The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
CARDIO DRUMMING is the latest craze sweeping through Morenci. The exercise routine started with a conversation between two residents and ballooned to nearly 140 participants in just over two weeks. All it takes is a large exercise ball, a bucket to hold it in place and a pair of drum sticks—plus a willingness to follow the leader through a set of lunges, squats, twists and more. See the back page for more information.
MARCELLA GRIESER reacts to the strange feeling when air is removed from a plastic sack and the sack collapses tightly around her hand. The experience was part of a visit from Toledo’s COSI science center last week. Each of Morenci’s elementary school classes took a turn visiting several weather-related stations set up in the middle school gymnasium. From the left, Alivia Scivoletto, Alex Martin and Luis Taboada await their turn. Look for additional photos in next week’s Observer.
SEMIFINAL WIN—Hunter Borton (left) shows his excitement after the Bulldogs defeated Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, 53-52, in the state semifinals. Morenci lost in the finals to the top-ranked team in the state, Powers North Central, and ended the season as the Class D runner-up. Waterford fans in the background aren’t so pleased.
SASHAY—Wyatt Stevens and Elise Christle take a turn sashaying through Stair District Library last week when author Maripat Perkins visited to read her book “Rodeo Red.” The library took on a Western appearance with activities that included square dancing. Morenci’s second grade students were visiting that day. Additional photos are on the back page.
TWO POINTS—Morenci’s Evan Mansfield puts up a shot against Fayette’s Jayden Fairfield and Tyrese Pearson during a tournament game Saturday afternoon. The annual tournament pits area fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys teams against each other. Fayette won this game with a strong second half.
CHECKING IT OUT—Imelda Magbanua looks over the offerings from the ProMedica Veggie Mobile on her way in for lunch at the Morenci Senior Center. Fresh produce is offered for sale every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 at the ProMedica building on W. Coomer Street. The program is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle among senior citizens and lower income people.
KAMCO’S flag is flying alongside the state and federal flags at the company’s new property in Morenci—the former Palm Plastics building. The production of automotive parts should be underway later this year.