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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.

Winners of Fayette 5K listed 8.6

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Athletic Boosters raised some cash for athletic facilities Saturday in their first 5K 4 the Fields.

Neil Klinger of West Unity was the winning male runner with a time of 17:26. Erica Goeltzenleuchter was the winning female at 21:56.

In addition to the 5K runners, there were 22 people who walked the course and another 12 who ran the one-mile fun run.

The Boosters had assistance from the fire department, village workers and Boy Scouts in making the first year of the event go smoothly. Race sponsors also helped give the fund raiser a financial boost.

Running awards went to the following:

Female, under 15: Darah Kovar, 26:46 (20th overall);

Male, under 15: Skylar Sommers, 25:01 (14th) and Ian Schrock, 26:33 (19th);

Female, 15-19: Danni Wyse, 23:39 (10th), Hannah Schrock, 24:41 (12th), Amber Brackman, 25:52 (16th);

Male, 15-19: Zach Phillips, 17:44 (2nd), Darrell Randall, 18:10 (3rd), Hunter Colegrove, 19:58 (4th);

Female, 20-29: Shannon Keiser, 25:57 (17th), Carmen Ely, 29:46 (24th);

Female, 30-39: Carrie Radel, 26:02 (18th), Penny Chittenden, 27:20 (21st);

Male, 30-39: Mark French, 21:04 (6th), Kraig Keiser, 27:54 (22nd);

Male 40-49: Kent Buehrer, 21:10 (7th);

Male 50 and over: Richard Nyce, 23:44 (11th), Doyle Salsberry, 25:47 (15th), Curtis Fether, 29:52 (25th).

5K walkers were Kaela Seiler, Brian Fruchey, Lesley Fruchey, Julia Ruger, Chris Seiler, Norma Hershberger, Ann Mooney, Vicky Griggs, Russell Griggs, Mary Bird, Sue Armstrong, Lisa Stambaugh, Tara Conklin, Jackie McAdams, Marlene Graf, Sheila Killam, Rylee Ruger, Pam Seiler, Irene Fether, Dale Pfund, Rhys Ruger and Tricia Pfund.

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