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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.

Democratic Party of Fulton County seeks committee members 2011.10.19

Written by David Green.

The Democratic Party of Fulton County is looking for progressive candidates to fill the membership of the Central Committee in Fulton County.

Ray Ramsdell, Central Committee Chair, said the committee needs individuals who want to be involved in the party and feel under represented—and who are prepared to make a commitment. 

Each voting precinct in Fulton County can elect one representative to the committee. Several precincts are currently without any representation and all positions are open for election during the spring 2012 vote. Current representatives who wish to remain on the Central Committee must be re-elected in order to continue as members during the next term. 

 Once elected, members are expected to serve a four-year commitment.  Members are expected to attend several meetings a year, organize in his/her precinct, become actively involved in campaign events including the booth at the fair, local parades and party fund raising.

“This commitment of time and resources is essential if the Democratic Party is to be viable in Fulton County,” Ramsdell said.

 Members will be elected in the spring 2012 primary election. More than one individual may run in each precinct. A declaration of candidacy must be made prior to Dec. 7, 2011.

Paperwork may be picked up at the Fulton County Board of Elections at 135 Courthouse Plaza in Wauseon. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No collection of signatures is required. Registration is all that is needed to appear on the ballot.   

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