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ROSCOE CANDLELIGHTING PAGE 17 WINTER SPORTS PHOTOS PAGES 8 - 11 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE PAGES 12 - 13 This edition of The Beacon published in honor of all those who contributed to the Christmas Castle project. “Shining a Positive Light on Coshocton County”

“It took my breath away!” A “MARVEL”OUS PERFORMANCE That was the comment made by Kay Morrissey who attended the afternoon performance of The Coshocton

Community Choir’s Christmas program “The Marvel of this Night” on Sunday, Dec. 5. Pictured here are several members of the choir, who, while raising their voices in song certainly helped raise the spirits of those in attendance. Find out more about the event on page 18.



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The Coshocton community comes through again! If you were listening to WTNS Radio during the past two weeks, you certainly were aware that the annual Christmas Castle project was headed for trouble. As late as last Friday, the final day of the campaign, contributions Mark forTune were running well behind schedule. But lo and behold, in something akin to a real Christmas miracle for our community, the funds exceeded the goal of over $42,000. The people of Coshocton County deserve to be proud of this effort. There are so many that are in need this season – and that need will extend beyond the spirit of Christmas. The United Way campaign is trying to wrap up their annual drive and is also running about 10% behind schedule. While that may not seem like a significant amount – it amounts to $35,000. You can read the article in this edition of The Beacon from director Amy Hasseman, which explains the need much better than we can here. Basically, something will go wanting without the campaign reaching the

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A memorial service for Claire R. Leech will be held at The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. 4th Street, Coshocton, OH, at noon on Saturday, December 12, 2009. Calling hours will be for one hour prior to service. Reverend Jonathan T. Carlisle will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Claire’s memory to the Children’s Section, Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, Coshocton, OH 43812, Alzheimer’s Association, 23 S. Park Pl., Newark, OH 43055 or Hospice of Coshocton County, Inc., 230 S. 4th St., Coshocton, OH 43812. 0023_120909 goal of $350,000. As Hasseman says, the United Way in Coshocton County provides funds for year round needs to over 20 local agencies. Without these funds, many of these agencies may be forced to reduce their services or raise their own funds. This would all come at a time when these services are so desperately needed. Now is the time for the people of Coshocton County to reach just a little bit deeper – to put this in perspective – the amount needed at this time would represent just one dollar for every man, woman and child living in Coshocton County. What’s with all these crows? Okay, I know that our nickname is “Crowtown” but my gosh. Is there a crow hunting season? What a nuisance. Maybe there is a grant somewhere that we can get to reduce this population? There seems to be a grant for just about everything else right now. A sad note is to see the destruction of the former Pretty Products plant. Just like GE, this factory allowed many in Coshoctons to raise a family on a decent wage, send their kids to school and hopefully sock a little away for retirement. Do we have jobs to replace these? I would say yes and no to answer that question. Several new businesses have opened, or expanded, including Hickory Heaven, Second Chance Furniture and Woodbury Outfitters in recent months. And Organic Technologies purchasing the former JII building has to be a real success story. These businesses are all providing gainful employment for people in our community. We urge you to support these locally owned businesses. There could be more at stake than we realize. Reflecting a bit on the sports scene, wasn’t it just last year when the pundits said, “We’ll be hard pressed to see another undefeated team in college football?” Yea, right. How many are there this year? Alabama, Texas, Boise State and Cincinnati come to my mind. At least our beloved Buckeyes will be playing on a more traditional date, January 1 in the Rose Bowl. I know where I’ll be at 4:30 pm on January 1. Get the snacks ready! And I hope The Buckeyes can overcome the loss of Evan Turner for 8 weeks, who suffered two broken vertebrae in a game last week. The 6’ 7” junior guard was on fire and at the time the number one player in college basketball. The young man should be back on the hardwood in February. Go Bucks!

