December 21, 2011 Coshocton County Beacon

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Fifth and sixth grade students from Lincoln Elementary School presented “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at McKinley Auditorium. Parents, faculty and family members applauded the performers and chorus on their performance. Tyler Huston, in the role of Charlie Brown, is pictured hanging a bulb on the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. BEACON PHOTO BY MARK FORTUNE

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DONATION Frederickson Manor presented a check for $575 to the Coshocton County Firefighters Toy Chest from proceeds raised during its holiday open house. Pictured from left to right are Belinda Williamson, representing Frederickson Manor, Santa Claus and Sparky the Fire Dog. PHOTO CON-

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TRIBUTED TO THE BEACON Frederickson Manor recently presented a check for $575 to the Coshocton County Firefighters Toy Chest from proceeds raised during the Nov. 27 holiday open house. “It was exciting to raise so much money for the local Toy Chest,” said Teri Misener of Frederickson Manor, located at 905 Cambridge Road. “After such a fantastic turn-out, we hope to repeat the open house annually. We would also like to thank all the

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local businesses who participated by showcasing their holiday merchandise at Frederickson Manor.” Funds raised by the Coshocton County Firefighters purchase toys for local needy children.

Congratulations! Stacey Kaser for

Graduating with your Masters Degree Love, Tad, Derek, Darcie,Tyler

In Memory of

Glenn D. (Whitey) Buker 1930 – 2008 God took you from our arms three years ago, but we will hold you in our hearts forever.

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Mark’s Musings

Presidential election, As we close the book on job growth (hopefully) another chapter in our in our community from brief history, I would like the Utica shale, a new to gratefully extend my football coach at The thanks and appreciation Ohio State University to our community and an improved for supporting The economic outlook on Coshocton County the horizon, it is our Beacon. The Beacon hope that it also brings is the number one a renewed sense of requested publication in optimism from people Coshocton County with MARK FORTUNE in our community. When our weekly distribution growing nearly 10% in the past you take an overall look at Coshocton year. A special thanks goes out to County, the picture is bright. Yes, the US Postal Carriers that deliver we have issues that dim the image The Beacon to our readers each but yet, Coshocton is building a week. We are grateful indeed to the new elementary school, our children businesses and community that have throughout the county are receiving a embraced our vision for a publication quality education from teachers that that focuses on the positive news care not only about the children but and events that occur in Coshocton also about where they live, giving County. I would also like to thank their time and talent in many other our friends at Hopewell Industries venues. We have a college that educates, for their efforts and talents in the packaging and delivery of The restores hope and provides an Beacon to area post offices and drop economic boost to our community. Roscoe Village is thriving once again locations. Your work is appreciated. 2011 was certainly another year and business owners are making of great sharing and spirit within things happen there, on Main Street, our community as we celebrated Second Street, the Downtowner the Bicentennial. Businesses, clubs, Plaza and throughout the county. Our organizations and individuals helped towns and villages spread around many that are struggling through the county continue to be served by tough economic times. We should all caring individuals and their efforts to feel blessed to live in such a giving keep these communities vibrant and healthy should not go unnoticed. and warm spirited area. Our church leaders and members At no other time in my life have I witnessed the outpouring of love give of themselves, their talents and and support in this community than monies to support causes around the that shown to the Border family with world and here at home. Our elected officials give more the sacrifice made by CPO Raymond Border. The people of Coshocton of themselves than they receive – and County humbly and tearfully work together to keep our community displayed their true spirit during that moving forward. Their work deserves time and in my mind, makes that our appreciation. And to the volunteers and their moment stand apart from all others in 2011 as an example of what this spirit that does so much for the people of Coshocton County, we say, “Good community represents. As we prepare to move Job, Good Job indeed”. Thank you into 2012, a year that will see a and Merry Christmas.

A Charlie Brown Christmas


Christmas pageants come and go each year but to the parents, siblings, and family members that attend these performances with cameras, cell phones and video cameras in hand, the opportunity to capture a moment is indeed, priceless. Fifth and sixth grade students from Lincoln Elementary School presented “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to the community on Tuesday evening, Dec. 13, in the CHS McKinley Auditorium. Accompanied by a chorus and directed by Aaron Mencer, the students said their lines with precision and the audience joined in on a few Christmas favorites. Tyler Huston, who was cast in the role of Charlie Brown, said, “It felt really good. I was really nervous at first, but I worked through it. It was just a lot of fun. It was a never ending twist, and it was so much fun being like Charlie Brown.” This was Huston’s first time on stage. Andrew Brown, who played the role of Linus, blanket and all, said, “It felt really good to play Linus. It was just a big honor for me and I’m hoping my parents were really glad that I got to do it.” Brown has

been in musicals at his church but without a speaking part. Brown said he started working on his big line first thing and, “I enjoyed the scene when I was doing my big line.” Madison Miller, who played Lucy, said, “I enjoyed the experience and working with other kids the most.” For those that know the play, Lucy has several challenging lines when she is in her role as the Psychiatrist, trying to help Charlie Brown define his phobias. Of these, Miller said, “I worked every night on my pronunciation. It took a lot of recesses and lots of homework. I will most definitely continue acting.” Lincoln Elementary School Principal, Mr. Dave Skelton said, “I was exceptionally impressed with the team performance and in my opinion, humbly so, I felt it was a quality performance by the children, obviously accented by many, many helpers behind the scenes, both children and adults. My thanks to the parents and to the children, most importantly the children, for their performance. It was heartwarming.”

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Memorable Quotes Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. - Oren Arnold

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Christ is Born!

