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    SKEWERS, gumdrops, and marshmallows are all that’s needed to create interesting shapes and designs for Layla McDowell Saturday at Stair District Library’s “Sculptamania!” Open House. The program featuring design games and materials is one part of a larger project funded by a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from Disney and the American Library Association. Additional photos are on page 7.
    Morenci marching band members took to the field Friday night dressed for Halloween during the Bulldog’s first playoff game. Morenci fans had a bit of a scare until the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs scored 30 points to leave Lenawee Christian School behind. Whiteford visits Morenci this Friday for the district championship game. From the left is Clayton Borton, Morgan Merillat and James O’Brien.
    DNA PUZZLE—Mitchell Storrs and Wyatt Mohr tackle a puzzle representing the structure of DNA. There’s only one correct way for all the pieces to fit. It’s one of the new materials that can be used in both biology and chemistry classes, said teacher Loretta Cox.
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    A TRAFFIC control worker stands in the middle of Morenci’s Main Street Tuesday morning, waiting for the next flow of vehicles to be let through from the west. The dusty gravel surface was sealed with a layer of tar, leaving only the application of paint for new striping. The project was completed in conjunction with county road commission work west of Morenci.
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    JUNIORS Jazmin Smith and Trevor Corkle struggle against a team from the sophomore class Friday during the annual tug of war at the Homecoming Games pep rally. Even the seniors struggled against the sophomores who won the competition. At the main course of the day, the Bulldog football team struggled against Whiteford in a homecoming loss.
    YOUNG soccer players surived a chilly morning Saturday in Morenci’s PTO league. From the left is Emma Cordts, Wayne Corser, Carter and Levi Seitz, Briella York and Drew Joughin. Two more weeks of soccer remain for this season.
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    BOWEN BAUMGARTNER of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge constructed by the Tecumseh Boy Scout troop Sunday at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The bridge was one of many challenges, displays and games set up for the annual Youth Jamboree by the Michigan DNR. Additional photos on are the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    One of four senior candidates will be crowned the fall homecoming queen during half-time of this week’s Morenci-Whiteford football game. In the back row (left to right) is exchange student Kinga Vidor (her escort will be Caylob Alcock), seniors Alli VanBrandt (escorted by Sam Cool), Larissa Elliott (escorted by Clayton Borton), Samantha Wright (escorted by JJ Elarton) and Justis McCowan (escorted by Austin Gilson), and exchange student Rebecca Rosenberger (escorted by Garrett Smith). Front row freshman court member Allie Kaiser (escorted by Anthony Thomas), sophomore Marlee Blaker (escorted by Nate Elarton) and junior Cheyenne Stone (escorted by Dominick Sell).
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    GETTING READY—Jerad Gleckler pounds nails to secure a string of holiday lights on the side of the Wakefield Park concession stand while other members of the Volunteer Club and others hold them in place. The volunteers showed up Sunday afternoon to string lights at the park. The decorating project will continue this Sunday. Denise Walsh is in charge of the effort this year.

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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