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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.

2011.06.22 Chip Connin: Let the election results stand

Written by David Green.

To those who are trying to recall our elected officials:

You should be ashamed.  We live in a Republic which is quickly devolving into a Democracy. But even in a Democracy, when an election happens the winners and the losers live with the results until the next election. Our elected officials ran on platforms of balancing the budget for the most part, and let us know as they were doing it that it would be shared sacrifice and that we would all have reason to complain, but that if these painful changes weren’t made, the budget problems would grow and the solutions would be even more painful. We elected them anyway. They have diligently been trying to keep their promises knowing that unpopularity would be the result. 

Now many of us are giving in to Democrat scare tactics and becoming the “Flip-Floppers” that we demonized John Kerry for being in the ‘04 election. Yes, pensions will be taxed, but not Social Security, and not the majority of pensions. If you make enough to feel the pinch of the tax man, then you make enough to afford it. Suck it up and be a proud American who is trying to preserve an America for their kids and grandkids. Quit trying to take the sleazy way out with recalls. If you think a law is bad, fight it in court as the conservatives are with Obama care. 

Finally, we have those who appear to be honest in office, let’s keep it that way and not give in to the sore losers who will try anything including putting fake “Tea party” candidates on the ballot to suck votes from the folks they are afraid of. Think with logic and intellectual reasoning and not with your wallet, or you will lose more than your money in the end. Stick with those with morals and not propaganda on their side. I am a union man who has spent a lot of time laid off in recent years, and I say we should stick with Governor Snyder, Representative Jenkins, and State Senator Caswell. They are doing exactly as they were elected for.  – Chip Connin

W. Main St., Morenci

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