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Please help!: Local United Way campaign in final push Instead of winding down, the United Way of Coshocton County is doing one final push to make up a potential shortfall of $35,000. “Campaign time is almost over and we are projecting a major shortfall,” said Amy Hasseman, United Way’s Executive Director. “This is to be expected given the bad economy and high unemployment rate. Add to that the number of people fearful about the future, and you’ve got a recipe for reduced charitable giving. This isn’t good, especially considering that now is precisely the time when those most in need, need help the most!” United Way estimates that roughly 90% of its revenues come from residents giving via payroll deduction at area workplace campaigns and corporate giving. “Many of our large companies are finishing up their campaign right now,” said Hasseman. “We would like to encourage them to give what they can.” Any businesses that have packets ready to be picked up can call the United Way

office at 622-4567. To date, the United Way has raised $175,250 or half of their goal and is projecting final results without an additional effort to be around $320,000. “It’s not the number that’s important,” said Hasseman. “It’s what it represents. It’s a family that’s turned away for help when they need it most. If we take no action, we will have to cut funding to vital social service programs during these difficult times. The number one reason people don’t give is because they are not asked. We are asking you now. If you have considered giving and haven’t yet, we would very appreciative of any gift.” A dollar a week goes a long way at the United Way. $50 could provide dinner for 2 nights for families seeking a safe home at the Family Violence Shelter. $50 could provide food from the pantry for a family for several days. Programs supported by the United Way operate 365 day a year, so this is not just a holiday fix. “We would like to thank everyone who has

given to this campaign,” said Hasseman, “We are especially grateful for every dollar we get.” Some companies like SanCast, Coshocton Hospital, AEP, Kraft and Hilscher-Clarke have exceeded what they gave last year. Many with fewer employees than a year ago. “As United Way Board President and a Budget Allocation member that helps to determine how donations are spent, I can say from experience that it’s no fun at all deciding that a partner agency won’t get the funding needs,” said Beccy Porteus. “Simply put, the people most in need will suffer most. Important life-changing programs will lose vital funding. From basic recreation programs to complex efforts dealing with family violence, basic needs and the children in our community. Residents may choose to make a personal gift by sending it to United Way of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 84, Coshocton, OH 43812 or you can give online at www.coshoctonunitedway. org or by calling the office at 622-4567.

american red cross provides chance for little heroes to make a big difference Elementary-age students at Union School in Coshocton County will have the opportunity to help save lives through a special American Red Cross event that’s just their size. The Pint Size Hero program is a community service project developed by the Red Cross to introduce children to the importance of donating blood. The program encourages students to volunteer at a blood drive sponsored by their school, and to invite parents, guardians and other adults to give blood on their behalf. “It’s one-part educational, and one-part community service,” said Brad Fuller, Donor

Recruitment Representative for the Central Ohio Blood Region of the Red Cross. “Kids learn about blood and about volunteerism, and about how they can make a difference in other people’s lives.” The upcoming Pint Size Hero Blood Drive will be Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Union Elementary School. For more information, or to find other American Red Cross blood drives near you, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit www.bloodsaveslives. org. To schedule an appointment to donate please

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show some school spirit with coshocton redskins shirts Coshocton High School Sp. Ed. Dept. is selling Coshocton spirit apparel from now until Dec. 14. The items include tie dye t-shirts, hoodies, black, white, and red sweats, t-shirts, crew sweatshirts, hoodies and tote bags. The choice of screens are Coshocton Rocks! or The Coshocton Redskins Rule the Land. The costs range from $9 to $24. All items will have an Indian head and Loud & Proud on the back of the apparel. Samples and order forms are displayed at Central, Lincoln, South Lawn and CHS. All money and orders are due Dec. 14 at noon to Mrs. Shook at CHS. Orders will be in by Dec. 22 for Christmas. Thank you for your support. Contact dawne. for questions.


