2008.12.04 Hope Hansen: rumors and gossip

Written by David Green.

In regard to Don Thompson’s letter, I have to agree with him that many citizens of Morenci are nothing more than nosey folks who love to gossip. I have lived in Morenci for a long time (probably too long).

Instead of them worrying about who is doing what and who got a new pair of shoes at JC Penney instead of Sears, why don’t they focus on things for the better...like how to stop child abuse/neglect/molestation. How to stop vandalism. How to stop high school graduation parties from serving alcohol to underage kids (after all, I didn’t know that high school seniors were 21 years of age). These are just a few to name.

Things like that are worth talking about and putting a stop to, but who is going to gossip about their own family? Well, if that don’t hit the nail on the head, I give up, nothing will.

– Hope Hansen

Clark Street, Morenci

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
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