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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.
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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.

Andrews, Charles, Jr.

Written by David Green.

Charles F. “Charlie” Andrews, Jr., 78, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Feb. 23, 2007, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon where he was admitted Feb. 18.

He was born May 4, 1928, near Lyons, Ohio, the son of Charles and Inez (Layman) Andrew, Sr. He married Barbara Hartsel in 1952 and she preceded him in death in 1988. He married Patricia Chittenden (Link) Rupp on Feb. 14, 1990.

Charlie was life-long resident of the Lyons/Wauseon area. He farmed and retired from The Andersons at Maumee after 25 years. He was a member of the North Clinton Mennonite Church at Wauseon.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; one son, Timothy (and Beth Ann) Andrews of Lyons; eight step-children, Ron (and Roberta) Rupp of Paris, Texas, A.J. (and Linda) Rupp of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Gary (and Lorene) Link of Morgantown, Ind.; Ed (and Linda) Rupp of Lyons, Joyce Nofziger of Wauseon, Nancy (and Randy) Becker of Toledo, Dave (and Michelle) Link of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Julie (and Dave) Gugel of Wauseon; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Zook of Wauseon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and one grandson, Shaun Gugel.

Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the North Clinton Mennonite Church with pastors Brad Faler and Gary Blosser officiating.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the North Clinton Fellowship Hall.

The family suggests memorials to the North Clinton Mennonite Church. Arrangements were handled by Short Funeral Home in Archbold.

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