The Coshocton County Beacon May 17, 2017 - Page 5

MAY 17, 2017 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com THE BEACON Memorial service planned at Waggoner Cemetery WEST LAFAYETTE – The Friends of Waggon- er Cemetery will host its annual memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20 in the cemetery located on Oxford Township Road 474. The guest speakers will be U.S. Repre- sentative Bob Gibbs, 18th District and State Representative Larry Householder, 72nd District. The honor guard will be the Newcomerstown Veterans Organiza- tions and the clergy will be Pastor Harold Sprague of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. A covered dish luncheon will follow in the River Greens Golf Course banquet room. Coffee, light beverages and table service will be provided. In case of bad weather, the entire program will be held in the banquet room. Oxford Township residents, other community members and anyone with an interest in genealogy are welcome to attend. The friends group was founded in Feb- ruary 1992 and the mission is to assist in the care and preservation of the cemetery. Members of the board of directors are Donis A. Emslie, M. Sally Emslie and Mi- chelle Carpenter, all of West Lafayette. Contributed | Beacon Dutch Valley fundraiser a success for 4-H club KEENE - The third meeting of the year for the Above and Beyond 4-H Club took place on April 23 at Keene United Meth- odist Church. Madison Hagans informed the club on the exposure and health effects of pesticides as part of the Environment and Energy report. Other committees that broadened the members’ knowledge were the Health and Safety offices. Georgia Haines gave a presentation on sunscreen and Kaylee Brehm reported on cooking safety. In old business, Abigail Lorenz reported on the club’s success with their fundraiser through Dutch Valley. The club’s commu- nity service projects were also brought up. They participated in the Lake Park Clean Up Day on April 8 and will also be mulching the Keene United Methodist Church’s flower beds at the next meeting. In new business, special interest proj- ects evaluation sign-ups are available at the Extension Office and the last Quality Assurance will be held on May 23 from 7 – 9 at the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle. The club’s next meeting will be May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Keene United Methodist Church. Demonstrations will be given by members and refreshments will be provided. Contributed | Beacon Helping People. Changing Lives. Turning hope into reality. Making Coshocton County a better place to live. This is what the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission achieves for Coshocton County families. Kno-Ho- Co-Ashland Community Action Commission has been your local partner for 52 years. May is National Community Action month and we invite you to learn more about our agency. Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland provides vital and innovative services to Knox, Holmes, Coshocton, and Ashland counties. With over 30 satellite offices covering nearly 2,000 square miles, we attempt to provide service to every far reaching corner of our service area. KHCA serves thousands of individuals and families each year. Specifically, in 2016 we served our communities as follows: • 92 homes were weatherized reducing energy usage by an average of 23%. • 131 households received energy partnership services improving electrical energy efficiency. • 241 community apartment units provided decent, safe, and affordable housing in 6 housing communities. In addition, 25 single family homes built in Centerburg continue to afford families the American Dream of homeownership. • 2,092 patients received health care at 3 clinics which provide reproductive health care and family planning services. • 2,085 patients were served at our state-of-the-art dental clinic in Ashland where a full range of dental services are available including cleanings, x-rays, dental exams, fillings, and most all dental care procedures including pediatric dentistry. • 290 children and their families were enrolled in the Head Start program. These children received kindergarten preparedness pre-school services including education; nutrition; health, dental & vision screenings; and other supportive services. • 1,985 senior citizens received services in Coshocton County. Services include hot meals served at the senior center or delivered to homebound seniors. Exercise, transportation, health screenings and assessments, prescription assistance, commodities food distribution, and numerous daily socialization activities were also provided. • 10,867 applications were processed and approved for the various HEAP programs including Winter Crisis, Summer Crisis, Regular HEAP, and Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) keeping families warm in the winter, vulnerable populations cool in the summer, and affordable heating and cooling options with payment plans. • 664 households avoided homelessness through rental and utility assistance via the various Emergency Services Programs. • 36 households avoided homelessness through the Homeless Crisis Response Program. • Over 5,500 nights of shelter are typically provided to the homeless each year in our homeless shelters. Making Coshocton County a better place to live. 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