Morenci Garden Club 2012.08.22

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club visited the local gardens of Jim and John Smith, Maxine Sutherland, Alice Lonis and Becky Schermerhorn Aug. 14. They finished the day with a dinner meeting at DeMor Hills Golf Course restaurant.

Eight people helped with the club’s refuse pick-up along M-156: Lois Speed, Jane Brasher-Garrow, Sandy Cahill, Becky Miller, Lori Drogowski, Theresa Lakatos, Sharon Bruce and Cecil Schoonover. 

Garden Club members have planned a mum sale Sept. 22 at the Depot on Main Street.

Any groups or individuals who want to decorate a downtown light pole for autumn should reserve a pole by attaching their name to it. Decorations should be in place by Oct. 15.

Photos are due Sept. 5 for the Garden Club’s container garden contest. Submit photos at city hall along with the $5 entry fee.

The next meeting of the Morenci Garden Club is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Becky Schermerhorn’s home. Members will each make a concrete bird bath in the form of a large leaf.  

Anyone interested in learning more about the Morenci Garden Club should call 517/458-7179.

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    Angela Davis (2) and teammate Allison VanBrandt break into a jig after Morenci's softball team won its third consecutive regional title.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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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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    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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