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.

Onsted Car Show 7.10

Written by David Green.

The Mitten Mets, an organization of Nash Metropolitan cars, is meeting Saturday for the group’s 2008 Invitational in conjunction with the Onsted Kiwanis Show Car Nationals at Michigan International Speedway.

The Nash Metropolitan economy car was introduced in the United States and Canada in March 1954. Built in England by Austin to Nash specifications, the 85-inch wheelbase Metropolitan was offered in two-door hardtop and convertible models. It will be the feature show car for this year’s event.

In addition to collector cars from every automotive era, the show also features a muscle car corral and an “under 25” category for vehicles and or participants under 25 years old.

Spectators can cruise the high banks of MIS during the event–billed as the largest one day car show in Michigan.

MIS staff members will offer tram rides around the track for $1 a person, which is donated to charity. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

People mover trams are also available to transport spectators and participants around the infield for a relaxing day of “remembering when” while viewing the exhibits and vehicles.

The show typically has up to 1,000 collector and custom cars on display as well as a juried arts and crafts show, concessions, inflatable fun activities for the kids to enjoy and manufacturer’s displays. The show is in its eighth year at the MIS facility.

Irv Cass, an Elvis impersonator, will give two live performances on Saturday and a sneak preview at Friday night’s kick-off party in the village of Onsted from 6 to 9 p.m.  

Admission is $1 for adults and children under 14 are admitted free.

Spectators can enter the infield show by driving through the tunnel under the track at tunnel gate 21 on Brooklyn Hwy., which can be accessed from the south via US-12 or from the north via M-50.

To register for the show, phone 517/467-2558 or 517/467-2161 or visit the website at www.onstedcarshow.com.

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