Rain, rain, go away, everyone wants to get out and plant!

| May 13, 2021

That was a sufficient amount of rain to last us for a week or two, I believe. We need the fields to dry out to ensure that the crops (and gardens) get planted. The cooler temperatures are surely not “May like” with this morning (Monday) at a balmy 39 degrees in our part of the county. I am sure other areas were cooler – in fact, there were some frost warnings out. But I am also aware there are people in Coshocton County that can probably recall a light snow in May at some point in their lives. Rare but it can happen!

Here’s hoping that all moms had a special Mother’s Day and were able to visit with loved ones in person this year. Restaurants were slammed which is a vast difference from last year as we faced the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns across the nation and around the world. The situation has improved in dramatic fashion in one year as new cases and deaths continue to decline.

Ah, a quick glance at the baseball standings this morning reveals that the Indians are only a game back of the White Sox – with the Reds and Pirates bringing up the rear in the NL Central. As we all know there are still lots of games yet to be played.

The Three Rivers Bridge is going to look absolutely stunning as I saw city employees placing American flags this morning and as those that drive the bridge have no doubt observed the planters, it appears that we will soon have some flowers adorning the bridge. That will be beautiful and complete what I imagine was one of the long-term goals of this project- to provide a wonderful entryway into our community. Bravo!

In just a couple of weeks high school seniors will thankfully be able to graduate in the more traditional sense – while colleges and universities across the country held limited attendance or very limited attendance for their graduating classes.

We thank you for your continued readership of “The Coshocton County Beacon.” Our goal remains to keep you informed of positive happenings throughout our community. And despite what you may hear about print, weekly community papers that work hard to serve their communities are thriving – and “The Beacon” appreciates the support of our advertisers and this community. Thank you!

A few of the county high school alumni banquets are being held this year – with others being cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. These events are truly a pleasure for the generations that attended the county schools – when you talk to someone that attended one of these schools with their small class sizes – oftentimes 20 to 30 students would be an entire graduating class – you hear about the good times and friendships that were forged for an entire lifetime.

It’s not that the youth of today do not form these lifelong friendships but there is certainly something very special about those days of yesteryear.

Category: Mark's Musings, Opinion

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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; www.fortunes4advocare.com. 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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