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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.

Theresa Chang honored by Asian American group 05.27.07

Written by David Green.

Citizens for Quality Care (CQC) president Theresa Chang returned Saturday from New York City where she was a recipient of a national business award.

Chang attended the annual banquet of the Asian American Business Development Center as a winner of the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” award. The event honors entrepreneurship of Asian Americans from across the country.theresa.chang

The objective of the award program is to “promote and strengthen the voice and role of Asian Americans and to highlight their achievement and contributions.”

Recipients are said to represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American business owners and professionals, coming from a pool of diverse and multi-talented individuals engaged in a wide range of business interests.

Honorees are chosen based on their accomplishments, contributions to society and and leadership qualities. Chang’s nomination was made by Dr. Keith Whitehouse of Morenci.

U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao was the keynote speaker at this year’s banquet Friday night at the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue. More than 700 guests attended the event.

Chang opened her first CQC assisted living home in 1993 near Adrian and her second home in 1995 in Morenci. Both homes have been remodeled and enlarged.

She acquired the Stephenson Home in Adrian when it was threatened with closure in 1999.

As president of the company, Chang is responsible for overseeing all aspects of management and strategic planning. She possesses degrees in nursing and health care administration and has volunteered her services with the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Red Cross. She is also a frequent speaker on senior care topics at service club meetings.

She is involved with the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Detroit where she created a young entrepreneur group to encourage Asian youngsters entering the business world. She created the Asian American Business Development Conference which is now in its fifth year.

She is the only woman to receive the best businessperson award from the World Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and has served as a speaker and advisor in Taiwan hospitals.

She is currently working to complete a doctorate degree and studies the legal system.

    – June 27, 2007 

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