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.

Glasgow Reed Organ Series opens in Fayette 10.10

Written by David Green.

Fayette’s Glasgow Reed Organ Series show this weekend is obviously no ordinary event. Musicians are coming from far and wide for the opportunity to perform.

• Michael Herndon: 2,300 miles from San Francisco;

• Justin Hartz: 570 miles from Philadelphia;

• Pam Robinson: 700 miles from Independence, Mo.;

• Taihei Sato: 6,400 miles from Tohuka, Japan.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the international Reed Organ Society and Fayette will be the center of attention this Sunday when reed organ fans from across the country and across the oceans gather for performances.

Activities are planned Friday and Saturday for Society members at the Lee Conklin Museum in Hanover, Mich. The performances Sunday afternoon in the Fayette Opera House are open to the public.

The cost is $8 or $6 with a senior citizen discount. To reserve a ticket, call 419/237-3111. There is no charge for those with Glasgow Series tickets. Sunday’s performance is the first of three in this season’s Glasgow Organ Series.

Hymn sings are also scheduled at 9:30 a.m.  and 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the historic German Methodist Church on Williams County Road K, on the south side of West Unity.  The sings are open to the public and donations will be accepted.

Brunch will be served Sunday at the Opera House, from 11:30 to 1:30. There will be charge of $10 for those not registered for the festival.

For more information about the concert or the Reed Organ Society, call Don Glasgow at 419/445-0618.

The Black Swamp Art Guild has an art gallery open during the concert. The gallery is located across the street from the Opera House on the west side of N. Fayette Street.

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