The Coshocton County Beacon February 27, 2019 - Page 4

| OPINION R ami Malek took still competing! home the Oscar for It was great to see a nice actor in a leading crowd at the Bridal Expo role and “Bohemian held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Rhapsody” captured four the Lake Park Pavilion. Lots of the statues on Sunday of vendors - including sev- evening, Feb. 24 at the 91st eral from out of the county Academy Awards. For those MARK’S MUSINGS - provided brides to be with that have seen the movie, information and resources you know that Malek gave a tremendous to help plan the ideal wedding. Th anks performance cast in the role of Queen to the Coshocton County Chamber of lead vocalist and legendary performer Commerce and the Coshocton Visitor’s Freddie Mercury. Bureau for hosting this event. In many respects it was a somewhat I don’t think people realize how much quiet movie year from Hollywood with work, dedication and energy goes into nothing except the above fi lm really the planning of an event like this and breaking out from the pack as in past along with the many other projects that years. “Green Book” won Best Picture our local organizations help drive we which is a fi lm that I want to watch. are fortunate to have the right people Th e cold and rainy weather has obvi- in the right place at the right time. Our ously put a damper on the Th ree Rivers community is moving forward one step Bridge project but as the temperature at a time. Th ere are many opportunities warms up I am sure we can expect full to serve and help this eff ort. Or we can crews to resume their work in earnest. sit on the sidelines and take potshots With a lot of concrete already poured on at those that are trying to improve our the westbound deck of both the bridge lives. Th ey could use our encourage- across the river and what is called “the ment rather than complaints. land bridge”, it looks like the next step Speaking of local projects the annual will be the sidewalk concrete. You can Coshocton County Chamber of Com- now see where the light poles will be merce auction is rapidly approaching! and other parts of the project taking Start setting your monies aside now to shape with the tunnel and parking next help the Chamber in this fund-raising to Central Ohio Technical College. It eff ort that helps market our communi- also seems that everyone is dealing ty. Watch the March 13th issue of Th e with this quite nicely and in a courteous Beacon for a list of auction items. manner especially at the four way stop Another great event was held in our in Roscoe. community over the weekend - the Congratulations to the Coshocton annual Wild Game dinner and much wrestling team on several triumphs more at Chili. Held and sponsored which you can read about in this issue at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church of Th e Beacon - which include ECOL hundreds of people look forward to this coach of the year, ECOL wrestler of the fun, family event each year. A lot of folks year, winning the ECOL and this past put tremendous time and resources Saturday claiming the sectional title. into making this event a highlight of the Next stop is the district meet. Good luck February calendar. Th anks Pastor Neal to all area wrestlers and teams that are and all that make it go. | ‘Creating a Global Community’ presentation to be held By Jen Jones COSHOCTON - An exciting afternoon is be- ing planned for Saturday, March 2 at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation. “Creating a Global Community” will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to meet inter- national youth leaders and learn how to work in a youth-centered community, develop global leadership skills and cre- ate internationally focused partnerships. Julia Roberts is the organizer of the event. “Th e world and the United States in particular is becoming increasingly diverse every day. Th ough diversity can lead to confl ict, I hope that we can use this and other opportunities to learn from one another – both our similarities and diff erences. Partnering with others, communicating across boundaries and educating ourselves on the world around us are absolutely essential – today and for our future.” Roberts organized the event to com- plete her work in scouting. She is part of Venturing, which is a co-educational program through the Boy Scouts and will age out of the program this summer. In order to achieve an award called the Summit (equivalent to Eagle Scout), scouts are required to complete a service project to benefi t a group or community. Th is event will allow Roberts to achieve that goal and also allow her to share her own experiences as an intern with Les Scouts Tunisiens (Tunisian Scout Associ- ation) in Tunisia last summer. Th e format of the event will be very ba- sic. Th ere will be a panel discussion fol- lowed by a short break-out session. Youth from Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia and Indone- sia will be present and recorded presen- tations from Th e Gambia, and Denmark will be shared. Roberts said, “I hope the format and variety will allow a great deal of discussion and interaction between community members and presenters and everyone will fi nd an individual or organization they can relate to.” Th is event is open to the community. Ridgewood FFA team places in state contest WEST LAFAYETTE - On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Ridgewood High School Agricultural Communications team competed at the state competition which took place at the Ohio State University. Th e team consisted of Emily Bookless, Lindsay Griffi th, Sydney Matis, Anna Trimmer, and Jadyn Art. Th ey placed ninth out of the 17 teams that attended. At the competition they had to present a shortened version of a media plan that they had already submitted for judging in January. Th ey then competed in individ- ual events of reporting on a press confer- ence, letter to the editor, editing a paper, and creating a website. Th is contest is one of the toughest contests to prepare for seeing as only 19 teams competed in the whole state of Ohio which has approximately 320 chap- ters in the state. Contributed | Beacon Share Your Opinion! Th e Coshocton County Beacon believes in our right of free speech. Th e Beacon will publish a letter to the editor or an opinion as space permits. A letter to the editor must contain your name and city or village of your postal zip code. Example: John Smith, Fresno. To maintain accuracy the preferred method of delivery is email in Microsoft Word format. Please email your letter to Printed or mailed letters to the editor will have to be retyped and Th e Beacon does not guarantee accuracy. Letters to the editor will be published as space permits and are not to have a headline. Th ey 4 THE BEACON will be published simply as “Letter to Th e Editor”. Th e Beacon reserves the right to refuse, edit, or otherwise reject any letter that is deemed inappropriate, off en- sive or slanderous. Letters need to be factual and the Beacon can request proof of fact checking. Letters to Th e Editor are due by noon on the Friday prior to the next publishing date. Letters expressing an opinion on a levy, issue or candidate placed on the primary, general or special election ballot that aff ects anyone in Coshocton County must be published two weeks or more prior to the election in consideration of early voting. FEBRUARY 27, 2019