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.

Art classes scheduled in Fayette 6.11

Written by David Green.

A series of three art classes are scheduled in Fayette this summer and others might follow.

The first class is scheduled tonight (Wednesday) and two others begin later in June.

“We’re going to see how the response is,” said Rebecca Loveless, who’s helping organize the classes. “If it’s good, we’ll probably add other classes.”

GOURDS—West Unity resident Marilyn Royal presents a class from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight on decorative gourd design for anyone of age 12 and up. The cost is $10.

Royal’s work with painted gourds has gained a lot of attention in the area, Loveless said.

DRAWING—A drawing class begins next week and continues for three Tuesdays, under the direction of Fayette resident Debbie Storrs.

She will teach the grid method of drawing to students 12 years and older. The class runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on three nights for a cost of $45.

MASKS—Frank Torres of Defiance is offering a mask-making class in which participants will make a plaster cast of their faces, then paint and decorate the mask.

The class is for students of age 10 and up and is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 21 and 28. The cost is $25.

All classes are scheduled in the former Sun Drug store in downtown Fayette at 101 N. Fayette St., just west of the Opera House.

Samples of the techniques to be taught are on display in the windows of the store.

Although there’s no time to register for tonight’s gourd class—just show up if interested—Loveless urges students to call ahead to help with planning. She can be contacted at 419/237-3091.

Anyone interested in teaching a class should call to discuss the possibility.

Scheduling intergenerational classes is part of an effort to form an artist’s cooperative in the building, drawing people from the surrounding areas to offer studio space and a gallery.

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