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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.

2010.09.01 Jennifer Williams: Support for music festival missing

Written by David Green.

The third annual Fayette Music Festival was Aug. 21 and as you may remember the weather wasn’t very nice for an outside event.  As the day went on our prayers were answered.  The clouds broke up, the sun popped out and it turned out to be a very pleasant evening.  There was great music, good food, and laughs shared by those few brave souls who attended.  

As a Fayette Park Board member I would like to say “Thank you” from the bottom of my heart to those who came out to support our event—not only this year’s attendees but also those who have attended in the past.

We try to plan events that appeal to all walks of life, young and old. The funds from these events are used to better the park and lower costs for our kids programs. The people attending our events also purchase things at the local businesses, and could possible attract new people to move into the area.

But a big part of our event equation that is missing is our Fayette community support. It surprises me that the attendance is so low. If everyone in the Fayette area would view this event with an open mind, the benefits would be huge by attracting more and more outside attendance with their family and friends.  One thing I want to stress is that our Music Festival is not a drunken heehaw.  We bring in good clean bands and local vendors with great food—all at a reasonable price.  

One of the biggest rewards of being a Park Board member are the great memories I have of the events we plan. It was wonderful to see the many children running around throwing a football, or just sitting with their family enjoying the music.

There was one child who brings a smile to my face every time I think of this year’s Music Festival. I thank you, Danny, your great dance moves and big smile helped me remember why I invest my time to plan park events.  

I really appreciate knowing that the family time I lose planning events, isn’t a huge waste.

– Jennifer Williams

Fayette Park Member and Community Member  

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