The Coshocton County Beacon December 19, 2018

FREE! FREE! • Dec. 19 - 25, 2018 • Vol. 11 • No. 34 • The Beacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years THANKS Clock dedication held FOR READING The Beacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years By Beth Scott Shop Local See pages 18-23 Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper Beth Scott | Beacon Due to the rainy weather on Saturday, Dec. 15, the giving tree event was moved into the main fl oor of the civic hall. Michelle Helter, left, and Caily Shriver, right, are pictured decorating the Christ- mas tree sponsored by Envie Fitness. The 20 live trees were decorated by area businesses and donated to The Salvation Army to give to families in need. The public was invited to vote on their favorite tree. The winning tree was decorated by Coshocton Furniture. The runner-up was Rose of Sharon. COSHOCTON – Classmates and friends gathered on the corner of Main and Hickory streets on Saturday, Dec. 15 to remember Cheryl Wantuck and Cheryl Cooksey with a clock dedica- tion ceremony. Keith Peachey, pastor at Grace United Methodist Church, gave the prayer of dedication and the benediction. “Both were born and raised in the city of Coshocton and both grew to be strong independent women,” said Barb Karr, president of Our Town Coshocton. “Both women shared love of this town and had a vision to see it prosper.” Wantuck passed away on Feb. 6, 2016 and Cooksey followed on July 29, 2016. Our Town Coshocton installed the clock on May 30 in a special location. It is on the corner where Triplitt’s Pharmacy used to be and down the street from where Cooksey used to work. “Th is clock was chosen as a lasting memory and a reminder that it is time, time to work together to revi- talize Main Street,” said Karr. “If they are looking down on us from their eternal home, I believe they would be SEE CLOCK ON PAGE 18 We’ve Moved! New Location, same great service! Call for Appointment! 229 Kenwood Dr, Coshocton Located between Free’s Medical & Rapid Care, Across from Taco Bell 740.622.4626 0035_121918