You are Invited to Celebrate His Birth at these Area United Methodist Churches WARSAW UMC



CHRISTMAS EVE 7 p.m. – Candlelight worship in the church sanctuary 10 p.m. - at McCoy’s barn on the hill in Fresno

CHRISTMAS EVE 7 p.m. - Candlelight service with the song, “The Promised Seed”

CHRISTMAS MORNING 10 a.m. - Worship in the church sanctuary

CHRISTMAS MORNING 10:30 a.m. - Morning service, “Won’t You Come Home George Bailey?” 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School

7:30 p.m. - Candlelight service with the children and youth sharing the message of Christmas, “Sleepover at the Stable.” 11 p.m. – Communion service CHRISTMAS MORNING 10:30 a.m. - “Come as you are” worship celebrating the birth of our Savior

CHRISTMAS EVE 8 p.m. - Christmas Eve Cantata & Candlelight service, “Mary, Did You Know?” by Russell Mauldin CHRISTMAS MORNING 9:15 a.m. - Worship DECEMBER 31 6 p.m. - New Year’s Eve Watch service





Pastor Mary Owen (545-6422) - 54227 T.R. 172

Pastor Dale Thomas (545-6410) - 101 Church St. CHRISTMAS EVE 6 p.m. - Christmas Eve Cantata & Candlelight Service – “O Come and Worship” by Marty Parks CHRISTMAS MORNING 11 .m. - Worship service


Pastor Monica Huntsman (824-8021) - 320 Third St.

Rev. Sue Chidley (545-6368) - 120 W. Union Ave. CHRISTMAS EVE

Pastor Dale Thomas (498-5425) - 58608 C.R. 9

Rev. Craig Redecker & Rev. Janice Coffman (622-1302) - 422 Walnut St. CHRISTMAS EVE 7 p.m. - Traditional service with choir and candle lighting. Rev. Craig Redecker brings the Christmas Message. 11 p.m. - Communion & candle lighting CHRISTMAS DAY 11 a.m. - Traditional service only – (No Rolling Hills Chapel for the Deaf service Dec. 25 or Jan. 1) NEW YEAR’S DAY 11 a.m. - Traditional service only

Rev. Coralee Cox (622-7780) - 475 High St. Dec. 21 • 7 p.m. - “The Longest Night” service of worship for those who are grieving in the midst of this “season of joy.” All are welcome. CHRISTMAS EVE 7 p.m. - Scripture, choir, carols and candle lighting 11 p.m. - Scripture, special music, carols, candle lighting & Holy Communion CHRISTMAS MORNING 10 a.m. - Casual service, followed by brief “Angel Runs” by all who would like to take a message of Christian love and thanks to those persons who will be working on Christmas Day. Join us to share the joy!




CHRISTMAS EVE 6:30 p.m. – Candlelight worship

CHRISTMAS EVE 8 p.m. - Candlelight and Communion service of worship

Pastor Everett Stoddard (622-3992) - 45494 C.R. 23 CHRISTMAS EVE 7 p.m. - Worship with candlelight, carols and Communion CHRISTMAS DAY 10 a.m. - (note time change from usual) Worship celebrating the Gift of Jesus. Bring a gift to be blessed. NEW YEAR’S DAY 10 a.m. - Worship

Rev. James Macdonald (622-0821) 122 Park Ave., Coshocton

CHRISTMAS DAY 11 a.m. – Worship (no 8:30 a.m. worship today)

Rev. Dairel Kaiser (622-8059) - 27142 C.R. 1 CHRISTMAS EVE 6 p.m. - Family oriented worship service 11 p.m. - Quiet worship with Communion CHRISTMAS DAY 9:30 a.m. - Christmas journey through song

Rev. James Macdonald (622-3977) - 198 E. Church St.

CHRISTMAS DAY 9:30 a.m. – Worship including the dedication of a new piano with Dr. Ed Duling offering special music.



CHRISTMAS DAY 11 a.m. – Worship

Pastor John Rahter (824-3228) - 130 E. Church St.



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A new facility to serve the need for the disposal of Utica Shale oilfield fluids is commencing construction in Coshocton, project developer Buckeye Brine, LLC announced today. Steve Mobley, President of Buckeye Brine, said the disposal well facility will provide a service essential to local drilling operations. “We’re glad to be here early. Coshocton County should see a tremendous amount of Utica Shale drilling activity and with that comes the need to dispose of the waste fluids. Disposal wells are an absolutely essential part of every important

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oil and gas field. Although Coshocton County has had disposal wells for years, they’re by no means sufficient to meet the needs of the drilling activity we expect. Having these wells central to the activity will do a lot to lessen the impacts of truck traffic.” Mobley said disposal wells have been used since the thirties to prevent pollution from oilfield brine wastes, and that much of the early development of the technology occurred in his hometown of Kilgore, Texas. “We sat on top of an enormous oilfield and it had a huge requirement for the disposal of saltwater produced in association with the oil. Early on, they developed the technology of returning the fluid to the same strata they came from, or a similar one, and removed it as a threat to both surface water and groundwater.” Over 150,000 wells in the United States are used to dispose of oilfield fluids and to enhance recovery of depleted wells. The practice is regulated by United States Environmental Protection Agency, which delegates authority for the program to Ohio Department of Natural Resources. A disposal well works much like an oil well in reverse. The two Buckeye Brine wells in Coshocton will inject wastewaters about a mile below the deepest freshwater. Regulations require five barriers—three of steel pipe and two of cement--to isolate the groundwater from the saline formations that receive the brine wastes. Coshocton oil producer and oilfield supplier Rodney Adams is the landowner of the facility and will be managing daily operations. “We’ll probably never need more than about five people to operate it, but we think we’ll attract some tank truck companies to Coshocton. They like to locate near the wells they’ll be hauling water to, and Coshocton’s otherwise a good place for an oilfield service company to locate. We’ve already had some interested companies come visit, so we could see dozens of truck driving jobs come in pretty soon. We also expect a lot of trucks will be leaving our site loaded with water to take back out to the wells, so the City of Coshocton should be selling us a lot of water.” The facility, located near the corner of Airport Road and Highway 36, will initially consist of one well and associated storage tanks placed on a concrete pad with walls to contain any spills and drips. Mobley expects a drilling rig to move in within a week or so. Expansion plans include a second well and additional tank storage. “We’ll drill the first well and then start working on the surface facility. We hope to be open early in the second quarter,” he said. Buckeye Brine was recently organized to develop the project in Coshocton. The company’s investors are from Ohio and Texas and have extensive experience in energy production and services.

