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.

2012.10.17 Becky Thatcher: Oppose plans to lease or sell Ohio Turnpike

Written by David Green.

Governor Kasich said that in less than 30 days he will release the details of the proposed lease of our Ohio Turnpike. All of the residents of northern Ohio and our local officials must do what they can to stop this from happening! Once the reserves ($$$) from the Ohio Turnpike Commission are spent we have nothing but someone else raising tolls and not maintaining the turnpike. Just talk to those from Indiana.

Please call to voice your opposition to any plans to sell or lease our Ohio Turnpike! If foreign entities can make money operating our Turnpike, why can’t we? We do not want to lose control of one of northern Ohio’s greatest assets when it comes to economic development.

• Governor Kasich’s phone number is 614/466-3555

• Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s phone number is 419/693-0078

• Congressman Bob Latta’s phone number is 202/225-6405

• The Ohio Turnpike Commission’s phone number is 440/234-2081

Join me in the fight to keep the Ohio Turnpike just that—the OHIO Turnpike! In my talks with local villages and townships I have shared that this is one on my first priorities if elected. With the governor moving forward on this now, I may not get a chance to make a difference on this topic.

– Becky Thatcher, candidate for 

Fulton County Commissioner

Meadow Lane, Wauseon, Ohio

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