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.batter
    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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