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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.

Sports Round-up 8.6

Written by David Green.

CHAMBER GOLF—There’s still room for a few more teams in the fourth annual Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce golf outing. The four-person scramble is scheduled at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at DeMor Hills Golf Course.

The entry fee of $240 a team includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and a steak dinner.

Prizes will be given to the winning teams and for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin.

Hole-in-one prizes are also on the docket for holes number four, eight, 11 and 18.

A women’s division will be formed if enough interest is shown.

To register, call Chamber president Brad Frederick at 517/605-1020. The deadline for registrations is Aug. 14.


HUNTER SAFETY—A Hunter Safety Training course is scheduled at the Morenci Sportsman’s Club Aug. 23 and 24. The class will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The class will cover safe gun handling, first aid, survival, hunter ethics and sportsmanship.

Registration is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the club. The class costs $5 a person. A full name and birth date are needed to register.

For more information, call Orville Metcalf at 517/458-6841.


MORENCI PHYSICALS—All Morenci middle and high school students who plan to play fall sports must have a completed physical card on file before practices begin.

High school sports practices will begin Aug. 11. Middle school football practices will start a week before school begins, Aug. 25.

Physical forms are available at the high school office or Board of Education office.


MORENCI VOLLEYBALL—Morenci High School JV and varsity volleyball practice is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. beginning Aug. 11, in the high school gymnasium.

Players must have current physical cards on file or bring them to the first practice.

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