The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
A BUMBLEBEE is busy early in the morning at Lake Hudson State Recreation Area collecting pollen from wild bergamot and clover. The forecast for the week calls for good pollen-collecting days until the weekend. Morenci climate observer George Isobar talks about last month’s weather on page 12 of this week’s Observer.
ROLLS of straw await transporting on the Bernath farm west of Morenci following the wheat harvest that’s been going strong in the area. Crops still in the ground could use more moisture with continued dry weather. Only 0.16 of an inch fell in Morenci on Sunday, according to National Weather Service observer George Isobar, and the remainder of the week looks dry.
CRUISE NIGHT brought a collection of classic cars to Morenci’s Main Street Friday night. The event was moved from the usual last Thursday of the month date to precede the sock hop at the Eagle’s club. The final Chamber of Commerce cruise night event for the year is scheduled Sept. 25.
DRY WEATHER is leading to field fires in the area, including a wheat stubble blaze that was quickly extinguished Thursday morning by the Morenci Fire Department. In the past 25 days, only a little more than an inch of rain has fallen in town, according to National Weather Service climate observer George Isobar. Mostly dry weather is forecast for the remainder of the week.
RUNNERS in the inaugural Mike Gillen Memorial 5K take off from the starting line on Sims Highway Saturday morning. The event drew 84 competitors along with 93 people in the one-mile walk. The event raised money for the Christian Mission based in Adrian. Results from the run are listed on page 12 of this week’s Observer.
A FACE ONLY A MOTHER SPIDER COULD LOVE—A spider studies the camera lens while perusing a staghorn sumac leaf at the edge of Oak Grove Cemetery. Dozens of spiders appeared to be traveling from dew drop to dew drop. Walk slowly along the north edge of the cemetery and you may be surprised by the array of activity taking place.
DUELING—Morenci flag corps advisor Christa Graham asked a friend, actor Dan Gerics, to teach corps members stage fighting—specifically dueling with swords. He demonstrates a routine with Samantha Wright while her partner, Michelle Lore, watches in the background. The sabre rattling will be part of a half-time show this fall during football season.