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.

Gallery opens in Fayette 10.10

Written by David Green.

Area artists could soon have a space to display their work with the opening of a gallery in Fayette.

The storefront location on N. Fayette Street could be used as a space for displaying art, creating art and offering classes.

The gallery opened for two weeks to display the works of Black Swamp Art Guild members. The art guild is based in Bryan and is primarily made up of members from Fulton and Williams counties, said Rebecca Loveless, who helped organize the opening of the gallery.

The display was unveiled for the Fayette Fall Festival last month and contains 40 pieces of art created by 10 members of the guild. About 30 people belong to the group.

“We’ve been looking for a place where art can be sold,” Loveless said.

After a retail business moved out recently, arrangements were made with building owner Tom Spiess for an initial two-week display  that continues through Sunday with the Glasgow Reed Organ Series performance.

“We’re hoping to have rotating art shows here and have an artists’ co-op if it works out,” Loveless said.

She aims to have a permanent gallery space, with shows to coincide with special events. She’s also interested in offering the space for student shows.

 

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