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.

First Universalist has new pastor 8.6

Written by David Green.

The Reverend Lynn M. Kerr is the new minister at the First Universalist (Unitarian Universalist) Church in Lyons. Rev. Kerr will begin her ministry at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Aug. 10. A potluck lunch will follow the service.

Rev. Kerr plans to focus her duties on preaching, pastoral care and organizational development.kerr_lynn.jpg

A graduate of the University of Minnesota and Starr King Divinity School, Rev. Kerr was ordained by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco in 1998.

Rev. Kerr works part-time with the First Unitarian Church of Toledo as the Minister of Religious Education. Her husband, Jerry, is employed by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department as the coordinator for the AIDS program.

The Kerrs have a son, Rowan, who will be seven years old next week.

The Kerrs enjoy scuba diving, cross country skiing and other outdoor activities.

Rev. Kerr is a native of Ladysmith, Wis.

First Universalist Church is located at 145 E. Morenci St. in Lyons. Sunday morning worship service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m., with Sunday School during the service.

People of all faiths and religious traditions are welcome to attend.

ORDINATION—The public is invited to the ordination of former church member Terrance Robinson, M.D., into the Unitarian Universalist ministry.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday. A buffet dinner will be served before the ceremony.

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