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Mark’s Musings – October 12, 2016

| October 11, 2016
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

The 165th Coshocton County Fair is a wrap and the only thing left–well–is probably a hot dog wrapper or two floating around on the grounds and perhaps a stray pumpkin here and there. All things being what they are, the numbers appear to be good for this year’s county fair and except for Friday, the weather could not have been more ideal. In some cases, maybe even a tad too warm if there really is such a thing. And I don’t think that there is.

Bidders came out strong for the Junior Fair Livestock Auction–held Thursday evening, Oct. 6 at the fair. The results of the auction will be in an upcoming issue of The Beacon as we will publish the highlights of the junior fair auction sale of champions along with a list of the many buyers.

We at The Beacon thank everyone that stopped by our booth in the large commercial building during the fair. We apologize if we were not there to greet you in person-thank you to everyone that took the time to sign up to receive The Beacon in the mail. Any increase in our number of mailed copies is a positive thing for our advertisers-the folks that keep The Beacon coming to your home at no charge.

We appreciate all of the local businesses and organizations that support Coshocton County’s locally owned newspaper. Thank you.

We are only 28 days away from the election, with this being one that most people we hear from wishing it were already over. We have all been bombarded with several months of bickering and bellowing. Regardless of which side you’re on, please be patient, it will all be over soon. Right now, one of our challenges each week is trying to choose an editorial cartoon that is somewhat less controversial than another. Most weeks it is a tough choice. As the election looms there may not be any choice except a political one.

The next couple of weeks are terrific ones for our community. In fact, I think that the month of October brings out the best of Coshocton County. The county fair kicks off the month followed by the Apple Butter Stirrin’ in Roscoe Village and the annual Farm and Fall Foliage Tour on the same weekend. This year both of those events are held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23 with the Apple Butter Stirrin’ also on Friday, Oct. 21.

What’s all this about clowns on the internet? Scaring people, poor decisions and all that. One bad apple can ruin the barrel as the old saying goes. Somebody just needs to tell them to quit clowning around.

Could this be the year for the Indians and the Cubs? Both teams are on a roll. Everyone seemed to think that the Rangers were the team to beat. I guess not. Now the team to watch might be the Blue Jays following their sweep of the Rangers-although we could see more brooms come out by the time you read this column. Thanks for reading The Beacon.

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