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    SKEWERS, gumdrops, and marshmallows are all that’s needed to create interesting shapes and designs for Layla McDowell Saturday at Stair District Library’s “Sculptamania!” Open House. The program featuring design games and materials is one part of a larger project funded by a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from Disney and the American Library Association. Additional photos are on page 7.
    Morenci marching band members took to the field Friday night dressed for Halloween during the Bulldog’s first playoff game. Morenci fans had a bit of a scare until the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs scored 30 points to leave Lenawee Christian School behind. Whiteford visits Morenci this Friday for the district championship game. From the left is Clayton Borton, Morgan Merillat and James O’Brien.
    DNA PUZZLE—Mitchell Storrs and Wyatt Mohr tackle a puzzle representing the structure of DNA. There’s only one correct way for all the pieces to fit. It’s one of the new materials that can be used in both biology and chemistry classes, said teacher Loretta Cox.
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    A TRAFFIC control worker stands in the middle of Morenci’s Main Street Tuesday morning, waiting for the next flow of vehicles to be let through from the west. The dusty gravel surface was sealed with a layer of tar, leaving only the application of paint for new striping. The project was completed in conjunction with county road commission work west of Morenci.
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    JUNIORS Jazmin Smith and Trevor Corkle struggle against a team from the sophomore class Friday during the annual tug of war at the Homecoming Games pep rally. Even the seniors struggled against the sophomores who won the competition. At the main course of the day, the Bulldog football team struggled against Whiteford in a homecoming loss.
    YOUNG soccer players surived a chilly morning Saturday in Morenci’s PTO league. From the left is Emma Cordts, Wayne Corser, Carter and Levi Seitz, Briella York and Drew Joughin. Two more weeks of soccer remain for this season.
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    BOWEN BAUMGARTNER of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge constructed by the Tecumseh Boy Scout troop Sunday at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The bridge was one of many challenges, displays and games set up for the annual Youth Jamboree by the Michigan DNR. Additional photos on are the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    One of four senior candidates will be crowned the fall homecoming queen during half-time of this week’s Morenci-Whiteford football game. In the back row (left to right) is exchange student Kinga Vidor (her escort will be Caylob Alcock), seniors Alli VanBrandt (escorted by Sam Cool), Larissa Elliott (escorted by Clayton Borton), Samantha Wright (escorted by JJ Elarton) and Justis McCowan (escorted by Austin Gilson), and exchange student Rebecca Rosenberger (escorted by Garrett Smith). Front row freshman court member Allie Kaiser (escorted by Anthony Thomas), sophomore Marlee Blaker (escorted by Nate Elarton) and junior Cheyenne Stone (escorted by Dominick Sell).
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    GETTING READY—Jerad Gleckler pounds nails to secure a string of holiday lights on the side of the Wakefield Park concession stand while other members of the Volunteer Club and others hold them in place. The volunteers showed up Sunday afternoon to string lights at the park. The decorating project will continue this Sunday. Denise Walsh is in charge of the effort this year.

Sallows, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert Sallows, 86, of Union Street, Morenci, Mich., died May 13, 2006 at his home.

He was born Nov. 26, 1919 in Jasper, Mich., the son of Leonard and Clara Louisa (Brown) Sallows. He married Rosetta Flint on Nov. 29, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio, and she survives.

Robert was a lifelong Morenci area resident. He worked at Koncor Industries in Wauseon, Ohio, retiring in 1986. He was also a farmer and was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by four children, Clara Moore of Sand Creek, and Jeff (and Cathy) Sallows, Sue (and Bill) Fee and David (and Carla Repp), all of Morenci; 14 grandchildren, Cheri (and Craig) Kent, Holli Stetten, Mindy Sallows, Jessica (and Heath) Jones, Leather (and Jon) Casebere, Kristen Sallows, Shane Curtis, Christopher Curtis, Stephanie (and Mike) Mossing, Michelle (and Scott) Jarrell, Shelly Jones, Tonja Moore, Paula Torres, and Jimmy Moore; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Woodward of Blissfield and Anna Lou Lantz of Fayette, Ohio; two step-sisters, Ola (and Jack) Brink of Morenci and Shirley (and Ulysess) Buck of Fayette; a special nephew, Ward “Fred” Smith and nieces, Linda Rector, Sandy Cooper, Brenda Bell and Christine Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert, Jr., in infancy; his step-mother, Freda Sallows; two sons-in-law, Gerald Curtis and James Moore; three sisters, Marie Hess, Leora Maham and Nellie Solmonson; and four brothers, Kenneth, Clair, Ralph and Harold Sallows.

Service are planned at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Don Sunman officiating. Private burial will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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