The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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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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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.
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    NEW OFFICES—Fayette village administrator Steve Blue speaks with tax administrator Genna Biddix at the new front desk of the village office. Village council members voted to use budgeted renovation funds targeted for the old office and instead buy the vacant bank building on the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The old office was sold to Sherwood State Bank. When everything is put into place in the spacious new village office, an open house will be scheduled. Council member David Wheeler donated all of his time needed to make changes in the bank interior to fit the Village’s needs.

4th of July at Sauder Village 7.2

Written by David Green.

Experience an old fashioned Fourth of July Weekend at Historic Sauder Village. From hand-cranked ice-cream and old-fashioned games to patriotic songs, a traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence and free admission for veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel–a visit to Sauder Village on July 4 to 6 will provide a fun-filled way to celebrate this Independence Day Weekend.

A highlight of each day will be the opportunity to help make hand-cranked ice cream in the 1910 Homestead. Guests of all ages will be encouraged to help crank the old-time ice cream freezer and sample the tasty, frozen treat.

At Little Pioneers Homestead, parents, grandparents and children can spend time together playing games of ‘days gone by’ such as rolling hoops and Game of Graces.

Each afternoon at 1 and 2:30, guests can gather on the Village Green to hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Guests are invited to slide into one of the benches at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church to sing along as patriotic hymns are played on the historic reed organ.

There will be hand-squeezed lemonade available in the Village Sweet Shoppe, “pail lunches,” hamburgers and hotdogs available in the Village Café (Café closed Sunday), and Homestead ice cream in the old-time Ice Cream Parlor.

Benches and picnic tables will be available on the Village Green and guests will be welcome to enjoy their picnic fare under the beautiful canopy of trees.

On Friday, July 4th, guests can also enjoy a special “Holiday Brunch” at the Barn Restaurant featuring made-to-order omelets and many other specialties.

Ohio’s largest living history destination, Historic Sauder Village offers more than 40 historic homes and shops where guests can experience life in Ohio from 1800-1910. At Natives and Newcomers, Little Pioneers Homestead, historic homes, shops, barns and gardens, guests of all ages can learn more about the lives of our ancestors.

Historic Village hours for the Independence Day Weekend are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Veterans and all active duty U.S. military personnel will receive free admission this holiday weekend.

Every Sunday this season children (16 and under) receive free admission to the Historic Village. Call 800.590.9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org for more details.

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