Interim HealthCare named to 2011 HomeCare Elite

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Priscilla Lewis


6/22/1940 - 11/24/2010

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Happy 79th Birthday!


Sadly Missed By: Husband John, Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Brothers, Sister, Nieces & Nephews. Love you dearly!

Husband Dale, Son Steve & Ellen Lewis, Daughters Carolynn & Jennifer Lewis (Roger Sayler), Grand Children Steve Jr., Ryan & Michael Lewis, Amanda Wright, One Great Grandson Kamdin Lewis, One Great Granddaughter Nora Lee Lewis

We especially want to thank Free’s Funeral Home and Pastor Sue Chidley, for their kind words and support. A thank you to the Veterans for the official part in George’s funeral. West Lafayette United Methodist Church for the excellent meal you provided. For the many prayers, cards, food, flowers, monetary donations, kind words and support from families, friends and neighbors, thank you. A Special Thank You to Jason and Shandy Mizer and friends for the firewood for winter, also Raymond Kirker for his help at the farm. Jean Mercer Jody Johnson and Bret Ardie Varian and Family 0012_122111

Love Stacey, Anisha, Dakota & Montana

December 21, 1932 November 25, 2011

May we send our heartfelt thanks to Coshocton Emergency Squad, Coshocton Emergency Room, Medflight, Dr. Duane Pool and nurses in CCU at Genesis Hospital for the care of George Mercer.

A golden heart stopped beating

December 22, 1971

Alice Marie Bragg


Happy 40th Birthday Ron Seitz

rank as one of the 2011 HomeCare Elite, the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. Clinical Manager, Marti Wells of Uhrichsville said, “We’re proud of the efforts of our team in achieving Elite status for the 2nd consecutive year.” “The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face. Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, product manager for the postacute care business group, DecisionHealth. The 2011 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare is one of the nation’s leading franchise organizations providing healthcare personnel at all skill levels in all settings. Through a network of more than 300 offices, independently-owned


HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies based on performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures, and financial performance. Interim HealthCare, a locally-owned franchise serving Coshocton and Tuscarawas Counties since 1984, has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the topperforming home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures, and financial performance. “Our team members always go the extra mile to meet the needs of our patients,” said Coshocton resident Cynthia Harriman, RN, BSN Branch Manager. Interim HealthCare’s dedicated and highly skilled team, along with a focus on quality improvement, helped the company


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Leaving your job or retiring?

“We have a healer within and these exercise help promote that,” said Holli Rainwater, who teaches the classes. Rainwater learned about Qigong in the book, “The Healer Within.” “These are real basic and simple exercises,” she said. The exercises the group worked on can help people maintain and improve their EXERCISE Holli Rainwater teaches Qigong Dec. 15, at the Coshocton health and help with disease Public Library. The exercise can help reduce stress, improve range of mo- intervention. Rainwater made tion and balance and help you stay healthy. BEACON PHOTO BY JOSIE copies of the exercises so those in attendance could work McCORMICK on them at home until a new Nineteen people took a break from the stress session starts in January. of the holidays to do Qigong at the Coshocton “This will keep you going through the Public Library. holidays,” Rainwater said. “Do them when you get out of bed every morning. It’s a real good way to start your day.” Carol Cain plans on coming back in 2012 to take more classes at the library. “It’s just so relaxing and I enjoy the camaraderie,” she said. Linda Fletcher believes the classes have HOPE CLINIC OF COSHOCTON helped her with stress and movement and Amy On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Bower has seen an improvement in her balance. Hope Clinic of Coshocton, we would like to “I’ve been coming for a year and a half or more,” Bower said. “I enjoy the people and thank everyone who has contributed their Holli. I always end up smiling and am happy talents, time, finances, supplies and advertising when I leave.” to support this Faith Based Free Medical Clinic. May your blessings be returned to you a hundredfold this Christmas & in the New Year!

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Hello, my name is Joel Mason and I would like to take a minute of my time to invite you to join the Branch Church on Christmas Eve. I invite you to come and see what all the fuss is about this season. Just so you know in advance, we won’t be giving lessons on Santa Claus, nor will we be speaking of the hottest new Christmas carol that shares a message of shoppers in their frenzy. No, instead we will speak of the only true thing that reflects the true meaning of Christmas and that is of the baby, who came to this world, and loved us before we loved ourselves; Jesus Christ. You see, At Branch Church we believe, “Tis the season for THE reason.” Not “tis the season for ANY reason.” I believe there is truly a gift for you and me to celebrate in this day. I believe there is more to life than waking up to die, and I believe there is a purpose for each one of us here on earth. With that said, I also believe that I am not perfect and that I make mistakes, sometimes very willingly. I also know what it feels like to be in a mess in my daily life, because I am just a mortal being. But, I also know that there is more to life than just running in circles. I believe in forgiveness of sins, and the power of the Holy Spirit. And I can tell you that I learn a little every day about humility and love. Because Jesus Christ came to this earth for me, for you, and like or not, for everyone else under the sun.

