The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
- SASHAY—Wyatt Stevens and Elise Christle take a turn sashaying through Stair District Library last week when author Maripat Perkins visited to read her book “Rodeo Red.” The library took on a Western appearance with activities that included square dancing. Morenci’s second grade students were visiting that day. Additional photos are on the back page.
- CAIDEN ALAMIA took his show on the road in hopes of collecting some cash to buy some video games. He stood at the corner of North and Locust streets playing his plastic guitar and accepting donations from passersby.
- RENEWAL AHEAD—The long-vacant structure next to Fayette’s village office will be brought back to life this year when Sherwood State Bank renovates the building to house the bank’s new Fayette branch. The community has been without a bank since Huntington closed several branch offices in December. Sherwood will also purchase the vacant lot for parking and a drive-through bank.
- MORENCI’S annual garage sale event brought shoppers to the streets Saturday to look for bargains in front yards and garages on a hot but dry day.
- A UNIQUE grave marker is in place at Morenci’s Oak Grove Cemetery, created by Morenci native Eric McCarty. The sculptor was hired to create a marker for the late Chris Evers who loved spending time in the woods. The Evers daughters knew they wanted a deer and McCarty sculpted the other features to add more interest.
- leaping forth—Morenci Sportsman’s Club’s annual Kids Day event proved popular with children from throughout the area, including the Randolph children from Clinton. From the right, Bryden, Bryce, Taylor and Braxton engage in a family sack race. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
- scrambled—Morgan and Logan Gehring squish against the side of the Scrambler as they fly through the air Friday at Morenci’s Town and Country Festival. A variety of carnival rides provided fun for all ages. Festival committee head Bill Foster thanked the many volunteers who helped make this year’s festival a success. Additional photos are inside this week’s Observer.
- AUSTIN BURGHARDT lets out a yell to get an adrenalin boost during the pedal tractor competition Saturday afternoon at the annual Lyons Chicken Barbecue. The pedal pull was sponsored by the Evergreen FFA.