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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.

Fayette Feed Mill expands 2012.05.23

Written by David Green.

Fred and Dawn Stockburger have been in their new location for several months now, but it was only last week when shelving was complete that Fred decided it’s time to declare the store officially open.

The Stockburgers moved their office and supplies to a building adjacent to their Fayette Feed Mill after remodeling the former Fayette Auto Repair.

In addition to the office and retail space, there’s also a drive-through window for customers to place an order and get their purchase loaded under a roof.

The drive-through is for customers’ convenience, Fred said, but most of them stop in to talk anyway. Drive-throughs are fairly common at feed stores further south in Ohio, he said.

The Stockburgers still carry dog and cat food, show feeds, bird feed, custom mixed feed in a bag or bulk, and miscellaneous items ranging from Bag Balm to rodent poison, but they’ve also expanded their line since moving.

Because the auto parts store is closed, Fayette Feed carries Interstate batteries, some NAPA oil and filters and a limited amount of parts such as headlights and wiper blades.

They also carry water softener salt and they’re thinking of adding a freezer for meats.

The change has worked out well, Fred said, and he’s also added a family member to the company. The Stockburgers’ son, Parker, is on the road working in sales.

In addition to daily hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fayette Feed is also back to its 8 a.m. until noon time on Saturdays.

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