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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    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.

Fayette's summer reading program 6.11

Written by David Green.

It’s bound to be a buggy summer at Fayette’s Norma’l Memorial Library when area children “Catch that Reading Bug” through the summer program starting Monday.

Children who just completed kindergarten and first grade are invited to attend Mondays. Those who completed grades two and three should attend Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, sessions are planned for those just finishing grades four and five.

Youngsters who can’t attend their specified age group might want to try one of the other days.

Children will learn about insects through stories, crafts, activities and special guests. They will also have the opportunity to win prizes by reading a number of books each week.

A highlight of the summer is scheduled at 11 a.m. July 1 when graduate students in entomology—the study of insects—from Ohio State University will bring their “creepy-crawlie” show to town.

Children have the opportunity to meet scientists, see live insects and get all their bug questions answered.

On June 24, local beekeeper Jerry Gonzales will visit, bringing in some equipment and a few bees and talking about what a beekeeper does to maintain a hive.

The summer reading program will conclude the last week of July with parties on each of the final three days.

For additional information, call the library at 419/237-2115.

To prepare for the summer program, visit the library’s website (http://library.norweld.lib.oh.us/fayette), click on Summer Reading and scroll to the bottom of the page.  It’s not actually a bug, but it fits the “creepy-crawlie” designation.

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