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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.

Stan Stong talks about Hawaii Theatre 6.4

Written by David Green.

A former Morenci resident was recently featured in “Front Row Center,” the bi-monthly publication of the Hawaii Theatre Center of Honolulu, Hawaii.

In the magazine’s Theatre Support page, Stanley Stong was interviewed about the facility’s value to him and his wife, Joan.stong.stan.jpg

The article mentions that the Stongs have lived in downtown Honolulu for just three years, but already they’ve appreciated the way the revamped theatre has transformed the area.

“In the time we’ve been here, the Theatre’s neighborhood has changed from a disreputable place to a place we feel safe walking around at night,” Stan said.

The Hawaii Theatre was constructed in 1922 for a variety of entertainment purposes and later was used predominantly for movies. It was closed in 1984, but a group of citizens came together to save the structure from demolition.

Following restoration, the theatre was reopened in 1996 and exterior renovation was completed in 2004.

Stan said he and his wife enjoy the shows, appreciate the variety of restaurants in the area and take advantage of a walk through the formerly deserted area of the downtown.

Photos of the facility can be viewed at www.HawaiiTheatre.com.

Photo by Lenscapes Photography

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