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No, we are not talking about how Grandpa feels following Thanksgiving dinner, rather, we are referring to “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” presented by The Coshocton Footlight Players under the direction of Mr. Shane Pyle and produced by Patty Wherley. But be certain we are NOT referring to the quality of the performance or the terrific singular characters that adorn the stage for this play. The “Trial of Ebenezer fooTliGhT Players PresenT “The Trial of eBenezer scrooGe” Scrooge” is exactly Pictured are Defense Attorney Solomon Rothschild (Jeff Wherley), Jacob Marley – what is says it is – with Scrooge’s late partner and defendant (Chris Hart in his theatrical debut) and Judge Ebenezer Scrooge on Stanchfield R. Pearson (David Osso). In this scene, Marley has just been brought back under control by Wherley. BeACon PHoto By MARk foRtune trial. Various witnesses are called to the stand – and 12 and the following weekend, Dec. 18 and one gets the idea that perhaps – just perhaps and 19 at The Triple Locks Theater. For ticket – Ebenezer Scrooge has it right and the rest of information, visit us have it all wrong, what with our seemingly boxoffice.html or call 740-622-2959 from 7 pm Christmastide attitude of giving and charity not to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday or from 2 to extending beyond the season. You really need to 4 pm Friday and Saturday. see this performance to find out how it ends! We cannot share that here. You will certainly have an enjoyable evening, learn something about WE COME, PESTS GO! “Over 60 Years of Service” Christmas and life in London during the time of Scrooge and most assuredly walk away with a Spiders, Fleas, Bees, Ants, new appreciation for our local actors, actresses, Mice, Termites, Roaches directors, producers and all the people that do TERMITE & PEST CONTROL SINCE 1936 545-9786 the behind the scenes work. WEST LafayETTE Call Now for FREE ESTIMATES!! “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” was written by award winning playwright and actor, Mark Brown. Now in its 35th year, The Coshocton Footlight Players continue to delight young and old alike with their performances while also allowing those who enjoy acting the opportunity to share their talents and skill on the local stage. The talent portrayed in “Scrooge” has David Osso as Judge Stanchfield R. Pearson, Jamie Hostetler as the Court Bailiff, Jon Cotterman as a very believable Ebenezer Scrooge, Jeff Wherley as Solomon Rothschild, the defense attorney, David Wickham as Frederick Fitzpatrick, (Scrooge’s nephew), Frank Ackerman as Robert Cratchitt, Dana Kittner as philanthropist Sara Ann Wainwright, Emma Brems as Scrooge’s sister, Diana Marlatt as Mrs. Harriett Dilber (pilferer), Chris Hart in his theatrical debut as Jacob Marley (Scrooge’s late partner), Katerina Virostko as the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, Leonard Hayhurst in his first full, official production appearance on the Triple Locks Stage as the Ghost of Christmas yet to come and Shelly Lillibridge as The Translator. The next scheduled performances of the play will be this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11

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Joel Penton, a defensive lineman on the 2002 National Championship football team at The Ohio State University, told over 200 excited youth that they, “Need to have a relationship with Jesus” at River View High School on Wednesday evening, Dec. 2. Penton provided his message in concert with singer Ryan Holliday, who provided the enthusiastic kids with a message in song using an electronic keyboard and vocals. The former Van Wert high school friends combine their talents, video holliday and PenTon sPread MessaGe of faiTh Members of the and music to provide River View Light Club enjoy a moment with Ryan Holliday and Joel Penton beyouth with a positive fore their evening message to area youth at the high school on Wednesday, Dec. 2. from left to tight are; Bethany Anglin, Ricky neighbor, Courtney Lupher, Ryan message about faith Holliday, Joel Penton, Callie Wright, kaitlyn Martin and Jordan eaton. BeACon and to “Stand Your PHoto By MARk foRtune Ground”. The River View Following a rousing musical performance Light Club hosted the event, which was sponsored intertwined with his own message of faith by by several area churches; Coshocton Church of Ryan Holliday, Penton told the youth that they the Nazarene, Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, “need to have a relationship with Jesus. Just Calvary Baptist, Perry Chapel and New Bethel going to church is part of the steps you need to Ministries. Eddie Gallagher also expressed take but you also need to invite God into your appreciation to Pat Anderson of Domino’s Pizza entire life, not just parts of it”. Penton mentioned for providing pizzas for the event. Courtney that during his junior year in high school he hung Lupher, President of RV Light Club, said, “This out with a group of friends that were involved in will be fun – it will get a lot of kids to come out some not so nice things. He went on to say that – the message is really important and hopefully when these friends decided to start drinking, that impact a lot of people”. Lupher added that the is when he said “no” and he lost his friends. It students had experienced the message and music was after this period of time that Penton found prior to Thanksgiving and, “The kids were really out what is meant to have a personal relationship excited – they loved Joel’s speech and loved with God. “I was spending time with Jesus Ryan. Ryan was a big hit. We’re hoping that alone. I learned later that is was for the best. God these things we’re doing will allow students to prunes the vines that are not producing. It was express their faith and not be afraid to do that”. painful and allowed me to grow”. The River View Light Club is a Christian Penton told the kids to, “Think about areas based group that meets every week. Lupher of your life that God needs to prune and help remarked that since the “See You at the Pole” you with”. Using three chairs set upon the stage, event, held earlier this fall, attendance in the Penton asked the youth, “Which chair are you group has increased. sitting in?” The chair that is don’t know Jesus, Jared Fetzer, a ninth grader involved with know Jesus but not following him and finally, the Nazarene youth group and is home schooled, totally following Jesus. Penton concluded by said, “I’m looking forward to hanging out and telling the kids to, “Get plugged in to a youth listening to the speaker – and getting to know group, church group, etc.” people”.




