Morenci Garden Club 12.08.2010

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club met Nov. 16, at the Congregational Church. Co-hostesses for the meeting were Jo Erbskorn and Mary Johnson.

Kym Ries gave a Power-Point presentation on decorated gourds.  Instructions were given on how to clean gourds and prepare them for decorating or creating bird houses. Sandy and Duane Wheeler drilled holes in gourds donated by Tom Valentine, and each member was offered gourds to take home.

Club members chose Bean Creek Garden Center’s bid of $975 for the downtown hanging baskets. The baskets will include bubblegum supertunia, snow princess lobularia and sweet potato vine.

A field trip is planned Dec. 11 to the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve in Toledo, which is decorated for the holidays. Those attending the trip should meet behind city hall at 10 a.m. Dec. 11. The group will also stop for lunch.

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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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