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.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
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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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    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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