Mark’s Musings – November 21, 2012

| November 27, 2012
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

Going once, going twice, SOLD!

That’s my lone surviving Hostess Ho Hos going for a million dollars at the auction – to be held ten years from now. Yes, someone in the community that will remain nameless told me to seal my package of Ho Hos in a plastic bag and perhaps – just perhaps – they will be worth a lot in ten or twenty years. But probably not a million bucks. I made that part up myself. This is, of course, a sad story. According to reports, 18,500 folks put out of work because the Baker’s union and management couldn’t come to terms. There is much more to the story as always but that is the tip of it anyways. These brands are too iconic to not be bought up by a company like Kraft, Sara Lee or?

A sad note, the train crashing into the wounded veterans’ parade. A tragedy in every sense of the word.

Community organizations are stepping up as they always do this time of year to help and serve others. The Salvation Army, New Life Ministries, Nellie Food Pantry and others are working hard to meet the needs of those in need in our community. They could use your – and our help. The Nellie Food Pantry especially needs help. Reach out to them.

There is so much to write about – and yet, much of it touches on areas that I just don’t have the time to research. NASCAR fights and points being take away. It’s almost like watching hockey. That is another of my most favorite sports to pick on as you know.

What are you thankful for this year? On a serious note, family and friends would top the list.

I hope everyone can be with those they love and cherish on Thanksgiving Day. I enjoy the quiet of the day, with Christmas Day being even quieter. Thanksgiving Day is not a holiday for everyone of course, with hospitals being staffed, EMS personnel working, Sheriff’s deputies patrolling and on staff, and power plants providing the electricity that we need to cook that turkey. Unless you opt for the trash can turkey method. Some have told me that it is the best.

This is also the right time to thank our advertisers, readers and many friends for your continued support of The Beacon. While we publish many product titles through our Good Fortune Advertising LLC brand, it is The Coshocton County Beacon that people are most familiar with. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

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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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