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

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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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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.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.
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    NEW OFFICES—Fayette village administrator Steve Blue speaks with tax administrator Genna Biddix at the new front desk of the village office. Village council members voted to use budgeted renovation funds targeted for the old office and instead buy the vacant bank building on the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The old office was sold to Sherwood State Bank. When everything is put into place in the spacious new village office, an open house will be scheduled. Council member David Wheeler donated all of his time needed to make changes in the bank interior to fit the Village’s needs.

2008.07.10 Kathy Schiermyer

Written by David Green.

My dear owner,

You know how much I appreciate all you do for me. You feed me, walk me, play with me and show me you love me. I love living at your house and show you that I love you, too.

I try to be a really good dog but sometimes if I can get away for a fast run by myself, I do. I usually head for all the nice neighbors on North Street (between Walnut and Congress) as they are all dog lovers. I have had conversations with all the guys—Tuckler, Murphy, Justice, Buddy, Bean and Shady.  Their owners all treat me well. They know that if I am friendly and sit when told that I will get a pat on the head and scratch behind the ears. 

These folks would gladly call you and let you know that I am at their house but you have forgotten to put a name tag with your phone number on my collar. Please make a stop at the vet’s office and buy me a name tag! This way you will get a phone call that I am hooked up with a cool bowl of water nearby, just waiting for you to come get me.

These nice dog lovers won't have to call the police to have Frank or Don pick me up, or worse yet, have to witness me running across North Street and not making it all the way.

And those of you who are owners of some of my friends, I know that your buddy will never leave your yard, but just in case he does, please take a few minutes to invest in a name tag with your phone number on it. Because you love your pal, too, they will never be lost.

 – Barkfully yours,

 Your best friend (as told to Kathy Schiermyer, North Street)

 

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