Morenci Day in Florida 03.16.2011

Written by David Green.

Members of the Fletcher family attended this year’s Morenci Day in Florida event and reclaimed their title of the oldest family present.

The family was represented this year by Rex Fletcher with Ruby, Shirley Fletcher and Neil Fletcher.  Last year’s eldest attendee, Edith Brink, also found her way to the new location for 2011 at Ozzie’s Buffet & Grill in Ruskin, Fla.

Others attending were Darell and Beverly (Bell) Blaker, R.D. Borton, Richard Bryant, Charles Carncross, Sandra DeMeritt, Ron and Vadah (Brink) DeWulf, Marty Ely, Elaine Loveland, Charles Emch, Doug and Fran Emch, Judy (Emch) Sutherland, Zale and Jackie (Lloyd) Fether, John and Evelyn (Smith) Ford, Lincoln and Mary Jo Gorsuch;

Vernon Harper, Gene and Doris (Sprague) Hollstein, Ward and Cleantha Joughin, Ron and Pat (Reppert) Keller, Mary Lou Leaders, Gail (Johnson) Litchfield, Evelyn (Solmonson) Maurer, Don and Carol Merillat, Betty Rathbun, Nolan and Phyllis Rathbun, Clare and Norma Root, Larry and Susan Sevitts, Bobby Shough, Darlene (Rupp) Smith;

Glen and Carolyn Smith, Sidney and Rose Smith, Robert and Annette Solmonson, James and Marilyn (Emerson) Sproull, Marcia (Smith) Swain, JoAnne Terry, Bernie and Nancy Teeters, John and Carol Van Havel, Hal VanWagner, Connie (Colegrove) Vinton, Roger and Karen Wolf and Larry and Janice Wilt.

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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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