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By now, you should have your Scout popcorn ordered and it is on the way. Popcorn is the largest fund-raiser for the Boy Scouts and the popcorn arrived Saturday, Dec. 5 at various locations throughout Coshocton County. Pictured here is 7 year old Garrett Robinson, with his father John Robinson. Garrett is involved in the tiger Cubs with Pack 403 and had this to say about his experience with Scouts, “I like it a bunch”. Pack 403 meets at Sacred Heart. BeACon PHoto By

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If any area football fan would be asked about the Coshocton and Ridgewood teams this year, one reoccurring response throughout the county may be that they are “proud” of our local athletes. Such is also the case with Coshocton head coach Marty Arganbright. His team advanced to the state semi finals this football season and were crowned the regional champion, which is the highest honor bestowed upon the team to date. Arganbright is pleased with the greatest feat accomplished so far by the Redskins. “This is the best team in the history of Coshocton football,” says Arganbright. In 1999, Coshocton reached the regional finals where they were defeated by YoungstownMooney and hitting the same mark in 2003, the Skins were beaten by Bellaire. Though not having an undefeated regular season, Coshocton got a little help from other Division IV teams to help place them in the playoffs, though this is not discrediting any of the talent on the team. A handful of players broke and set new records and reached milestones of great heights. Graduating Senior Layton Graves was recently named a first-team All-Ohio offensive lineman for the Redskins and Senior Marcus Johnston made the first team as a running back as well.

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Football helped me mature as an athlete and as a person. It helped show me that sometimes in life you are gonna get thrown into situations which you’re not gonna be the best one but you have to believe in yourself and persevere and great things will happen.” Senior teammate Marcus Johnston says he has gained “more experience and confidence” over the years, and making it to the state semi finals was a combined effort. “We worked hard, stuck together and had motivation,” he says. The Redskins were earlier predicted by some to have a 6-4 regular season. Losses this year were to ECOL teams New Philadelphia and Dover. Arganbright speaks highly of his senior players who were vital to others on the team. He says his team “prepared better than any team we have had here. They continued to do the little things each week to improve and get ready for the next game. This is a direct reflection of our excellent senior leadership.” Fourteen individual and team school records were set this year alone. Arganbright attributes the humble attitude which encompassed the team a component that led to the record achievements. “There were several key players that sacrificed personal glory in order to do what’s best for the team, Arganbright said. “This is one of the main reasons we had the success this season.” “The only thing I did this year was my job,” says Graves, “I didn’t do anything over-thetop…the whole team did their individual jobs and that’s what made us so tough.” Though the team fell to Kettering Alter in Proud to have served the people of Coshocton and our surrounding communities for over 113 years!

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The Ridgewood Football Program just concluded a season of reaching and surpassing many milestones; some for the first time in the school’s history, including capturing a Regional V championship. Though the players and coaches are still “flying high” about their accomplishments, they also remain very grounded. A former football coach and administrator once told me that there are many lessons to be learned on the “classroom football field” as well as in the classroom itself. Ridgewood is one such team. Memorization of plays which incorporates nouns, colors, names and oftentimes personifies an inanimate object, is only part of what a player can learn in the sport. Head Coach John Slusser says he has watched so many kids grow both mentally and physically, that “each game I would be so impressed with so many of our kids and their accomplishments.” A lesson learned which has manifested itself in Ridgewood Football has been how to stay focused and unified while keeping an eye on the top prize. Slusser says though there are many achievements made this year and it’s hard to pick out just one, but “making the state final four” stands out “because we have not accomplished that yet as a program.” Slusser says the feeling of unison was evident with his senior class as their positive attitudes were contagious. He says each week brought with it more expectations, but the team handled them well. “We had a very unselfish group that really liked to play. I think this approach was a key to maintaining (our victories) each week.” All-Ohio Senior running back and a team captain, Jake Conrad says he just loves football, but sticking together is “What wins football games.” He says he may have helped lead the team along with others both on and off the field, but “We truly are a family, and I believe I was a component in that.” Conrad was named All- Ohio co-offensive player of the year in Division V, as well as IVC player of the year, and the team’s Most Valuable Player. But Conrad has his feet on the ground. He says winning is important and setting records is “just a plus.” Senior and fellow-captain Colt Landis says he and his teammates tried to help others feel like they were one. “We had a bunch of kids that would work together and strived to get better…not only to win, but to prove people wrong.” Landis was alluding to the hear-say that

