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.

PRIME TIME reading program to start 09.22.2010

Written by David Green.

After months of preparation, PRIME TIME Family Reading Time begins tomorrow at Stair Public Library.

The PRIME TIME program is scheduled 6 to 7:30 p.m every Thursday from Sept. 23 to Nov. 4 (no session Oct. 14 due to Parent-Teacher conferences) at the library for parents or guardians and their children.  At each session, Melissa Elliott will present stories and model reading aloud. Humanities scholar Melissa Stewart will serve as the discussion leader.

Tomorrow’s session will focus on the oral tradition of storytelling, poems and songs as the basis for the written word; the remainder of the sessions will focus on award-winning children’s books that families will check out each week.

PRIME TIME introduces families of children ages 6 to 12 to the pleasures and benefits of reading together and the many resources and services of the library, and aims to foster a lifelong love of learning through reading. A pre-school program is offered for younger siblings aged three to five. Meals, books, and transportation are provided and there will be a drawing for door prizes each week.

The project was developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. The library won a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, with support from the W. K. Kellogg Fund of the Grand Haven Community Foundation to implement the program locally and has received support from area businesses through willingness to provide meals, transportation, door prizes, and

For more information, contact Colleen Leddy at 517/458-6510 or [email protected] There are a few more openings for families interested in registering for the program

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