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.

2012.01.11 Mary Snyder: Rides needed for cancer treatment

Written by David Green.

As I sit here tonight, I am still upset, but not as upset as I was two weeks ago.

I have cancer..again.

I have given to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, the veterans, and last but not least to the ACS—American Cancer Society—hoping and praying I would never be in need of their services.

Well, two weeks ago I found out once again the cancer I have been fighting since 1994 has come back in my bones. I had surgery and then found out I would need 10 rounds of radiation. This meant every day except Saturday and Sunday I had to be at the radiation department in Adrian. This has caused financial hardship for me to go to Adrian every day.

I got in touch with the ACS to see if they would give me a ride. I live 45 minute from Adrian. The ACS said yes, they could find me a ride for the 10 days I needed. I gave them the times I needed to be there each day. I couldn’t get a ride through the radiation department at the Hickman Cancer Center because they only have a couple drivers and were booked.

Then, a week ago, I got a call from the ACS. They had to back out because they don’t have enough drivers, even though they promised me a ride.

I will never help them out again. Where does all the money go?

– Mary Snyder

Coomer Street, Morenci

Editor’s note: Volunteers willing to assist Mary Snyder are welcome to contact her at 517/458-2507.

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