Candidates file in Fulton County 8.26.09

Written by David Green.

The November ballots are nearly filled for voters in the Fayette and Lyons areas. With one exception, voters will see at least one candidate for each position.

The exception is the Fayette board of education where only one candidate filed to fill two slots. Incumbent Deb Leininger filed to seek another term on the board, but board members will have to appoint another member after Paula Schaffner’s term expires at the end of the year.

FAYETTE—Ruth Marlatt is the only candidate running for mayor. The term will expire Dec. 31, 2011. Marlatt currently serves as a council member and has served as mayor in the past.

Incumbents Kenneth Delphous and Julia Ruger will vie for one of four council seats. Other council candidates are Rodney Kessler, Eugene Rosinski, Paula Ferguson and Thomas V. Molitierno.

LYONS—Lyons voters have a surplus of candidates seeking council seats. Incumbents Dale Hallett, John Arquette and Julie Fenicle will run for reëlection, although four council seats will need to be filled. Other candidates are Joan Klier, John O’Neil, Lee Patterson, Amanda Winters, Ty Walker and Andrea Gleckler.

EVERGREEN—Incumbents Gary Pennington, Gregory Creque and Julie Carter will vie for three positions on the Evergreen Board of Education.

 CHESTERFIELD—Incumbents Paul Holman and James Stubbins will run for two trustee positions. Clark Emmons was appointed to fill an unexpired term and will run against Paul Johnston to complete the term.

FRANKLIN—Incumbents Keith Buehrer and Jon Rupp will vie for two Franklin Township trustee positions.

GORHAM—Incumbent William McKinney will run for one of two Gorham Township trustee positions against Brian Keefer and Matt Lumbrezer.

ROYALTON—Incumbents Ronald Lumbrezer and Steven Gillespie will vie for two Franklin Township trustee positions.

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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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    SCULPTORS—Morenci third grade students Emersyn Thompson (left) and Marissa Lawrence turn spaghetti sticks into mini sculptures Friday during a class visit to Stair District Library. All Morenci Elementary School classes recently visited the library to experience the creative construction toys purchased through the “Sculptamania!” project, funded by a Disney Curiosity Creates grant. The grant is administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
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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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    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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    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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