The Coshocton County Beacon October 17, 2018 - Page 8

8 THE BEACON www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com |  MEMORIES Smith uses career to give back to community OCTOBER 19, 1958 A Coshocton researcher had been selected to receive an honor from the Soil Conservation Society of Amer- ica. Lloyd L. Harrold, project supervisor at the Fresno research station, received the rank of fellow in the or- ganization. Since 1930 he had worked as a researcher in the fi eld of soil and water conservation and written numerous papers on the subject. He received the new rank at the society’s annual convention in Asheville, N.C. OCTOBER 14, 1968 Sunday afternoon saw the dedication of the brand new Ridgewood High School. One hundred fi fty at- tended the ceremonies which saw Rev. James H. Boyd give invocations and Coshocton County Schools Su- perintendent Walter Haney and several others speak. A fl agpole funded by the class of ‘68 was crested with a fl ag presented by the local American Legion and master of ceremony Woodrow Warner. OCTOBER 20, 1978 Th e Battelle Memorial Institute and the Ohio Acade- my of Sciences had awarded the CHS science depart- ment the Krecker Award for the second time in three years. Presented to those that promote the sciences, the award cannot be presented consecutively. Su- perintendent Ron Cramblett was informed that CHS had won the award again on Th ursday at the monthly meeting of the schoolboard. By Jen Jones COSHOCTON - Th e relationships he had with his own high school teachers are part of the reason Steve Smith chose to become a teacher. “I actually changed my major in college because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do,” said Smith. His college roommate was majoring in education and that felt right to him. Of Smith the four core subjects, math was the one he liked the best and now he is an Algebra teacher at Coshocton High School, his Alma Mater. Smith holds two master’s degrees – one in school administration and the other as an intervention specialist. He is also part of the coaching staff for the football and track and fi eld teams. “Being a coach is a great way to still be able to compete in sports I enjoy. And I get to work with young people, too, outside the classroom.” He said that is what he enjoys most about coaching. “It gives me the opportunity to have the same impact on them as my coaches had on me.” “Th e hardest thing about coaching is the time is takes away from my family. Sometimes, it seems I’m working with other people’s kids more than my own.” Smith said each sport has its challenges when it comes to coaching. OCTOBER 15, 1988 HOLIDAY BAZAAR Christy Fox proceeded over River View’s Friday night game against Morgan as Warsaw’s Homecom- ing Queen. She had to feel rather nervous as the Raid- ers managed 18 points in the fi rst quarter, but she had nothing to fear as the Black Bears had other plans for that night. Th ose 18 points were all the Raiders were getting and by the end of the night, River View stood 27 points tall, winning their homecoming game, their third game in the Muskingum Valley League and standing 4-3 overall. “Football is a faster pace and a lot of pressure to succeed. Track and Field is co-ed and that can bring its own issues, but it is a more laid back sport.” “Being a coach Smith and his wife, is a great way Analea, have two sons, Braxton and Corbin. to still be able Th ey attend the First Church of the Nazarene to compete in and enjoy spending time sports I enjoy. at his parents’ house on Atwood Lake. “We like And I get to spending a lot of time work with outdoors.” Th e family is also active in 4-H. “We young people, spend a lot of time at the too, outside the fair. My wife has a 4-H group and both boys classroom.” show animals.” Braxton and Corbin also enjoy - Steve Smith watching their dad while he is coaching and like going onto the fi eld after the football games. Smith said he chose to stay in Coshocton because he is from here and his career in education/coaching gives him the opportunity to give back to the community. Editor’s note: Th e Beacon is working with the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce to highlight young professionals in the community. Hometown Upholstery & Canvas 23222 CR 621, Unit 9 Coshocton, OH 43812 Hours by Appointment Paul Shapard Please Call: 740-326-2549 hometown-upholstery.com 0009_071118 All work 100% Guaranteed - We aren’t Happy until You’re Happy! Roscoe United Methodist Church OCTOBER 25 th All information was obtained from microfi lm of the Coshocton Tribune at the Coshocton County Library. OCTOBER 17, 2018 DOORS OPEN 8:30AM Breakfast Boutique, The Used Bookworm, Themed Gift Baskets, Grave Saddles, Bake Sale, Crafts, Trash & Treasures, Amish Auction, Buckeye Table and much more! Serving Lunch 10:30am-2:00pm Serving Dinner 4:00pm-??? Spacious One Bedroom Apts. 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