments of the game but it was not to be as the Bears came clawing back to win by one point. Notre Dame had a chance to tie the game and send it into overtime at the end but last year’s star and soon to be WNBA player Arike Ogunbowale missed the first attempt and seemingly tried to miss the second shot by hitting the front of the rim but the shot went in and time expired as Baylor took the ball out. It was a great game and certainly one for the ages.

This is one of those terrific weeks in Coshocton County as there are several celebrations and opportunities to relish in what makes our community great. First, we have the Relay for Life survivor’s dinner this Thursday evening at the Lake Park Pavilion. It is a chance to celebrate those that are winning the fight and also an opportunity to hold dear those that are struggling to best the evil monster called cancer.

Then, on Friday evening, also at the Lake Park Pavilion is the annual Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce dinner where members of the community come together to celebrate all that’s good and right about Coshocton County. And there is a lot that is good and right about our community as our leaders continue to focus on planning, growing and marketing our area. And they are winning and certainly deserve to be thanked for the efforts being put forth on our behalf. It really does take a lot of folks and people from different organizations working together to make things happen for our community. We thank you for doing what you do.

Then, this Saturday, April 13, everyone has the opportunity to help “Clean Up Coshocton” – all you have to do is meet at the gazebo on the court square at 8:30 a.m. and there will be plenty to do! Bring your group of friends, co-workers, etc. and help make our community look even better than it does now!

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