Make no mistake, He loves you. And that is why I would like to invite you to join us on December 24th at 7:00 p.m. If you know Jesus as Lord and Savior, please come celebrate Him with us. And if you don’t, please come and see why we gather to celebrate Him! By His Grace, Branch Church Family

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Touch of County Christmas spreads holiday cheer to children BY JOSIE McCORMICK

Santa was in the room, but he wasn’t the reason Tina Tipton was smiling from ear to ear. “I’m going to ride a horse,” said the Hopewell School student. “It’s so soft.” Tipton and her fellow preschoolers were waiting in line for pony rides during Touch of Country Christmas Dec. 14, at River High School in its agriculture education labratory. She had her pony all picked out and so did Pablo Velasco. “I want the big black one,” he said. “I’m excited to ride.” Gideon Orban, had a blast coloring a picture of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but he also was ready to go for a ride. “It’s going to be fun,” he said. Pony rides were one of many activities offered during the program, which is a community service project for the Future Farmers of America. “We do it to support special needs children,” said Jim Rich, an

Giving thanks at Thanksgiving carries us all the way to Christmas!

FEEDING TIME Coshocton County Headstart students try to feed a heifer calve

during Touch of Country Christmas at River View High School. BEACON PHOTO


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BY JOSIE McCORMICK agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at River View. “If we can make their lives happier for even a half hour it is worth it.” Touch of Country Christmas started in 1999, when Kecia Buxton, who is also an agriculture instructor and FFA advisor, was a student at River View. “It’s definitely grown a lot from that first year,” she said. “We’ve learned a lot about what works and doesn’t work. This year’s program gave kids from Coshocton, Knox and Muskingum counties the chance to enjoy pony rides from Triple “R” Stables, a petting zoo, games, a cake walk and visits with Santa Claus. “People at the Higher Hopes auction also bought toys and donated them back to Higher Hopes and we are going to give them to some of the kids,” Rich said. He also praised River View for supporting the program. “We’ve been real fortunate,” Rich said. “We use a lot of kids from the high school to make this happen and the teachers are very supportive. The superintendent also was here this morning to see how things were going. This takes a lot of cooperation.” One of the many River View students helping with the program was Hayden Watson. “I enjoy hanging out with the little kids and talking to them,” he said. Shawna Arzai also looks forward to helping with Touch of Country Christmas. “I love the atmosphere,” she said. “The little kids see the animals and they get all smiley.” K a r e n Kobunski, an intervention specialist Elementary, CENTRAL CHRISTIAN atsaidUnion her students start CHURCH asking about coming to the program in the fall. (Disciples of Christ) “In December Corner of Main & 8th Streets we start counting how many days it is until we go,” she said. “It’s a fun Special Music by the Chancel day for them.”


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December 27th, 1981 Four teams, two unbeaten and two with only one loss under their belts that season was preparing for the 1981 second annual Coshocton County Holiday Basketball Classic at River View High School. The unbeaten teams, River View and Ridgewood, would open the Classic on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Whoever would win that game would be declared the Holiday Classic Champions. At 8:30 p.m., Coshocton and Buckeye South, both with only one loss of the season, squared off. The winners of this game would play the losers of the previous game on Wednesday for second and third place ranks. Buckeye South took the championship in 1980 and Coshocton was runner-up. All information was obtained from microfilm of the Coshocton Tribune at the Coshocton County Library.


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December 22nd, 1961 The senior high youth fellowship at the First United Presbyterian Church would be presenting seven scenes from the Nativity outside the church for the whole weekend. The cast changed each evening, allowing various young residents to participate in the live demonstrations. Actors were in costume and portrayed characters from Scripture throughout the night as live animals were brought in from area farms. The audience was requested to stand in the court yard, facing the church to be able to see all seven scenes. December 26th, 1971 Coshocton County hunters, Frank Sprague and William Veigel had just returned from their first trip to British Columbia where they had bagged two large moose. It was the second moose they had each killed. Veigel’s trophy moose was reportedly the second-largest taken that season with a 213-point rack. Each moose bagged weighed between 1500-1600 pounds. The two said that while they were in British Columbia, they had seen moose and caribou, but no grizzlies, although they spotted grizzly bear tracks during their 11-day hunt in the wild country.




December 22nd, 1951 It looked like a win for Fresno on the basketball court with six minutes to go in the game and Fresno leading by 12 points, but the Roscoe Tigers had something else in mind as they rallied in the fourth quarter to tie the game and eventually celebrated a close victory over Fresno with a 62-54 score. Fresno started off strong and led the game all the way until the very end when Roscoe finally took charge, making this the third victory for Roscoe in the season. Other games in the county were postponed due to snow, but the weather didn’t keep Roscoe fans away as they cheered their team on to victory.


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The Ready, Set, Go participants at Coshocton Job and Family Services are sending handmade cards to servicemen and women in Afghanistan. Sixteen participants in the program made Christmas cards to send to 33 individuals serving in 1484th Transportation Company, Afghanistan. According to Robin Sharier, coordinator of the Ready, Set, Go program, “The purpose of this activity was twofold; to enhance the participant’s knowledge of current events, and to teach them the importance of having concern for others. These participants are struggling with their own issues and we feel it is important for them to understand that many other people have needs.” The program provides individuals who are receiving Ohio Works First (OWF) cash assistance with tools to become self sufficient. Participants learn job seeking skills, budgeting, basic computer skills through Connect to Your Community, nutrition skills through Kim Gress with the County Extension Office, and interpersonal relationship skills. Students who do not have a GED also work on academic skills in the JFS Resource Room. They also gain

valuable work experience at various worksites in the community where they enhance their work ethic and gain a practical application of the other skills they have learned. The cash assistance the participants receive is designed to provide them with support while they are learning the skills to become employed and to ultimately achieve self sufficiency. For more information about the Ready, Set, Go Program, contact Robin Sharier at (740) 295-7497.

