Fayette FFA 9.17

Written by David Green.

By DARRELL RANDALL

It’s a brand new school year, in a brand new school and Fayette FFA is kicking off the year with a lot to do early on.

First is the soil judging competition. Members will have the opportunity to compete in the rural soil judging county and district contests. While at this contest, members will judge the soil to determine its usefulness in the agricultural industry. The Ag. Science II class members will be the main contestants in the contest this year.

Next up on the busy schedule for the Fayette FFA is a little bit of traveling. The first year FFA members will head to Greenhand FFA camp in Carrollton, Ohio, for three days filled with activities. Members will meet many other first year members from other Ohio chapters and will be able to learn about the many opportunities that FFA has to offer.

In late October, the FFA officer team will attend for the second time the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. These members will take part in many of the conventions activities such as, leadership workshops, motivational speakers and an agricultural career show. While in Indianapolis, members will also have the opportunity to tour local business to learn about their daily operations.

The FFA is supported by an FFA Alumni group—an organization that supports the local FFA chapter. Anyone can be a member of the Fayette FFA Alumni, whether they were FFA members in high school or not. The first informational meeting for the group is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the High School Ag. Room. For more information, contact Ms. Wise at fay_aca_pw@nwoca.org or by calling the school.

Finally, the Fayette FFA has had a great amount of support and assistance with their two test plots this year. The four-acre test plot in town was planted to soybeans and cared for by Dwight Mansfield. The 8.5 acres behind the high dchool was planted with the help of Jeff Martin, Fred Stockburger, Agri-Services of Archbold and FFA members Kalley Martin, Parker Stockburger and Jacob West.

We thank these FFA members and members of the community for continued support in our chapter.

  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Front.F.school
    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
  • Front.rover
    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
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    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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