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The local community and Coshocton fans supported the team each and every week. If in Ridgewood country, Orange and black was evident everywhere you would look. Former players and students came from out of state to watch and cheer on the Generals. Slusser says “I have always been extremely proud of the Ridgewood Football tradition. It is a great small school environment to play football in. Each Friday night that we play here is very special.” Out-going seniors Conrad and Landis say that the football years fly by and upcoming players should make the most of it. “Don’t take it for granted,” Landis said, “because it goes by fast.” Conrad says, “If you put your heart into it, good things will happen.” When asked to sum-up their feelings about what was once believed to be a rebuilding season for Ridgewood Football these players and coaches feel “memorable,” feel “proud,” and feel like “legends.”

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sixteen 5th graders competed for conservation Poster contest award “Thank you” to all the 5th grade teachers and students who participated in the Annual Fifth Grade Poster Contest sponsored by the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District. Coshocton County 5th graders prepared entries in the 2009 Conservation Poster Contest titled “Pollution…Begins – and Ends – With You” after a classroom presentation about pollution and how individuals can be a part of the problem or the solution. Sixteen Best of Class entries were on display at the Coshocton SWCD Fair Display and judged by the fair going public to determine the top three posters.

Shelbie Carnes of Conesville Elementary took the first place $25 cash prize and won a pizza party for her class, Shawna Shroyer of Keene Elementary took the second place $15 cash prize and won an ice cream party for her class, and Keith Leindecker of Ridgewood Middle School took the third place $10 cash prize and won an ice cream party for his class. The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District would like to thank students and teachers for participating in the contest along with the fair going public for voting at the SWCD’s display.

community choir presents “The Marvel of This night” The Coshocton Community Choir, under the direction of Mr. Charles R. Snyder, presented their annual Christmas concert to a near capacity crowd at Coshocton High School’s McKinley Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 6. The choir provides the community with two opportunities to hear the message of faith and love through narration, instrumentation and song. Based on the enthusiastic standing ovation at the conclusion of the 3:00 pm performance, The Coshocton Community Choir once again struck a chord with the community. Adorned in their blue velvet robes and nearly 100 strong, The Coshocton Community Choir was joined by the Coshocton Children’s Choir, Coshocton Youth Chorale,

Roscoe Brass and the Asbury Handbell Choir from Grace United Methodist Church. Conductor and Director Charles R. Snyder said following the afternoon performance, “Each one of these concerts is like a different story – and we see the story each time through a different pair of glasses. I’m always amazed at the number of people in a small community that are involved in this event. Some of the high school students and several members of the children’s choir are children of students I had when I first came back to Coshocton and that is pretty special to me. And a number of the high school kids started in the children’s choir – and are now in the All Ohio Youth Choir so I get to know them pretty well.”

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Saturday, December 12 @ 10 AM 115.458 acres to be offered in three parcels, then as a whole. This property has frontage on TR 68 as well as CR 436. This is a great opportunity for you to purchase acreage in the heart of Coshocton County. There is a well on this property along with some timber and lots of wildlife. The value is here! Call or stop by our office. New survey is being completed. Terms: $2,500 down payment day of auction on any parcel sold, balance due at closing within 30 days of sale. Possession at closing. Any inspections must be completed prior to bidding. No contingencies in contract. Seller to confirm final bid on any parcel offered. BE PREPARED TO BUY! Realtors: We are offering a co-broke on this property. Agency disclosure properly filled out must be in our office 3 full days prior to the Auction date. Contact Auctioneer for details. Directions: From Coshocton or Newark take SR 16 to SR 60N near Dresden. Go N. on 60 to CR 4. Turn west on CR 4 to CR 436 N. Follow Auction Signs to property. From West Carlisle on CR 3 take CR 436 south to property. Auction to be conducted at entrance to property on TR 68. Owner: William F. Sheldon