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Understanding ‘A Christmas Carol’: Chris Hart gives presentation on holiday classic BY BETH SCOTT The Christmas spirit was felt Thursday evening at the Coshocton Public Library as Chris Hart, dressed in his Victorian Christmas finery, gave an informative presentation on the variety of terms used in Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, ‘A Christmas Carol’. Hart is the curator living historian at Roscoe Village and said that ‘A Christmas Carol’ is his second-favorite Christmas story, reading the classic tale at least once every Christmas season. He fell in love with the book when he found a 50 cent copy at a book fair when he was in

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BY BETH SCOTT prize turkey to Bob Cratchit’s home, more people began eating turkey instead of goose for their Christmas feast. Hart then delved into some of the various terms used in Dickens’ novel and explained their modern-day meaning. He also explained that various characters in the novel represent Dickens or someone in Dickens’ family. For example, the young Scrooge sitting in the schoolhouse all by himself on Christmas Day represents Dickens when he was young. Little Fan, Scrooge’s young sister who dies at a young age, represented Custom Remodeling Dickens’ sister, and Peter Cratchit, the oldest ® Certified Wilsonart Solid Surface Fabricator and Installer of the Cratchit children, represented Dickens as Kitchen • Baths • Ceramic Tile • Drywall • Custom Cabinets well. • Solid Surface Countertops • Electrical • Plumbing • Remodeling • Additions • Decks and More! One of the most beloved characters in the novel is Tiny Tim. But this character’s name Free estimates Fully insured (740) 622-1013 Fax: (740) 622-6037 was originally to be called Little Fred after Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor Jason Beitzel - Owner Dickens’ younger brother, Fred, who died at a young age. At the last minute, Dickens chose to change the name of his young protagonist to Tiny Tim. Many medical experts today believe that his character might have suffered from a 14oz kidney disease. JAR When asked what he enjoys about performing, Hart said, “I think it’s just meeting DEEP PENETRATING PAIN RELIEF wonderful people and it puts me in the Christmas • NATURAL INGREDIENTS spirit. Hopefully, the next time they read the • ARTHRITIS • COLDS • COUGHS story or watch the movie, they’ll know what • SORE THROATS • BURNS these terms mean.” • BRUISES • ACHING JOINTS 0021_122111 The Library helped set the holiday scene with cookies, tea, eggnog, and clementines on a Christmas-themed table decorated Hershberger Country Store arranged with cinnamon sticks and a small tree. The event 2 ½ miles S.W. of New Bedford on TR 220 was sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Open M, T, Th & Sat 7:30 - 5 • W & F 7:30 - 8 pm • Closed Sun 0022_062211

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and cooling by regions. Because environmental control is crucial for the protection of artifacts, the museum’s staff and administration long considered this a serious issue. Objects such as JHM’s irreplaceable American Indian basketry collection and its wood, hide and art pieces have all been compromised because of high humidity levels. Furthermore, as the HVAC system aged, the facility itself has been damaged by recurring water leaks from the circulating system. In 2010, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Foundation resolved to conduct a capital campaign to address this worsening problem. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Foundation was created to manage the museum’s endowment and generate additional money to be used towards the museum’s operations. Since November 1999 when the foundation became operational, it has provided the museum with over $214,000--$177,000 for operations, $18,344 for capital improvements, and $19,200 for special conservation projects.

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The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is pleased to announce the completion of its most significant building project since the building was constructed in 1979: the renovation of its heating, ventilating and cooling system. This accomplishment was made possible because of four generous contributors: the Schooler Family Foundation ($25,000), the Montgomery Foundation ($25,000), the Coshocton Foundation ($20,000) and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Foundation ($25,000). Key components of the upgrade include the provision and installation of five new humidifiers, direct digital controls for each new humidifier, a new building automation system, and control modifications to the existing boiler, chiller and circulating pumps. The five existing air handling units were also upgraded with new direct digital controls, actuators and sensors. The HVAC system, installed when the facility was built in 1979, did not have the capacity to regulate humidity nor to control the heating



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Reidenbach, a student at the Coshocton County Career Center, moves canned goods that were being packed in boxes Dec. 19, at The Salvation Army. Teens from area schools worked together to pack 500 food boxes for needy people in the community. The boxes contained food for a holiday meal, a certificate for meat from Collins and a few extra items. “I’m so impressed that every school district is here,” said Captain John Cornelius. “There is such competition and rivalry between them, but when they get here, they work together to help the needy in our community. It’s really neat to see them come together. We can’t do this without them.” BEACON PHOTO



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Sacred Heart School participated in the annual Christmas food drive for the local Salvation Army. They averaged 20 items per student of food brought in for this project. Paula Hathaway’s third grade class averaged 26 items per student. Pictured are: Hathaway and clockwise from the top are Brandon Jacobs, MaryAnn Lozowski, Jonathan Lyons, Sydney Starcher, Morgan Woolard, Conner Stevens-Woolery, Raiff Berry, Anna Richcreek and Sydney Stewart.



Library News from Coshocton County Public Libraries

Wednesday, Dec. 21: Books Galore Book Store: Coshocton Public Library; The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has books, magazines, movies, audio books, and more, all at rock-bottom prices. Open to the public every Monday from 3 – 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 622-0956 for information.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 28: Plugged and Unplugged (Teens): Coshocton Public Library; Grades 7 - High School Graduation are invited to Plugged and Unplugged for online and traditional gaming. Board Games, Video Games, Internet Access, Friends, Snacks and Fun! Call 622-0956 to register. 2:30 - 5 p.m. The libraries are closed on the following dates: Saturday, Dec. 24 Monday, Dec. 26 Saturday, Dec. 31 Monday, Jan. 2 Tuesday, Jan. 3: West Lafayette Branch Adult Book Discussion Group; West Lafayette Adult Book Discussion Group is the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Linda Breyer, 513 Plainfield Road, West Lafayette. Call the West Lafayette Branch Library at 545-6672 for 2012 titles or to reserve a copy of the book. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25: Books Galore Book Store: Coshocton Public Library; The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has hard magazines, movies, audio books, hard and paperback books and more, all at rock-bottom prices. Open to the public every Monday from 3 – 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 622-0956 for information. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25: Plugged and Unplugged (Teens): Coshocton Public Library; Grades 7 - High School Graduation are invited to Plugged and Unplugged for online and traditional gaming. Board Games, Video Games, Internet Access, Friends, Snacks and Fun! Call 622-0956 to register. 2:30 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4: Animanga Club Meeting (Teens): Coshocton Public Library; Fans of manga and anime meet each month to preview anime, discuss manga, share Web sites, learn about Japanese

