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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    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.

2011.08.17 Kebben Milliman: Lighten up on the exercise

Written by David Green.

While relaxing in my living room on Saturday morning, a quick bit of motion caught my eye out the front window.  Now, considering very little motion occurs on Cawley Road most of the time, one takes heed when something out of the norm happens in front of the house. Especially at 7:30 a.m.

A second glance indicated a man running westbound down Cawley Road. Concern then crossed my mind that something evil may have been afoot. Taking a second glance there seemed to be the lack of presence of an angry dog chasing this runner, nor the presence of police in foot pursuit. Upon closer scrutiny I recognized the runner as our local newspaper editor. Seems the only danger he was attempting elude was an early demise by jogging. 

Now, please do not get me wrong, I am a huge fan of physical fitness. However, that being said, I am also a huge fan of Cheese Danish, Eggs fried in Butter, and McDonald’s French Fries. I am seriously questioning the true benefit of exercising by society as a whole. You see, due to the benefits of modern medicines we are all living longer. This issue of living longer is placing a strain on the Social Security System and Medicare benefits received by seniors. 

David Green is one of the pillars of the community and I greatly respect his dedication to providing the latest news to the citizens of the area. I also believe that he would never use more than his fair share of the social security pie. “On Purpose” 

At this time I am taking this opportunity to enter a plea to the Editor and Chief of the local newspaper to please partake of a greasy cheeseburger or a huge plate of pancakes and sausage, and drive to work every once in while. I, myself, would never consider placing a burden on the National Benefit programs. Walking to fridge or the climbing the stairs to the sleeping room would seem to qualify as enough exercise. Please be considerate to the rest of mankind. There are limited Social Benefits to be distributed among us all. Please leave us short timers with our fair share.

– Kebben Milliman

Cawley Rd., Morenci

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