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take care of them,” said Roahrig, “Now, they get to take care of something.” All sorts of fun activities are offered at Higher Hopes that also help students with range of motion, balance, and self-confidence. Some activities include basketball, which teaches depth perceptions; throwing bean bags, which helps with eye distance control, judging distance and character and also shapes and colors; and dropping rings on pipes to help with balance. “They respond to animals because animals don’t judge them,” said Roahrig, “They just accept them for who and how they are.” Classes are offered during the summer for Higher Hopes and River View High School students every other Monday and for Hopewell students every Thursday. Other classes are scheduled by appointment. Classes last about an hour and no one is turned away because of their inability to pay. Student ages range from four to mid-fifties, so no one is turned away because of age. The auction will be on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the River View High School and all proceeds go toward Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the auction starts at 5 p.m. There will be a food stand, 50/50 door prizes, saddle give away, and a $250 cash raffle. Items to be auctioned include toys, tools, tack, gift certificates, FFA fruit and nuts, locally donated items, autographed collectables, and


Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center will be having their eighth annual auction on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the River View High School cafeteria. The event is sponsored by the River View FFA. Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center is owned and operated by Tom and Peggy Roahrig out on County Road 17. They started the program in 1997 after an unforgettable incident at Lake Park in 1985. Hopewell schools had come to visit the stables at Lake Park and one little girl in a wheelchair was crying because she was afraid of the big horses. Roahrig was on a fifteen minute break which quickly turned into a two hour break as he tried to comfort the girl and show her that horses were nothing to be afraid of. Eventually, the girl gained enough courage to ride a pony. By the time they were ready to leave, the little girl was still crying, only this time, it was because she didn’t want to leave. Before she left, she had to kiss all the horses in the stable goodbye. “I thought, if we can do this in two hours, what can we do if we put our mind to it?” said Roahrig. At that time, not much was known about equine therapy, which is using animals as emotional therapy to help troubled or disabled children and adults. So when Tom and Peggy applied for a 501 non-profit status, they were denied. Instead of giving up hope, they began a small program in their backyard until 1997, when they reapplied for their 501 and was accepted. Higher Hopes offers classes to any child or adult suffering from a disability such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down’s syndrome, autism, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, attention deficit disorder, and many others. For individuals with disabilities, equine assisted activities may improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development, and emotional well-being. These classes also help with group participation, language skills, socialization, and following directions. Classes are limited to six to seven in each class to make class time more personal and so volunteers and students can get to know each other. Higher Hopes has about seven to eight volunteers and they are always on hand to make sure the students are always safe. Helmets are always required. “Most of the time, they need someone to


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Free Rabies Vaccinations. The Animal Medical & Surgical Center of Coshocton will be giving free rabies vaccinations during the month of December with a donation of dog or cat food. Doctor Darr, Doctor Heilman and their staff will donate the pet food to the Coshocton County Animal Shelter. Bring your pet to The Animal Medical & Surgical Center of Coshocton, located next to Mullet Tire, or call 622-0013 to make your pet’s appointment for a free rabies vaccination today. Shelter matters! -- Museum Encounter for Children. Youth 7 years and up are invited to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12 for Shelter Matters!, a program about dwellings past and present that are used by people in different cultures. We will begin by viewing the special exhibit, Gimme Shelter, which features artwork on the theme of shelter and an art installation entitled Dream Shelter. Participants will then examine other means of housing/shelter using the American Indian, Historic Ohio and Asian Galleries. We will also discuss the role of Habitat for Humanity in the world and our own need of shelter. During the program’s second hour participants will create an edible birdhouse and produce a floor plan of their own dwellings. Program cost is $7; Call for reservations by Dec. 9 at 622-8710. Holiday Happening of the Positive Purpose MS Support Group. The Positive Purpose Multiple Sclerosis Support Group is planning a Holiday Happening on Sunday, Dec. 13 starting at 2 p.m. The event will take place at the offices of Krasco. Krasco is located across SR 36 from WalMart at 23897 Airport Road behind the Animal Clinic. This luncheon will be a buffet which is sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the MS Foundation, and all food and beverages will be provided. We ask each attendee to bring a $10 wrapped gift for a “Lucky Chance Gift

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Year End Business Meeting. The Jackson Township Board of Trustees will have their year end business meeting on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Township Fire Department on S.R. 541. The Re-Organization meeting will follow promptly after the year end meeting. Ridgewood Boys Basketball Ticket Sales. The Ridgewood Generals Boys Basketball reserve seats are now on sale in the high school office daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Church Events

