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.

Fulton County Fair entertainment lined up 5.7

Written by David Green.

Entertainment has been announced for this year’s Fulton County Fair, scheduled Friday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Sept. 4.

The annual Labor Day concert on Sept. 1 will feature Joe Nichols with Jake Owen.  Nichols was named Top New Male Vocalist in 2003, and received the CMA Horizon Award and four Grammy nominations. His big hits include Brokenheartsville, I’ll Wait for You, and It Ain’t No Crime. 

Owen has had three consecutive Top 20 hits, including Yee Haw, Startin' With Me and Something About A Woman. Tickets cost $22, $20, and $18.

The Beach Boys bring their trademark tunes about surfing, cars, and teenage angst to the stage Aug. 31. A free fireworks show will follow the concert. Tickets cost $22, $20, and $18.

The 151st Fulton County Fair will also feature fair favorites including tractor pulls, the Rough Truck Challenge, Clashing Combines, demolition derbies, harness racing, and the Golden Wedding Party.

Reserved tickets go on sale July 7 and can be ordered at www.fultoncountyfair.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 419/335-7469 starting July 8, or by visiting the fair ticket office.

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