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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.

Fayette Chamber to meet 6.25

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Monday for what’s called a Summer Stakeholders’ Meeting.

The 6:30 p.m. dinner will be preceded by a hospitality session beginning at 6 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested for the dinner and reservations should be made by calling Dee Potter at 419/237-2116.

The event will take place at the Fayette Business Park Tech Center Auditorium (the former Fayette Tubular Products plant). Adjacent parking is available.

The word “stakeholder” is the public sector’s equivalent of a “shareholder” in the private sector, said Chamber officer Tom Spiess. Chamber officials noted that shareholders typically have an annual meeting at which the performance of their investment is compared to its projected return or “promise.”

“Just as the investors in the private sector, we will be providing an opportunity for those citizen stakeholders to look at the performance of their public sector investments,” Spiess said.

The meeting will focus on education. The guest panel includes Gorham-Fayette superintendent Russell Griggs, Four County Joint Vocational School’s David Nichols and Northwest State College president Tom Stuckey.

An informal discussion will follow a “kitchen table” format with conversations taking place around a large common table.

Fayette’s 2008 Citizen of the Year will also be introduced at the meeting.

Proceeds from the meal will benefit the local volunteers and members of the 21st Ohio OVI—sponsors of the Thistle Ridge Civil War Encampment and Reænactment scheduled July 12 and 13.

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