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    SKEWERS, gumdrops, and marshmallows are all that’s needed to create interesting shapes and designs for Layla McDowell Saturday at Stair District Library’s “Sculptamania!” Open House. The program featuring design games and materials is one part of a larger project funded by a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from Disney and the American Library Association. Additional photos are on page 7.
    Morenci marching band members took to the field Friday night dressed for Halloween during the Bulldog’s first playoff game. Morenci fans had a bit of a scare until the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs scored 30 points to leave Lenawee Christian School behind. Whiteford visits Morenci this Friday for the district championship game. From the left is Clayton Borton, Morgan Merillat and James O’Brien.
    DNA PUZZLE—Mitchell Storrs and Wyatt Mohr tackle a puzzle representing the structure of DNA. There’s only one correct way for all the pieces to fit. It’s one of the new materials that can be used in both biology and chemistry classes, said teacher Loretta Cox.
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    A TRAFFIC control worker stands in the middle of Morenci’s Main Street Tuesday morning, waiting for the next flow of vehicles to be let through from the west. The dusty gravel surface was sealed with a layer of tar, leaving only the application of paint for new striping. The project was completed in conjunction with county road commission work west of Morenci.
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    JUNIORS Jazmin Smith and Trevor Corkle struggle against a team from the sophomore class Friday during the annual tug of war at the Homecoming Games pep rally. Even the seniors struggled against the sophomores who won the competition. At the main course of the day, the Bulldog football team struggled against Whiteford in a homecoming loss.
    YOUNG soccer players surived a chilly morning Saturday in Morenci’s PTO league. From the left is Emma Cordts, Wayne Corser, Carter and Levi Seitz, Briella York and Drew Joughin. Two more weeks of soccer remain for this season.
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    BOWEN BAUMGARTNER of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge constructed by the Tecumseh Boy Scout troop Sunday at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The bridge was one of many challenges, displays and games set up for the annual Youth Jamboree by the Michigan DNR. Additional photos on are the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    One of four senior candidates will be crowned the fall homecoming queen during half-time of this week’s Morenci-Whiteford football game. In the back row (left to right) is exchange student Kinga Vidor (her escort will be Caylob Alcock), seniors Alli VanBrandt (escorted by Sam Cool), Larissa Elliott (escorted by Clayton Borton), Samantha Wright (escorted by JJ Elarton) and Justis McCowan (escorted by Austin Gilson), and exchange student Rebecca Rosenberger (escorted by Garrett Smith). Front row freshman court member Allie Kaiser (escorted by Anthony Thomas), sophomore Marlee Blaker (escorted by Nate Elarton) and junior Cheyenne Stone (escorted by Dominick Sell).
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    GETTING READY—Jerad Gleckler pounds nails to secure a string of holiday lights on the side of the Wakefield Park concession stand while other members of the Volunteer Club and others hold them in place. The volunteers showed up Sunday afternoon to string lights at the park. The decorating project will continue this Sunday. Denise Walsh is in charge of the effort this year.

Pastor Ralph Stuebs to celebrate 40 years in ministry 2011.07.13

Written by David Green.

Pastor_StuebsPastor Ralph Stuebs of Morenci’s Trinity Lutheran Church, WELS, will celebrate his 40th year in the ministry with a special worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17. 

Pastor Jeff Bolwerk of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jenera, Ohio will serve as guest preacher and Pastor Robert Krueger of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Findlay, Ohio, is the scheduled guest liturgist.

The Trinity Choral ensemble and the Trinity Kids will perform selections in Pastor Stuebs’ honor. Friends and colleagues will also be invited to speak.

A meal, prepared by members of the church, will be served following the worship service.

Pastor Stuebs, and his twin brother Ron, were born Aug. 27, 1945, in Kewaunee, Wis. They are the oldest of 11 children.

Ralph was received into God’s family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sept. 9, 1945, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaunee.

He attended various schools throughout northeastern Wisconsin. His family finally settled near Newtonberg (Manitowoc) Wis. He was received into communicant membership at St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Newtonberg through the rite of confirmation on May 24, 1959.

Ralph graduated from Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, Wis., in 1963. He graduated from Northwestern College in Watertown in 1967 and completed his ministry training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis., in 1971. During his seminary training, he served as a vicar at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Savanna and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Carroll, Ill.

Pastor Stuebs has served in the following congregations: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Belview, Minn., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Seaforth, Minn.; Immanuel Lutheran Church in Globe (Neilsville), Wis.; St. John’s Lutheran Church in Christie, Wis.; Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Urbana, Ill.; and Grace Lutheran Church in Kenton, Ohio.

Since moving to Morenci, Pastor Stuebs is a member of the Wauseon Lions Club and serves as a Little League umpire.

Pastor Stuebs has four children, Kent of Kenton, Ohio; Kevin (and Teresa) of Greenfield, Ohio; Kate of Findlay, Ohio; and Kyle (and Jenna) of Marysville, Ohio. He also has 12 grandchildren.

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