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.

Moernci board of education 5.14

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Board of Education bid farewell to long-time board member Merton Easler Monday night.

Easler, who has served on the board for the past 15 years, announced his resignation because he has moved out of the district.

“When Mert talked, people listened,” said superintendent of schools Kyle Griffith. “He had a way of calming things down and changing direction when things got heated.”

“Merton looked out for every single kid in this district, not just his own,” Griffith added. “He and his experience will be missed.”

Griffith also praised the “Vote Yes” committee for all the work they did to help get the recent bond issue passed.

He was also pleased with the voters in the community for passing the bond.

“When push comes to shove, the community stands behind the schools,” he said. “We went to community members at one of the toughest economic times we’ve seen, and they came through for the kids.”

BAND TRIP—Board members approved a high school band trip to Chicago scheduled March 27 to 29, 2009.

RESCHEDULED—The regular June meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. THURSDAY, June 19.

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