2012.10.17 Jo Ann Singles-Rotzien: Observer enjoyed from cover to cover

Written by David Green.

Congratulations to the State Line Observer for another top award of Newspaper of the Year. I agree with the guest editorial that local community papers are very worthwhile to a community. One of my favorite things is to read the Observer from cover to cover and I usually start with Colleen's column which is my favorite.  I feel that I have shared so much with the Green family over the years as I read their family joys and yarns of two generations.

Now...this last paper had me in stitches. As I read David's column last week on "the home gymnasium," I began to picture the description of a guy lying on the floor with his head under his living room coffee table and that was funny and then I read about the Towel Curl where you hold your wife’s towel to form a loop for the foot. What if someone doesn't have a wife?

But the last directions where you pull a chair up to the table and place one foot on the chair and another foot is held in place above the chair just got to me.

I began this huge body shaking belly laugh as I read down the column. I read it again with the same results.

Our imagination is a wonderful thing and laughing out loud is a good experience. Reading the Observer is always a favorite thing.

 – Jo Ann Singles-Rotzien

Chasapeake Dr., Adrian, Mich.

  • Front.nok Hok
    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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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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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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