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.

Kris Keiser offering "Love and Logic" class 2.27

Written by David Green.

When it comes to parenting, says Kris Keiser, everyone needs some help.

For 10 years now, Keiser has given parents, teachers and child care givers assistance through the “Becoming a Live and Logic Parent” program.

A new set of classes begins March 6 at the Fayette United Methodist Church. The seven-week program meets for two evening hours for seven weeks. The only cost is $15 for materials.

Keiser learned about the class from a friend in 1998. She liked the concept, traveled to Denver for training, and has offered the class ever since.

The Love and Logic program is designed to make parenting and teaching rewarding instead of stressful and chaotic.

The program allows children to make their own choices and live with the consequences of those choices.

“It gives parents tools on how on to control their own actions so they can help discipline their children,” Keiser said.

It’s not a magic wand that’s going to produce instant change, she said, but if used consistently, the program will make a considerable difference in the family structure.

“It gives a different way of thinking to approach the everyday problems of parenting,” Keiser said.

People often think the Love and Logic is only for the parents of young children, Keiser said, but that’s not the case. In fact, some portions of the program are designed specifically for the older child.

“If you start earlier, it’s easier,” she said, “but it’s never too late.”

Keiser has presented the program in a variety of settings in Fulton and Williams counties over the years. She had response as small as two couples and as many as 24.

For more information about the session starting next week, call Keiser at 419/237-2926.

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