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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.

2008.10.29 Bob Walton: write-in candidate

Written by David Green.

My name is Robert Walton and I am running as a write-in Republican candidate for Seneca Township treasurer.

To inform all voters, I request you read the process below.

My name will not be printed on the ballot. On the ballot you must write Robert Walton in the blank space under my opponent, Marie Meincke’s name, for treasurer. Then completely fill in the oval next to where you printed Robert Walton. It is important to follow these directions carefully or your vote will not count.

I have lived at my Yankee Road address since 1983. I retired from Metamora Elevator as office/accounting clerk. I am a 1963 graduate of Morenci High School and have an accounting degree from Jackson Business University. I have served as treasurer for a number of organizations. I have served on the Seneca Township Board of Review for 10 years, deputy treasurer for one year and on the Zoning Board for 1-1/2 years.

As treasurer I will maintain a positive relationship with the township board. I will maintain an accurate financial record of the township books and since I am retired I will be able to have flexible hours.

I believe voters should be informed about the candidates, including write-ins. I believe a vote for me is the right vote for Seneca Township treasurer.

Exercise your right to vote.

– Robert Walton

Yankee Road, Morenci

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