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.

Fayette school board 1.7.09

Written by David Green.

(remainder of December meeting)


MEALS PLUS—The Meals Plus feature of the new point-of-sale cafeteria system will not be used at this time. The program would allow parents and students to access their cafeteria account at home via the internet.

Griggs told board members in December that the program costs $1,590 to put into operation and each family must pay a one-time $10 access fee.

The school will continue to use a method in which a note is sent home with a child when their cafeteria account gets low.

LEAVE—Maternity leave was granted to Stacy Wyse until approximately April 15.

COMPUTERS—Forty-one computers were purchased for $299 each. Griggs described the move as a good investment that should serve the district for several years.

DAIRY—Two donations were used to aid in the purchase of a machine to disburse dairy products, including yogurt. The Fulton County Dairy Association donated $2,950 and the American Dairy Association donated $1,000.

ZONE—An underground fuel oil tank was removed from the Zone school property. There was no indication of leakage, Griggs said, and no soil testing is required for fuel oil.

AWARD—Fayette High School was among 46 in the state named a Bronze Medal winner in the U.S. New & World Report’s America’s Best High Schools. Eighty-seven Ohio schools were awarded.

An educational data research business analyzed data from the 2006-07 school year to determine how well a school served all students—not just college prep pupils—and how successful it was in educating students across a range of performance indicators.

The analysis included a look at whether economically disadvantaged students performed better than statistical expectations.

College readiness was also examined in regard to Advanced Placement courses.

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