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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    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.

Order books at home via MeL Cat 3.26

Written by David Green.

Order books from libraries across the state without leaving the comfort of your own home.

It’s possible now with MeLCat, the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog system.

“We’re beginning our participation with MeLCat,” said Stair Public Library director Elizabeth Stella, “and we can borrow books from many libraries in the state.”

Books, CDs, DVDs—any library materials available for loan can be accessed through the system.

“If patrons are in good standing at Stair Public Library, they can initiate their own borrowing,” Stella said.

She’s heard positive reports from libraries that have used the system.

“Patrons really like the freedom it gives them,” she said.

To peruse the shelves at Stair from a home computer, go to the library website at stairlib.org. Click on Stair catalog under “Links You’ll Like.” Look to see if a title is available or checked out.


How to use MelCat

1. Log into the Michigan Electronic Library at mel.org.

2. Locate MeL Catalog in the center of the page and click.

3. Use the quick search tool to locate the book you’re after.

4. When you see what you’re looking for, click on the “Get This For Me” button.

5. When asked “Which library card/account do you want to use?” choose Stair Public Library from the list, then click on “Submit above information.”

6. Enter your name and library card number and click on Submit.

7. When the book arrives in Morenci, you’ll receive a call from a library worker or an email notification.

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