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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.

2008.12.24 Sharon King: Wants financial help

Written by David Green.

I have lived in this town since my oldest son was in first grade. I have done many things and volunteered my services for many organizations.

Four years ago I found a church out of Morenci, for in needing help, I went through many attitudes of people. For over two years, Jesus showed me “love your neighbor as yourself.” I laughed for nearly two years. I said half the people must not love themselves for they surely don’t love their own neighbor.

Then God taught me we are to love others the way Jesus loves us; be patient with them, forgive others the way he forgives us. I kept saying, “OK , God, why are you showing me this, why not those who are already pastors?”

God says we will always have poor people and those needing help. I am a loving and compassionate person. I have always shared what I had or could give others (not the attitude of some people in our town, “Oh, we can’t help you for Christmas, you don’t live here, even if your address is here.”)

Remember we were put here for God’s will, not our own. So we are to be a cheerful giver and not complain.

I have health issues. I’m on over 500 medications a month. Two of my doctors and two of my nurses said I was a candidate for a fund raiser since I need about $19,000 or a repossessed trailer to be dropped at my address. Then we will know that was God’s plan.

I sent one letter to an organization and got told I was a deserving person but they denied me. I told my doctors it depended on who you are and what your status is to whether or not Morenci does a fund raiser for you.

Two years ago I was reading a book and threw my hands in the air and said, “Thank you, Jesus” for telling me that all the people who think they are better than others, holier than thou, nobody is better than anyone else, as God says every person has to be forgiven daily of their sins like anyone else.

So if any of you want to help me, you know where I live. When you do things for others, be sure you do it for the right reason.

– Sharon King

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