Morenci Garden Club 09.09.2010

Written by David Green.

Morenci Garden Club members were joined by two guests, Michelle Stevens and Doris Baltes, as they toured other members’ gardens Aug. 17.

The club’s monthly meeting was at De-Mor Hills Golf Course, with dinner following.

The treasurer’s report listed $2,517 in the checking account and $2,279 in savings. Members discussed their dissatisfaction with this year’s hanging baskets, and different plants will be chosen for next year. Wave petunias and sweet potato vine may be considered.

Committees have been busy with Adopt-a-Highway work, as well as plantings in front of the library, at the veteran’s memorial in Wakefield Park, and at the city’s entrance on M-156.

The Jeri Ries residence at the corner of Locust and N. Summit was chosen as Garden of the Month.

The next meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 21, in the Library Annex. The program will be about flower arranging.

Garden Therapy Quote: We don’t inherit our land from our parents, we borrow it from our children. – Source unknown.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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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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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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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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