Morenci Garden Club 7.22.09

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club chose the property of Ramiro and Jeri Sanchez on Coomer Street as Garden of the Month for June. Ray and Cheryl Cowgill’s unique rooftop garden, at the corner of Main and Orchard streets, is July’s Garden of the Month.

During the July 14 meeting, club president Betsy Smith presented Lorene Whitehouse with a plaque in honor of Morenci Garden Club’s 55th  anniversary. Lorene is one of the club’s founding members. A gardening book was also purchased and donated to Stair Public Library in memory of Lorene’s husband, Dr. Keith Whitehouse.

The club recently welcomed new members Anita Prats and Annette Nichols.

Club members will visit Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 29. To learn more about the Gardens, visit schedel-gardens.org.  Anyone who would like to attend this garden tour as a guest should contact Sandy at 458-7237 or Renée at 458-7179.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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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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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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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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