Mark’s Musings – Jan. 16, 2013

| January 15, 2013
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

Well, I missed that one. Typically, I tend to root for the old diehard teams. You know, like the Irish, the Packers, Browns, Indians and the like. Yes, I like those teams from Cincinnati too. That city to the east, not so much. My football sense told me that Alabama would crush the Irish but my heart leaned to Notre Dame just like it did for the Packers this past weekend. I would not be good at the poker table. Now I think we could “safely” predict a Forty-Niners versus Patriots Super Bowl. Anyone else?

You’ve seen the ads certainly. AIG has paid back the government (that’s us taxpayers) plus some. Definitely a positive thing to see.  But the latest news has AIG considering a lawsuit against their generous benefactors. Yep, search it on the internet.

Had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late according to the pundits and this flu season is working up to be a dandy. The temperature ups and downs probably don’t help matters much but the doctors say that simply washing your hands often with soap and warm water is the single best thing you can do.

Take some time to attend the Health & Wellness Expo at the Lake Park Pavilion this Saturday. This past Saturday was enjoyable, spending some time outside – the weather is crazy! Did anyone play golf? Lots of motorcycles were out and about.

In a total switch, read about the Blizzard of ’78 in this week’s Boomer Times, tucked inside this issue of The Beacon. I recall delivering the Tribune that day with my dad – his Chevrolet Silverado pickup literally rocked from side to side as we got warm inside the cab sitting on the site of the old Roscoe School at the top of Roscoe hill. That was one cold and windy day. Lots of time off school as I recall, so much so that we went on Saturday mornings to make up the days – of course, that could have been the year before but I believe it was 1978. You know how the memory is.

I am purposely keeping this Mark’s Musings column somewhat tame after hitting things pretty hard the past couple of weeks. Of course, it is necessary at times to rock the boat.

Several new businesses have opened their doors in Coshocton County. Let’s support them.

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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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