June 24, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Dan Cochran and Logos Leathercraft

Dan Cochran is the owner and operator of Logos Leathercraft in Morgan.   (Staff photo by Amy Berg)

By Amy Berg, Staff Writer

In the mid-1990’s, Dan Cochran was on a quest – a quest for a trade, craft, or hobby. But he had a few stipulations.

One, he wanted to feel passionate about it and have a real interest in it.  Two, he wanted something that, along with form, would be functional.

“My brother and I were both involved with sales and working 65 plus hours a week and neither one of us really had a hobby,” he said. “We got tired of the rat race.”

His brother became interested and involved with pottery but Cochran found a different niche with leather.

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Fairfax Dayz of Thunder happening this weekend!

By Amy Berg, Staff Writer

If you’re looking to be active, eat some good grub, be entertained, compete, or buy some goodies – you are in luck! Fairfax’s city celebration Dayz of Thunder this weekend provides ample opportunity in all of these categories.

The weekend kicks off early, on Thursday, June 25, with the Fairfax Royalty coronation and silent auction at Squirrels Bar and Grill at 7 p.m. This is a completely free event – take advantage of this great opportunity to support the young people in our community!

Another highlight of the coronation is the announcement of the first medallion clue. Get a head start on the hunt. Additional clues will be released throughout the weekend.

There’s no need to toil over the oven that evening as the Jaycees host their Pork Chop Dinner at the Frontier from 5 – 8 p.m.

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June 17, 2015

Morgan City & Country Days this weekend!

By Amy Berg, Staff Writer

The annual Morgan City & Country Days are set to kick off this weekend on Friday, June 19.

To start the night off, a grilled supper by MAC will fill your stomachs. For dessert, the library will be selling ice cream.

The Football Player Auction at 6 p.m. gives residents a chance to bid on a player to assist them with chores.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. a DJ in the Park will keep things lively until the street dance begins at 9 p.m. with IV Play performing at the C & C Tavern.

The Bean Bag tournament gets underway at 6 p.m. at the C & C Tavern and the Emergency Services Kickball game begins at 7 p.m. on the softball field. Also by the softball field are free train rides for kids.

Saturday is jam-packed with a variety of activities happening all day long. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and New Horizons wants to make sure you start your day off right. Come down to the City Park for coffee and homemade rolls from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

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June 10, 2015

Morgan City & Country Days celebration on the horizon

By Amy Berg, Staff Writer

The Morgan City & Country Days are not far out of reach.

This year the city celebration begins Friday, June 19 and runs through the weekend until June 21.

Mark your calendars and check out the complete schedule on page 3 and see next week’s edition for more details.