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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.

2008.02.20 Leon Shulters

Written by David Green.

Our beloved politician’s State of the Union Speech.

Bush finally mentioned global warming. He has been against doing anything about it, afraid big businesses would quit donating to his Republican party.

Free Trade Act. America’s jobs lost at an amazing pace. Cheap manufactured goods flooding our markets.

Republicans started NAFTA. Old George Bush didn’t get the job done, Bill Clinton signed the bill into law. Republican and Democratic parties are both guilty of the North American Free Trade Act. Bad deal.

Social Security is an entitlement, so Bush claims. Working people pay into Social Security most of their lives. Some people die and never collect a cent that they paid in. Never hear about that on the news. Its not an entitlement, it’s a retirement plan. Most of our workers pay into Social Security all year. Take the cap off Social Security and everybody pays year round like most of our workers do. No problem.

If the tax break for big businesses was so successful, why are we heading for a recession?

Our highly educated politicians sure  have our country in a mess. Democrats and Republicans are both guilty. The Republicans cry, “I am a Conservative.” They sure know how to run the good old U.S.A. deep in debt. Why is there no import tax on foreign products coming into our country but our export tax so high? It’s been going on for years. Both parties are guilty.

The Bush administration has put this country deep in debt and lied about the war in Iraq from day one.

Medical problems, you have to cut costs. All I have heard in the last 20 or 30 years is medical costs are going up. Why so drastic? Doctor’s office calls are up 300 percent, hospital charges are outrageous. There’s no control on cost. Of course, I realize the American Medical Association donates campaign money to both parties.

– Leon Shulters

Co. Rd. 10-3, Lyons, Ohio

 

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