2009.01.28 Nancy Sallows: Fly flags upside down

Written by David Green.

What in the world is wrong with our local citizens? We have a real patriotic citizen in Fayette, who loves his country enough to show his true concern and “we” go on a witch hunt! I feel Craig Rower has every right to protest what our self-serving elected officials have done to our United States and the world, for that matter.

What do you people think our soldiers have died for from the very beginning? Don’t we as citizens have the right to voice our concerns? Do our lawmakers respect us when they bail out their buddies in the banking industry and not give a second thought to the Fayette citizens they have hurt? Do our lawmakers respect us when they allow a person like Madoff to  swindle American citizens out of millions of dollars? You can’t expect us to believe that some elected official wasn’t conveniently looking the other way, all the while pockets were being filled with “easy money!”

There are many more issues we all know that need to be addressed, but I will stop here. I feel that we all should get a flag pole and a nice new flag and fly it proudly–upside down! After all, we still (for a while) do have that right.

 – Nancy Sallows

S. Gorham St., Fayette

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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