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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.

David Underwood's daughter, Milissa Yeagley, seeks donations 9.10

Written by David Green.

Friends of David Underwood are invited to help in a fund-raising project for the national Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Morenci native lives in Sylvania, Ohio, and is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia—a disease that he was diagnosed with several years ago.

His daughter, Milissa Yeagley, seeks pledges for a fund-raiser to boost leukemia research and patient assistance.

“Because my father lives in Sylvania and I live in Florida, it is very difficult to assist him during this difficult time in his life,” Milissa wrote on a fund-raising web page. “For this reason I am participating in Team in Training (TNT).”

TNT participates in the Disney Marathon and Half-Marathon, described as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s signature fund-raising event. Each member of the team participates in honor of a leukemia patient.

“This is a small way for me to ‘be there’ for my father and let him know that I love him with all my heart and that he will always be one of my heroes,” Milissa wrote.

In order to participate with TNT, runners must collect $2,400 of donations by Oct. 25.

“I have never been a runner, however, I have always been athletic and ran to stay in show for the sports I played,” said the mother of two daughters. “I will run a half-marathon. TNT provides trainers and mentors in my area. We are a team because we all training together and motivating each other and we’re raising money for the same cause.”

“I’ve always been very close to my father and it is difficult being so far away and not able to be there physically to assist him,” she said.

If Milissa falls short of her fund-raising goal, she will have to leave the TNT team, although donations will still go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Donations can be made by visiting the TNT web page at http://pages.teamintraining.org/pb/wdw09/myeagley. Donations can also be mailed to Milissa Yeagley, 2633 12th Square SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968.

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