culture, draw and much more. Call 622-0956 to register. Grades 7 - 12 only. 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28: Books Galore Book Store: Coshocton Public Library; The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has hard magazines, movies, audio books, hard and paperback books and more, all at rock-bottom prices. Open to the public every Monday from 3 – 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 622-0956 for information. Monday, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 Computer Classes: Coshocton Public Library; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9: Cabin Fever with the Wimpy Kid: West Lafayette Branch Library; Calling all Wimpy Kid fans! Children grades 2 - 6 are invited to join the library in a celebration of Greg Heffley, from the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid books! Fun activities incorporating all the challenges of this poor, misunderstood kid are sure to entertain all who have read and love this hapless character! Call 545-6672 to register or register online by Friday, Jan. 6. 4 - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10: Cabin Fever with the Wimpy Kid: Coshocton Public Library; Calling all Wimpy Kid fans! Children grades 2 - 6 are invited to join the library in a celebration of Greg Heffley, from the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid books! Fun activities incorporating all the challenges of this poor, misunderstood kid are sure to entertain all who have read and loved this hapless character! Call 622-0956 to register or register online by Friday, Jan. 6. 4 - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 19 26: Winter Chi: Coshocton Public Library; Practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality. Taught by Holli Rainwater Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 24, 31: West Lafayette Branch Preschool Storytime: West Lafayette Branch Library; Children ages 3 - 5 may come to the WL Branch Library to hear stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays. Register by coming to the library or by calling 545-6672. 11 - 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 24, 31: Tuesday Evening Preschool Storytime: Coshocton Public Library; Children ages 3 - 5 are invited to join in the fun of this

Preschool Storytime. Listen to stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and even make a special craft from time to time. Register by calling the library at 6220956 or in person. 6:30 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18: W.L. Coffee Chat for Adults: West Lafayette Branch Library; Adults are invited to the West Lafayette Branch Library for Coffee Chat, a bi-monthly program, on the third Wednesday from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Cyndy Sedlock, from the Good News Bookstore, will host this lively book talk program. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get new leads on some great reads! Space is limited, so call the West Lafayette Branch Library at 5456672 to register. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18: Childcare Central Storytime; Barb Custer conducts storytime for preschoolers from Childcare Central Miss Tana and Miss Deb. Call 623-0443 9:30 - 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18: Books Galore Book Store; The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has hard magazines, movies, audio books, hard and paperback books and more, all at rock-bottom prices. Open to the public every Monday from 3 – 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 622-0956 for information. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 25: Preschool Story Time: Coshocton Public Library; Children 3 - 5 years old are invited to Preschool Story Time every Wednesday, from 10:30 - 11 a.m. Register by calling 6220956. Books of the Week Adult Fiction Kill Me if You Can by: James Patterson Adult Non-Fiction The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook by: Brent Ridge Teen Book Blue Exorcist 1, 2 and 3 by: Kazue Kato Children’s Book Merry Christmas, Merry Crow by: Kathi Appelt

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The sounds of Christmas echoed through the Senior Center on Thursday, Dec. 15 as members of the bell choir from the Coshocton Christian School played six Christmas carols for local senior citizens. This was only one stop for the bell choir that day as they were ringing their bells all over town, stopping at four different places that morning. Twenty-seven children from kindergarten through sixth grade make up the choir and they have been practicing for the past three weeks. “I enjoyed the bells,” said Barbara Cogion, “and they all concentrated so much on what they

were doing. It’s nice to see children be able to do that.” The bell choir ended their concert with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and then had another special treat to give to the seniors. Each member of the bell choir had hand-made and painted Christmas ornaments, which they passed out to everyone at the end of the concert. “I just enjoyed kids performing for us,” said Agnes Bechtol, “They did a wonderful job.” “I loved it all, especially the chimes,” said Rose Marie Kettler, “I haven’t heard any of that for a long time. It was quite a surprise really.”

TRIBUNE AWARD Coshocton County JVS School Board President Tad Johnson presented Coshocton Tribune staff writer Leonard Hayhurst with a board resolution recognizing him as a 2011 OSBA Media Honor Roll member. Hayhurst was nominated for his fair and balanced coverage of career-technical secondary education in Coshocton County. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

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McGinnis has spent more than 500 hours volunteering at, but not limited to: Norfolk Veteran’s Hospital, VFW Post 3160 Ocean View special events, VFW Post 175 Doylestown special events, Norfolk State University ROTC Graduations, Career Day Events at local schools, Toys for Tots distribution, etc. McGinnis is the son of Jim and Tammy (McGinnis) Geerts of Coshocton and Mike and Lyn McGinnis of Fresno. He is the grandson of Lindy and the late Rita Williams of Coshocton and Inez Marie Stout of Coshocton. He is a 2000 graduate of Coshocton High School.



