The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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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.

2007.09.06 Tina Bischoff

Written by David Green.

To the parties concerned about the Vreba-Hoff “factories:”

I understand that all humans have their right to their own opinion, and I have heard many. All I want to say is maybe instead of looking at the negative you should turn your attention to a positive.

Do any of you really think that all the complaining is doing anything other than voicing your opinion? Obviously the “factories” have more than their means to take care of any fines that are thrown their way, (as the articles in the papers state, they are working with the DEQ), and it doesn’t look like they are going to go away any time soon. They just keep growing, so maybe it is time to start to become dairy free. Hit them where it may hurt, and stop buying dairy products!

Is that an option? No, not to many. It is just easier to voice opinions. But I guess the positive (they do supply us with dairy products) is not important.

As far as the parade through town, you may be able to get them to stop going through town, but they will still be going. Do I agree with what they are doing? Not all the time. But I also know that they are not going to disappear either. Why are these tankers any different than other semis or large machinery that happen to go through town? Oh, of course, because they don’t have Vreba-Hoff written on the door.

Pick battles that are within your limits to control, or get over them. This is my opinion.

– Tina Bischoff
Wabash Road, Waldron

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