The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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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.

New books at Morenci's library 10.15.08

Written by David Green.

Shake dem Halloween bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

A rhythmic tale about different updated fairy tale characters who attend a hip-hop Halloween ball.

Room on the broom by by Julia Donaldson

A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

Frankenstein takes the cake by Adam Rex

Frankenstein wants to marry his undead bride in peace, but his best man, Dracula, is freaking out about the garlic bread, and the Headless Horseman wishes everyone would stop drooling over his pumpkin head.

Sipping spiders through a straw: campfire songs for monsters lyrics by Kelly DiPucchio

Classic sing-along songs have been altered so that such songs as "Do Your Guts Hang Low" can be sung around the campfire.

Board Books by Sandra Boynton: Belly button book; Blue hat, green hat; The going to bed book, and Buenas noches a todos (Going to bed book. Spanish); Let’s dance, Little Pookie; Pajama time!Opuestos (Opposites. Spanish); What's wrong, little Pookie?

Little one step by Simon James

Millie waits for the mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

Mommy, do you love me? by Jeanne Willis

Juvenile fiction

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

The diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau

Inkspell by Cornelia Funk

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

Alvin Ho allergic to girls, school, and other scary things by by Lenore Look

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven: rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull

The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky      

 

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