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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.

Goll Woods included in archery hunting list 6.13

Written by David Green.

An increasing deer population, resulting in extensive damage to native plant communities, has led the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Natural Areas and Preserves to coordinate special archery deer hunts at 25 state nature preserves across the state.
 
High quality habitats at these state nature preserves, including Eagle Creek, Fowler Woods, Goll Woods and Lake Katharine, have been negatively impacted by over-browsing deer. For example, several acres of large flowered trillium-Ohio's state wildflower-have nearly disappeared at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve because of foraging deer. Similar situations occur at 24 other sites.
 
"Conducting special management hunts enables the division to protect native plant communities in Ohio's best natural areas," said Steven Maurer, chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. "An added benefit is that Ohio's hunters are given an opportunity to explore high quality areas and assist ODNR with critical land management activities."
 
There will be six (6) two-week archery hunts beginning November 2 through January 24, 2009. Hunters may harvest two (2) deer but must harvest an antlerless deer first. Antlerless deer permits are allowed.
 
To apply for the special archery hunt lotteries, applicants must send in a postcard with their name, address, daytime phone number and the hunt name (such as Lake Katharine Archery Hunt), along with a $5 processing fee. Do not send cash-checks and money orders (also note hunt name on check) must be made out to Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. Processing fees are not refundable.
 
Please submit a separate postcard and $5 processing fee for EACH hunt. Mail entries to the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. F-1, Columbus, OH  43229.  Lottery entries must be received by September 6, 2008. Successful archery hunt applicants will be notified by mail.

 
COUNTY          STATE NATURE PRESERVE
Adams               Johnson Ridge Archery Hunt
Adams               Whipple Archery Hunt
Ashtabula           Pallister Archery Hunt
Ashtabula           Rome Archery Hunt
Athens               Desonier Archery Hunt
Clinton               Culberson Woods Archery Hunt
Columbiana        Sheepskin Hollow Archery Hunt
Fairfield             Christmas Rocks Archery Hunt
Fulton               Goll Woods Archery Hunt
Hardin               Lawrence Woods Archery Hunt
Highland           Miller Archery Hunt
Hocking            Little Rocky Hollow Archery Hunt
Hocking            Sheick Hollow Archery Hunt
Huron               Augusta-Anne Olsen Archery Hunt
Jackson            Lake Katharine Archery Hunt
Licking             Blackhand Gorge Archery Hunt
Lucas               Lou Campbell Archery Hunt
Portage            Eagle Creek Archery Hunt
Richland           Fowler Woods Archery Hunt
Seneca             Howard Collier Archery Hunt
Seneca             Springville Marsh Archery Hunt
Warren            Caesar Creek Gorge Archery Hunt
Warren            Halls Woods Archery Hunt
Wayne             Johnson Woods Archery Hunt
Williams           Mud Lake Archery Hunt

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