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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

2008.07.10 Kathy Schiermyer

Written by David Green.

My dear owner,

You know how much I appreciate all you do for me. You feed me, walk me, play with me and show me you love me. I love living at your house and show you that I love you, too.

I try to be a really good dog but sometimes if I can get away for a fast run by myself, I do. I usually head for all the nice neighbors on North Street (between Walnut and Congress) as they are all dog lovers. I have had conversations with all the guys—Tuckler, Murphy, Justice, Buddy, Bean and Shady.  Their owners all treat me well. They know that if I am friendly and sit when told that I will get a pat on the head and scratch behind the ears. 

These folks would gladly call you and let you know that I am at their house but you have forgotten to put a name tag with your phone number on my collar. Please make a stop at the vet’s office and buy me a name tag! This way you will get a phone call that I am hooked up with a cool bowl of water nearby, just waiting for you to come get me.

These nice dog lovers won't have to call the police to have Frank or Don pick me up, or worse yet, have to witness me running across North Street and not making it all the way.

And those of you who are owners of some of my friends, I know that your buddy will never leave your yard, but just in case he does, please take a few minutes to invest in a name tag with your phone number on it. Because you love your pal, too, they will never be lost.

 – Barkfully yours,

 Your best friend (as told to Kathy Schiermyer, North Street)

 

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