2008.04.30 Lori Wilson

Written by David Green.

I would like to address the upcoming millage renewal for Morenci Area Schools.

I have been hearing both positive and negative comments concerning the bond issue. As an employee of Morenci Area Schools in the capacity of custodian, I know first hand many of the issues that this bond/millage renewal would address and why we should vote “yes.”

The millage would help cover the asbestos flooring removal and replacement at the elementary school. This is needed, because the floor tiles are loose and breaking up. Many tiles have already broken and are being held together by duct tape. Many of the classroom floors won’t hold wax.

This millage would also address the very old and outdated plumbing in the elementary building. Many of the faucets in the bathrooms and classrooms are broken. We have leaking toilets, as well as ones that don’t flush or don’t stop flushing. Drinking fountains in the classrooms and hallways are not in working order most of the time. Privacy walls in the restrooms are rusting and have large holes in them.

This bond/millage renewal will not raise taxes, but provide funds to make the necessary improvements to our school buildings.

Please vote “yes” for our kids.

– Lori Wilson

Munson Highway, Munson

 

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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