Morenci Chamber seeks members 2.18

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce has started its annual membership drive. Dues will remain at $75.

Membership in the Chamber includes a free business card ad on a color brochure showing a map of the community and listing highlights of the area.

Members also receive a free listing on the Chamber website, along with a free web page on the site.

During the past year, the Chamber was involved in the following activities:

• A golf outing at DeMor Hills, serving as a fund-raiser for the Chamber;

• The Labor Day Silver Creek Bridge Walk, serving as a fund-raiser for an area organization;

• The annual city-wide garage sale day;

• Refreshments at Wakefield Park following the lighted holiday parade.

Chamber members voted to donate funds to a variety of programs, including the Morenci Garden Club’s downtown beautification project; holiday lights and decorations at Wakefield Park; seasonal music played downtown in December;  the Town and Country Festival; and Morenci’s 175th birthday observance.

In addition, more than $1,000 in Morenci Money was given away in 2008 for a variety of projects.

The Chamber meets at noon on the second Thursday of the month. The meeting location varies from month to month at Chamber-member restaurants.

Representatives of any area business are welcome to attend Chamber meetings.

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    NADIYA YORK and Aniston Valentine take a spin on the Casino, one of the rides offered at Wakefield Park during Morenci’s Town and Country Festival. This year’s festival remained dry but with plenty of heat during the three-day run. Additional photographs are inside this week’s Observer.
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    Angela Davis (2) and teammate Allison VanBrandt break into a jig after Morenci's softball team won its third consecutive regional title.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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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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    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
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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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    BEVY OF BALLS—Stair District Library Summer Reading Program VolunTeens, including Libby Rorick, back left and Ty Kruse, back right, threw a dozen inflatable soccer balls into the crowd during a reading of “Sergio Saves the Game.” The sports-themed program continues on Wednesdays through July 27.

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