Memorial Day services 5.21

Written by David Green.

Morenci: The American Legion’s state commander for Michigan will serve as the Memorial Day speaker in Morenci.

Michael Williams, a 35-year Legion member from Eaton Rapids, will address the audience Monday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Williams has served in several state and local Legion posts and is a former captain of the Eaton Rapids Fire Department.

Williams is a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.

Morenci’s Memorial Day services will begin at 10 a.m. in Wakefield Park at the veterans’ monument. After a brief service at the park, a parade will travel to the old cemetery on North Street and on to Oak Grove Cemetery for the main service.

Veterans are encouraged to meet at the park and ride in the parade.

Fayette: A Fayette graduate will return home to give the Memorial Day address May 26.
Retired Army officer Raymond Mead of Arizona will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service at Pleasant View Union Cemetery.
The annual Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. at the stoplight and proceed to the cemetery.

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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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