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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.

2012.07.25 Josh Sutherland: Turbines provide energy of the future

Written by David Green.

The issue of the looming wind farm ordinance has been an issue of great debate as of late. I, like many others, would rather not have them in our back yards, but do we have the means to change history or to write the future?

We are more than willing to use these fossil fuels with out end, and more willing to use these despite the thought of the offshore oil rigs that (as we recently witnessed) can spew thousands, if not millions, of gallons into our oceans and shorelines. Just because the oil wasn’t lying in our front yards it’s not a big deal? What about the strip mine operations for our ore that leave nothing but destruction in their wake?

There is a lot of loose, if not misleading, information in circulation about the wind farms and I urge you to dig deep and find the facts. Let’s not play telephone with the facts and regulations, not to mention the countless jobs that would be forever infused into our economy.

The design, manufacture, construction, and maintenance would be great assets to a great country, a country that I want to be proud to leave to my children and their children to come. With great power comes great responsibility and we have the power to lessen our footprint and start the energy revolution.

– Josh Sutherland

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