Mike and Nancy Thompson 30th anniversary 12.31.08

Written by David Green.

Mike and Nancy Thompson will celebrate 30 years of marriage.anniv.thomp.mike.jpg

Nancy Jane Pontious and Michael Joe Thompson were married Dec. 28, 1978, in Morenci by the late Rev. Harvey Schoonover. Dave and Brenda Thompson were the best man and maid of honor.

Nancy and Mike have four children, Angela (and James) Fipps of Auburndale, Fla., and Kristie Thompson (and Brian Hobbs), Jason (and Angie) Thompson, and Amy (and Eric) Dunn, all of Morenci. They also have eight grandchildren, Alexa, Dalton and Landon Hobbs, Allison Nortley, Kevin Coleman, Alyssa Fipps, and Parker and Mikah Dunn.

Nancy is the daughter of Elaine Pontious of Wauseon and George (and Connie) Pontious of Ruskin, Fla. Mike is the son of the late Vernon Thompson and Almeda and the late Russel Overmyer of Morenci.

The couple celebrated with their children and grandchildren in December, but a party will be scheduled next summer for friends and family.

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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.

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