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.

Fulton County flu shot schedule 9.16.09

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Health Department has released its flu shot clinic schedule for vaccination against seasonal flu—not the H1N1 virus. The new vaccine for H1N1 will be released at a later date.

Children and their parents will be able to get flu vaccinations during regularly scheduled immunization clinics when vaccine becomes available from Ohio Department of Health. Childhood immunization clinics are scheduled every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon and the first and third Thursday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m.

The cost of flu vaccine for children 6 months through 18 years of age is $10.

Flu Shots and FluMist will be provided on a walk-in basis as follows:

• Sept. 24, Wauseon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fulton County Health Department, 606 S. Shoop Ave.

• Sept. 29, Archbold, noon to 5:30 p.m., Archbold Public Library, 205 Stryker St.

• Sept. 30, Metamora, 1:00 to 6 p.m., Evergreen Community Library, 253 Maple St.

• Oct. 7, Wauseon Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Oct. 8, Swanton, noon to 5:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St.

• Oct.13, Fayette, 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fayette Opera House, 105 E. Main Street.

• Oct. 15, Lyons, noon to 5:30 p.m., Lyons Fire Hall, W. Morenci St.

• Oct. 20, Delta, noon to 5:30 p.m., Delta Open Door, 104 Monroe St.

Beginning Oct. 14, vaccinations will be given to anyone age 19 and above during “nursing hours” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. until supplies are gone.

A drive-through clinic is available by appointment for anyone who has difficulty standing or for children who require a wheelchair for mobility. A drive-through clinic is scheduled at the health center from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

The cost of the flu shot is $20 for adults and $10 for children through age 18 years, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Medicare Plan B will cover the cost for those over 65 years of age.

This is vaccine for seasonal flu and will not protect you from Pandemic H1N1 (Swine) flu. Pandemic H1N1 shot clinics will be published when the vaccine is available.

The health department will also offer FluMist, an intranasal vaccine, to healthy individuals between the ages of 2 and 49 years.  This may be of interest to those who want to protect themselves from the flu but fear getting a shot. The cost of the FluMist vaccination is the same as the flu shot.

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