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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.

David Underwood's daughter, Milissa Yeagley, seeks donations 9.10

Written by David Green.

Friends of David Underwood are invited to help in a fund-raising project for the national Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Morenci native lives in Sylvania, Ohio, and is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia—a disease that he was diagnosed with several years ago.

His daughter, Milissa Yeagley, seeks pledges for a fund-raiser to boost leukemia research and patient assistance.

“Because my father lives in Sylvania and I live in Florida, it is very difficult to assist him during this difficult time in his life,” Milissa wrote on a fund-raising web page. “For this reason I am participating in Team in Training (TNT).”

TNT participates in the Disney Marathon and Half-Marathon, described as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s signature fund-raising event. Each member of the team participates in honor of a leukemia patient.

“This is a small way for me to ‘be there’ for my father and let him know that I love him with all my heart and that he will always be one of my heroes,” Milissa wrote.

In order to participate with TNT, runners must collect $2,400 of donations by Oct. 25.

“I have never been a runner, however, I have always been athletic and ran to stay in show for the sports I played,” said the mother of two daughters. “I will run a half-marathon. TNT provides trainers and mentors in my area. We are a team because we all training together and motivating each other and we’re raising money for the same cause.”

“I’ve always been very close to my father and it is difficult being so far away and not able to be there physically to assist him,” she said.

If Milissa falls short of her fund-raising goal, she will have to leave the TNT team, although donations will still go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Donations can be made by visiting the TNT web page at http://pages.teamintraining.org/pb/wdw09/myeagley. Donations can also be mailed to Milissa Yeagley, 2633 12th Square SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968.

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