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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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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.
    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.

Wills, Cheryl

Written by David Green.

Cheryl S. Wills, 64 of North Huntingdon,  Pa., died July 16, 2011, at her home.

She was born April 9, 1947, in Lansing, Mich., the daughter of the late Albert and Violet Schoonover Deming.

Cheryl was a 1964 graduate of Morenci Area High School. She was employed as a sales representative for NFIB and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Norwin Nazarene Church and was a member of its board of directors.

Cheryl is survived by a son, Forrest  (and Maria) Wills of Irwin, Pa.; a daughter, Misti Wills of New York; and nine grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wendell and Harvey Mock. 

A memorial service will be scheduled at Norwin Church of the Nazarene at a later date. No visitation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall Fund, 110 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.

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