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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.

United Way thanks Morenci community 2012.11.07

Written by David Green.

Lenawee United Way recently hosted our annual “Small Business Blitz.” Many community volunteers visited businesses throughout our community asking for support for the 2012/13 Lenawee United Way campaign.  

Lenawee United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health–the building blocks for a good life. In fact, we have three very bold goals for our community. Our goals are to: Cut the number of high school dropouts in half, cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable, and increase by one third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.  With the help of our community, we can reach these goals, because we have to–for all of us!  

The following businesses in Morenci pledged their support for a better community through Lenawee United Way during the Small Business Blitz: Borchardt Brothers Market, Maid for You, Morenci Fabricare Laundromat, Morenci Pub, Rural Urban Insurance, and State Line Observer.

Several other organizations in Morenci are also conducting workplace campaigns in support of Lenawee United Way. Some of those businesses include General Broach Co. and Morenci Area Schools. If you are a business or individual who would like to help advance the common good and support the 2012/2013 campaign, please call 517/263-4696 or e-mail [email protected]   

Thank you to the Morenci community for your continued support of Lenawee United Way.

– Amy Palmer

Executive Director, Lenawee United Way

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