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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.

Church of Nazarene starts new kids' program 8.20

Written by David Green.

Parents’ calendars are packed—it’s often hard to even get the entire family together for dinner—so they have to look carefully at every new program offered. Parents want to know what their child will gain by attending and if it’s something their child will want to do week after week.

FaitHWeaVeR FRienDS is a new mid-week program at Morenci Church of the Nazarene that organizers believe will be worth adding to the family calendar.

At FRienDS, kids connect the Christian faith with real life. Children will participate in projects, games and preparing snacks to share with friends. There is also a Surprise Station where kids are always kept guessing.

Each week there is something different including guest speakers, activities, science experiments and building projects. Each week children will apply what they’ve learned by completing a Weekly Challenge which will often be a service project to be completed at home so they will learn to serve others in a practical way.

With a variety of appealing activities, children should look forward to coming week after week, said organizer Tracy Schell. What kid doesn’t like hanging out with friends and having fun?

An informational meeting and ice cream party is planned at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday). Families are invited to make their own banana splits and get a brief overview of FaitHWeaVer FRienDS. Highlights from MEGA Sports Camp will also be shown so families can see what a great time the kids had at the basketball and cheerleading camps.

Families should call the church at 458-7195 to reserve a place for the Aug. 20 meeting so there will be enough ice cream and toppings.

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