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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.

2010.01.20 Dayna Cordts: Vote for recall

Written by David Green.

I had a chance to read the responses that are being put on the ballots by the Seneca Township clerk and treasurer in reference to their recalls. I am not even going to entertain the lies and misleadings of the truth that they put on there, because everyone knows what lies and misleadings they are. 

What I will entertain is the fact that the responses are making this out to be about a fence and me being angry over a fence. This has nothing to do with me or a fence. The whole fence issue got blown way out of proportion. And I am not angry about a fence.

Members of the township planning commission have since corrected the special use permit and guess what? I don’t have to put up a fence. So let’s not make a recall about a fence. That’s kind of stupid. Let’s keep it for what it is. 

I have led the way for this recall, yes. Myself, along with others, were stunned at how we saw these elected officials conduct themselves at a public meeting, and we were stunned at how they conducted the business regarding a fence issue.

We pay the clerk $700 a month and we pay the treasurer almost $600. I think for that kind of money we are entitled to have elected officials conduct themselves a little better than what was displayed.

I could not do this myself. In a few weeks there were 105 signatures collected for the recall. There are a lot of residents who are not happy with what happened, and they have nothing to do with a fence. And we have the right to say we’re not going to let this happen in our township. That’s what this recall is about.

And just to clear one thing up, it was reported in last week’s paper that the recall petition cited the officials for enforcing a special use permit. They did not enforce a special use permit, they made a complaint at the state level on my license on a special use permit that was incorrectly issued by the clerk. And when they were told it was incorrect by the supervisors of both boards they didn’t show any interest in correcting it and they still voted to make the complaint on the incorrectly issued permit.

– Dayna Cordts

Weston Road

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