The Coshocton County Beacon March 6, 2019 - Page 7

NWTF banquet celebrates hunting heritage and youth COSHOCTON - Th e 30th annual Hunting Heritage banquet of the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) celebrated hunting, preservation of habitat and placed special attention on the youth JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sports- manship) program. More than three hundred people attend- ed the banquet that was held March 2 at the Lake Park Pavilion with raffl es, silent auctions and drawings held throughout the evening with guests from Coshocton County and beyond having a chance to walk away with prizes that in total were worth thousands of dollars. Emcee was Shawn Dickey, NWTF Dis- trict Field Supervisor who told guests in at- tendance that, “Th is banquet is simply the best in the state of Ohio. Your local organi- zation and Dwaine Scheetz in particular, deserves our appreciation. Charles (Chuck) Smith is the president of the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the NWTF. Veterans were recognized, and every JAKES youth in attendance had the oppor- tunity to take home a door prize and a $250 scholarship was awarded to Coshocton County Career Center senior Caleb Maddox. Greg and John Rice of Peddicord Rice Auction Realty Ltd were the auctioneers for the evening and kept things moving during the live auction, Longbeard raffl e and many other giveaways. Greg told the crowd, “Th is is one of the highlights of the year for me and I’m glad to be able to give back.” Phil Ferrare, Jr., Director of Field Opera- tions - Atlantic - for the NWTF, said, “It’s an honor to be here. Th e Muskingum Valley Chapter is the number one netting chapter in the state of Ohio. We’re very, very proud of the volunteers that really believe in our mission and do what they do for the NWTF. Th is is an amazing crowd - this is what we’re all about - conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Th ese guys do a wonderful job honoring our veterans and the NWTF is very loud and proud to recognize our veter- ans and fi rst responders that serve us. “Dwaine (Scheetz) (banquet chair) believes in the mission. Th is is a well-oiled machine here and Dwaine is the head of that. Th e long term members of this committee and this chapter deserve to be proud of what they do here. One of our slo- gans is conserve, hunt and share and that’s what this evening is all about.” Some of the proceeds of the annual banquet go to the local JAKES Day which is scheduled for July 27. You can fi nd out more at and on Facebook. Pendola earns academic honors ALLIANCE - In the fi nal meet before the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Champi- onships, the Baldwin Wallace University women's track and fi eld teams competed in the Raider Tune Up, hosted by the Univer- sity of Mount Union inside the McPherson Academic & Athletic Complex. Junior Bella Pendola (Warsaw/River View) placed third in the 1,000-meter run in a career-best time of 3:05.73. She also was one of four Baldwin Wallace University women's cross country student athletes, as well as the entire team, to receive Division III All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). A neuroscience and psychology double major with a 3.70 GPA, Pendola earned her second consecutive USTFCCCA All-Ac- ademic accolade. Th is season, the junior earned All-Ohio, fi rst-team All-OAC and All-Great Lakes Region honors in addi- tion to her second career OAC Runner of the Week accolade. Pendola is a two-time Academic All-OAC selection, a Dean's List student and a Jacket Scholar. Mark Fortune | Beacon Bob Buxton, right, JAKES scholarship committ ee chair, is pictured with Caleb Maddox, center, who is a senior at the Coshocton County Career Center and The Frame Shop invites you to view Bar bara Hill’s A r t wor k! On display & for sale Starting March 1 st M A R CH F R A M ING S P ECI A L Buy 2 Mats Get the 3 rd Mat for FREE! * with custom framing only Celebrating 25 Years in Busines s! The Frame Shop 740-622-7800 • 1030 Chestnut St, Coshocton • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-5 Sat. 10-2 • Closed Sundays & Mondays Shara Prindle, Owner Contributed |Beacon Refund Tim Kilpatrick, Natural Resources teach- er at the Career Center. Maddox was presented with a $250 scholarship at the NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet. By Mark Fortune Renovation Invest your tax return refund in a new look! Spruce Up Your Home with New Carpet & Custom Blinds ON SALE NOW! “Helping you make your Fisher Decorating Center house a home since 1946!” 0026_030817 MARCH 6, 2019 549 Main Street, Coshocton • 740-622-0372 THE BEACON 7