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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.

Three teens receive minor injuries 9.06

Written by David Green.

Three Morenci teens escaped with minor injuries from a roll-over accident Friday afternoon.

Logan Clark, 16, of E. Coomer Street was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang convertible north on State Route 108 in Fulton County when he lost control of the vehicle and it went off the road on the west side. The car rolled over into a soybean field and struck a utility pole.

The accident was reported at 5:23 p.m. and occurred south of Fulton County Road M, according to the Toledo post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Clark was transported from the scene by a medical helicopter. His passengers, Clayton Wolf and Wyatt Yenor, were taken by ambulance to the Fulton County Health Center and later transferred to Toledo hospitals.

Wolf was ejected from the vehicle, but he was released from the hospital later that night. Yenor was released the next day and Clark returned home Monday.

The accident report indicates the vehicle is registered to Stacey Westbrook of Maybee, Mich. Although Westbrook stated that the car was lawfully at the Wes Clark residence in Morenci, she filed a stolen car report which is being investigated by the Morenci Police Department.

Clark faces charges of driving without a license and failure to control a vehicle, but other charges are pending, according to State Patrol trooper Andrew Edinger.

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