The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
- MARCELLA GRIESER reacts to the strange feeling when air is removed from a plastic sack and the sack collapses tightly around her hand. The experience was part of a visit from Toledo’s COSI science center last week. Each of Morenci’s elementary school classes took a turn visiting several weather-related stations set up in the middle school gymnasium. From the left, Alivia Scivoletto, Alex Martin and Luis Taboada await their turn. Look for additional photos in next week’s Observer.
- 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.
- TRW—The framework of the building expansion at Fayette’s TRW plant progresses each day on the west side of the property along Gorham Street. When complete, several manufacturing cells currently housed in Saginaw, Mich., will be moved to Fayette, bringing at least 20 new jobs to the location. TRW’s Doug Cox explained last year that the automotive parts produced in Fayette are for Ford Motor Company and the customer prefers to keep production of an item in one location rather than split among two.
- ARCHERS—Matison Lucas (left) reloads her bow while Sara Fields, Austin Carr and Dylan Anderson take aim at their target in the Fayette school gymnasium. The equipment was purchased through a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, with matching funds from the Fayette PTO. After a two-week archery session in physical education class, a team will be organized to compete against programs in other area school districts. See page 9 for more information.
- 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.
- MEMBERS of the Junior Garden Club plant flowers in one of the new planters in downtown Morenci. From the left is Evan, Taylor and Carolyn Gould, and on the right is Morenci Garden Club member Jane Brasher-Garrow. Garden Club members, both young and old, worked Sunday afternoon to bring some color to the downtown. The new, smaller containers were purchased by the Garden Club and installed the previous week.
- CIVIL WAR re-enactor Dennis Whiting puts Fayette’s fifth and sixth grade students through the paces Friday afternoon at Pleasant View Union Cemetery. For this year’s May 1 observance of Law Day, the Bean Creek Valley History Center invited students to the cemetery where volunteers played the roles of Civil War veterans who are buried there. See page 9 for additional photographs.