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.

2009.06.03 Tom MacNaughton: Morenci senior center

Written by David Green.

A little over three years ago, we had an open house to celebrate the opening of the Morenci Senior Center at the Morenci Health Care Center. From day one, under the direction of Sarah Weeks, the center has been an overwhelming success. This year the center has averaged 45 for lunch, second only to Adrian of the seven senior centers in the county. Not only are the meals great, but the activity and socialization has been very meaningful.

The Lenawee Department on Aging and those who call the center their second home are extremely grateful to ProMedica Health Care Systems for making the site available at no charge and for subsidizing the cost of the meals. It is unique for a hospital to take this kind of interest in a community and make a senior center possible.

Now, ProMedica is proposing to move all operations from the current site to the Charles Fay Building. We are fortunate to know that ProMedica is planning for the needs of the Senior Center as the move is being considered. Since funding that was given by Charles Fay helped to build the building, I hope that he would be happy to know that it will soon be used to benefit the older adults of Morenci as he originally intended.

– Tom MacNaughton, Director

Lenawee Department on Aging

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