Mark’s Musings – April 18, 2012

| April 18, 2012
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

So the word on the street is that the NBA players want more money to participate in the 2012 summer Olympics in London? Yeah, right. Sure, let’s give ‘em a million bucks if they win the gold medal. Otherwise, nothing. That’s called a performance bonus boys. Show us, and the world, what you’re made of. Chances are they’ll lose to a European or South American team. Brazil, perhaps?

The UKC beagles have come to town, sniffed around and are safely ensconced back in their kennels. This is a great event held here in our community and the beaglers enjoy coming to Coshocton. Compliments must go to the event organizers and our own Coshocton County Convention & Visitors Bureau for their efforts.

Coshocton County is home to some well known beaglers in their own right. In fact, the Grand hunting beagle champion of the event was from Coshocton; Circle H Hurry Up Blue Regis, owned by David or Douglas Hummell of Coshocton. For more results of this past weekend’s event, you can visit the website at Congratulations guys! (And dog)

Are the Indians in last place again? As of Monday, April 16, NO – they are 4-4 and in the middle of the pack with – surprise – Minnesota in last place. Let’s not hold our collective breaths, but you never know. It’s early as they like to say.

Our community is poised on the brink of an extremely busy next couple of weeks with Clean Up Coshocton Day this Saturday, high school proms just around the corner, the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, high school musicals and plays coming up, the Dogwood Festival on the Courtsquare and around, and so much more. It is a great time of the year to live in Coshocton County. Unless of course, you suffer from allergies. This spring has certainly not been any picnic (we’ll save those for May and the summer months) with these unseasonably warm temperatures. Ahh, you know how it is. We’ll be complaining about the heat this summer.

As you may know from listening to, watching, or reading the news, it seems that the “correct” police are everywhere these days. You can’t do this, you can’t do that. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes this is the right thing to do – but banning any and all hugging in a high school? if we’re going to do that, why don’t we just ban all texting, cell phones, blue jeans, sneakers and in fact, leftover Friday’s in the cafeteria just for good measure. Jeez, Louise as the say. Let’s try to get a grip somehow people. Kids will be kids and kids will hug, use cell phones and all that stuff.

I think we need to spend our time on things that are a bit more important. Like giving our kids a solid education that prepares them to compete in a global world with lots and lots of people competing for jobs. Now, you might say, “Well, Mark, you don’t know the whole story”. Of course not. Do we ever – really – know the whole story? But that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


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