Free Give Away. Shepherd’s Christian Assembly located at 311 Main Street, Coshocton will be having a Free Give Away on Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Men, women, children clothing, shoes, coats, misc. household items, Christmas items and some toys. Please come and fill a bag of gently used items. Christmas Cookie & Candy Sale. Isleta United Methodist Church will have their 4th annual “Christmas Cookie & Candy” sale in the church basement on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be hundreds of delicious holiday cookies and candies to choose from, and you can make up your own assortment of favorites. Price is $5 per pound. Plan to come early for the best selection. Isleta UMC is located at 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown. Winterwear Giveaway. The Fresno United Methodist Church located at 54233 TR 172 in Fresno (2 doors down from post office) will have a Winterwear Giveaway on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come see if we have something you can use! For questions, call 545-6422. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Classes begin Jan. 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Free preview Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. at New Beginnings Ministry in Warsaw. Cost will be $99. For more information, call Paul Miller at 545-7957.

At the Library

Food for Fines. Once again, the Coshocton Public Library and the West Lafayette Branch Library are accepting people and pet food for fines throughout the month of December. Bring in nonperishable food for the Salvation Army Food Pantry or the Coshocton County Animal Shelter and the Library will clear your fines, old and new. All donations go to feed hungry people and animals in our own community. Take advantage of this offer to to help your neighbors and start your new year with a clear record at the Library Donations will be accepted bring until Dec. 30. Happy Holidays to you and yours from the Library. Wednesday, December 16, 23, 30: Books Galore Book Store. Coshocton Public Library. The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has magazines, movies, audio books, hard and paperback books and more, all at rock-bottom prices. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Land Transfers 11/25 Estate of Renata Cap to Betty L. Cap; $58,380 Bethany Corder to Bethany Corder; $59,150 Jerry E. Bradford and Carol S Bradford to The Home Loan Savings Bank; $66,590 Emma L. Carpenter to Federal National Mortgage Association; $33,334 Danney Soles and Tammy L. Soles to Citi Mortgage, Inc; $38,333.33 Bradley Peters to Jeffrey L. Chilocote and Tina M. Chilocote; $10,000 Clara A and Clara Troyer to Vernon N and Betty P Chupp; $200,000 Nacole M Klick to Neal R Heilman; $185,000 Mona Lee Broome to Sheri L Landaker; $33,000 11/30 Lonnie Alan Olinger and Betty Lou Olinger to Lavern Jay Miller and Rachel Suann Miller; $145,000 Delbert E Schlabach and Fannie R Schlabach to Lavern Jay Miller and Rachel Suann Miller; $8,000 Mark Adrian Miller and Maureen Sue Beachy to Mark Andrew Miller; $215,000 12/1 Laurence G Johnson, deceased, to Mary Lou Johnson; $96,150 RLB Properties to John and Kelsey Schott; $40,000 Robert E. Thornsley to John A Wright; $81,500 Wilma M Mikesell to Craibo Properties LLC; $60,000 Craig A and Bonita B Casey to Jeremy L Schrock; $68,000 Willard and Helen Julie Guy Heil to Walhonding Valley Sand and Gravel $68,900 Willard and Helen Julie Guy Heil to Walhonding Valley Sand and Gravel; $100 12/2 Todd Andrew Gallion to Kara N Freshwater; $246,130 Clayton M Cutshall to Deutsche Bank National Trust; $38,000 Eddie W Brillhart and Nancy L Brillhart to George D Myers and Valerie A Myers; $180,000 12/3 Betty Ann Trego to Betty Ann Trego; $130,030 J Gary Trego to J Gary Trego; $130,030 Betty Ann Trego to Betty Ann Trego; $71,260 J Gary Trego to J Gary Trego; $71,260

Joyce Brannon to Kay Ellen Gergley; $11,990 Bryner Land Company Inc to Patrick Lee Brate; $20,630 Amanda J Stutzman to Amanda J Stutzman; $44,840 Barbara C Haines to Tasha A Shaw; $40,000 Fannie Mae AKA Federal National Mortgage Association to Alisha R Thompson; $29,900 Leroy S and Sandra E Gifford to Michael F King Jr and Kelly Ann King; $9,300 Walter N Smith and Suzanne M Smith to Richard Wood; $99,500

Marriages: David Lee DeWitt of Coshocton to Shelly Renee Poland of Coshocton Derrick Matthew Nelson of Coshocton to Jennifer Renee McFarland of Coshocton Joshua Phillip Share of Coshocton to Kristin Dawn Edington of Coshocton

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