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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    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.

Rash sisters win at state fair 8.20

Written by David Green.

Trish, Reba and Rachel Rash of Fayette entered 12 goats in the Ohio State Fair Goat Show in Columbus last month.

Trish and Reba participated in the 4-H show. They earned Grand Champion Senior Recorded Grade Doe, Reserve Champion Senior Recorded Grade Doe, Grand Champion Junior Recorded Grade Doe and Grand Champion Junior Saanen Doe. Reba placed first in showmanship in the 13-15-year-old age group.

All three girls participated in the open class show. They received awards for Grand Champion Junior Saanen Doe, Grand Champion Junior Recorded Grade Doe, Grand Champion Senior Recorded Grade Doe and Reserve Champion Senior Recorded Grade Doe. They also earned first place in Produce of Dam Recorded Grade and Dam and Daughter Recorded Grade, as well as the Best Herd Award for Recorded Grade Goats and Best Udder in Recorded Grade.

They are the daughters of Barb Rash of Fayette and Cale Rash, Jr., of West Unity.

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