The Coshocton County Beacon February 15, 2017 - Page 9

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Students encouraged to participate in Local Essay Contest

COSHOCTON - National Agriculture or “ Ag ” Day is a day to celebrate the importance of agriculture in our community . All students in Coshocton County Schools , grades 9-12 , are encouraged to participate in the National Ag Day Essay Contest . The topic for this year ’ s essay is “ Agriculture : Food for Life .” The essay must address the official topic and be 500 words or less .
Essays are due to teacher contacts at each local high school by March 3 . The teachers include Sue Davis at Ridgewood High School , Stephanie Snyder at River View High School , and Tim Kilpatrick at the Coshocton County Career Center . The winning essay from each school will be submitted to the local Ag Day committee for selection of the winning essay .
The author of the overall winning essay will receive a $ 50 cash prize donated by the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce . The winning student will also be asked to read winning essay at the Ag Day Luncheon on March 21 .
The local Ag Day committee consists of representatives from the Chamber of Commerce , Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation Service , Farm Credit Mid-America , and OSU Extension . Please direct questions to Emily Adams at adams . 661 @ osu . edu or 740-622-2265 .
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February is Children ’ s Dental Health Month

ZANESVILLE ¬ National Children ’ s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health . According to the American Dental Association ( ADA ) tooth decay is the number one chronic illness in children , affecting 42 % of children aged 2 to 11 in the United States , making it five times more common than childhood asthma .
The good news is there are safe and effective preventative measures that can protect teeth . Oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities . Once your child has a tooth , it is recommended that they receive fluoride varnish treatments to help prevent tooth decay . Brushing , flossing , and fluoride varnish go a long way to protecting a child ’ s teeth but sealants can form an extra barrier between cavity-causing bacteria and teeth . School aged children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants . According to the Centers for Disease Control and ADA ’ s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry , sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80 % in molars .
To combat childhood tooth decay in the region , Muskingum Valley Health Centers ( MVHC ) offers comprehensive primary dental service at its Coshocton , Malta , and Zanesville locations . These services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on income and all forms of dental insurance are accepted . Call ( 888 ) 454-5157 for more information .
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$ 175 Value

Sacred Heart students continue Arctic lesson

Mrs . Bryant ’ s pre-kindergarten class completed dioramas about the Arctic . Pictured from left to right are : Front row - Fynlee Ogle , Keegan Carey , Jennah Wohlheter , Ava Tester , Kaio Haley , Zaiden Curry , and
“ Where you can have just about anything printed , except money !”
520 Main Street , Coshocton • Mon . -Fri. 8-4:30 p . m . 740-622-4429 e-mail : sprintprint520 @ gmail . com

HEARING TESTS SET FOR COSHOCTON AREA

$ 175 Value
Hearing tests will be given at Beltone Hearing Aid Center . The test will be given by a Licensed Hearing Care Practitioner . Anyone who has trouble hearing or understanding conversations is invited to have a free hearing test to see if this problem can be helped . Bring this Coupon in for your HEARING TEST , a $ 175.00 value , free .
Thurs ., Feb . 16th and Tues ., Feb . 21st from 9:00-4:00 p . m .
Evening hours and Saturday tests by appointment . Walk-ins are always welcome .
Many Health Insurances Accepted ! Provider for GE , AK Steel , BCBS , Humana , Anthem , DOT , United Health Care , Care Source , Molina , Medicaid , Medigold and AARP .
135 Downtowner Plaza Coshocton , OH ( Next to Springleaf Financial )
CALL 740-622-0403 OR 800-634-5265 For an Appointment . Walk-ins Welcome . www . beltonetristate . com
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Hearing Aid Center
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SENIOR MENU
Monday , Feb . 20 Center Closed in Observance of President ’ s Day . A frozen meal is available upon request for HDM participants .
Tuesday , Feb . 21
Beef & Noodles , Baby Carrots , Mashed Potatoes , Peach Halves , Bread & Milk
Wednesday , Feb . 22
Shredded Chicken on Bun , Green Beans , Au Gratin Potatoes , Citrus Sections , Milk
Thursday , Feb . 23
Hamburger on Bun , Baby Bakers , Capri Blend Veggies , Banana , Milk
Friday , Feb . 24
Turkey & Stuffing , Sweet Potato Casserole , Green Peas , Cranberry Orange Relish , Dinner Roll & Milk
If you need transportation to the Center for meals , activities , or weekly grocery shopping , call us at 740-622-4852 to schedule your ride at least one day in advance .
To access ingredient content , please call Bud Moore 740-622-4852
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Warren Prince ; second row -Harper Unger , Leah Haumschild , Cooper Alverson , Brayson Cozart , Shelby Good , Will Snider , Ella Lawson and Jenna Wylie .

FEB . 20 - FEB . 24

ACTIVITY
CALENDAR
Monday , Feb . 20
Center Closed in Observance
of President ’ s Day .
Tuesday , Feb . 21
8-9 Yoga 9-11 Line Dancing 9:30 Nails with Penny 1-4 Bridge
Wednesday , Feb . 22
10:00 Senior Exercise Class 10:30 Silversneaker FLEX 11:00 Blood Pressure Check 12:45 Silversneaker FLEX 1:00 Open House Bingo
( Bingo and BP Checks sponsored by Walnut Grove )
Thursday , Feb . 23
8-9 Yoga 9-11 Line Dancing 10:30 Blood Pressure Check by City Health Dept . 12:15 Chair Massage 2-3:30 Mobile Market 1:45 Flex Strength & Balance
Cancelled Today
Friday , Feb . 24
10:00 Senior Exercise Class 10:30 Silversneaker FLEX 10:30 Linda Bishop - Insurance Counselor by Appointment Only 11:15 Linda Weber-Gospel 12:45 Silversneaker FLEX
0008 _ 021517 Please call one day in advance to make reservations for lunch .
All seniors are welcome : bring a friend ! Call for more information : 740-622-4852
Coshocton County Senior Center 201 Browns Lane , Coshocton • 740-622-4852 Center hours are Mon . - Fri . 8 a . m . to 4:30 p . m .