Morenci Garden Club 2012.05.16

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club met at the Congregational Church May 8. Sandy Cahill and Sharon Bruce served as co-hostesses.

Anita Prats reported that the hummingbirds are back and she has also spotted the following birds—a pileated woodpecker on M-156; Baltimore orioles, sandhill cranes, tree swallows and pheasants. She also reported that purple martins are nesting in the gourds on her property.

Those attending the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., District IIA spring meeting in Saline on April 28 were Betsy Smith, Lois Speed, Michelle Stevens, Sandy Wheeler, Becky Schermerhorn and Becky Miller. Programs presented were: Outstanding Gardens to Visit; Native Lotus Plants Growing Near Monroe; and Wildflowers in Michigan.

Lois Speed directed the Adopt-a-Highway committee on April 21. Those who participated in the trash pick-up were Lori Drogowski, Jane Brasher-Garrow, Sandy Cahill, Cecil Schoonover, Michelle Stevens, Becky Miller and Theresa Lakatos.

The garden club’s annual plant exchange for the public and club members is scheduled at 9 a.m. June 2, at Wakefield Park. Bring five “starts” and take home five plants. Plant “starts” should be clearly identified.

The club’s next field trip is planned June 16 to Linton’s Enchanted Gardens in Indiana.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Morenci Garden Club should call Renée at 517/458-7179 or Sandy at 458-7237.

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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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