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.

Fayette Lions preparing military gift boxes 4.2

Written by David Green.

Anyone willing to help out the Fayette Lions Club with a military care package project has to act fast. The deadline for contributing is noon Friday.

Clubs in the northwest Ohio district are collecting items to send overseas. Donations collected locally, said Jana Beaverson, will be taken Friday to the district convention in Findlay.

Collection boxes are located at D&R Hardware, the post office, Huntington Bank and Beaverson Insurance. A list of suggested items is also available at each location.

Homemade items cannot be shipped, Beaverson said, so only commercially-wrapped products should be donated.

Desired food items include canned food, meat products either canned or in a pouch, powdered drinks such as hot chocolate, instant coffee and powdered soft drink mixes, snack food, dry cereal, jerky,  chewing gum, hard candies and dry fruit.

Health and hygiene products include foot powder, eye drops, floss, chap stick, sinus medication, Tylenol, Advil and sanitary wipes.

Boxes will be sent to dozens of personnel serving in the Middle East, Beaverson said, including Jenny McKinney and Troy Shoemaker.

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