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-Auto and Light Truck Repairs -Competitive Pricing -Honest, Quality Work 4-H can make a lifetime impact Enjoy the fair! COSHOCTON – Mary Lou Buker and Mary Kightlinger started Ellen Mc- Clain on a lifetime of enjoying 4-H. She spent 11 years in their Work and Win 4-H Club doing projects like cooking and sewing. When her own daughters were old enough, she wanted them to also be able to grow up in 4-H. At that time area clubs were full so she decided to start her own. “It was a natural thing for us to do,” McClain said. “It’s part of who we are.” The Rainbow Makers 4-H Club was created in 1987 and it became McClain’s 4-H family. Ellen’s hus- band Ron helped with the club and their daughters Joni and Ronelle were members and later advisors. “I was in 4-H for two years,” Ron said. “I liked the camaraderie of people. I had very good advisors too. They were good role models, which is what you are supposed to do. Since someone did it for me it was my turn to help someone else. I was more of the support person and she ASE Certified Over 30 Years Experience Tony Huebner, Owner By Josie Sellers (740) 622-4587 HUEBNER’S AUTO CARE 512 Chestnut St. • Next to the Post Office Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SECTION 8 - HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER WAITING LISTS OPEN! Eligible Applicants will receive vouchers on a 1 ST come 1 ST serve basis. Veterans have a Preference. Rent is income based. Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority 823 MAGNOLIA ST, COSHOCTON To pick up an application. Admission is based on eligibility. 740.622.6300 0048_092519 VALLEY ATV was hands on. She did a good job with the kids. You hope you made an impression and I know Ellen did. She’s had kids in their adulthood tell her they were glad she was there for that part of their life. 4-H is an extended family.” “I made good friends and good memories. I hope I gave them a good set of values and they respect Ron and me as much as I did Mary Lou Buker and Mary Kightlinger.” - Ellen McClain One of the projects he liked help- ing her with was the fair booth. “I was the hands person, but it was interesting to see their ideas come together,” Ron said. “It wasn’t just El- len and her co-leaders either. It was the kids plus their parents. They’d sit back and tweak it and everybody would give some input.” Ellen still has a collection of post- ers and pictures that hung in their booths. “It got to be fun to create them (our booths),” she said. “We got a lot of outstanding booth awards. We paid attention to what the judges want- ed.” Their club also had at least six Ohio State 4-H Ambassadors. Ronelle was a charter Ohio State 4-H Ambassador for the 1995-1996 4-H year. Joni received the honor for the 1999-2000 4-H year. Ellen also earned an award for her involve- ment with 4-H. In 2001 she received the 4-H Ambassador Award for her outstanding participation and ser- vice to the 4-H program. The McClains lived in town, but their club was open to anyone in the community. Their members took a variety of projects over the years. They even had one member take a deer project and another do a rat project. When Ellen and Ron were in 4-H project topics were very limited, but that has since changed. SEE 4-H ON PAGE 19 Being part of the community means CARING Serving Coshocton & Surrounding Counties Since 1994! HUNTING | FARMING | RANCHING | RIDING | RACING SALES • SERVICE • FACTORY PARTS 2019 COSHOCTON COUNTY FAIR l ape Warsaw 36 5 20 62 Jell Millwood Ch 62 514 X Member SIPC V VAT Rd oway Mt. Vernon Monday & Wednesday 9 to 7 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 9 to 3 | Closed Sunday (40 min. from Coshocton) 27475 Jelloway Rd, Danville 740-599-7977 Douglas J Speicher Financial Advisor 45 Downtowner Plaza Coshocton, OH 43812 740-623-0560 0029_092519 18B THE BEACON SEPTEMBER 25, 2019