The Coshocton County Beacon December 4, 2019 - Page 4

|  OPINION I t is hard to believe that spacecraft for the Artemis I the Christmas sea- mission - NASA is planning son is here. With the to return to the lunar sur- Thanksgiving holiday face in 2024. You can keep being as late as it can possi- up with all of this at www. bly be in any year, flipping nasa.gov. the calendar to December The Buckeyes deserve a upon arriving in the office mention with their romp MARK’S MUSINGS this morning (Monday) over TTUN on Saturday. brings a bit of reality to the arrival of The victory vaults the Buckeyes into the December 25. BIG conference championship game Of course with all the catalogs, “crum- this Saturday evening at 7 p.m. against my” commercials, emails and internet the Badgers of Wisconsin. If their pre- popups we all know that the holiday vious game is any indication this one season is arriving more rapid than should be over by halftime but let’s not eagles his coursers they came. Yep, took get our hopes up - it is difficult to beat that line from the famous “Twas the the same team twice in the same season Night before Christmas” - a story that - but one thing you can count on is that was almost not written and certainly the Buckeyes will be prepared. not meant to be shared with the public. I am not sure that the Browns deserve Glad it was. a mention - they are out of the playoffs Did you make it to the annual Warsaw barring any kind of small miracle at Lions Club Music & Comedy Show this this point. A disappointing season for year? It was a great show filled with fun sure - offensive play calling seems to be skits and fantastic musical performanc- their downfall - why can’t the Browns es. Our community is so blessed to have get the number one receiver in all of all of the wonderful, talented people football more involved in the game? that are willing to put themselves out in And if he is covered, doesn’t that mean front of an audience and share. Thank someone else is not? Last time I checked you. each team has 11 players on the field. The first candle lighting at Roscoe Vil- Something just seems off - and Mayfield lage is this Saturday evening - the annu- was not accurate in the second half for al Coshocton Community Choir concert sure. I think it will take more games for is this coming Sunday - opportunities the Browns to start clicking like they abound for you to refresh and renew should. Nothing against the Steelers but your holiday spirit. These are exactly the the Browns got beat by a third string kind of events and performances that quarterback. I don’t look for Coach will bring a smile to your face. They are Kitchens to return next season. And the heartwarming and spirit filling. tee shirt that he wore - that’s just not And to top it all off, Santa Claus wise. arrives in the village of West Lafayette Three weeks from this Tuesday eve- this Saturday - it is always a fun filled ning (Dec. 3) one of the greatest Christ- parade. mas movies of all time returns! Did you know that NASA’s new rocket is coming to Ohio? Yep. It is going to undergo testing at NASA’s Plum Brook Station near Cleveland. This is the Orion |  Thank You! For Your Support & Confidence Proud to Serve the People and Businesses of Coshocton County for 11 Years! The Beacon P O S I T I V E LY C O S H O C T O N 4 THE BEACON C O U N T Y Ellis named Steel Magnolia recipient Nominated by Lyn Mizer, COSHOCTON - Winnie Ellis Ellis experienced the has been selected as the horror of domestic violence Coshocton area’s 2019 an- in her own family. Since nual Steel Magnolia Award that time Ellis has given honoree, the Middletown countless hours of her time Community Foundation to the local United Way and has announced. to her church. She survived The award honors wom- stage four melanoma and en who have overcome was back to volunteering at obstacles to positively the United Way before her impact the community. treatments had concluded. The program is adminis- Ellis will receive $2,500 tered by the Middletown from the AK Steel Foun- Community Foundation dation for her charity of and funded by the AK Steel Ellis choice, First Step Family Foundation. Violence Intervention Services, Inc. "The AK Steel Foundation is proud The Steel Magnolia Award honors to sponsor the Steel Magnolia Awards women of all ages who face personal to honor women who have overcome adversity and have shown exception- adversity and serve as shining examples al strength, courage, compassion and to others giving back to the community," leadership through their work in support said Roger K. Newport, chief executive of their communities. Nominations by officer of AK Steel. Traci Barnett, Middletown Community essay were solicited from the public in each of the 13 communities where AK Foundation’s executive director, notes that judges traditionally have a very diffi- Steel operates a facility. Nominees were required to live near an AK Steel facility. cult decision in selecting recipients. Nominators and nominees did not have “As happens each year, our indepen- to be associated in any way with employ- dent judges review public nominations ees of AK Steel. Nomination forms for of many outstanding women who have the 2020 Steel Magnolia Awards will be overcome adversity and have contribut- ed immensely to their communities,” she available in Summer 2020. Contributed | Beacon said. “Each nominee is very deserving of recognition.” COTC honors peace officer basic training graduates NEWARK - Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) held a graduation ceremony on Nov. 21 to honor graduates of the peace officer basic training (POBT) program The following students graduated from BAS Class #19-029 under Commander Jeff Sowards: Clara Bernthold, Lancaster; Jordan Jones, Dresden; Hannah Looney, Danville; Sarah McCreery, Coshocton; Joshua Neely, Howard; Zachary Raaker, Etna; Benjamin Smith, Thornville; Kara Spence, Heath; and Peyton Yost, John- stown. “This is a special class,” said Sowards. “All the graduates passed the state peace officer exam on the first try with an av- erage score of 91.6, surpassing two of the top academies in the state.” Contributed | Beacon Share Your Opinion! The Coshocton County Beacon believes in our right of free speech. The Beacon will publish a letter to the editor or an opinion as space permits. 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