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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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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.

Flu clinics planned in Fulton County 10.8

Written by David Green.

Adult flu shots and FluMist clinics are scheduled on a walk-in basis as follows:

Oct. 9—9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fulton County Health Department, 606 S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon;

Oct. 14—noon to 5:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St., Swanton;

Oct. 16—1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Evergreen Community Library, 253 Maple St., Metamora;

Oct. 20—noon to 5:30 p.m., Archbold Public Library, 205 Stryker St., Archbold;

Oct. 21—1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fayette Opera House, 105 E. Main St., Fayette;

Oct. 23—noon to 5:30 p.m., Lyons Fire Hall, W. Morenci Street, Lyons;

Oct. 28—10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon;

Oct. 30—noon to 5:30 p.m., Delta Open Door, 104 Monroe St., Delta.

Flu vaccinations, including FluMist, are also available by appointment for those who prefer to get in and out quickly. Call 419/337-0915 to schedule an appointment.

Beginning in November, vaccinations will be given on a “walk-in” basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

It is recommended that senior citizens, persons with a chronic disease, and anyone who wants to reduce their risk for the flu be vaccinated.

Fulton County Health Department plans to provide flu shots to both high-risk individuals and the general population. High risk individuals are persons age 65 and over as well as those of any age who have chronic debilitating diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, lung disease, heart disease, and blood disorders. Health care providers working with high-risk populations should also consider vaccination. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all children age six months to 19 years of age receive flu vaccinations, either a flu shot or the FluMist intranasal vaccine. Caregivers of infants younger than six months should also be vaccinated to protect these infants.

The cost of the flu shot is $20 for adults and $7 for children, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.  Medicare will cover the cost for those over 65 years of age. Anyone with an insurance plan that replaces Medicare B should consider receiving a vaccination through their health care provider to assure coverage. Medicaid will also be accepted.

The health department will offer FluMist to healthy individuals between the ages of two and 49 years. This may be of interest to those who want to protect themselves from the flu without getting a shot. The cost of the FluMist vaccination is $20 for adults and $7 for children.

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