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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.

Open house planned at Maumee State Forest 9.4

Written by David Green.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry will host an open house at the Maumee State Forest headquarters on Wednesday, September 10.

 During the open house, the public is welcome to tour the facilities, look over equipment, and review the operational plan. Information will also be available on upcoming timber harvesting plans and The Stewardship Trail, an educational trail located at Maumee State Forest. There will be Smokey Bear handouts for the kids.

 This event is open to the public and comments are welcome. Maumee State Forest is one of twenty state forests in Ohio. It is the only state forest in northwest Ohio, and it covers 3,100 acres in Lucas, Fulton and Henry Counties.

 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if accommodations are required, please call the Forest Headquarters at 419-822-3052.

 
What:     Maumee State Forest open house
Who:      Open to the public
When:    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where:   Maumee State Forest headquarters, located in Fulton County, at 3390 Co. Rd. D,   
               Swanton, OH 43558 (between Roads 3 and 4)
Contact: Don Schmenk, Maumee State Forest, (419) 822-3052; or Gregg Maxfield, District
               Forest Headquarters in Findlay, (419) 429-8310

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