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Deadline for grant applications. The deadline for grant applications for the next meeting of the Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation is Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 4 p.m. Community organizations with a 501(c)(3) IRS non-profit designation and schools may submit grant applications for consideration by the committee, which will meet on Jan. 5. Instructions for applying organizations and a grant application may be found at or by calling 622-0010. Completed applications may be sent to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton, OH 43812, or brought to the Coshocton Foundation office at 220 S. Fourth St. Applications received after 4 p.m. on Dec. 27 will not be considered at this meeting. HEAP Applications Available. Applications are available at the Coshocton Senior Center for the Home Energy Assistance Program. HEAP is a federally funded program designed to help eligible Ohioans meet their winter heating costs. Assistance is available at the Center or for those unable to stop in, an in-home visit can be scheduled. Please call the Center at 622-4852 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Watercolor Paintings. Carole Bantum is showing her Santa watercolor paintings at the West Lafayette Library during the month of December. Her pictures can be viewed during normal operation hours at the library located at 601 East Main Street, West Lafayette. Flu Shot. It is not too late to receive a flu shot. The peak month in Ohio is usually February. Call the County Health Department at 295-7307 to schedule a time. They bill most insurance and Medicare Part B. For adults 18 and over, the influenza vaccine fee is $25. It is covered by Medicare Part B (Traditional Medicare): Aetna, Anthem BCBS, CareSource, Cigna, Humana, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Medicare B and Rail Road, Molina Healthcare, Ohio Health

Church Events

Al-Anon Family Group. Coshocton Al-Anon Family Group meets every Tuesday from 7 - 8 p.m. at Central Christian Church corner of Main/8th Streets. VFW Auxiliary Meeting. The VFW Auxiliary 1330 meets the first Monday of each month at the post located at 614 Walnut Street at 9 a.m.

Candlelight Service. Christmas Eve Candlelight School Events Service at the Conesville United Methodist Church will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. All are welcome to attend. There will be worship service at 11 a.m. on Christmas Winter Sports Passes Available. Coshocton RedDay, Dec. 25. However, there will not be any Sunday skins winter sports season passes are now on sale in the principal’s office, during school hours. Boys School classes that day. Basketball, Punch Cards, and Winter Sports Pass are available. Christmas Eve Dinner. New Beginnings Ministries located at 331 E. Church Street in Warsaw will be offering a free dinner on Saturday, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. To have your meal delivered, call the church the morning of Christmas Eve at 824-4878. New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing. There will be a New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing at Camp Warsaw Retreat Center at 7 – 10 p.m. The featured group will be Redemption Road and regional soloists. There will also be a covered dish dinner and prayer at the end of the evening. Camp Warsaw is located at 818 Main Street in Warsaw. For more information, call 8243173. Jacob’s Closet. The Warsaw United Methodist Church is announcing its winter hours for Jacob’s Closet. Hours of operation for the next few months will be as follows: Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. – Noon and 5 – 8 p.m., Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. – Noon and 5 – 8 p.m. The month of March will begin weekly distributions. The church is located at 130 E. Church Street in Warsaw. The phone number is 824-3228. Bus to pick up kids for church events. The Chili Crossroads Bible Church is using its new 33-passenger bus to pick up kids in Baltic every Wednesday night. The bus stops in the Baltic park at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:20 p.m. Children are brought to the church for exciting AWANA games and fun learning about God. Have a blast every Wednesday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. The church is located at 29445 County Road 10 Fresno, OH 43824. Their Web site is www. Call to sign up your child at 545-9707.

Clubs and Organizations Christmas Swim Clinic. Rising Tide Aquatic Club will be hosting their second annual Christmas Swim Clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Thursday, Dec. 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Coshocton High School pool. Cost for the clinic is $20. Youth age 5-18 should be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping. Registration will be Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Coshocton High School pool. The clinic will once again be led by Kellie Seward, former CHS and Mt Union University swimmer and Rising Tide coach.

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Food for Fines. December is a time of giving and the library is offering you the chance to give back to your community with Food for Fines. The Coshocton Public Library and the West Lafayette Branch Library will waive fines on your library record when you bring in a non-perishable food or pet food donation now through Dec. 30. Food for Fines donations all go to the Salvation Army Food Pantry, and pet food donations go to the Animal Shelter. You’ll start the New Year right when you give to Food for Fines. Sorry, offer only applies to over-due fines. It does not include lost or damaged charges. Call 622-0956 or 545-6672 for more information.

Food Boxes. Baker’s Foods has secured special pricing and donations to create food boxes that can be purchased for those in need. The price of the boxes will be lower than the normal retail value. Participants can select either a $10 or $25 ornament from the specially-designed Christmas tree by the front door and purchase that ornament from any cashier or office clerk. Baker’s will then create a food box for that amount on your behalf. As ornaments are sold, Baker’s will begin delivering these boxes to New Life Ministries for distribution. Ornaments will stop being sold at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24.


Board of Trustees Meeting. The Linton Township Board of Trustees will have a year-end meeting on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. at the township house in Plainfield. The January meeting has been moved to Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.


Rising Tide Registration. Rising Tide Aquatic Club will be having registration for Session II at the Coshocton High School natatorium on Monday, Jan. 2 and Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Rising Tide Aquatic Club, a United Way agency, is a competitive swim club open to individuals in Coshocton County ages 5-18. In order to be part of the club, individuals must be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping. The cost is $80 for Intermediate/Advanced and $55 for Beginners. Practices are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. New swimmers should come to registration prepared to swim for the coach. For more information, contact 202-0247.


Three Rivers Bluegrass Music. Three Rivers Bluegrass music performs on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Agents Realty and Auction Services Building. Admission is $5 per person and there is no charge for children 12 and under. Food and beverages will be served starting at 5 p.m. furnished by Relay for Life team Alana. The featured band performs each month from 7 – 9 p.m. and the acoustic jam follows from 9:15 – 11 p.m. The New Year’s Eve Party Jam will be Dec. 31 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. There will be a $5 cover at the door.

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Attorney Van Blanchard II was sworn into office Dec. 9 as the newly-appointed probate and juvenile court judge. Blanchard’s wife Nancy participated in the ceremony by holding the Bible upon which Judge Blanchard placed his hand for the ceremony. PHOTO CON-

Location: 14092 TR 14 Glenmont, Ohio 44628. From SR 520 at the west edge of Glenmont take TR 14 southwest approx. 2 miles to auction. From US 62 approx. 15 miles west of Millersburg take CR 25 north to CR 75 to TR 7 to auction. Signs posted.

