2011.10.26 Anita VanZile: Ruth Marlatt deserves another term

Written by David Green.

Election Day is just around the corner. Government appears to be ruling more of our lives, but without it, there would be anarchy. It is our duty to elect those to office who are proud to serve this great republic, and to vote for those who will do it with honesty and integrity. 

We would like to take advantage of our right to freedom of free speech and voice our support for Ruth Marlatt as candidate for the mayor of the village of Fayette. With over 14 years serving as past mayor and council person, she is more than qualified for the position. As a retired school teacher, Ruth has the time to dedicate herself to village affairs. Not only is Ruth a village resident of almost 40 years, but she is visible at many functions around town. And just as important as those mentioned qualities, Ruth has the heart.

Ruth has given her time generously to Fayette. She has helped to expand the Fayette Business Park. She has been active in bringing neighborhoods together in helping our residents offer solutions and suggestions for the betterment of Fayette. And on many occasions, Ruth has opened her home for visitors in order that they may experience first-hand Fayette’s hospitality. 

This is not an easy time for any small village and it will take perseverance to bring us through these tough economic times. Ruth has seen this village through good times and bad. In this tough economy, Ruth is willing to help steer the village back into good times.  She has the pride, experience, history and the heart. Please vote for Marlatt on November 1st. 

– Jerry and Anita Van Zile

W. Main St., Fayette

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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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