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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.

General Broach seeks tax abatement 10.31

Written by David Green.

Morenci’s General Broach Company is seeking a tax abatement for the purchase of new equipment relating to the firm’s work in the aerospace field.

A public hearing is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 to consider granting an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate on the purchase of $1.76 million. The investment is expected to bring 10 additional jobs to the company.

Grinding machines make up the majority of the new equipment, said plant manager Larry Stover. In addition, some new inspection equipment was purchased for aerospace accounts.

“It’s grown huge,” Stover said about the contracts for aircraft engine parts.

General Broach is also building equipment used to produce the parts.

Stover said General Broach is already working with domestic companies including Pratt and Whitney and GE, but they are also receiving inquires from the British firm Rolls Royce and from a French aeronautics company.

Employment at General Broach stands at an all-time high of 74 people, more than double the number of workers when Stover was hired in 1978.

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