Tuesday, December 27 • 10am 2 Story Home on 9.67 Acres * 1 Acre Stocked Pond * Newer Shop/Barn Richland Twp * Holmes County * West Holmes Schools * All Mineral Rights Transfer Not Under Oil or Gas Lease (subject to title search) * Shop Tools * Buggy * Misc.


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Attorney Van Blanchard II was sworn into office Dec. 9 as the newly-appointed probate and juvenile court judge by Common Pleas General Division Judge Robert J. Batchelor.

TRIBUTED TO THE BEACON Family, friends and staff of both courts were witness to the brief ceremony in which Judge Batchelor recognized Judge Blanchard as a friend, mentor and teacher and guide over the past several years. Blanchard’s wife Nancy participated in the ceremony by holding the Bible upon which Judge Blanchard placed his hand for the ceremony. After a brief recess, Judge Blanchard then administered the oath for the current employees at the probate and juvenile court. Blanchard will participate in mandatory educational sessions for new Judges with the Supreme Court of Ohio as he prepares for office this December.


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In the midst of Western Holmes County’s best nature and wildlife habitat you will find this 9.67 acre property awaiting your inspections. HOME: The 2 story home features, on the main floor, a large oak kitchen/dining room, family room w/ woodburning heatstove, living room, office/study, ½ bath. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Utilities are propane and woodburning heat and electric baseboard. Private well and septic. OUTSIDE: Buildings include a newer 28’x34’ horse barn with an attached 28’x26’ shop which is heated, finished, and insulated. The barn has 4 boxstalls, a feed and tack room and plenty of hay storage etc. The 1 acre pond is stocked and ready for your enjoyment. A small creek runs through the middle of this property. Other features of the land include a 1½ acre fenced-in pasture as well as a small pine grove. All in all a quality property in a great country setting. Call for map and brochure. Call Jr. Miller of Tim Miller for details. Sells at 12 noon. Taxes are currently $1,065 per ½ year. TERMS: 10% nonrefundable down payment made day of auction. Balance due at closing. No financing contingencies. Any required inspections must be completed prior to bidding. All information contained herein derived from sources deemed reliable but not warranted.



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Recipes of Christmas past spiced up the 4th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns during A Very Vintage Christmas event on Dec. 4 and 5. Visitors from across Ohio and adjoining states toured the Amish Country Lodging Council’s 4th Annual Tour, a two-day charity event, which sold 1,200 tickets, and raised more than $13,000 net profits for recipients, Hospice of Holmes County and the Love Center Food Pantry. In addition to benefiting charities, the event awarded hospitality providers a stage to showcase their award-winning and unique properties. Amish Country’s finest inns and bed and breakfasts prepared classic delights from the recipe book “Festive Favorites” and served

CONTRIBUTED TO THE BEACON them up with 1940’s flare. Festive Favorites, a compilation of over 350 delectable cookie recipes, features classic treats bound by country proverbs. “Festive Favorites” editors Char Kellogg and Fran Mast offered baking tips and a book signing at the Berlin Hotel and Suites. The twelve inns showcased on this year’s tour were the Barn Inn, Berlin Grande Hotel, Berlin Hotel and Suites, Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek, Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek, Comfort Inn Millersburg, Donna’s Premier Lodging, Guggisberg Swiss Inn, Hannah’s House Retreat, Hilltop Manor B&B, Hotel Millersburg, and Zinck’s Inn. Visitors on the tour enjoyed seeing how each inn incorporated the 1940’s theme. Vintage holiday décor, Christmas trees dressed with tinsel, and Christmas cards from the 1940s decked the halls and guestrooms of the inns. Nick Biggens from Cleveland Heights, who purchased tickets as a surprise for his wife, said that when they walked into the first inn, they were overcome with nostalgia. “Visiting the inns was like reading a good storybook that you want to read again,” said Biggens following the tour.

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Land Transfers: 12/8 65 W. Pine Street, Coshocton • 740-622-8811 Jonas H. Erb, Raymond E. Yoder and Ed Raber to (By Riverside Towers Apartments) David A. Miller and Leigh Ann Miller; $30,000 12/9 – Since 1972 – David D. Yoder and Iva E. Yoder to Alvin R. Keim and Providing Quality Affordable Vehicles Mary A. Keim; $20,000 And Satisfaction After The Sale 12/12 Springleaf Financial Services, Inc. to Lynn E. Powelson Jr. and Crystal Y. Carroll; $17,500 Mervin R. and Martin R. Baumgardener to Brandi Wright; $73,220 12/13 Weaver and Sons Enterprises Ltd. To David W. Shutt and Amy C. Shutt; LUBE, OIL, & $93,000 12/14 FILTER CHANGE, Otis R. Aronhalt to Adam 1921 Otsego Ave, Coshocton TIRE ROTATION, S. Warren and Jessica R. Warren; $58,000 WIPER BLADES 740.622.3936 • 866.622.0207 The Bank of New York Mellon, Trustee to AvaALL FOR ONLY PLUS lanche, LLC; $8,000 SAVE 10 ON ANY O % Derek N. Brown to Wesley T H NEEDED R ER Josh Ward A. and Martha Miller, and EPAIRS Retail Value $84.94 Service






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Hospice of Holmes County and the Love Center Food Pantry will each receive a check of more than $6,000. “Oh, the power of a cookie,” said Mark Rohrer, co-director of the Love Center with wife Dorothy. “This contribution has come at the right time, when we are providing food to more and more people who have fallen into hard times.” The Amish Country Lodging Council, operating under the auspices of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to excellence in hospitality, and “embraces the concept of giving back to the community,” said Loretta Coblentz, chairperson. “The tour will continue to be an annual fundraiser for highly valued charities. On behalf of our hospitality partners, supporting businesses, vendors, and volunteers, we thank you for your contribution to this very worthy cause.” A limited number of first edition copies of the “Festive Favorites” cookbook is still available and can be purchased at the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce office or by visiting www.christmascookietour. com.

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