The Coshocton County Beacon January 17, 2018 - Page 3

THE BEACON 3 JANUARY 17, 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Beat the winter blahs with houseplants and terrariums celebration announced Contributed | Beacon EXCLUSIVELY AT WILSON House of Representatives passes resolution to support Iranian protesters We’re Just Local CARPET & FURNITURE $ 1499 ROOM PACKAGE Available in Sage, Mocha or Burgundy STORE HOURS Contributed | Beacon w w w.coshoc Contributed | Beacon Includes Sofa, Loveseat, 3 piece metal end table set, entertainment stand, 32” HD TV *product may vary from what is shown WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the recent peaceful protests in Iran, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 676 to express support for the protes- tors and condemn the Iranian government’s reaction. While American offi cials estimate 1,000 protestors have been detained, an Iranian member of parliament be- lieves the number of those arrested is closer to 3,700. Th e Iranian people, protesting eroding economic and political conditions, have specifi cally voiced opposition to their government’s fi nancial support for Hezbollah and the Assad regime in Syria. “Th ose in Iran yearning for the end of corruption and state-sponsorship of terrorism have support from the United States,” said Congressman Bob Gibbs. “Iran’s government must live up to its commitments to funda- mental human rights and should release any protestor wrongfully imprisoned. It is clear, even after the Obama Administration sent millions of dollars in economic relief to Iran during the failing nuclear deal, the mul- lahs and the Revolutionary Guard have no real regard for their own people. Resources that could have helped the Iranian people were instead squandered on main- taining an iron grip on their country and supporting ter- rorists like Hezbollah and rebels in Yemen. Today’s vote amplifi es the voices of freedom in Iran and increases pressure on the radical totalitarian regime in Tehran.” The Beacon Would you like to create a decorative terrarium to bring a little green indoors this winter? Th en join the Master Gardener Volunteers on Tuesday, Feb. 20 for Beat the Winter Blahs with Terrariums. Cost for this program is $15 and includes all class materials, terrar- ium plants and a glass container. If you would like to bring your own container, then the cost is $10. Regis- tration for this class is required by Feb. 12. Each program will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 145 of the County Services Building, 724 S. Seventh St. For information, call the OSU Extension Offi ce at 740-622- 2265. M to F 9 am to 6 pm Sat. 9 am to 3 pm CARPET & FURNITURE 230 Main Street Coshocton Towne Centre 740.622.623 7 • COSHOCTON – Th e annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebra- tion will be Sunday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at the St. Andrews A.M.E. Church on South Sixth Street in Coshocton. Special music will be provided by David Martin. Th e speaker for the day is the Rev. Deborah D. Bolen. Bolen has a BA degree in philosophy from Th e University of Akron. She has a Masters of Divinity degree from the Christian Th eological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind. She is the senior minister of First Christian Church (Dis- ciples of Christ) in Cambridge. She serves as the chair of the Spiritual Life Committee for the Christian Church in Ohio. A free-will off ering will be taken to support the ongo- ing ministry of St. Andrews A.M.E. and Shiloh Mission- ary Baptist Churches. Following the worship service, there will be a time of fellowship sponsored by the Coshocton BPW. COSHOCTON - Are you looking for a way to add a little life and color to your dreary winter days? Grab a friend and register for one or both of the “Beat the Winter Blahs” workshops. Join local Master Gardener Volun- teers to learn more about plants while getting out and beating those winter blahs. Do you have questions about your houseplants or want to learn more about diff erent types of plants to keep in your home? Th en join the Master Gardener Vol- unteers on Monday, Jan. 29 for Beat the Winter Blahs with Houseplants. Program cost is $5 and registration is required by Jan. 26. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to leave with a houseplant of their own.