The Coshocton County Beacon February 15, 2017 - Page 21

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Annual piano competition scheduled for April 2

COSHOCTON – Plans for the annual Edward E . Montgomery Jr . Piano Competition to be held April 2 , are underway . This will be the 29th competition which was established in 1987 by The Montgomery Foundation to honor the wishes of Edward E . Montgomery Jr . The participants perform on his piano that currently rests in the founder ’ s gallery in the visitor center at Historic Roscoe Village .
The senior division competition is open to participants residing in Coshocton County grades nine through 12 . Junior division format includes participants in grades seven to nine . Ninth graders have their choice of division to compete . The winner of the senior division will receive a $ 1,000 cash prize while the junior division will be awarded a $ 250 cash prize . In the elder division participants compete with a memorized selection from the current OMEA Class A list . The junior division will require competitors to perform a selection from OMEA Class C list and memorization is also a requirement .
Any person who provides piano instruction to an individual who resides in Coshocton County or a prospective competitor is encouraged to contact The Montgomery Foundation Office at 365 N . Whitewoman St . or 740-622- 2696 for further information . Application forms and guidelines are now available with local piano teachers and school district administration offices .
The April 2 competition will begin at 7 p . m . at the Triple Locks Theatre . The public is invited to attend .
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Chili Crossroads Bible Church has a display in its entryway showcasing information about its upcoming turkey calling contest and wild game dinner .

TURKEY : Contest helps youth attend church camp

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“ If we have enough younger kids interested we will also throw together a JAKES division on the fly ,” said Dearyan .
You can register to compete in the contest by visiting the church ’ s website www . chilibiblechurch . org , calling the church at 740-545- 9707 , or by purchasing a ticket at Woodbury Outfitters in Coshocton , Kidron Sports Center on State Route 39 between Millersburg and Walnut Creek , or Charm Outdoors in Charm . Anyone who placed in or won a sanctioned calling contest is not eligible to compete .
Proceeds from the turkey calling contest and the wild game dinner will help send youth to church camp .
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More than 182,000 deer harvested in Ohio in 2016

COLUMBUS - Hunters checked 182,169 whitetailed deer throughout Ohio ’ s 2016-2017 deer season , according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ( ODNR ). Last year , 188,329 deer were checked during the 2015-2016 season . In Coshocton County , 5,929 deer were harvested in 2016 compared to 5,700 in 2015 . The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio ’ s deer populations . The goal of Ohio ’ s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities , while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists .
Deer hunting regulations over the past two seasons have been designed to allow for moderate herd growth throughout most of the state . Herd growth is achieved by reducing harvest and protecting female deer .
Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries . Hunting has a more than $ 853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment , fuel , food , lodging and more , according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation ’ s Hunting in America : An Economic Force for Conservation publication .
Find more information about deer hunting in the Ohio 2016-2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at wildohio . gov .
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all . Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr . gov .
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