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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.

Pettisville schedules sporting events 6.11

Written by David Green.

A wide range of sporting events is scheduled Saturday, June 28, at Pettisville’s park.

The games are part of this summer’s fund raising festival for the park, located  east of town on Fulton Co Rd D-E. Entry forms for the competitions are available online at www.FriendshipDays.org.

• Dodgeball—Friendship Days Dodgeball tourney will take place on the outside courts at the park starting at 11 a.m. Five-member teams compete for prizes in four age divisions. There’s only room for 12 teams in each division and teams must be registered by June 16. For more information, contact Dan Miller through the festival website.

• 5K Run—A 3.1-mile road race through Pettisville’s streets begins at 8 a.m. Times will be given at the one and two mile marks and water is available along the traffic controlled course. Post race refreshments are free to participants and awards will be presented by age group.

Mail-in entry forms and contact information are available at www.FriendshipDays.org. T-shirts are available for all 5K events but only if registered by June 18. Shirts won’t be available to race day entries. A noncompetitive fun walk and inline skate will also take place at 8 a.m. Saturday.

• Kid’s Run—A 1-mile race for students in grade 6 and under starts at 7:45 a.m. Like the 5K events, all participants need to attend the check-in between 7 and 7:30 at the park pavilion.

• Basketball—A half-court three on three basketball tournament starts at 9 a.m. indoors at the high school. Male and female teams grouped by age will compete in seven classes. Teams of up to four players should register by June 23. Team entry forms are posted on the festival website along with contact info.

• Cornhole Tournament—Two-member teams in either student or adult division start play at 3:30 p.m., playing for champion T-shirts and the grand prize of a custom cornhole game set. Download the mail-in entry forms at www.FriendshipDays.org. Return entry forms by June 18. Only 16 teams in each divsion will be accepted for the competition.

• Pedal Tractor Pull—The local FFA chapter will sponsor a pedal tractor pull for area youngsters. Starting at noon, kids will compete for trophies by age group. No advance registration is required.

• Hole-In-One—Adults compete for prizes in this “closest to the pin” golf competition. Both men’s and women’s divisions start at noon.

Pettisville is preparing for more than 1,000 area visitors at Friendship Days. Some of Fulton County’s finest cooks will serve pancakes, sausage and Blackbird Specials starting at 7:30 a.m. and a beef brisket dinner that evening. For the kids, there’s a full day of activity including a fishing derby, health and safety fair and inflatable games.

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