Morenci homecoming game is Friday 10.8

Written by David Green.

Look for game show inspired floats Friday night at Morenci Area High School’s homecoming festivities.

Float winners will be announced during half-time of the Morenci-Summerfield football game, followed by the crowning of the queen.

Queen candidates are seniors Whitney Allen, escorted by Austin Vereecke; Kathleen Barron, escorted by Lucas Johnson; Amy Gillman, escorted by Matt Hoadley; and Dana Joughin, escorted by Levi Hoffman.

Class representatives are junior Chelsea Howard, escorted by Jarrett Keller; sophomore Naomi Hoffman, escorted by Nick Wilson; and freshman Raelyn Sanderson, escorted by Jacob Baker.

The seniors’ float will be based on Wheel of Fortune and the juniors will model theirs onw The Price is Right. The sophomores are using Press Your Luck and the freshmen are focusing on Russian Roulette.

The annual Girl-illa Football game begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday. A pep assembly is planned at 2 p.m. Friday and the homecoming dance follows the football game.

After Pajama Day on Monday and Super Hero Day on Tuesday, spirit week activities include Wacky Wednesday, Decades Day on Thursday and Maroon and White Day on Friday.

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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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