Mark’s Musings – January 15, 2014

| January 14, 2014
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

Water, water, water. That seems to be at the crux of the matter all over. Whether it is our own city and county officials discussing the direction of water for our county or the onslaught of rain – or, the lack of drinkable water in West Virginia water seems to dominate the conversation in many locales. 300,000 households without water for drinking, cooking or hygiene is a significant problem due to the recent chemical spill near Charleston.

Rain even played a role in last weekend’s NFL playoff games – the Saints in particular – and Drew Brees – had issues with the downpour in Seattle. Despite a strong effort the Saints could not overcome the stiff defense of the Seahawks – who should make an appearance in the Super Bowl. I don’t see San Francisco knocking them off at the Hawks place. And you may have read somewhere that the Seahawks have banned ticket sales in California. This is to ensure that every fan at the game is a Seahawks fan. I can see them getting to the big game – but not winning it. Both Manning and Brady are light years in experience ahead of this perky quarterback for the Seahawks – and once away from home – it’s a different story as you know.

And then you have that other game – the one that pits the Patriots against the Broncos. I’m going with the Patriots on experience alone. But this one could go either way – I like that Welker guy. Tough.

Looks like the cushy schedule for the Buckeyes ran out the past couple of games – with Iowa rolling over the Buckeyes on Saturday and a tough loss at Michigan State earlier in the week. They’ll bounce back and be stronger for it as the season winds its way through February and into March, which is the only month that really counts in college hoops. The Tarheels of North Carolina are struggling in ACC play – a Saturday loss at Syracuse – ranked number two in the country – has the boys in Carolina blue tied in knots.

Plan now to attend the Health, Wellness & Safety expo hosted by the Coshocton Chamber of Commerce this Saturday. The event is in its second year and is being held at Kids America – attendance is free and you can have various tests run by Coshocton Hospital – some are for a fee – and much more. If you are looking for something to do this Saturday, drop on down to Kids America for some good advice.

The program for this event is included in this issue of The Beacon.

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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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