The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

2008.01.30 Leon Shulters

Written by David Green.

The news media tells the American public to buy America’s products. What a joke. I bought a new Chrysler Voyager LX van Feb. 1, 2003. At a little over 70,000 miles the brake system fell apart and it’s all rusted up.

My trouble started with the emergency brake. I use my emergency brake all the time when I park the vehicle. Within two weeks the brake system started seizing up under the vehicle and it had to be replaced and everything was rusting up.

I went to the Chrysler dealer where I bought the car. I told the service advisor the problem I had with the brake system. I told him at about 70,000 miles the whole system fell apart because of rusted cheap parts. He said I was lucky to get that many miles. I had to replace most parts under the van.

I told him I bought a new Chrysler Caravan in 1992. I got 100,000 miles on the brakes and then had to replace only the brake pads and shoes. He said I will never get that again. I asked him where Chrysler got their parts for the brake system now. He said China. Buy American. Impossible.

I get a kick out of people in readers’ forum letters in newspapers who say if you don’t buy Ford, GMC or Chrysler products you are not buying American. How little these people know. China, for one nation, has swamped us with repair parts and they are not good quality. Buyers, beware.

– Leon H. Shulters

Co. Rd. 10-3, Lyons, Ohio

 

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