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.

2010.11.03 Mary Snyder: Halloween party appreciated

Written by David Green.

I just want everyone who wasn’t at Wakefield Park Saturday, Oct. 23, for the Halloween party, to know you missed out on the best fun for adults and children alike.

The hayride was awesome. It really got your blood pumping. It brought back memories from when I was a little girl in Tennessee.

The haunted house was so much fun. As my granddaughter and a friend led me through, I never screamed so much in my life and it indeed was scary. My granddaughter and I decided to go through the haunted house again, thinking I would not be as scared as the first time. Wrong. I got more scared than the first time. It really was fun and everyone young and old were enjoying themselves.

Thanks to everyone who had a part in not only scaring the older lady, but making me feel young again.

Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for all the decorations and hard work, and to all who helped with the haunted house and the hay ride. And thank God for the nice weather. I hope you have it again next year. My friend, my granddaughter and I enjoyed everything.

A wonderful, happy time was had by all.

– Mary Snyder

W. Coomer St., Morenci

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