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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.

2011.03.16 Jay VanBuren: United Way needs support

Written by David Green.

Over the last two years, Lenawee United Way has served one in three people here in Lenawee County through 15 funded programs and our 2-1-1 call service. The need for community services has never been greater.

If you are able, I encourage you to give what you can to Lenawee United Way now.  Ernie and Susan Groeb of Onsted have generously provided a $20,000 challenge grant to United Way. That means, every dollar you donate to Lenawee United Way through the end of March will be matched dollar for dollar.

Your  financial support is needed to help us continue funding to these very important and worthwhile programs here in Lenawee County. When Lenawee residents call 2-1-1 with a need, we want to make sure there are services and resources available.

Lenawee United Way invests your donation into our community to help provide basic needs for families and individuals. Your investment helps people get on their feet and become more financially stable, eventually making them less dependent on community services. The funds provide much needed medical, dental and mental health services to people who simply can’t afford a doctor or mental health provider.

To see how your contribution is making an impact, visit our website at www.lenaweeunitedway.org. There, you can find out more about our priority areas and how we are making progress on community issues, you can see the faces of the people whose lives you’ve helped change and you can sign up for our e-newsletter. Our report from the last year of successes will be available on our website in early June.

Although today’s challenging economy has added pressure and urgency within all segments of society, United Way’s commitment to set bold goals, forge effective partnerships, achieve meaningful results, and fulfill an ambitious goal—to create opportunities for everyone—has never been more important.

Please consider donating or increasing your current gift before the March 31 deadline.

Helping our economically disadvantaged neighbors to transform their lives is truly what it means to Live United.  Thank you for your continued support.
– Jay VanBuren, Board Chair

Lenawee United Way Board of Directors

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