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.

Free health clinic opening in Wauseon

Written by David Green.

For many working adults in Fulton County, health insurance is not affordable and government assistance is unavailable.

Next Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Free Clinic of Fulton County will open its doors to provide free medical care and assistance for these uninsured adults living throughout Fulton County.

Located in Wauseon at the Fulton County Health Center Medical Office Building, the Free Clinic of Fulton County will be staffed by volunteer physicians and nurses. The clinic will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesday and the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Appointments are necessary to receive medical treatment.

“With 40 to 60 million U.S. residents without health insurance and nearly 1.4 million of those people living right here in Ohio, it only seemed right to me that local physicians and nurses volunteer to help out by starting a primary care clinic to address acute illnesses and chronic medical problems,” said Dr. Randall Bowman, Free Clinic President. “A person shouldn’t have to go without medical care just because they don’t have health insurance.”

Fulton County residents age 18 to 64 without Medicaid, Medicare or commercial insurance who meet income guidelines will be eligible to receive medical treatment at the Free Clinic of Fulton County. For an individual in 2007, that would be with an income of less than $15,315 and for a family of four it is an income of less than $30,975.

 

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