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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.

Used prom dresses wanted 2.27

Written by David Green.

Mekeisha Alcock wants to see old prom dresses pulled out of the closet and hooked up for a date at prom 2008. The Alcock Dress Drive Extravaganza is aimed at helping girls throughout Lenawee County attend prom—no matter what their financial status.

Alcock, a 2007 Sand Creek graduate attending Central Michigan University, is collecting gently worn prom, pageant, homecoming and winter formal gowns for a sales event April 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sand Creek High School.

All girls are welcome to browse the collection and buy a dress for $10. If a dress is brought in for exchange, the cost is only $5.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Catherine Cobb Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Alcock is also seeking donations from area businesses for door prizes at the Dress Drive Extravaganza.

Alcock knows that not every girl is able to afford a new gown for prom and she also knows there are plenty of great dresses hanging in closets.

“Just remember,” she said, “your dress could make someone’s prom night.”

Dresses can be dropped off at three locations: the State Line Observer office in Morenci; the Closet Overflow in Adrian; and Creative Collections in Tecumseh.

For additional information, write Alcock at [email protected]

• Fulton County’s annual Cinderella Project is now underway. Used prom dresses can be taken to the Gorham-Fayette High School office.

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