Morenci school board 10.07

Written by David Green.

Influenza inoculations for H1N1 will be given later this month at Morenci Middle School.

Middle school principal Kay Johnson told board of education members Monday that she’s been given a tentative date of Oct. 23 for the Lenawee County Health Department to offer flu shots to students during the afternoon and to adults after school.

The middle school computer lab will be used for middle and high school students. Another site will be set up at the elementary school.

When a final date is scheduled, information will be sent home with children and published in the newspaper.

During a short meeting Monday, board members approved Todd Saylor as a volunteer assistant football coach and approved an updated coach’s handbook.

New wording added a mid-season evaluation for coaches in addition to the post-season evaluation.

Athletic director Tim Kruse explained that he meets with the head coach of each sport to review evaluations made by the coach about other coaches on his or her staff.

MILLAGE—Middle school teacher Sally Kruger asked board members if they were aware that the district is allowed to seek a recreational millage to help pay for school athletics.

Board president Scott Merillat said he would be very hesitant to ask voters for an additional millage when they were recently asked to support a millage for maintenance projects.

Superintendent Kyle Griffith said a key to passage of the maintenance millage is that it asked for no additional funds beyond what was already being paid. He thinks this is a very tough time economically to ask taxpayers for more.

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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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