Mark’s Musings – June 20, 2012

| June 20, 2012
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

It is exciting to see the sidewalk improvements on the Three Rivers Bridge. Compliments to the Project to Restore America folks for procuring the funds and Hathaway Construction for the labor and skill to get this long overdue work completed. Nice job.

Another exciting week or two of activities is headed our way – with the first performance of the season scheduled for Saturday, June 30, at the Airport Amphitheater. The Ohio Army National Guard 122nd Army Band will be performing in a free concert. This venue continues to make improvements and provide a nice variety of performances for our community. This year is no exception with the aforementioned band, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Christian rock group Decemberadio and the season wraps up with a band jam of local talent on Saturday, Aug. 18. A committee of local volunteers works very hard to provide this entertainment – please plan on attending one or all of these performances to support their effort.

I realize many of you are watching the NBA finals – I just can’t bring myself to watch what is probably inevitable – a championship for the Miami Heat. Some have told me that the Oklahoma boys are quite talented themselves – and as I write this the series is tied at one win apiece. I think Miami in 6.

Are you gearing up for the 2012 Summer Olympics? Get ready; I think the U.S.A. team will bring home the gold in a big way. We have the talent and we have the money to make it happen. Gone are the days of athletes running on the beach to the tune of “Chariots of Fire”; now it seems to be primarily about who has the most money to provide superior training, equipment and coaches. Of course, in the end you still have to have talented athletes.

Congratulations to Amy Stockdale, the new Director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce. Thanks goes to Carol Remington for her many years of dedicated service to our community. Great job Carol. We appreciate what you accomplished for our community.

As evidenced by the number of vehicles on the highway last week while on vacation, I would venture to say that the economy is picking up some steam. Or, is it also possible that folks have just put it off and decided not to delay taking a vacation away from home any longer? Fuel prices were respectable – but it was surprising to see that fuel per gallon was actually less expensive in West Virginia than here in our own county.

Well, it’s that time of year again; vacation Bible school, ice cream socials, fireworks and more summer time activities. Fishing, boating, swimming, all are popular in our area. Whatever you decide to do, take some time to enjoy the summer months and your family.

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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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