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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.

Masons to celebrate bicentennial 6.11

Written by David Green.

The Grand Lodge of Free & Associated Masons will celebrate its Bicentennial with a day of special events in Columbus on Saturday, June 21, 2008.

The theme of the celebration, “From Pioneers to Astronauts—200 years of Ohio Freemasonry” will be reflected in a grand parade down High Street, a cornerstone-laying reenactment at the Statehouse and a family picnic to take place at the Ohio Historical Society.

“As we look toward our bright future, we are proud to remember our historic past,” said Ronald L. Winnett, the grand master of Masons in Ohio.

The parade will include every branch of the Ohio Masonic family. It will begin at 10 a.m. at Nationwide Boulevard and will end at the Statehouse behind the bronze statue of President William McKinley, who was an active Mason. The reenactment of the public cornerstone-laying ceremony will take place immediately following the parade. The Masons and their guests will finish their day with a picnic at the Ohio Historical Society’s Ohio Village, which will include family activities and an 1860s-style baseball game.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our rich history at the Ohio’s capital,” said Winnett. “The day will bring together Masons, their families and others from around the state.”

The Grand Lodge of Ohio was formed at the Old Statehouse in Chillicothe in January 1808. There are currently 532 local Masonic Lodges in Ohio with a combined membership of 114,000. Annually, Ohio Freemasons contribute $15 million to charities that include Special Olympics Ohio, college scholarships and elderly care.

For more information about the Masons and their Bicentennial celebration, visit www.freemason.com or call 800-292-6092.

 

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