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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    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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