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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.

Morenci's bridge walk is Monday 8.27

Written by David Green.

Surely you can spare a few seconds Monday morning to for the 13th annual Silver Creek Bridge Walk.

Really, that’s all it takes, less than half a minute.

First come the speeches from local dignitaries, but even those are kept on the short side. Any visitor wishing to step to the microphone is given a minute to deliver their message.

Morenci Chamber of Commerce member Kyle Griffith has contacted the usual array of speakers, ranging from Doug Spade to Cameron Brown to Jim Berryman, but you never know who might show up.

“There’s always a surprise,” he said.

Morenci mayor Russ Sutherland will serve as master of ceremonies and he’ll give the marching orders to cross the bridge.

Morenci’s Legion color guard will lead the procession while sound man Les Robertson provides the appropriate music.

Walkers should meet on the south side of the pedestrian bridge new Morenci’s industrial park before the 11 a.m. start of the ceremonies. Those who drive to the event should park along Skyline Drive, the road leading into the park.

To prepare for the walk ahead of time, this year’s bridge walk T-shirts can be purchased in advance at Stair Public Library, Johnson’s Hardware and the United Bank and Trust. Shirts will also be available at the bridge.

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