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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.

2009.10.21 Stephanie Moore: Concerned about flu shots

Written by David Green.

We have received and read the “information” from the Health Department regarding the H1N1 vaccine that is to be administered to children and adults in our community this week. The entire point of this letter is simply to stress the importance of information to us, the consumer. We cannot make an educated decision without all of the information about both the risks and benefits. The following information is from the Vial and Syringe Leaflet Text for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited provided to health care workers.

• What safety and efficacy testing has been done on these vaccines?

The inserts make it very clear that the “swine” flu versions of these vaccines have not undergone any testing to demonstrate whether or not they are safe or if they even work. They are relying on the fact that they are so similar to the regular flu shots that they should work just as well.

• Can doses be given along with other vaccines?

The inserts make it very clear that no testing has yet been done on these versions of the flu vaccine to determine if they can be given with other vaccines. The government is operating under the assumption that these vaccines should behave the same as the regular seasonal flu vaccine.

 What about pregnant and/or nursing mothers?

Flu shots are recommended for pregnant and nursing moms, but (and this is a really huge but) the product inserts make it very clear that the regular flu vaccines have never been tested on pregnant or nursing women to determine if there is any harm to fetuses or young babies.

The Vaccine Approvals are being treated as emergency drug approvals, but are being sought without even minimal science-based safety testing or testing for clinical efficacy in preventing disease, and with the inclusion of dangerous adjuvants (a pharmacological agent added to a drug to increase or aid its effect), including mercury (25 mcg. per 0.5mL dose).

Mercury (thimerosal) is one of the most poisonous substances known to man. Mercury has an affinity for the brain, gut, liver, bone marrow and kidneys. Minute amounts can cause nerve damage.

Legal immunity has been granted to the manufacturers, the Federal Government and its agents in the event of harm or death from these vaccines.

The United States government has paid nearly $2 billion to the families of individuals who have been killed or maimed by vaccines as part the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

In our opinion, the letter from the Health Department should include the following offered in a petition by Dr. Gary Null, PhD:

“This Vaccine has not undergone FDA safety or efficacy testing and its risks are unknown in all age groups. This Vaccine contains ingredients previously rejected for use in the United States and/or never evaluated by the FDA which have been shown in animal studies to cause significant adverse biological response when injected.”

– Greg & Stephanie Moore

S. Summit St., Morenci

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