Mark’s Musings – March 6, 2013

| March 5, 2013
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

The men Buckeyes are sitting pretty in the Big 10 race, tied with several other teams for second. The Big 10 tourney is just around the corner. I would predict at least 8 Big 10 teams making it to the NCAA tournament.

This weekend provides ample opportunity to get outside and shake off that winter cold. (See below) The groundhogs said what again? I believe Phil from PA “predicted” another six weeks of winter while Buckeye Chuck thought winter would be over soon. Chuck was wrong. But perhaps I am the one in error. Time constraints prevent me from checking this out. (Not really, lack of interest) So winter is winter and spring arrives on March 20.

There seems to be a flurry of television shows centered on “real” stuff. Amish Mafia, Duck Dynasty, the alligator swamp people show, Ax Men, Ice Road Truckers and more. The History Channel debuted two new mini-series last night; The Bible and The Vikings. Obviously about as different as night and day.

The Bible show had several things wrong right from the get go – which does not lend credence to the accuracy of the show for those that perhaps are not familiar with The Bible. Things were added for dramatic flair. I am not sure taking creative license with The Bible should be done, however.

Let’s talk about this weekend. Saturday has the Bridal Fair at the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites, Saturday and Sunday is the annual Habitat for Humanity Home Show at the Coshocton County Career Center and new this year, the Coshocton County Relay for Life will be having a fund-raiser at the Hopewell School (right next to the Career Center) with baked goods, craft items, games for kids and more. You can find out more about these two events in the Habitat Home Show section inside this week’s Coshocton County Beacon. Please support these worthwhile causes and events in our community. Once again, there is plenty to do in Coshocton County.

Saturday evening at the Roscoe United Methodist Church has a unique opportunity to hear a very well-known and talented pianist, Dino, performing at 6 p.m. Get there early, seats will go quick! You can check out more at Now, just so you know, Dino will be performing later this year at Carnegie Hall. So this is one performance you will not want to miss!

The Beacon would like to offer kudos to Coshocton’s Dom Johns. Johns finished sixth in the state in the 170 pound weight class in Division III over the weekend. The sophomore certainly has much to look forward to. Way to go Dom!

Kudos also goes out to the Coshocton boys’ basketball team, winners of the sectional tournament and now on to district against Martins Ferry. The game is Tuesday evening, Mar. 5 so the results will be known by the time you receive this copy 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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