Morenci Chamber of Commerce 06.23.2010

Written by David Green.

Six businesses were chosen to receive building exterior grants from the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber members voted June 10 to give $250 grants to five Chamber members and a $200 grant to another.

Funds will be used for: Borchardt Brothers Market, painting and sign replacement; Philip Rubley, painting and awning repair; Morenci Skateland, installation of an awning; Lacy’s Petals and Gifts, sign replacement; Eagle Funeral Home, painting and carpeting on the outside ramp; Bell’s Tax Service, window signage.

EVENTS COMMITTEE—Trula McClain spoke about the lack of people downtown on Friday and Saturday nights and suggested that events should be planned, such as a street dance.

Morenci mayor Keith Pennington said he had been thinking of creating an events committee through city council. He said it’s a misconception that a large crowd of people is necessary to make an event a success.

Sheila Thompson, Trula McClain, Jennifer Blaker and Trisha Burrow volunteered to serve on a Chamber committee to develop ideas for events.

DONATIONS—Chamber members voted to donate $500 to the Town and Country Festival fireworks fund and to pay for a flag in the Kiwanis flag program display. The flag will be placed with others along Wakefield Park.

GARAGE SALE—Members voted to buy advertising for the annual city-wide garage sale July 17. The Chamber’s golf outing is scheduled Aug. 28 at De-Mor Hills.

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    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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