2012.06.13 Correspondence

Written by David Green.

• It must be rough times for raccoons these days. At least that’s what George Glendening on W. Congress Street in Morenci surmised.

He recently watched a mother coon carrying her children in her mouth, one by one, from a home somewhere in town to the creek.

“She’s lost her home somewhere,” George concluded. “Humans aren’t the ones facing foreclosure.”

• We’ve received several telephone calls from subscribers asking about the absence of a Chief Supermarket circular with their paper.

We learned last month that a firm assisting Chief with its marketing decided that the Observer would no longer be included in its distribution. Some subscribers might remember that this happened several years ago, but complaints from shoppers resulted in a return of the insert.

We urge you to call Chief Supermarket if you would like to have the insert back in the paper. The telephone number is 419/335-7645.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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