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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.

George Isobar's weather report 12.5

Written by David Green.

A little cooler, a little drier and, to most people’s satisfaction, a little less snowier than usual.

That’s how November’s weather turned out, according to local climate observer George Isobar.

“We often get a high temperature in the 70s in November, but that didn’t happen this year,” Isobar said. “We had just two days in the 60s, with a high of 61° on the 12th.”

There’s often at least one reading in the teens, he said, so this year’s two morning in that range were nothing unusual. The low of 15° was recorded Nov. 28.

“There were just a lot of days when the high and low were averaged and it came out on the chilly side,” Isobar said. “In fact, 20 out of 30 days were below the long-term average.”

Overall, the mean temperature for the month was just 0.8° below average since those cold days were balanced out by some extra warm ones.

The most notable came Nov. 20 with a high of 57° and a low of 52°. That produced a daily average that was 17° above normal, according the to National Weather Service office in Toledo.

“Precipitation was pretty miniscule until just before Thanksgiving,” Isobar said. “We had only about half an inch until the 21st when 1.37 fell.”

The total ended at 2.45, which about seven-tenths below the average of the past 30 years.

“We had a trace of snow as early as Nov. 5, but no measurable amount until Nov. 18. That was barely measurable,” Isobar said. “About two-tenths fell Nov. 25, but there wasn’t even a trace by the next morning.”

Maybe December will change that condition.

 

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