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.

FCHC still seeks a physician for Fayette 3.19

Written by David Green.

The search for a new family physician to serve Fayette continues and support for the medical office remains strong.

Fulton County Health Center  (FCHC) administrator Dean Beck attended the Fayette village council meeting Thursday to assure council members of the health center’s commitment to finding a physician.

Beck said he doesn’t want to rush the process. His intent is to find someone who will fit in well with the community and who will, ideally, stay for a long time.

Two search firms are assisting FCHC in the effort.

In the meantime, interim physician Jennifer Schweitzer-Ahmed is willing to continue serving the town and might work on a part-time basis after a new physician is on the job.

The vacancy occurred after the resignation of Dr. Ronald Music in December.

“We were sad to see him go,” Beck said. “He built the practice up again and it was a shock when he said he was going to leave.”

Beck said he heard a variety of rumors surrounding Dr. Music’s departure.

Dr. Music’s wife’s parents are having some health problems and she has spent a lot of time with them at their northern Michigan home. The Musics also have a daughter attending school in northern Michigan.

Dr. Music began working in Gaylord, Mich., on Jan. 1.

Beck was asked about a rumored change in insurance policies at the Fayette medical office, but he wasn’t aware of any changes....

 

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