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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.

2008.12.24 Sharon King: Wants financial help

Written by David Green.

I have lived in this town since my oldest son was in first grade. I have done many things and volunteered my services for many organizations.

Four years ago I found a church out of Morenci, for in needing help, I went through many attitudes of people. For over two years, Jesus showed me “love your neighbor as yourself.” I laughed for nearly two years. I said half the people must not love themselves for they surely don’t love their own neighbor.

Then God taught me we are to love others the way Jesus loves us; be patient with them, forgive others the way he forgives us. I kept saying, “OK , God, why are you showing me this, why not those who are already pastors?”

God says we will always have poor people and those needing help. I am a loving and compassionate person. I have always shared what I had or could give others (not the attitude of some people in our town, “Oh, we can’t help you for Christmas, you don’t live here, even if your address is here.”)

Remember we were put here for God’s will, not our own. So we are to be a cheerful giver and not complain.

I have health issues. I’m on over 500 medications a month. Two of my doctors and two of my nurses said I was a candidate for a fund raiser since I need about $19,000 or a repossessed trailer to be dropped at my address. Then we will know that was God’s plan.

I sent one letter to an organization and got told I was a deserving person but they denied me. I told my doctors it depended on who you are and what your status is to whether or not Morenci does a fund raiser for you.

Two years ago I was reading a book and threw my hands in the air and said, “Thank you, Jesus” for telling me that all the people who think they are better than others, holier than thou, nobody is better than anyone else, as God says every person has to be forgiven daily of their sins like anyone else.

So if any of you want to help me, you know where I live. When you do things for others, be sure you do it for the right reason.

– Sharon King

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