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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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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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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

2012.08.01 Eric Maris: Response to turbine advertisement

Written by David Green.

A response to an advertisement,

As I was browsing through the latest edition of the State Line Observer I was surprised by an advertisement from an organization based on Elliott Hwy. It  had some official looking seals with decibel numbers on it and official looking graphics behind it. The reason I was surprised is that I had seen these exact same graphics, numbers and seals before. I realized I had seen them in a wind energy development agreement packet that Larry Gould from Great Lakes Wind and his partners from Exelon Wind had given  to the Ogden Twp. Board and the Citizens Committee for wind turbine siting to which I had been appointed. 

The odd thing  is that only a very few had access to these graphics and documents: the Ogden Trustee board, the Citizens Committee, Exelon Wind and their local partner, Larry Gould’s Great Lakes Wind. So who gave this Elliott Hwy. organization these graphics? 

We can eliminate the Ogden officials. After reading the recommendation of the Citizen’s Committee, the Trustee board voted 5-0 to enact a 40 dB noise limit at the property line. This is a lower limit than the graphics refered to. That leaves Exelon Wind and Larry Gould’s Great Lakes Wind. I think we can eliminate Exelon Wind because they moved their project from Lenawee County to Gratiot County because of “significant local opposition” to the project. So now we are only left with Larry Gould of Great Lakes Wind.

If you have followed along with me this far I think you will draw the same conclusion that I have: the organization from Elliott Hwy. must have hacked Larry’s computer.

– Eric A Martis

W. Mulberrry Rd., Blissfield

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